You will never find me without it. 

By Anneke Knot
Updated November 09, 2018
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As long as we have tried to resist, winter is coming on quick. As I begin to prepare my wardrobe for colder temps, my beauty bag needs a revamp as well.

I say goodbye to my tank tops and flowy, thin shirts and welcome my overflowing collection of turtlenecks, I switch my light moisturizer to something with a little heavier consistency, and finally, I make sure I have a lip balm at every possible location I might spend a moment of my time this winter.

With colder temperatures come drier weather, and with drier weather comes dry lips. Chapped, dry lips whipped by cold winter winds is the last sensation I want to feel during this season, so I will be armed with everything necessary to keep my lips hydrated.

Along with my large collection of balms, the one lip product that I will never be caught without is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($26; sephora.com). Even though the price tag is on the heftier side, this oil is the ultimate winter lip treat.

Made with jojoba and hazelnut oils, this oil pampers and soothes dehydrated lips even in the dead of winter. Simply dab some on before your lipstick for a more seamless application or after to add a glossy effect, or wear alone for a subtle glossy tint. Plus the plump, elegant applicator feels like a literal hug for your lips.

Whether you use it to soothe lips begging for moisture or as a chic topper for your lip color, this lip luxury is a staple for your winter beauty bag.