There's no denying that lip balms are a staple in every beauty lover's bag. Even the non-beauty obsessed know that a winter without lip protectant guarantees one thing for sure: a cracked and irritated pout. Even in other seasons of the year, especially summer, this soothing and hydrating formula comes in handy.
While we won't knock standard-issue lip balms in stick form, in all their lip-smoothing glory, we will admit that they add another step in our beauty routine. If we're looking for color and shine, we have to first apply a layer of ChapStick, then apply a lip shade, be it matte or shine, and then add a gloss. That's a lot of product to carry around to tend to just one feature of your face. Thankfully, cosmetic companies are catching on and creating multi-tasking lip products that offer the same level (if not more) of hydration and soothing that you'd score from your average lip balm and fusing it with all of the other lip products you'd plan on applying after (think shades, textures, shine and more).
To keep your pout pretty, crack-free and moisturized, we put together a list of the products that hydrate and keep your lips from chapping but don't come in a basic tube.
Especially during the fall and winter seasons, tint is in. It not only provides you with that pop of color you might be missing, thanks to the lack of sunlight, but it also can give you that pick-me-up your mood may be craving. This berry tint is one that works for just about everyone -- and the intensely hydrating formula softens the skin barrier and provides moisture throughout the day. Bonus: It's not only great for the lips; go ahead and add some color to your cheeks, too!
This total lip treatment solves all your winter lip woes. It protects the lips barrier and provides a ton of moisture to provide softer, smoother and fuller lips that won't crack. Since it's herb-infused, you can enjoy the fresh scent without worrying what chemicals you're putting on your lips. It's formulated with naturally derived ingredients, is paraben-, formaldehyde- and cruelty-free and does not contain any artificial coloring.
For those seeking a lip treatment that won't only hydrate, but also plump, rejuvenate and refresh, this lip care formula is a must-try. It's chock-full of key vitamins and nutrients, including Co-Enzyme Q10, lipoamino acids, vitamin C and polyglycerides from organic sunflower oil and organic sweet almond oil. In addition to arming your lips with the kind of moisture they crave, this gloss-on treatment shields them against harsh environmental factors (namely, the wind!).
Made with 98-percent natural murumuru butter, a plant-based fat obtained from the seeds of the murumuru palm tree, along with baobab oil, this hydrating balm softens and soothes cracked lips while providing a subtle tint. You can choose from four varying shades of berry for uplifting color and nourishing hydration that lasts.