I know the site is called “My Women Stuff” but sometimes some things for the boys catch my eye too so I thought this won’t go amiss. This will not be a regular category but sometimes, I’ll write about stuff for guys as tested by my guinea pigs… ahem… testers, just to jazz things up a bit or I get bored 😛
While I was pottering about at Kiehl’s recently (I so need to tell you about the Kiehl’s Ultimate White surface brightening exfoliator – can you say baby butt smooth skin?!) a male friend who was with me, picked up the iconic Kiehl’s #1 lip balm that comes in a tube to sooth dry chapped lips. However, after taking a walk around the store, he decided to pick up the Facial Fuel No Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm instead.
His Reason: No Shine. He did not want to walk around with glossy lips.
I have to agree. Glossy lips on girls = sexy and cute. Glossy lips on guys = wrong!
The Kiehl’s no shine lip balm comes in a stick form in a very masculine deep blue case. The balm itself is white with a fresh minty smell – rather like spearmint chewing gum.
I tested it on the back of my hand and I must agree that any shine is kept to a minimum. Its not matte, it just does not give a glossy look and it feels emollient.
According to my friend, it does what it says – soothes dry chapped lips and does not shine. He does prefer the Kiehl’s #1 Lip Balm for helping with dry lips but prefers this one for portability and its discreet look. Reapplication is required but then that’s true of all lip balm.
Although its one for the boys, I reckon we women can use it too 🙂 After all, lips are lips right? I like minty flavoured lip balm and I dislike goopy shine so maybe if I’m looking for a lip balm in future, I’d consider this one.
A 0.15 oz/4.4g tube retails for RM35 at Kiehl’s boutiques (1 Utama and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur) I suspect he will repurchase… because it looks manly compared to the other lip balms commercially available in the market 🙂
Pros: No Shine, Soothes chapped dry lips, masculine packaging
Cons: Rather pricey
Does your guy or guy friends take an interest in skincare?
I’m curious. Is it only the men in my life who care about skincare or does your guy or guy friends too? In my case, its usually at my urging that they take an interest in their skin and then they are hooked and I’ve created a monster!! 😛
Has your interest in skincare influenced your guy or your guy friends in any way? Do share!
Stay beautiful… and macho! 😀