The Top 10 Favorites
The best lip balms are the ones that you just can’t live without. Everyone has their favorite for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s the most moisturizing and works for the lipstick makeup tips you like to try, or it has great flavor or the scent is simply divine. It’s amazing how nice one of these little products can make your lips feel and what you can do with them to change your lipstick look. When was the last time you tried a new one?
Makeup Tips & Tricks
When you’re looking at these products keep in mind all the neat things you can do with them:
Notice: This model has smooth lips and that’s the key to a great makeup look. After exfoliating your lips, smooth on a nourishing lip moisturizer or lip balm.
The Best Lip Balms For Your Kit
Makeup artists use lip balms to exfoliate and moisturize the lips of models. They’re an essential item to have in your kit. Here are a six Makeup Notebook favorites.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 – My personal favorite that’s perfect for using in whipping up custom lip products or applying after exfoliating. Try it and you’re sure to get hooked. If you’re giving lip balms for gifts make sure to include it in the package. Less than $7.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Tin – It’s actually for more than just lips. It works for chapped skin too. You can get it in Minted Rose or Brambeberry Rose, Too. Just $5.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 – An incredible product that gives you sunscreen protection too. It contains blackcurrent oil, grapeseed polyphneols and vitamins A, C, and E. It has a delicious lemony taste. Worth it at $25.
Sara Happ The Lip Slip – Closet thing to a luxury lip product there is. Forget waxy, this really is a lip slip. So creamy it just glides on and the best part is that it keeps your lips hydrated. Perfect for applying after exfoliating lips. Just $25 for the jar.
Ballmania Purr-Fection Twist & Pout lip Balm – I like them because they’re just so cute. I mean seriously cute. Plus, these little balls contain more than most sticks. Add to that the SPF 20 sunscreen, aloe vera, shea butter, and vitamins A, C, D3 and E and all that style. It is purr-fection. $7.00
L’Oreal HiP high intensity pigments Jelly Balm, Luscious – This one has an amazing amount of color to it. The sheer beautiful color glides across your lips and lasts a long, long time. Worth the $9.49 from Walgreens.com
Amazing Cheap Lip Balms
It’s amazing how good the cheap best lip balms are. Most contain great lip conditioning ingredients and are easy to apply. Of course the great part is that they can purchased for less than $5. That makes them perfect for using in all your cosmetic recipes. Here are my favorites:
Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer, SPF 15 – An exceptional product for softening and smoothing dry, chapped lips. This is a great one if you’re looking for a colorless product with no fragrance. $2.49 at Walgreens.com
Cococare Cocoa Butter Lip Balm – You’ve probably seen this product in the stores and maybe never gave it a second thought, but this one actually works well for helping to heal dry chapped lips. It’s only $1.19. Another great find at Walgreens.com
Burt’s Bees Beewax Lip Balm – Burt’s Bees has quite a following among those seeking the best lip balms. This product is one of the popular in the line. It’s formulated with beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil and additional oils. The peppermint gives it a strong scent and makes your lips tingle. $2.99.
Chapstick 100% Naturals Botanical Medley – This is not your typical Chapstick lip balm. The moisturizing ingredients include sunflower seed oil, jojoba, coconut oil, mango seed butter and more. The 100% natural ingredients seal in the moisture in your lips along with softening them. Try it for $2.99.
The best lip balm is like a treat for your lips. These products are so reasonable and versatile that they’ll make the perfect addition to your makeup kit.