Lip balms are the saviors of dry, chapped lips. But sometimes, it’s not enough to make your lips just moisturised, especially if you’re going out on a date with bae and anticipating a hot makeout sesh. Here are lip balms that will make your puckers smooth for extended hours, so your lips will be moisturised even after a steamy kiss or the morning after.
LANEIGE Stained Glow Lip Balm in No.2 Rich Red, $33
You know that a tinted lip balm is serious about doing its job when it has a technology called Smart Tinting—this means, the colour you see after application depends on the moisture and pH levels on your lips. Plus, it contains the goodness of the brand’s Lip Sleeping Mask, namely the Berry Mix Complex™ and Moisture Wrap™ technology, which means not only will you have a wash of a beautiful shade on your lips, your puckers are also moisturised for your bae’s pleasure.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, $36
Infused with cocoa extract that makes your lips hydrated by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid, this one will make your puckers look irresistible throughout the date. It also contains blue lotus wax that forms a nourishing film on your lips for supple-looking puckers that he can’t resist.
DIOR BACKSTAGE Dior Addict Lip Glow To The Max in 201 Light Pink, $48
Want lips that look kissable without putting in much effort? This one has the Color Reviver technology to make your puckers look rosy, no matter what your skin tone is. Which means, lipstick is totally optional. It also contains mango butter to hydrate your lips for 24 hours, so your lips continue to be kissable even the morning after.
Developed with sensitive skin in mind, all First Aid Beauty products are made without artificial colourants, fragrances and sulfates. Combining luxurious textures with efficacy, the allergy-tested formulas are mild and pleasurable to use at the same time. The same goes for this fortifying lip balm. Infused with the healing properties of the brand’s signature Ultra Repair Cream, it pampers chapped lips with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting moisture. Plus, unlike many lip balms that are shiny or glossy, it has a semi-matte finish that makes it perfect for layering lipsticks over.
Innisfree Canola Honey Lip Balm Deep Moisture, $10
Ideal for super sensitive skin, this nourishing lip balm contains Jeju canola honey extract which is rich in protein so skin elasticity is improved. The naturally derived honey scent is sweet but not overpowering, so feel free to apply liberally if you love the fragrance. The combination of sweet almond, jojoba oil and canola seed oil also creates a protective barrier to prevent lips from drying out, while leaving a slight glossy finish on the lips.
Chanel Rouge Coco Baume Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm, $50
With a sheer yet high-gloss finish, the moisture-rich lip balm glides on easily to give lips a healthier and fuller appearance. Wear it alone or use it as a base before applying lipstick. The soothing formula is packed with squalene, vitamin E and meadowfoam oil and instantly melts to give you plump and sumptuous lips.
Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick in No.5 Blossom Coral, $50
The name alone is enough to get us to add to cart. Available in a wide range of pink and red colours, these gorgeous tints provide the perfect amount of colour without skimping on moisture. Say goodbye to fine lines with just a few swipes of the product as it fills the surface of the lips and leaves them looking plump and vibrant. Camellia oil and safflower complex instantly conditions lips and creates a double layer of oil and water for long-lasting moisture without leaving lips feeling sticky or tight.
Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Seduction, $19
This tinted balm feels rich and creamy on the lips and allows for buildable colour. Infused with aloe vera, beeswax and sunflower oil, the balm is also made without parabens, phthalates, SLS and mineral oils. With the playful names, French Kiss in Séduction caresses your lips with a soft pink tint and has faint buttery vanilla scent—how delectable!
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, $39
“You have to treat your lips the same way you treat your eyes. For these delicate areas, you need ingredients that not only smooth but also prevent,” said Lev Glazman, Fresh Co-founder. This nourishing lip balm contains sea fennel which helps reduce wrinkles and plump the lip area, while orange extract protects the lips. Apply this throughout the day to gently remove dry flakes and look forward to supple, smooth lips.
By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Care, $80
A beauty editor favourite, this super luxe lip balm is formulated with softening Rose Flower Essential Wax, antioxidant Vitamin E and healing Shea Butter. Nourishing while repairing lips’ natural moisture barrier, your lips are guaranteed long-term protection even after an intense makeout marathon. Apply directly to the lips with fingertips and rub in the excess on dry cuticles. Or put it on before you sleep for an intense overnight treatment.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15, $31
In a convenient lipstick packaging, this lip balm is an essential to pack when you’re travelling travelling with bae as it helps to guard against the damaging effects of UV exposure with SPF15. The formula glides on easily and doesn’t leave lips looking glossy or shiny, so it’s perfect to wear alone or under lipstick. Treat yourself to some aromatherapy with the hint of eucalyptus while applying this lip balm, which also boasts the brand’s cult-classic Eight Hour ingredients for soft and smooth lips.
La Mer Moisturising Lip Balm, $120
Infused with a potent concentration of Miracle Broth, this balm restores and conditions lips. A patented lip lipid complex strengthens the natural moisture barrier of your lips while the smell of mint calms and invigorates your mind. Not sticky or waxy, the lip balm is packaged in a pot, so you’ll have to be comfortable applying it with your fingers. Share with bae to make his lips kissable too.
Text: Debby Kwong
Additional text: Hidayah Idris