I used to buy a great lip conditioner from MAC with an SPF factor 15. The lips were always kept moist, and there was just a slight hint of colour so you weren’t completely nude during the day. When I went to replenish my stock, I couldn’t believe it when the MAC makeup consultant advised me that they had discontinued that particular product.
Some products have tended to leave nice wee white chunks of conditioner on your lips so you end up having to rub it in vigorously, to get an even consistency. The slight flavour left on the lips often isn’t that pleasant either. As much as I don’t like dipping my finger into the pot, (and I had the same issue with the MAC conditioner), the best one has got to be the Chanel Hydramax + Active Nutrition Baume Levres Lip Care. It is like fairy dust on the lips – glides on and stays on. Lips feel as soft as butter, but it doesn’t come cheap.
At the other end of the scale I really liked the “I love … coconut and cream” lip gloss and at under $5.00 was a bargain. It gives just that little bit of sheen and slight moisturiser at the same time. A bit of shimmer and gloss does wonders.