Moisturising Lip Products That Are Fancier Than Your Lip Balm


Dry, chapped lips are unfortunately commonplace in winter. They are one of the negative of the season just like dry, scaly skin, itchy scalps and windburn. A nourishing lip balm will keep your pout hydrated, but if you are a bold lippy lover, you do not want to have to give up your favourite colours completely. Don’t worry, there are lots of lip products that offer the hydration of your basic lip balm, in addition to a pop of colour and some shine. That way you get the best of everything. Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Balm in Roundest Raspberry If you like a bolder look, this is the high impact version of Clinique’s best-selling Chubby Stick Lip Balms. It hydrates your lips while giving them a shiny, deep finish. Can you regular lip balm do that?

Priced at £17.00

No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in 26 Posey At this time of year we will take all the moisture we can get. This lipstick still has that beloved bold bullet but it won’t dry out your lips like some formulas. It also has SPF 15, which is something we still need in the winter.

Priced at £9.95

Revlon ColourStay Moisture Stain in Cannes Crush Lip stains are long-lasting but they aren’t exactly known for being hydrating. This one actually is. It combines the best bits of our favourite lippies into one product. It delivers glass-like shine and bold colour, it is long-lasting, and it keeps your kisser soft and smooth.

Priced at £8.99

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in As You Want Victoria This creamy lipstick is comfortable to wear. It contains vitamins A, C and E to keep your kisser looking its best. It glides onto your lips and will feel just as soft at hour five.

Priced at £6.49

Max Factor Color Elixir Lipstick in Firefly ‘What is the elixir in this?’ you ask. Why it is a combination of shea, avocado and aloe butters, and white tea. The elixir treatment makes up 60% of the lippy, and the rest is smooth, comfortable-to-wear colour.

Priced at £7.99

MUA Power Pout Glaze in Allure 995 Even if you’re a fan of a natural lip look, you would still like your lip balm to have some colour. This lip balm, err, glaze, adds a hint of shine and colour for a my-lips-but-better finish.

Priced at £1.75

Laura Mercier Lip Balm If you just looked at this product without reading the label, you would assume that it is a lipstick. It is actually a lip balm in disguise. It is super-hydrating nad protects your lips thanks to SPF 15 but still enhances them with a bit of colour.

Priced at £17.50

Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm Long-Lasting Moisture & Shine in Peach Nectar This lippy combines the best parts of a gloss and lip balm. It is made out of a 100% natural high-shine polymer and contains a host of plant extracts to nourish and moisturise. It is not sticky and it has a yummy cherry flavour.

Priced at £17.00

Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Streak Everyone talks about how brilliant Urban Decay’s Naked palettes are, but their eyeshadows aren’t the only thing worth knowing about. This gloss is your perfect nude shade; it is as nourishing as a lip balm but still has that mega shine from a lip gloss that you love.

Priced at £14.50

Barry M Cor Balmy 4 Jam Jar This is the upgraded version of your basic lip balm. It hydrates lips but accentuates them with a sheer wash of colour. Unlike your lipstick, you do not have to worry about a precise application.

Priced at £3.49

Pop one (or two) of these nourishing lippies in your purse to keep your lips looking flawless when you’re on the go all winter long.