February 13, 2020

Aiswarya John

When the weather gods aren't playing nice, and the brisk winds aren't doing your pillow-y pout any favours, the need of the hour is the perfect lip balm that'll fight even the driest of lips.While your trusty neighbourhood drugstore might have too many options for a life-saving salve, we at Sephora have broken it down balm-by-balm of all the lip formulas that'll combat the flakes (gross!) and restore hydration into that pucker, just in time for Valentine's Day. Welcome back, soft kissable lips. We've missed you.

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose

We say 'cult-classic', you say 'Burt's Bees'. And for good reason. The familiar name has graced lists worldwide for Editor's favorites, and for the best lip balms in the market. One pretty swipe seals eight hours of moisture with just the right hint of color as proof. And if that weren't enough, this lippie also comes in 2 other divine flavors-dahlia and hibiscus.

Sephora Collection Color Adapt Lip Balm in Unique Pink

We're obsessed with this one for three reasons-it's not too sticky, not too shiny and it does not leave that ugly gunky white line around your lips as the balm starts to settle into your lips in a couple of hours. Instead, this balm reveals the beauty of your lips by enhancing their natural color and hydrates them for 8 hours straight. In other words, they'll stick by you through lunch, dinner and all the chai breaks in between.

Forest Essentials Luscious Lip Balm in Narangi Glaze

How does authentic luxury Ayurvedic skincare sound to you? Sounds pretty darn good to us. When Forest Essentials came out with this luscious balm, we had to try it. The result? We were pretty darn impressed. The sweet narangi juice replenishes and softens chapped lips, leaving the lips soft and glossy.
BONUS: This balm is free of all synthetic chemicals and petroleum products.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Roomiest Rose

Once upon a time, a lipstick fell in love with a lip balm, got married, and created this godsend of a balm. The blessed stick provides a soft cushion of color that's not quite sheer, nor quite opaque, but rather the perfect happy medium. And if that weren't enough, this formula is loaded with mango and shea butter for comfortably soft lips. It's a win-win!

Sephora Collection Lip Balm & Scrub in Watermelon

Put aside the adorbs packaging, and you have a double-duty lip scrub that features gentle sugar exfoliants that smoothen and soften lips, while priming them for even the most drying lipsticks. And all this comes in the most nommy flavor! Basically it isn't a regular balm, it's a cool balm.

PIXI Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar

Want to witness a true miracle? This one's your guy. Enter Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm. You might be tempted to nibble on this delish balm while you slather it on, and TBH we wouldn't blame you. Not only does it smell like candy, but the shea butter in it awakens and nourishes lips while giving them a gorgeous wash of color.

Omorfee Lip Lightening Salve

PSA: Your lips deserve the same TLC as your face. If dark lips are ruining Kisses Day for you, then we're here to nip your pigmentation problems in the bud. If your lips have turned into a darker hue due to sun exposure, smoking or lack of care, this lip lightening salve can help bring back the natural color of your lips, while making them smoother and softer. Plus, you're in for a real treat if you love the rich aroma of cocoa butter and pineapple extract in your lips. Yum!