One word: Gross.
Avon had a sale on their lip balms. I'm a lip balm addict, so I decided to stock up. Bad move. (I should know better than to stock up on stuff I've never tried before. Huh?)
Here are the items I purchased and some quick remarks for each...
Dew Kiss Lip Dew: Cheap chemical taste. Lasts for awhile, but not worth the "what the heck have I put on my lips?" concerns.
Flavor Savers Lip Gloss: Cherry flavor? Um, no. Definitely just cheap chemicals again. Wears off fast.
Slick Tint for Lips: Bought in "Glossy Opal" and "Glossy Wine". Colors totally weird and tacky. Chemical taste yet again.
There was another one I bought, but I think it was a limited time thing, as it's not on the site anymore. It was something that was supposed to be chocolate flavored. It was nasty tasting and smelling. It wasn't long-lasting either.
Bottom line: Avon lip balms are a waste of money. Additionally, some of them have questionable ingredients.
For a good, better-for-you lip balm, check out NOW Foods' Completely Kissable Pomegranate Lip Balm. This is the best stuff I've ever used--even better than Chapstick brand--and is on $1.18 currently at Swanson Vitamins.
(A version of this article was originally posted on my old blog, Glamoursaurus Rex, which is now defunct.)