Chapped lips? These are the best lip balms for any situation
Let’s stay hydrated out here kids
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Content Producer / November 18 2021
Lip balms are a necessity; we’re talking just as essential as a roll of loo paper or a functioning toothbrush.
In fact, nothing makes us hyperventilate more than having dry lips – nothing (okay, maybe having dry skin, but that’s why we always have the best hydrating serums money can buy in our bathroom cabinet).
Chapped lips should be a punishable offence as far as we’re concerned.
So please, we scratch your back (with some of the best lip balm recs on offer in Australia), and you scratch ours – and by scratch ours we do mean keep those plush face pillows of yours adequately moisturised 24/7.
Here are nine of the best lip hydrating players in the game that’ll help you do just that.
BYBI BEAUTY Babe Balm
If you’ve spent a considerable amount of time staring at Billie Eilish’s lips trying to figure out the exact lip balm formula the pop star wears to get that plush pout – we have great news. The 19-year-old’s MUA Robert Rumsey revealed via his Instagram that he saturated the pop stars' face pillows in a healthy swathe of the vegan-friendly Babe Balm from clean beauty brand BYBI for the 2021 Met Gala. The botanical-based multipurpose lip balm can be used on everything from lips to dry skin, nourishing and replenishing thanks to an ingredients list that boasts hydrating shea butter, moisture-retaining fruit waxes and repairing carrot extract.
$30 at Sephora
NUDESTIX Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter Avocado + Shea
As if the fact that this stuff literally tastes like an after dinner mint (um, yum) wasn’t enough of a drawcard already, this clear, gloss finish lip balm is also unbelievably hydrating. We’re talking Yara Shahidi-level lips on the plump scale here, people – which is, in our opinion, definitely something worth screaming about. Infused with nourishing, long-lasting hydrators like avocado, shea butter and peptides, it’s no wonder our lips are still looking luscious long after application *chefs kiss*.
$40 at Sephora
LANOLIPS Lanostick Coconutter Lip Balm
If you manage to hold off licking your lips for long enough to enjoy the conditioning and hydrating benefits of this lip balm, then you have more willpower than we do because we’re fiends for the coconut flavoured formula. In hindsight, we can definitely see why Lanolips decided to call it ‘Coconutter’. Infused with natural waxes, butters, coconut oil, vitamin E and Natures Wonder Moisturiser™ complex, this Aussie offering glides on and melts into lips for a blanket of lasting hydration that conditions your kisser for an enviably plush and plump pout.
$19 at Sephora
VAPOUR BEAUTY Lux Organic Lip Conditioner
New to Sephora Australia, VAPOUR BEAUTY is clean and sustainable with formulas that boast plant-derived ingredients. Lemon balm is combined with helichrysum and calendula flowers and extracts of plum, apricot and fig in this lip nourishing blend. Simply swipe this lip balm over your lips for a soothing boost of moisture.
$34 at Sephora
FRESH Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm
This coconut-flavoured lip balm has a fan club that spans the globe with lip balm lovers the world over lauding the hydrating pick as a delight for personal use thanks to the tantalising scent – though their partners don’t have anything to complain about either.
$25 at Sephora
CAUDALIE Lip Conditioner
This antioxidant-rich and lip-conditioning lip balm formula is infused with grape polyphenols and apricot oil, softening, repairing and protecting lips from everyday perils like cold days and your lifelong lipstick addiction.
$10 at Sephora
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm
The emollient Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Intense Lip Repair Balm formula has a no-nonsense attitude when it comes to hydrating lips. We’re talking nourishing ingredients like humectants, shea butter, essential fatty acids and honey extracts all working together to heal your chapped lips. Apply generously and let your Eight Hour Cream do the rest.
$30 at Adore Beauty
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Repairing Lip Balm
Naturally moisturising blue lotus wax replenishes dry lips with a nourishing invigoration of lasting hydration, resulting in smooth, soft smackers and a plump pout to boot.
$32 at Adore Beauty
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.