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9 Lip Balms That Get The Job Done — For Less Than $5

(Last Updated On: December 21, 2017)

Today, December 21, marks the official begin of winter. But you could possibly have fooled us. The painful wind chill and low humidity of the previous few weeks has left many people with tough palms, chapped cheeks, and our private favourite: dry, peeling lips throughout prime social gathering season. Brutal, certainly, particularly contemplating the truth that irrespective of how tempting it is likely to be to lick them or nibble away on the lifeless pores and skin, that solely makes issues worse.

To assist, our editors are giving the rundown on the lip balms they swear by. Whether you are trying to treatment flakiness in seconds, or need to add a contact of colour within the course of, there is a product for you. Ahead, try their pro-approved picks — all for underneath $5 every.

“Lots of manufacturers are popping out with ‘blotted lipstick ‘ formulation, however this balm provides you an identical impact for about 1/four of the fee. It provides lips the proper, dabbed-off, matte wine colour. I do not even take into account this a balm; it will get a coveted spot in my edited lipstick stash.” — Cat Quinn, Beauty Director

ChapStick Moisture Plus Tints, Merlot, $four.99, obtainable at Jet.

“This isn’t sexy — in the packaging or on the lips. (It leaves a slight whitish cast.) But used as an overnight treatment, it completely transforms my dry, crusty lips into plump, smooth ones. My boyfriend, who always has annoyingly soft lips, introduced it to me.” — Quinn

Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment, $Three.67, obtainable at Jet.

“This balm is forever in my top three: It’s incredibly affordable, doesn’t send me into an addictive circle of dry lips that need balm (most formulas make my dry lips worse), and makes my lips feel awesome, whether I wear it alone or let it soak in before lipstick.” — Lexy Lebsack, Senior Beauty Editor

Nivea Kiss of Smoothness Lip Balm, $Three.14, obtainable at Jet.

“I am totally conscious that being a magnificence editor doesn’t, in any means, make us celebrities, however we do get requested always about our desert island magnificence product. And whereas saying ‘a therapeutic ointment from a model recognized for successfully soothing diaper rash’ is kind of presumably the least horny reply I may give — it is the reality. Nothing has saved my cracked lips, eczema flare-ups, and basic pores and skin dryness within the lifeless of winter fairly prefer it, and for that I’m perpetually grateful.” — Kelsey Castañon, Beauty News Editor

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment, $5.26, obtainable at Jet.

“I live for Burt’s Bees original lip balm but their tinted version is a close second. It’s one of the few tinted balms I’ve tried that’s as flattering as it is hydrating. It comes in a handful of gorgeous, sheer shades; I especially like this bright pink hue, Petunia.” — Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, Petunia, $5.19, obtainable at Jet.

“I was first attracted to this lip balm because of the candy-colored packaging. Soon enough, it became my go-to in college — but not for me. My ex-boyfriend had the kind of chapped lips that flaked in the cold weather, so I always had this with me whenever I’d see him. Soon enough, he was a Baby Lips convert. And so am I. ” — Samantha Sasso, Beauty Editorial Assistant

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Balm, Quenched, $Three.85, obtainable at Jet.

“When I was a wee intern, the magazine that I was working at had this huge piñata filled with EOS lip balms. Naturally, I took about 12. It normally takes me a good three or four months to get through a tube of balm, but I ended up using all 12 balls in more ways than one — as a primer, to hydrate after my liquid lipsticks dried me out, and on my ashy knuckles. These days, I don’t leave the house without a minimum of three spheres on me. Yes, it’s that serious.” — Khalea Underwood, Beauty Writer

EOS Lip Balm Sphere, Passion Fruit, $Three.81, obtainable at Jet.

“This is it: The perfect lip balm, the elusive one-pot wonder that not only soothes my perennially dry, chapped lips but also leaves them with a rosy flush that’s just noticeable enough that people ask what lip color I’m wearing when I use it, at which point I get to tell them, smugly, that it’s ‘just Vaseline.'” — Rachel Krause, Beauty Writer

Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm Rosy Mini, $2.95, obtainable at Jet.

“When all’s stated and carried out, I solely require one factor when choosing out a lip balm: It simply has to final. Too typically have I worn formulation that declare to appease and defend over hours, however fail miserably, inflicting me to reapply like a mad girl at the very least 10 instances a day. Carmex, nonetheless, is fairly thick and leaves behind a tingly feeling to let me know it is working. This pack comes with three sticks (amen), so I am all the time ready.” — Brianna Arps, Production Assistant

Carmex Stick, Original, Three-Count, $Three.56, obtainable at Jet.

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