6Best Overall


For long-lasting moisture, Glossier’s Balm Dotcom is full of antioxidants and natural moisturizers such as castor oil and beeswax to nourish your dry, chafed skin. As with all Glossier products, it leaves a natural look, no glossy or shiny finish that make you look like you just devoured the greasiest fried chicken. Personally I would go for the original, which doubles as a skin salve. There are seven fun flavors to choose from, some with a cute sheer tint.

Glossier Balm Dotcom



The best of both worlds, this lip balm gives you a supersheer pink hue with a boost of intense hydration. The nourishing core in the center is enriched with cupuaçu butter, which quenches dry lips and protects it from free radicals. This ingredient is derived from the rainforest and it attracts 240% more water. Swipe on the go for suppler, softer lips.

Adesse New York Cupuaçu Butter Lip Balm

4The Most Soothing


Milk Makeup formulated an amazingly soothing balm with hemp-derived cannabis seed oil, shea butter, and moringa butter to hydrate your dry, chapped lips. It also has antioxidant-rich jojoba and olive oils to calm redness. Sage extract and peppermint oil combine for a subtle, natural flavor. The balm goes on green but blends in clear.

Milk Makeup KUSH Lip Balm

3The Most Kissable


This deliciously moisturizing lip balm has a caramel scent infused with nourishing ingredients including coconut oil, acai and Cupuaçu. You can even use this as a base for lip color, eye gloss, or natural highlighter.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter

2Best for Convenience


For hydrated, tinted lips throughout your day, Laneige’s lightweight, moisturizing lip balm is formulated with murumuru and shea butters to lock in moisture. It’s pocket-sized for easy, on-the-go application.

Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

1The One & Only


This magic lip balm in a small jar is one of the must-haves in my bag. Your lips are composed of soft tissue and doesn’t have sebaceous glands, hair follicles or melanin. This means that they can’t self-lubricate and are more prone to sun damage if under prolonged UV exposure. Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm is the only one you need to keep your unique, precious lips nourished in the face of harsh cold winds, blasting AC, and more. It’s filled with shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, and antioxidant vitamin E. Your lips drink this stuff up, you can also use it on cheekbones or eyelids for a natural glow.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Lip Balm