It's officially fall y'all! Can you believe it?
Now that the seasons have switched up (e.g. fall leaves, the sun setting super early, etc.) you might be itching for a wardrobe change. But, we're here to remind you not to stop there — your makeup bag always needs a tiny overhaul.
The subtle (or major) changes of the weather can affect you in more ways than one. The main culprit? Your lips, often exposed, are stripped of moisture due to dropping temps and consistent exposure to artificial heaters. Yes, honey, it gets real!
We want you to stay kissably hydrated, so to prep you, we've created a list of the top 10 lip balms that you should have on deck. Smooches!
A long-standing favorite of many, Carmex has been the go-to for getting perfectly soft lips. With the cooler weather coming, try the Carmex Comfort Care Mixed Berry Lip Balm ($3). You can actually score a two pack for the low low.
Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm ($4) is an all-natural lip balm that actually works! Filled with antioxidant Vitamin E and refreshing peppermint oil, this hydrating formula is truly effective. And with flavors like pink grapefruit, acai berry, mango and pomegranate, it's almost good enough to eat.
Blam doesn't have to be boring. If you're looking for a little color with you moisturize, look no further than Maybelline New York Baby Lips Balm ($5). It's just the right combo of haute and hydrating.
Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12) is a cult favorite! The do-everything skin salve even won over the heart of our beauty editor, Janell Hickman. She never leaves her house without it. Surprisingly, even her BF steals it from time to time.
With less than 10 ingredients total, Donna Marie Gold Rush Lip Balm ($14) instantly moisturizes lips while leaving behind a soft golden sheen, naturally. Another bonus? It's vegan for our eco- and animal-conscious beauty junkies out there.
Chapped lips will be a thing of the past with Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment ($17). Rich emollients comfort dry lips and it doubles as a primer before applying lipstick and/or gloss.
Favored by owner of doorBella Rose Velez-Miggins, she stands by BITE BEAUTY Everyday Agave Lip Collection ($18) season after season. However, ladies, she notes, "a little goes a long way!" especially since the product is super soft and melts easily.
Formulated with a soft tint, the ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner ($26) is lipstick's answer to lip balm. Should we mention they come in 12 chic hues?
The Smooth All Over Beauty Balm ($26) is a great multi-tasking beauty balm that can not only be used for dry lips, but also rough skin. Created with 40 percent shea butter content, it delivers ultimate conditioning for the driest of skin.
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