Best Lip Balms for Soft Kissable Lips
A good lip balm is essential to protect your lips all year round, and especially in winter when cold weather can dry out your lips. A lip balm can also be used underneath your lipstick for added moisture - it might not be the most glamorous addition to your makeup bag, but it can make the difference between soft, kissable lips, and a dry, flakey smile. A good lip balm will condition your lips and make sure your lipstick has a great foundation to work with.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to look after the sensitive skin on your lips, as a good lip balm can cost as little as £3.99 or as much as £52 for a luxury option. We’ve chosen the best lip balms, from supermarket options and Burt’s Bees favourites, to premium investments from Omorovicza and Creme De La Mer. Lip balms are handy to keep in your pocket or handbag, as they’re so small you can take them anywhere.
For extra-smooth lips, give them an exfoliation before applying your lip balm - you can simply brush your lips lightly with a (clean) toothbrush before using your balm.
Here are the best lip balms you can buy right now.
Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm
A tasty lip balm infused with pink grapefruit seed oil and beeswax, with vitamins C and E to protect and condition your lips. As with all of Burt’s products, it’s 100% natural.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
This lip balm is now 40 years old, and has an army of fans of its lip-protecting qualities. It contains cotton seed oil to soften, and Octinoxate to protect against UV rays. Great for dry and cracked lips through the winter months.
Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm
With shea butter, eucalyptus oil and hyaluronic spheres, this lip balm will gentle tingle on your lips and help them to feel softer, smoother, and plumper.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm
Elizabeth Arden is renowned for excellent skin care, and this eight-hour lip balm heals dry, chapped lips with intensive moisturiser and conditioner to strengthen the lip’s moisture barrier.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
SPF 15 will protect your lips from the ageing effects of UV rays, while blue lotus wax will keep lips moisturised.
Carmex Moisture Plus Berry Lip Balm
This bargain lip balm is scented with berry and is sweet and simple.
Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner
A glamorous lip conditioner with a rose scent and tinted nude, so you can wear it on its own or on top of your lipstick.
Crème de la Mer The Lip Balm
You can use this lip balm as a lip conditioner before applying your lipstick, or on its own. A luxurious lip balm with a hint of mint. You can even get your lip balm personalised with an engraving.