Review | Carmex Lime Twist Lip Balm with SPF 15

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One horrid lip balm – Carmex Lime Twist with SPF 15

by on May 28, 2012 · 18 comments

Even though I love to follow beauty trends I’m always dubious to something that gains ‘cult status’ as it’s usually because some model or other celeb claims they use it……

So step right up Carmex Lip Balm. I remember way back in 1996 when I was at the London College of Fashion doing my makeup course listening to the teachers wax lyrical about it. All the students had assumed that because I was from the US I might have at least a few tubs of this amaze product with me (it was hard to get in the UK at that time). To be honest I had no idea what they were talking about until someone put it on my lips while we were practicing makeup on each other and I nearly gagged.

Fast forward 16 years later and I clearly forgot about that moment because I bought this when I was visiting the homeland last year. I only just recently opened it as it must have fallen into the abyss with all my other lip balms. I think it should have stayed there as this is really foul. Not only do you have the medicinal smelling Carmex funk, but added with lime which makes me want to vomit – yeah it’s that bad. Don’t ask me why I bought it – I was in Rite Aid with my cousin Lela and I got confused!

I’ve seen quite a few favourable Carmex reviews lately and ladies you can keep it, I’d rather eat broken glass than use this stuff!

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  • { 18 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lela May 28, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I remember…it is Shi

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Totally shi! xoxo

    ReplyAshley May 28, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Yikes that sucks! I’ve never tried the original Carmex lip balms but their Moisture Plus line is nice. It smells vanilla-y with a refreshing tingle… None of that medicinal lime vomit LOL

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:33 am

    MLV – Nice one Ashley!

    Replygio May 28, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. The scent sounds really awful, I’ll stay away from it..

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Well Carmex do a few other ‘flavours’ so maybe you’ll find something you like…..

    ReplySarah May 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I’m not a fan of the carmex scent anyway but lime chucked into the equation as well?! WERGH!

    I much prefer sweet smelling balms any day xx

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:35 am

    As you do I Sarah Lou !

    ReplyKizzy May 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Lol! I’ve heard people raving about it, but I’v never tried it. Probably never will after reading this!

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:36 am

    It’s definitely one of those things you either love or hate and we know how I feel about it…… xoxo

    ReplyLola May 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Aww sorry to hear that you don’t get on with it! I love Carmex xx

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Well Lola you must have a better constitution than me!

    ReplyMadam M May 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    awww i love carmex. I swear its the only thing at the moment that can and actually soothe my lips (stooped oratane) I prefer carmex over blistex as blistex has a much stronger taste to carmex. Lime sound a like an interesting flavour but i have spotted a cherry carmex and I’m now on the hunt for that. Its a little hard to get here in Australia.

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Well if you want me to get a Lime and Zoe one just give me a shout I’m here for two weeks! I just won’t ever kiss you while you are wearing it! lol

    ReplyKarla June 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I saw the photo of this first on Blog Lovin’ and thought “Oooo that sounds amazing” and then I saw your post title! Think I’ll miss trying this one then! x

    ReplyJune 2, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Glad I saved you some money although I’m spending some of it right now he he

    ReplySocialite Dreams June 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    god i hate carmex! never understood why people love it

    ReplyJune 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Glad you are on my side Vonnie!