We don’t need statistics to know that an average woman uses lip balm at least twice to over ten times a day. Dry, chapped lips choose no weather condition because whether you’re freezing in a cold winter wonderland or sweating under the intense heat of a tropical country, your lips can dry up. Apart from drinking lots of water, a way to keep those puckers plump and healthy is by keeping a trusty balm with you. It’s part of our list of things that you should never leave home without and it’s also probably one of the first beauty products you’ve owned as a teen. Today's #TipTuesday is simply to learn to make swiping on lip balm a daily habit. Not only will having soft and supple lips make you feel better, it will also make your lipstick or lipstain easier to apply—and look better on you.
There are a few things we look for in a balm: the moisture level it offers, flavor, degree of sun protection, and finally, the packaging. Scroll down to see our lippie BFFs.
Let's begin with the basics. Owning a jar (even the tiny one) of petroleum jelly is a must because it has multiple uses for your body. We suggest you apply a generous amount before sleeping at night (we don't recommend using this during the day as it can get too shiny), and we guarantee you will wakeup with super soft pouts.
You want instant relief for dry and peeling pouts? Carmex is a tried-and-tested product that guarantees long-lasting effect in an instant.
Another tried-and-tested classic is Chap Stick. From the original black, to the minty green variety and more, your pouts will be in good hands for sure.
Probably one of the earliest beauty products we've owned, what the The Body Shop's Born Lippy may lack in moisture content, they make up for in color and flavor.
How can anyone–both kids and kids-at-heart–resist the tempting flavors of a Lip Smacker? From their soda to their juice flavors, this product will guarantee happy lippies in a jiffy.
BEESWAX LIP BALM
Burt's Bees is known for it's signature beeswax formula that nourishes, soothes, cools, and refreshes cracked lips in need of saving.
The name says it all. Maybelline's Baby Lips formula promises baby-soft pouts for 8 full hours.
NIVEA LIP BALM
Whether you're by the beach or in the middle of work at the office, Nivea's lip balms, that come in a pretty wide assortment of flavors, are enriched with natural shea butter and Hydra IQ that basically make up one moisture-packed tube.
EOS LIP BALM
One of our more recent discoveries would have to be the charmingly-packaged Evolution Of Smooth lip balm. With flavors such as honey dew, blueberry, raspberry, passion fruit, and our favorite lemon, we dub it as the perfect pre-lipstick prep.
We've discussed how much we love beauty sticks, but in case you didn't know, the popular chubby stick also comes in colored lip balms. On days when you don't feel like wearing lipstick and just feel like going for something light yet moisturizing, we suggest you check out the yummy but subtle hues of Clinique's lip balm.