Lip balm/lip primers


Jan 4, 2006
Several months ago I found in the drawer an old Cover Girl "topcoat" for their colorstay glosses. It's a clear waxy stick. I have been using it in the morning before my lipstick and I absolutely love it. It seems to sink in and keep my lips moisturized. All of my others--Sugar, Chapstix, Burts Bees, etc--tend to stay on the lip and eventually cake up and flake, even if I exfoliated beforehand. And they don't do well under lipstick.

Anyway, I'm nearly done with this CG thing, and want a replacement. I don't know whether I should be looking for a lip balm or primer. Do you have any suggestions? I did flip though the lip balm thread, but it's 57 pages long...
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Apr 28, 2011
I'm not a big fan of lip primers. I used Too Faced Lip Insurance and it was just a major fail. I could not even apply lipstick over it because it would peel off! As for lip balms, I LOVE using Aquaphor. It moisturizes sooo great and does not feel sticky at all. Definitely worth a try!