Here are some of my favourite lip balm and lip care recommendations. I’ve put three key words next to them to make them as easy as possible to navigate.
They all serve different purposes, so have a Google and see which one seems right for you. If you are trying to work out which is best for you, visit any of these brand counters and ask someone to help you. A quick Google image search of the product you like the sound of will most likely bring up some blogger reviews and photos of that product so you can see it in real life.
By no means are these the only products I recommend, there are so many brilliant options on the market. But seeing as I get asked for recommendations a lot, I wanted to create one guide so that when people ask me “which product would you recommend for me?” I have a starting point for them.
(A note about my own preferences: I work with IT Cosmetics on an ongoing basis. More about IT Cosmetics here. All of the below products are things I have personally tried and enjoyed both on myself and on make-up clients.)
Lanolips 101 Ointment Fruities: thick, glossy, stays tacky
La Roche Posay lip balm: sheer, easily absorbed, fragrance-free
IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi: tinted, buttery, comfortable
NARS tinted tip balms: flush of colour, velvety, subtle
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint: flush of colour, densely hydrating, lasting
Suqqu lip balm: rich, lasting, repairing
La Mer lip balm: minty, refreshing, light
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream: multi-purpose, thick, timeless