7 Best Lip Balms That Work Wonders On Dry and Chapped Lips

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A lip balm is more than an essential item for cold seasons because the extreme changes in weather (from warm to cold) are not the only reason leading to chapped lips, the everyday use of lipsticks especially those in matte finish can also leave your lips feeling and looking extremely dehydrated and chapped, that’s why more and more makeup brands are bringing tinted lip balms to the surface, so you can enjoy a subtle color payoff while moisturizing and conditioning your lips in depth. Also to mention that windburns, sunburns, and UVA + UVB rays have a direct impact on your lip look, and thanks to some “rare” brands, we now can reach to lip balms specially designed with SPF (15-25) to protect the lips against external environmental aggressors.  

When we say lip balms, we usually mean “hydration” and “long-lasting” moisture. So always pay attention to the product features and its key ingredients (look for ingredients such as aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, emollient-rich natural oils, etc.) potent enough to smooth the lip lines for softer plumper and fuller lips. That’s why we’ve rounded up 7 best lip balms with different formulas and a variety of subtle shades for every skin tone, preference and budget.

MILK MAKEUP -

KUSH Lip Balm

Shade Range

Nug (sheer, warm sand with subtle golden shimmer), Green Dragon (clear), Bubble (sheer, neutral rose with subtle golden shimmer), Cannatonic (sheer, cool pink), Plushberry (sheer, neutral berry). 

Lip Balm Features

  • Tinted 
  • Highly hydrating 
  • Sheer shades
  • Vegan 
  • Cruelty-free 
  • Harmful ingredients-free

Price

$16.00

Lip Balm Details:

If you are looking for a bad-stuff-free treatment for your chapped lips, MILK MAKEUP KUSH Lip Balm would be your perfect pick. It is specially formulated with shea, cocoa, and mango butter to prevent moisture loss and provide a hydrating base throughout the day. Jojoba and olive oil smooth and soften lips while protecting against free radicals + daily environmental stressors. The shades are sheer in a beautiful array of tinted colors (cool pink, neutral berry, warm sand, neutral rose), there is also a clear option for those who like to set a clear moisturizing base under any lip color.

Fresh -

Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15

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Shade Range

Icon (classic red), Original (clear), Rosé (sheer blush), Tulip (flamingo pink), Spice (rose nude), Coral (bold coral), Petal (muted pink), Nude (shimmery blush beige), Honey (warm caramel), Poppy (deep pink-red), Punch (rich red-orange), Orchid (bright fuchsia). 

Lip Balm Features

  • Tinted 
  • Long-lasting hydration for 24 hours* 
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 
  • Highly moisturizing 

Price

$24.00

Lip Balm Details:

This cult-favorite and award-winning lip balm by FRESH, is highly recommended for its long-lasting hydration feature compared to the other lip balms on the market, which proves the high effectiveness of its extra-hydrating formula; infused with a blend of nourishing + moisturizing oils (Meadowfoam and Black Currant Seed Oils), Grapeseed oil provides a softening effect, sugar prevents moisture loss, and vitamin C and E protects the skin. So instead of reapplying it several times a day, you better glide it on your lips once or twice just to add some layers of the sheer color of your choice.  

DIOR -

Dior Lip Glow Colour Awakening Hydrating Lip Balm

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Shade Range

001 Pink, 004 Coral, 006 Berry, 007 Raspberry, 009 Holo Purple, 011 Rose Gold, 012 Rosewood.  

Lip Balm Features

  • Tinted 
  • Long-lasting hydration for 24 hours* 
  • Available in 3 finishes: The Iconic Finish, Matte Glow (New), Holographic Glow (New) 
  • A combination of makeup and lip care 
  • To wear as a lip balm, primer, or on top of lipstick for a fresh radiant lip look 
  • Full-looking lips effect 
  • Natural lip glow 

Price

$34.00

Lip Balm Details:

What makes Dior Lip Glow Lip Balm different than all the other lip balms on this list is the ‘Color Reviver’ technology, which is a color-adjusting feature, specially formulated to work it differently on each person’s lips while matching their skin tone, which makes it a very unique customized lip care treatment for your lips. The natural flush of every color makes the lips look fuller, fresh and radiant. The formula is enriched with highly-hydrating mango butter, which provides 24 hours hydration without leaving any greasy residue, very lightweight and feels ultra-comfortable all day long.

JACK BLACK -

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

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Shade Range

Clear

Lip Balm Features

  • Paraben-free, Sulfates-free 
  • Cruelty-free 
  • Dermatologist tested 
  • Artificial colorant-free 
  • With SPF 25 
  • Highly moisturizing 

Price

$8.00

Lip Balm Details:

If you want to protect your lips against windburns, sunburns, extreme temperatures, and harmful UVA and UVB rays, JACK BLACK Intense Therapy Lip Balm is the right pick for you! It is specially formulated with high-quality natural emollients (shea butter and avocado oil) to save your chapped and dry lips from harsh weather while providing an optimum sun protection factor of 25, which is not something labeled on every lip balm on the market. It also contains vitamin E; an essential antioxidant to protect cells against free-radical damage, and green tea which is another powerful antioxidant widely used in the cosmetics industry for its soothing properties.

TARTE -

SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm

Shade Range

Rose, Berry, Opal, Nude, Clear, Coral, Cherry, Buff.

Lip Balm Features

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Sulfates-free, Paraben-free, Mineral oil-free.
  • Dermatologist tested 
  • Tinted 
  • Creamy texture 
  • Highly hydrating 
  • Subtle Colors 
  • Intense moisture 

Price

$19.00

Lip Balm Details:

With 8 subtle shades to choose from, this bestseller lip balm by Tarte has a creamy texture that locks the lips with moisture to smooth over the appearance of fine lines thanks to Spilanthes Acmella flower added in its formula. It also contains Portulaca Pilosa that helps to restore elasticity, marine plants for its hydrating and conditioning effect, and vitamin E + coconut to soften and condition. You may use it alone for a hint of color or under your favorite matte lipstick to rescue your lips from dehydration, as it can also be used on top of any lipstick texture for added shine and comfort.

LANCÔME -

L'Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm

Shade Range

001 Mint Fresh Blue, 002 Ice Cold Pink, 003 Plumpink, 004 Dewy Orange, 005 Fancy Fuchsia, 006 Cosy cranberry, 007 Bouncy beige, 008 Blush me up, 009 Coral cocoon, 010 Juicy apricot.

Lip Balm Features

  • Tinted
  • High-shine
  • Available in two finishes opaline and shimmer
  • Comfortable texture
  • Highly moisturizing
  • Lip-enhancing formula

Price

$26.00

Lip Balm Details:

Made with macadamia oil, peppermint oil  and rose extract, this lip balm by LANCÔME has impressive moisturizing and nourishing properties that keep your lips smooth and soft all day long without feeling dry or dull. LANCÔME L’Absolu Mademoiselle Lip Balm is specially developed to enhance your natural lip look thanks to its dewy formula and the extra layer of color, shimmer and shine, as a result, the lips are left feeling and looking fuller and plumper.

INNISFREE -

My Lip Balm

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Shade Range

1 Clear, 2 Transform to sheer deep pink, 3 Transform to sheer light pink, 4 Soft orange, 5 Soft coral, 6 Soft peach, 7 Red tangerine, 8 Neon red, 9 Berry, 10 Hot Coral, 11 Baby pink.

Lip Balm Features

  • Highly moisturizing 
  • Non-sticky 
  • Natural-looking tints 
  • Parabens-free, Silicone oil-free, Talc-free. 
  • No-makeup tint 
  • Long-lasting moisture 
  • Easy on-the-go application 

Price

$10.00

Lip Balm Details:

Here is another cult-favorite INNISFREE My Lip Balm, made with emollient-rich plant oils (Sunflower Seed Oil, Cupuaçu Butter, and Jojoba Oil) that provide your lips with long-lasting moisture thanks to the protective layer they instantly deliver for naturally healthy-looking lips. You can choose from a variety of shades with a subtle hint of color, shade 1 is clear, shades 2 and 3 transform to a soft pink upon application, and shades 4 through 11 if you want to go for an opaque layering. What the consumers do like about this lip balm collection is the natural-looking tints it offers, if you’re a makeup minimalist, you can literally skip your lipstick application for Innisfree’s My Lip Balm so you can feel more comfortable in your makeup look, or if you’re more into heavy eye makeup, swipe 1 to 2 layers on your lips to complete the look, or dab it on your cheeks for a fresh dewy flush of color.