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!