Best Lip Balms for Winter
If there’s one thing that women have in common, it seems to be this: We’re all on the hunt for the perfect lip balm. One that’s rich in emollients, that keeps our lips smooth and protected. And would a little color be too much to ask? These may fill your bill.
Made with organic ingredients, John Masters Organics Lip Calm is so soothing it won’t sting or irritate cracked lips. The cocktail of jojoba, olive, and borage oils is gentle but moisturizing and healing. Bonus: The packaging is biodegradable.
To buy: $6, johnmasters.com.
Featured November 2012
With the Bliss Fabulips set, you are guaranteed full and smooth lips. Four products, from a scrub to a plumper, provide all the help you need to create the ultimate foundation for glosses and lipsticks.
To buy: $45, sephora.com.
Available in seven sheer tones (from pale pink to rich berry), Korres’ Lip Butter Glaze provides the moisture of a lip balm but the color of a lipstick.
To buy: $14, korres.ca.
Most Universally Complimentary
If you want subtle color but intense hydration, Sephora Collection’s Color Reveal Lip Balm is ideal. It has a velvety soft texture that glides on, while color-match technology uses your pH levels to give your lips just the slightest natural hue.
To buy: $13, sephora.com.
With no scent, flavor, or color, Nivea’s A Kiss of Smoothness Hydrating Lip Care With SPF 10 is perfect for daily use. And it’s such a bargain, you can keep multiples around for quick application in the car, at your office desk, or at home.
To buy: $3, drugstore.com.
Treat yourself with this multipurpose balm. The luxurious Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm adds a rose tint to your pout and cheeks. Its “sparkle” is more of a highlighter than actual glittery specks, so no worries about looking as if you raided your teen’s makeup bag.
To buy: $31, sephora.com.