Winter calls for moisturizing help, and that’s especially true of our lips: the cold temperatures and dry air put our pout through the wringer. That’s why it’s important to have Chapstick or lip balm handy at home, in the car and in our purses. And these days, with the importance of personal hygiene, stick form is preferred over little pots—because no one wants to apply their gloss on their lips by having to use a finger! If you’re in need of replenishing your lippy supply, these are the best stick chaps around. —Jennifer Cox
Sephora has its own signature collection that includes a lip balm as well as a lip scrub for full-range care of your pucker.
L-Balm lip balm from Morphe comes in a wide range of subtle pretty colours, to nourish lips while giving them a cheery hue. Pictured: Coral Kisses.
Bite Beauty’s Agave+ daytime lip is a clean, vegan, lanolin-free moisturizing lip balm that hydrates up to eight hours, with an easy glide and no-wax feel.
Tint meets treatment in Smashbox’s custom glow lip balm. This colour-changing lip balm has a blend of nourishing ingredients such as cannabis sativa hemp seed oil. It moisturizes, smooths, conditions and adjusts to your own shade of pink.
treStiQue carries an amazing sugar polish and plumping lip balm that delivers a dose of guilt-free sugar with a two-in-one lip exfoliator and lip plumping balm that revives dry and damaged lips.
KUSH lip balm from Milk Makeup contains shea, cocoa, and mango butters to soften lips and improve texture, as well as antioxidant-rich jojoba and olive oils to help protect against free radicals and environmental stressors. The natural formula goes on green but blends in clear.
DIOR lip glow is the essential lip balm for makeup application as it visibly brings out and enhances the natural colour of lips.
The soft matte tinted lip balm from NARS delivers a wash of nude colour for a diffused, blurred effect. Plus, bamboo fibers lend a soft-focus effect, while a blend of amino acid powder and olive oil wax help condition lips.