5 Lip Balms That Go Above And Beyond (Under $10)
Lip balm is one of those beauty staples that we couldn’t live without. We literally have at least one lip balm stashed in every purse, on our (WFH) ‘desk’, and in our beauty cabinet, so needless to say, we’ve tried our fair share of formulas. If like us, you’re equally obsessed, here are five of our fave lip balms that never let us down. In fact, they go far beyond the average surge of hydration. These babies will give you what you’re looking for, whether it’s a glossy finish or SPF protection.
For Chapped Lips: Blistex Medicated Lip Balm, $3
Now that we’re wearing masks around the clock, our lips are constantly dry and sore. To soothe cracked lips, we rely on this medicated lip balm. The hydrating formula combines the power of three long-lasting protectants to alleviate dryness and prevent future moisture loss. It also offers SPF 15 to help protect your lips from sun damage. We also love the easy-to-use applicator making it perfect for when you’re on the go.
For A Glossy Finish: Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter, $7
If you’re looking to add a glossy finish to your lips, this Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter, $7, is about to become your go-to. Enriched with a botanic blend of sunflower seed oil, chamomile, and calendula extracts, it melts into the lip leaving a subtle yet sexy glossy sheen. It’s also free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants, and raw materials derived from mineral oils.
For A Lip Tint: Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm, $2
Whenever we opt for a no-makeup makeup look, we reach for this Maybelline lip balm. The hydrating formula will moisturize and protect your lips for eight hours while adding a soft wash of color for a juicy, rosy pout. There are three shades to choose from; a natural sheen, baby pink, and deep berry. After just one week of regular use, your lips will feel softer than before: in fact, in a clinical trial, 83% of users said their lips were smoother and less dry.
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For SPF: Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30, $4
With summer right around the corner, sun protection is more important than ever, and that also includes your lips. We’re obsessed with the Sun Bum lip balms as they offer SPF 30, plus they’re enriched with aloe vera to soothe dryness and cocoa butter and vitamin E to soften, repair, and enhance skin renewal. They’re also available in a variety of shades and flavors – 0ur fave is the berry-toned Pomegranate flavor.
For Everything: Aquaphor Lip Repair, $3
Aquaphor Lip Repair is a staple in the beauty industry. We swear you’ll find it in most MUAs daily kits as not only is it intensely, hydrating it’s also a seriously versatile product. Formulated with nourishing vitamins, shea butter, and chamomile essence, it’ll provide long-lasting moisture to keeps your lips looking and feeling soft. We also like to apply it to the high points of our face for a dewy glow. For more Aquaphor beauty hacks, read this.
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