beauty mark: lip balms
the best lip balms to keep you feeling rosy.
photographed by alexander wagner
Winter is rough, but it's particularly hard on your lips. Because the skin on your mouth is super thin, it's more vulnerable to the elements than the rest of your face. Add to that the bad habit of licking your lips, and you've got the makings for a dry, cracked, flaky situation. If you've already reached that point or want to avoid it, check out some of my favorite lip treatments.
And forget what you've heard about balm addiction because it's a straight up lie. Regular usage won't turn you into a junkie, but it can help prevent any of that aforementioned nastiness.
This bauble is infinitely more beneficial to you than a ring pop. The hydrating balm heals with jasmine, orange flower oil, and shea butter.
The Carica Papaya-based salve is a favorite among editors, models, and people who know what’s up. It usually comes in rather large tube but is now available in a mini version that comes with a lip applicator.
Superstar Lipline Debut Lip Balm -- $14
It’s like a grown up (sort of) Lip Smacker with its glossy finish, pink tint, and cherry scent.
This salve has the Midas touch. It leaves lips shimmery and soft.
The cult-fave has been around for over 100 years for a reason. It does the job.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy -- $12
When your lips are in a bad way, this ointment repairs what’s broken with natural ingredients like oatmeal and shea butter.