Friday, January 27, 2017

ChapStick Total Hydration Review and Giveaway

Lip balm is a must have product for me during the winter. I never leave the house without a tube packed in my purse, backpack, or pocket. Chapstick sent me 8 products from the Total Hydration line including three of the Moisture + Tint lip balms and the new lip scrub to review for you today. 

First, let's talk about the tinted lip balms because they were the product I was most excited about! Here's some information about them: 

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint is the first-ever tinted lip balm from ChapStick®, the experts in lip care. This tinted moisturizer features a formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients that deliver long lasting moisture, plus a hint of alluring color specifically formulated to enhance the lips’ natural color. The Total Hydration Moisture + Tint formula is comprised of premium ingredients, including Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Butter, and is available in three shades – Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot – so there’s a shade for every occasion.

There are currently three shades available. Coral Blush is a light peachy color with warm undertones. This color is beautiful on because it doesn't look too orange like some corals can. Rose Petal is a brighter shade that is a true pink. Merlot is the shade I have been wearing the most lately because it is a deep, berry shade, with some brown in it that is perfect for everyday during the winter. I really like this formula because it feels hydrating without being too slick on the lips. The color wears nicely and it fades in a really natural way where you don't need to be afraid of having patchy color. These tinted lip balms have become everyday essentials for me because I love having color on my lips, but don't like the drying feeling that some lipsticks can have. 

From left to right: Coral Blush, Rose Petal, Merlot

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural is an age defying formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients like Argan Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Avocado Butters. It is clinically proven to provide healthier looking and more youthful looking lips. Total Hydration 100% Natural is available in three flavors – Fresh Citrus, Soothing Vanilla and new Honey Blossom. 

I was sent the Soothing Vanilla and Honey Blossom lip balms to test. I really like the scent of the Soothing Vanilla because it is sweet without being overly chemical or intense. The Honey Blossom scent is a lot stronger. It is a heavy, sweet, scent that also has a lot of floral notes in it. I'm not particularly into floral scents myself, and I definitely prefer the Soothing Vanilla. 

ChapStick® Total Hydration 3in1 is a Korean-inspired, 3-in-1 formula that provides triple action lip care in one lip balm. It moisturizes, renews and transforms lips to provide smoother, healthier looking lips. The triple action renewal formula contains unique ingredients like Madecassoside and botanical oils. Total Hydration 3in1 is available in five flavors – Coconut Hydration, Soothing Oasis, Sweet Peach, Wild Acai Berry and new Cooling Peppermint. 

I have the Cooling Peppermint and have to say that out of the four non-tinted lip balms I was sent, this is my favorite. I like to apply this lip balm before bed to let it sink in overnight. The peppermint scent isn't too overpowering and I really enjoy this product. 

ChapStick® Total Hydration with CoQ10 is an advanced moisture formula designed to instantly smooth and transform lips. It features a lightweight formula that provides long-lasting moisture, helping lips stay hydrated for a full eight hours, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. The formula is comprised of advanced skincare ingredients including antioxidantCoQ10, Vitamin E, and ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Spheres for soft, supple lips. Total Hydration with CoQ10 is available in a Vanilla Cream flavor.

This scent is a little richer than the Soothing Vanilla scent I talked about earlier, but I really enjoy it. This lip balm has hyaluronic acid, which I've used in my skincare regime before and is very moisturizing. This is another great lip balm to apply before bed so you wake up with soft lips. I also think that if you're somewhere particularly dry or windy this would be a great balm to use. 

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is the latest innovation from the experts in lip care. This lip scrub gently exfoliates and conditions leaving lips feeling silky, soft and smooth. ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub is formulated with naturally sourced ingredients, including Sugar Crystals, Maracuja and Coconut Oil, Shea Butterand Vitamin E and features a refreshing Fresh Peppermint flavor. Just massage a small amount onto wet lips in a circular motion then rinse or wipe off with a damp cloth. After exfoliating, seal in moisture by applying a ChapStick® Total Hydration lip balm as a finishing touch to achieve healthier, beautiful looking lips.

Before this product, I've never used a store bought lip scrub before! I've always just used a little bit of sugar and olive oil, but this product is a lot better than that! The grains of sugar in here are so fine, but do such a great job of exfoliating gently. I also really like the peppermint flavor/scent and how moisturizing it is. Matte lips are one of my favorite trends for the season, but are so hard to pull off with flakey lips. This is such a great way to prep and exfoliate lips before applying a bold lipstick. 

A shelfie with the Chapstick section at my local Target

You should be able to find these products in stores everywhere, but my go to store to purchase Chapstick products is Target. I've found that Target always has the best selection of products, so I can find exactly what I'm looking for. 


One lucky reader will win a gift box of Chapstick Total Hydration products and a $25 Target Gift Card. This giveaway is U.S. only, you need to be 18+ or have a parent's permission, and you need a physical mailing address (no P.O. boxes). 

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I seriously love all of these products and will use each and every one of them. If you like color, I would highly recommend the tinted lip balms! Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of these!


*This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

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