As part of my blog I have decided to do a new series called 'Fab Favourites' where I show you my favourite beauty products.
I don't really have any set criteria which my items have to adhere to, they could be products that I've used for years or ones recently discovered that I know I will be using a lot (providing they are not discontinued - Origins Ginger Touch Massage Oil, I'm looking at you, or would be if you were still about!).
First up which I thought would be great for this time of year is Clinique's range of Superbalm Moisturizing lipglosses. I was chatting to Gill who does the blog Makeup The Night, about this lovely post on red lip colour she had done: Winter Red Lips 101. We were discussing the best balms/moisturisers for dry lips, and this Clinique Gloss popped up.
About two or three years ago I developed really dry skin on my lips and it got so sore and bad that even above my lip the skin was starting to crack. It was painful and unsightly and I talked to people with my hand over my mouth as I was really self conscious about it. Various potions from the doctors did not help or made it worse so I just gave up. Even Vaseline made it worse. Then I got a trial size set of these glosses, there were four in the gift pack - Ginger, Currant, Grapefruit and I think the other was Mango?
Well after three days of using these my dry skin disappeared, I nearly cried with joy as I thought I was going to be stuck with this dry skin forever. Even my good friend Caroline will probably remember how upset I was about it.
Now I'm not the biggest lipgloss fan (or even lipstick that much to be honest), but this is non-sticky. Many other brands I can think of that claim to be non-sticky don't match up to this one. The colour Ginger is my everyday nude colour moisturising balm, I put it on once in morning and maybe in the afternoon if I need to. It's also great before applying lipstick once soaked in, leaving lips soft and flake free. A little leaves a nice sheen or if you want you can have a bit more for a glossy shine, which I tend to avoid.
I cannot rave about this enough and have even tried Clinique's All About Lips which although nice is not a patch on this. There is also a Superbalm Lip Treatment which I've not tried, but may do in future. Has anyone tried it and the gloss to compare? I'd be interested to know what you think!
Those of you who have tried this gloss may also be a regular user but for those who haven't I suggest giving it a try, a little goes a long way, so a tube lasts a while.
Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss is available in eight colours and priced at £13.50/$14.00 for 15ml.