FreshSugar Lip Treatment, £22
Best Everyday Lip Balm
It’s one of the most wanted products from Fresh and we fully understand why. This lip balm melts into the lips to deliver a smooth and soft finish. Available in 6 colours, this lip treatment also leaves a hint of colour to give a healthy tint to the lips. Formulated with ultra-nourishing vitamin E, it’s a great one to always have in your bag to give your lips a hit of hydration on-the-go.
19/99High Shine Gloss, £18
Best Wet Look Lip Balm
19/99 is a brand dedicated to creating multitasking products that are easy to use and apply. This skincare-makeup hybrid heroes ingredients including glycerin and ceramides to help prevent water loss and provide lips with long-lasting hydration. The sheer glassy finish makes it the perfect topcoat to your favourite lipstick for that 90s look, or you can wear it on its own for a healthy glossy pout.
Summer FridaysLip Butter Balm, £23
Best Lip Butter
This butter balm has become a firm favourite of ours and you’ll always find one in our handbag. The creamy texture feels a nourishing yet non-greasy and it keeps lips feeling hydrated for hours. It’s the best lip balm for you if you’re looking for something that immediately sinks into the lips without leaving any residue.
Charlotte TilburyHyaluronic Happikiss, £27
Best Tinted Lip Balm
Charlotte Tilbury’s tinted lip balm hydrates, plumps and leaves lips with a gorgeous hint of colour. Packed full of hyaluronic acid, this is skincare for your lips and there are eight shades to choose from, including the iconic Pillow Talk.
TatchaThe Kissu Lip Mask, £27
Best Overnight Lip Mask
If you’re looking for something to bring your lips back to life overnight, this lip mask is worth the investment. Infused with Japanese camellia oil and peach extract, this jelly-like lip mask from Tatcha deeply hydrates the driest of lips. For something a little light during the day, look to Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, £28.
Ultra VioletteSheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 50, £16
Best Lip Balm With SPF
We always talk about not skipping SPF on the face, but what about your lips? If you get cold sores, using a lip balm with SPF could be game-changing. Ultra Violette’s Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm offers SPF 50 protection, plenty of hydration and comes in five dreamy shades. Our year-round go-to shade is Rose.
Rare BeautyStay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm, £19
Best Glossy Lip Balm
Somewhere between a lip gloss and a tinted lip balm, you’ll find Rare Beauty’s Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm. There’s something about the blend of botanicals and the selection of bright shades that leave the lips looking juicy and healthy. The smooth formula applies like an ultra-hydrating lip balm with a glossy finish.
NarsAfterglow Lip Balm, £26
The Buyers’ Favourite Lip Balm
Tinted lip balms can be a hit or miss; sometimes there’s not enough moisture and too much colour, other times it’s the opposite. Both are problematic. Luckily NARS’ tinted lip balm hits the sweet spot and provides the perfect amount of hydration and colour. Our go-to colour? Orgasm, of course.
Charlotte TilburyCharlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, £28
Best Lip Primer
Lip oils have gone viral over the past year, they’re as hydrating as a balm with the finish of a gloss. This Charlotte Tilbury lip oil is packed with hyaluronic acid and adaptogen extracts to nourish the lips and create a perfect base for your lip liner and lipstick. Think of it as the last step of your skincare.
Kevyn AucoinGlass Glow Lip Gloss, £24
Best Hydrating Lip Gloss
We love a hydrating lip gloss. You get all the hydration you need and a touch a glamour with the glossy finish. This non-sticky formula is made with nourishing botanical oils and vitamin E, allowing it to go on super smoothly.
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