Want a little dessert with your lip balm?
Not to toot my own horn, but I consider myself a bona fide lip balm expert. My collection inhabits an entire drawer and I take the selection process for a new balm pretty seriously. I can usually tell by the packaging alone whether the product will be waxy, glossy or so globby it won’t spread more than a centimetre on my lip before having to go for a second dip. My lastest lip balm trial was with Cake Kiss Lip Butter trio ($24, cakebeauty.com). I began my standard procedure with the first step: the olfactory test. Out of the three in the set, “Lemon Chiffon,” “Caramel Cream” and “Pink Berry,” the rich scent of lemon zest was the winner. The gloss itself had a creamy texture and provided a nice base coat. While it wasn’t super long-lasting on its own, the Lip Butter was just right to condition the lips for a swipe of coloured gloss or lipstick–like the under layer of an outfit. Not to mention that constantly catching whiffs of dessert was like having my cake and eating it too.