IMBB Approved : Best & Worst Lip Balm for 2012

by Rati on November 20, 2012 · 73 comments

Which lip balms made it to you best and worst list for 2012?

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Rati November 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Best Lip Balms :
Maybelline Baby Lips
TBS Born Lippy Lip Balm Stick

Worst :
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 – mediocre and over priced


Rama November 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Best lip balm to me – Blistex.. no fragrance, non tinted..


Rashmi November 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Maybelline baby lips for me too
Lotus chocolate lip balm

Vaselline rosy lips – tinted n bleedy..


Pam November 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Best lip balm- Forest essentials kokum butter honey
worst- nivea. Oily cast is left. Does not moisturise properly.


Mayuri November 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Best: Mayebelline baby lips- cherry kiss- tinted- for day wear(non lipstick users like me)

Lotus hearbals – non tinted- cures extremely dry lips


Shami November 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Best Maybelline, Himalaya (tube one – my all time favorite to apply at night)


supriya November 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

best lip balms: blistex and lotus herbal chapsticks with spf


Ramya November 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Best: TBS Born lippy stick in Plum
Maybelline baby lips (love all shades!)
TBS Hemp lip protector lip balm
Loreal Hydra Fresh lip balm :)
Worst: FE lip balm in orange flavour


poulami November 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

best- maybelline baby lips, TBS born lippy
Worst- nivea pearly shine..hard to apply and leaves a wheatish cast off on lips


Manisha November 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Best : Mayebelline baby lips (tinted & non tinted both)

Worst – Himalaya. It makes your lips & nearby area oily :(


Ritu R November 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

best – TBS Vitamin-E lip balm
– Maybelline baby lips Antioxidant berry (clear balm, i love it!)

worst- Nivea mango lip balm (very hard to apply)


supriya November 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Oriflame lip spa therapy
Maybelline baby lips
Blistex lip balm
lucas Paw paw ointment

All nivea lip balms


Vineetha November 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Best : Burts bees beeswax lip balm. Sticking on to my HG.

Worst : None as i have not strayed :-)


madhu November 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Best :
1) Burt’s bees

2) Lotus herbals

3) i also liked lakme lip love conditioners


Visha November 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Best Maybelline baby lips and Cherry Blossom ones… Worst – Vaseline Cocoa butter


Naina November 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Best – Neutrogena Lip Moisturiser , Maybelline Baby Lips, Nivea Olive and Lemon , Himalaya (Tub One – smells nice)

Worst – Nivea Vitamin Shake, TBS Shea Butter

Really want to try – Marks and Spencer Lip Butter ( Set of 3 one – coconut, cherry and raspberry.)


Aishwarya November 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

BEST- Nivea Essential care
WORST- Vaadi Herbals


shailly November 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

best : maybelline baby lips..


Nafisa Ali November 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I’m loving this segment! So helpful, Rati I hope you announce “winners” from all categories too :)
like a complete summation *thumbs up*
For me, in lip balms:
Best – Burt’s Bees & EOS :)
Worst – Neutrogena Norwegian Formula – bleggghhhh! :(


monika November 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Best – Lotus Herbals Vanilla Lip Therapy.

for the winters now , I am buying maybelline baby lips.. :)


sweta November 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Best:- lipice lipbalms without color and my homemade honey lipbalm :)


Rashmita November 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Best: Berli pops, local brand from Thailand
Worst: Loccitane(overpriced, leaves white cast)


Angela November 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

From where did everyone get Burt’s bees?


vini November 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Bestest are
Maybelline baby lips
Tbs born lippy
FE narangi juice lip balm
Tbs butter lip balm…!!!


Tarannum Ara November 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Maybelline baby lips!!! <3


Nandini November 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Nivea Aloevera and Chamomile lip balm : Super nice. Heals my lips really fast!!

Maybelline Baby Lips: Sadly, this made my normal lips dry…seems like this one is not for me. :(


Nandini November 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Best : baby lips! I love love love mango pie.
Worst : Some Oriflame balm in lipstick type packaging. Thank god it was a gift and I didn’t buy it 😛


Bhuvan November 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Best :
1. Lotus velvet rose
2. Lotus Strawberry in Tub

1. Jovees lip balm
2. VLCC lip balm
3. Vaseline rosy lips


priyanka chhabra November 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Best ones: Maybelline baby lips, Avon strawberry, Nivea fruity shine
Worst : Nivea pearly shine


Niesha November 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I love Lotus herbals lip therapy and maybelline baby lips
worst is nivea sparking gloss… really bad.


Neha Padhi November 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Best:nivea fruity shine pomegranate….worst:lipice color(are they even supposed to be lipbalms?)


Shruti November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

The best – Maybelline baby lips
a combo of Johnsons baby oil+ vaseline petroleum jelly (works like a charm!)


Shruti November 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I had a VERY bad experience with Revlon colorburst lip butter. Got a rough dry patch on my lower lip after 2 days of using it :(


Pia November 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

My favs are :

1. clinique chubby stick in whopping watermelon
2. vaseline cocoa lip balm stick
3. tbs spiced vanilla lip butter
4. maybelline baby lips in mago pie

Worst :

Loccitane shea lip balm – overpriced n made my normal lips dry :(


sakhi November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm




poorva November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

favs this year- TBS dragonfruit lip butter, nivea fruity shine pink guava, maybelline baby lips

worst – vaseline aloe very liptherapy


Veronica November 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Well…d best has to b maybelline
baby lips…. !!!


Deepa November 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Best: Nivea guava lip balm….love the tint!
worst: VLCC mango lip balm……very sticky and leaves a bad yellow color on the lips.


Mitali November 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Best ones:
*Maybelline baby lips-cherry kiss(makes lips soft n love the tint)
*Neutrogena Lip Moisturiser (perfect for over night useage)
*Lotus Vanilla therapy (yuummy )

Fab India Organic lip butter (doesnt moisturise at all instead lips become flaky)


Shreya November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Best : Avon Milk and Honey Lip Balm.(non tinted)
Maybelline ColorBloom Peach blossom . Perfect tint for my lips!

Worst : Vaseline Lip therapy in aloe. Made my so waxy that it left a greyish-white cast on them…*urghhh*


Neha November 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Best: Maybelline Tinted Lip Balms..
Worst: Vaseline Rosy Lips…its still giving me the worst of dry lips :(


himani November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Best : vlcc ka cherry vala lip balm and very economical


Surbhi November 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

best: Maybelline baby lip balm, nivea cranberry lip balm
worst: vlcc and revayur lip balm


Ankita Bardhan November 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Maybelline Baby Lips
TBS Born Lippy
Maybelline Bloom
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula



Ankita Bardhan November 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Maybelline Baby Lips
TBS Born Lippy Balmstick (all colors)
Maybelline Bloom
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula



krishti November 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

best: maybelline baby lips(tinted,non tinted both), lotus vanilla lip balm and avon for summers,specially love the tinted ones.
worst:vaseline cocoa butter and jovees-i was conned by the SA to try the strawberry one,threw it away after one use…smells and tastes like poison.


Dipthi November 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Best: Maybelline baby lips, Lakme lip love conditioners.. love the packaging :)
Worst: VLCC Mango & Honey lip balm

Is there a review available for Blistex lip balm??


Rati November 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Dipthi November 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm



Lakshmipriya November 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Best – Nivea fruity shine in strawberry and cherry
Himalaya lip balm – tub one (i use it at nights for extra moisture)
Maybelline lip balms

worst – none


Swati November 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Best- maybelline baby lips… Loving mango pie! And nivea lip balm the one with the dark blue cap. Also pink guava for a slight tint if you want one.
worst- vaseline lip balm, the aloe vera one! Ugh! Yuck yuck smell n taste. Although the cocoa butter one is pretty decent


ife November 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

best-beeswax, biotique, burts bees.
worst-hmalaya tube one. made my normal lips dry out in flakes n bleed.. grrrr


Sonam November 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Best: Chapstick: effective and instant repair. original non flavoured works the best
Worst: Body Shop lip balms: greasy and sticky


tanu November 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

best- maybelline
worst- none ….


naazo November 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

best lip balm
maybelline baby lips, vlcc mint lip balm

worst lip balm
nivea, labello , sebamed and vaseline


Anuja November 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Best : Baby Lips and Lotus
Worst : All Nivea ones!
and i still haven’t found my HG lipbalm. for extreme dry/chapped lips :(


Divya November 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

best one- maybelline baby lips,lotus herbals worst- vlcc, jovees, biotique


Wafa Khan November 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

baby lips is good but does not last for long… i love my burt’s bee to the core of my heart… lotus one is nice too but its tub packaging!!! uhh!
worst: vlcc, vaseline


Natasha (Nats) November 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Best plain lip balm : Nivea Essential and Hydro care
tinted : Maybelline Lip Smooth Strawberry and vaseline rosy lips
worst :- Avon – Peach, Eva lipbalm in blueberry


Jabberwocky November 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

I’m gonna be a cheapskate her and declare Joy Lip Guard to be the best lip balm ever. (It’s just for 20 bucks, it makes the lips super soft and pink AND it doesn’t cause that hateful white layer like other lip balms.)

The most hated one would be L’Occitane. I am still sore about the sheer amount of money I wasted on that utterly useless thing. 😐


Misha November 21, 2012 at 12:30 am

best- Lotus Lip Therapy Chocolate
worst- Loreal Hydra fresh ..didn’t hydrate my dry lips in extreme winters and made my lips flaky in an hour


Sabrina November 21, 2012 at 3:09 am

Best : Maybelline Baby Lips – Pink Lolita.
Best: Dr. Organic Tea Tree Multi Action lip balm.
Best: NYX Tinted Lip Spa – Juicy.
Best: Cherry Culture lip treatment lip balm – Coffee. (its yummmmmy)
Best: Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy.

Worst: Nivea lip balms
(They give an initial burst of moisture & shine, only to leave your lips high and dry within half an hour !)


Vinaya November 21, 2012 at 9:59 am

best: maybelline baby lips, Vaadi Strawberry, Avon strawberry
worst : Dr.Lips


Tina November 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Best till date:Nivea hydrocare


Nidhi November 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Best- BabY lips
Worst – Himalya ones


kirti November 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Best- Maybelline baby lips
TBS born lippy lychee

Worst- nivea pinkish boost (tube one)


jeya November 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Best- TBS cocoa butter lip care stick
TBS lip hemp protector
Shanaz hussain lip balm

Worst- vaseline cocoa butter
neutrogena norwegian formula
Biotique lip balms


Karpagam November 22, 2012 at 2:31 am

Best – Burt’s Bees Revitalising Lip balm with pomegranate oil

worst – Lotus Cocoa Lip Balm, like wax and not very moisturizing


mothini November 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

best-lotus and maybelline lip balms
Worst – Neutrogena Norwegian Formula


Buds December 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Best Lip Balms :
Maybelline Baby Lips
Nivea Vitamin shake

Worst :
Khadi wine grape fruit lip balm


neha January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

today i buy nivea fruity shine cherry lip balm let see how it works above the comment most are like babylips today i went 2 market to get babylips but i cant find there is most positive response for babylips


sarahj September 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Best – Blistex Intensive Moisturiser, Carmex

Worst – Nivea


krishti November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

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