The most important thing for me when it comes to lip balms is that it gives a deep sense of hydration that lasts as long as possible and if it happens to have a lovely yummy flavour, it's a welcome bonus point. Since I always use lip balms as a primer under lip stick or lip gloss, I prefer them to be without any color, but it is also nice to have a tinted lip balm for those lazy days when you can't be bothered with makeup but you still don't want to look like death warmed up. I have tried a lot of different lip balms and almost all of them have been budget buys. Since they've done a decent job at keeping my lips moisturised I've never really seen the point in splurging on premium brands - at least that is until I tried the Gatineau DefiLift 3D Perfect Design Revolumising Lip Care.
As the balm isn't sticky you can use it on its own, as a primer under lipstick or as a lip gloss. Because of the firming effects, you can also use it as a lip contour mask, adding a generous layer and then just let it sink in for the next 10-15 mins or so. This will reduce the appearance of any small lines or wrinkles by giving a filling effect an boosting the lip contours. At £22, this lip care product is definitely not a budget buy, but keep in mind that you're getting not only a lip balm but also a long lasting plumping product and a lip contour mask enriched with anti-ageing properties. If you don't want to waste this great lip balm during the day, you can do what I do and use it as a treatment overnight so you wake up in the morning with lovely plumped lips, all ready for your favourite lipstick.