How do you like your lip balms – Stick, tube, pot, tin, or slider?
I like to think I have a good lip balm collection although I’m sure mine is small fry compared to some others. It will probably take me a few years to get through these unlike my scrubs and shower gels which are finished in a couple of months. So ladies and gents when it comes to lip balm do you have preference in the format it comes in?
Stick – I think this is the most common type of lip balm but don’t quote me on that. It’s easy to use and fits in your pocket and you don’t have to touch the product if you don’t want to. Tubes are usually plastic but I do remember having some Maybelline lip products in the late 70′s that I’m sure were in glass with a roller ball.
Slider – These make any lip balm feel retro and I definitely had ones like these in the 70′s. The disadvantage with a slider is having to touch the product and if the lid isn’t secure you end up with crumbs in your balm!
Pots – I realise that the little milk carton lip balms technically fall in the ‘stick’ category but they looked cute in the photo. Little rounds pots are quite feminine and can make the most normal everyday lip balm feel grown up.
Tubes – I think tubes became fashionable again when Lancome brought out their ‘juicy tubes’ lip gloss. It’s easy to over do it with tubes because squeezing them is such fun.
Tins – These can be the most fiddly to use and I find they tend to be more pretty than functional – but that doesn’t stop me from buying more!
So what is your fave?