Hi guys, and welcome back! We're back to offer you a little bit of friendly post-winter advice on how to show those dry lips some love. The combination of snow and brisk winds mixed with constant central heating and changes in temperature can wreak havoc on our lips. The skin on the lips is extremely delicate and requires that extra little bit of TLC coming into the spring to get those babies back in tip-top condition. Our lovely director here at AZ is the first to admit she's also suffered from dry and cracked lips after the winter, so she's helped us comprise her top 6 lip balms to pull you through to the spring and summer! Pucker up ladies, let's jump in.
PAT MCGRATH LABS, £19.00 GBP
The shining glory! It couldn't be anything else, could it? For our number 1, we had to go with our director Cher's favourite from Pat McGrath Labs. This little trio is brought to you by a living legend, the woman Anna Wintour crowned 'the most influential makeup artist in the world'. This set does it all, with just a dash of colour to give it that something extra. These balms hydrate and nourish to leave your lips feeling like a dream. Dive straight in and feel revived, reinvigorated and revolutionised. These surprising little balms can be used both as a daily balm and also a leave-on treatment to lock in maximum moisture, so transform your lips today with these gorgeous balms from Pat McGrath.
BURT'S BEES, £2.99 GBP
This affordable little balm is the cutest thing you could possibly imagine to throw in your makeup bag this spring. This lip balm will soothe and soften your lips with a generous helping of coconut oil, beeswax and sunflower oil. It's the ultimate trio of ingredients to getting that pout back to perfection. This little guy will leave your lips feeling tingly and fresh while it rejuvenates and hydrates with long-lasting results.
SMITH’S ROSEBUD, £8.50 GBP
This little tin has been making its mark around the world for over one hundred years! Given 5 gold stars by Hollywood's elite and adored by makeup artists, this little salve will make you feel like a star and keep those lips smooth and soft. This cult classic is multi-purpose and can not only be used on lips but will also soothe any areas of the skin that are irritated. It's even been known to take the sting out of minor burns. This salve has our vote!
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GLOSSIER, £10 GBP
This cult favourite is an all-rounder, a favourite in the beauty community that can't seem to go wrong. For every little bit that chaps, it'll help you out! Whether that be lips, cuticles, elbows, or heels, it can do it all. This little tube comes in seven different flavoured formulas for you to choose from and is packed full of castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin to keep your lips supple and soft.
VASELINE, £1.95 GBP
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip care softens and soothes parched lips within seconds. Made with the classic Vaseline Petroleum Jelly formula, it fully hydrates and locks in long-lasting moisture. It does not just provide momentary relief but actually repairs the skin and has long-lasting and noticeable results, not to mention it smells divine! It's perfect for instantly smoother and softer lips with a hint of chocolately goodness.
EOS, FROM £5.25 GBP
This little balm by Eos is one of our favourites here at AZ because of how handy it is! Its compact sphere shape makes it perfect to throw in your bag on the way out the door. This balm is 100% natural and comes in a variety of flavours to tingle your tastebuds! Nourishing jojoba oils, wild-grown shea butter and delicious coconut will leave your lips feeling silky smooth and hydrated.
These might be our favourites, but we're open to widening our horizons! Be sure to leave a comment and tell us your favourite lip balm. We're always up for trying something new and we love hearing what you guys think! Until next time, ciao!