Am I A Crazy Lip Balm Addict?

Am I A Crazy Lip Balm Addict? // Bonjour Chiara Beauty Talk

I recently checked my beauty case and I couldn’t help asking myself:

“Am I A Crazy Lip Balm Addict?”

The answer is probably yes and you might want to become one yourself too after reading this article.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing more feminine (and more addictive) than a brand new red lipstick. When I have money to invest in makeup, first things I always check are the new red lipsticks released by my favourite beauty brands.

However, aided by the fact that A/C is a serious problem in Middle East and my lips tends to become very dry, I started collecting and testing a several bunch of lip balms, discovering that they are more than a simple treatment for your lips. Lip balms can easily replace any other lipsticks. I’m actually slowly giving up to wear heavy lipsticks during the day in favour of light and shiny lip balms. They moisturise my lips adding, at the same time, a sheer touch of colour.

If you also don’t like feeling your lips in any other way but moisturised, you are ready to join the lip balm fan club.

My Favourite Lip Balms

Am I A Crazy Lip Balm Addict? // Bonjour Chiara Beauty Talk

1. Rimmel “Kate” Lip Balm & Lancome Apri-cute Juicy Shaker

Rimmel “Kate” Lip balm 01 CLEAR shade works great when applied alone. However I love using this lip balm as a base before to apply any lipstick. As I said, I have dry lips. It’s a challenge to make lipstick lasting. Rimmel Lip Balm helps me to keep my lips hydrated longer. Lancome Apri-cute Juicy Shaker is not really a lip balm, but in this apricot shade, it just adds a little bit of colour to my lips without being too heavy. And lips are moisturised for all the time.

Am I A Crazy Lip Balm Addict? // Bonjour Chiara Beauty Talk

2. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil Honey / Raspberry / Red Berry

I consider these three lip balms like a real treatment for my lips. I actually call them my luxurious lip treatment! I apply the lip balm multiple time a day because as soon as the oil touches the lips it gives an immediate feeling of hydration. I have them in three finishes, Honey 01, Raspberry 02 and Red Berry 03. Don’t be fooled by the colour of the stick, Clarins Lip Balms give a very very light tint to your lips, nothing more.

Am I A Crazy Lip Balm Addict? // Bonjour Chiara Beauty Talk

3. Dior Lip Glow Reviver Balms & Dior Lip Maximizer

I spoke about these Dior products before on my Instagram and, again, I can’t add anything more than how much I love them! Dior released Dior Addict Lip Glow 001 for first but then it introduced new colours. On December 6th new versions have been released by the brand. These must be tried. Main reason why I love Dior Addict collection is that fact that the lipstick emphasized your natural lip’s color. So the result changes from one person to another.

Last but not least, Dior Lip Maximizer gives a real boost for your lips. The Collagene Active factor works and works well. You feel it! I don’t abuse of this product (but you can wear daily with no problems) but once in a month I switch to Dior Lip Maximizer for at least 5-7 days.



Chiara Amodeo
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Middle East. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!


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Liyana Aris
Reply January 15, 2018

Hi Chiara,

I'm a self-proclaimed lip balm addict, too! It's hot and humid where I live but my lips aren't any better here than when I spend winter season in other countries. I read somewhere that it's not good to let your lips be "addicted" to lip balm but I just CANNOT live without them!

I have to have a few lip balms with me at all times, which is why I usually buy drugstore ones (ps: never tried any of the ones you listed, they all look so sweet!). You're right about not all lip balms being the same - some are good and some are sadly not "balmy" at all -
but I too love the ones than can replace regular lipsticks!

xo, Liyana |

Reply January 15, 2018

I really love the quality of your pictures <3

Laura Mitbrodt
Reply January 15, 2018

So many goodies, I want to try the Clarins one

Reply January 15, 2018

Oh I can feel you babe! I am such lip balm lover and I never leave the house without one :) The Dior version is one of my faves as well – now I have to give those others a try asap <3
xx, Carmen -

Reply January 15, 2018

Lovely pictures, Chiara! I like the packaging of these lip balms.

xx Sheryl |

Reply January 15, 2018

I feel you, I just love them as well :) Great post babe !

beatrice balaj
Reply January 15, 2018

Love all of these products! Especially the candle. I'm obsessed with candles hehe.

Now following you on Bloglovin. Would be so much appreciated if you return the favor.. That is if you like my style ;)


Sophie Atieno
Reply January 15, 2018

I think being a lip balm addict is great because it means nice looking lips all the time.These look like great brands.

Reply January 15, 2018

That's cool. I like your blog. Go to my blog

Reply January 15, 2018

I love lip balms too. I've never treid Dior ones though. I have to check them out.

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Stacey Simón
Reply January 15, 2018

I seriously needed this post! My lip condition has been all over the place this winter and I've been experimenting with lip balms as well. I never thought about a lip oil so those Clarin ones are something I'll need to check out! I also have the Dior one but I misplaced it and I remember it being a great one as well!

Reply January 15, 2018

Very addicted to lip balms too!

Reply January 16, 2018

I have quite the collection of lip balm, too! Love this post!


Len Parent
Reply January 16, 2018

Absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a wonderful week!
Much love, Len

Reply January 16, 2018

I love lip balms! I actually have one in almost every room and my jacket and purse! Thanks for the suggestions!

Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

Reply January 16, 2018

ooohh the packaging on these are so cute! I want to try them!

Reply January 16, 2018

ha ha i'm the same! I love lipbalm!


Andreea Birsan
Reply January 16, 2018

Oh, yes! I am actually obsessed with lip balms as well! Kept switching them and will also have to try some of your suggestions as well. Wishing you a great day! xx


Sheena Sreekeessoon
Reply January 16, 2018

The Clarins lip oils are something I'm dying to try!


Reply January 16, 2018

This is such a lovely post - all the items look gorgeous! :)

Layla xx

Reply January 16, 2018

I am crazy about them too. Love all of the items here. xoxo Cris

Elegant Duchess
Reply January 16, 2018

I do like the sound and the look of that Dior lip balm girl! xx

Reply January 16, 2018

omg these are amazing, need to try those Clarins oil balms!

Reply January 17, 2018

I feel like we all are. :D

Reply January 18, 2018

I am addicted to lip balm too, love the Kiehls one!
x Rubi
Pose & Repeat

Reply January 19, 2018

That's a cute limp balm indeed. I have heard and read about the Dior Lip Glow Reviver Balms, but I am yet to try it. Now you just gave me another reason to! Thanks for sharing dear!

Jessica |

suresh lukhi
Reply January 20, 2018

This post a so wonderful and very useful,
thank you so much for sharing...

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