They are indispensable especially in winter, and you can find them pretty much in any handbag. They also have one curious peculiarity – there is never enough of them. Have you noticed that these marvellous sticks and pots seem to just vanish in your bags, pockets, around the flat... and then you find them again? With our guide to lip balms, you’ll learn how to always have enough of them at hand. Unlike the rest of your face, your lips struggle to retain moisture, and lose it quite fast in low temperatures.
Even this category of products has its legends which are favoured by women all around the world, by professional makeup artists, and the most popular beauty bloggers. One of these legends is the Carmex Classic – a first-aid product for chapped lips that creates a lasting protective barrier and perfectly protects your from the harsh sunlight on your ski holiday thanks to SPF 15.
If you’ve ever tried EOS products, your bathroom might look like it’s Easter all year round. The playful egg-shaped pastel lip balms are simply irresistible. Plus they’re easy to apply during the day and they can help you keep in place your long-lasting or matte lipstick when they start drying out or peeling in the cold weather.
The Crystal Melon Blossom wax-free EOS lip balm contains nourishing oils to reliably take care of sensitive skin. The Burt’s Bees Lip Care, on the other hand, will make you feel light as a bee. It’s no coincidence that this tinted lip balm has the industrious insect in its name – beeswax and honey are the two main ingredients that will moisturise the delicate skin of your lips all day long.
The best lip balms for winter should include sun protection, whether you’re spending your winter in sexy ski gear or in the middle of the concrete jungle. Labello Med Repair regenerates, hydrates, and has SPF 15.
Dry lips can be a sign that you need to drink more – preferably clean water. But don’t worry, you can still wear a matte lipstick even with chapped lips – simply apply a thick layer of lip balm about 10 minutes before putting on the lipstick. The Nuxe Rêve de Miel natural lip balm with honey and natural oils gently melts into your skin and provides an instant soothing effect.
Feel the kiss from a muse with the Saloos Bio Karité lip balm which contains buckthorn and stays on your lips really long. If you use it before going to bed, you’ll wake up with a bright smile, still smelling its vanillic aroma.
Are you looking for the best lip balm for sensitive skin? Your winner might be the Bioderma Atoderm lip balm. It has a hypoallergenic formula, a delicate texture, and a beautiful raspberry fragrance. The Lip Smacker brand enchants with its extraordinarily creative flavors and packaging of its products - such as the well-known Lip Smacker Coca Cola.
A tinted lip balm will be a godsend during stressful days when you don’t want to bother constantly checking your lipstick. The NYX Professional Makeup #thisiseverything unifies your lip colour and gives them a gentle rosey tint while the Catrice Volumizing Lip Balm in various shades gives your lips a juicy colour and a fuller effect.