7 LIP BALMS FOR THE COLDEST DAYS… PLUS, A LIFE-CHANGING DIY

As the weather gets colder, the first new beauty product I look for (before dark lipsticks, before mind-blowing holiday sets) is the perfect lip balm. My lips even get dry and chapped during the summer…the winter is whole other story. This season, I’m determined to have hydrated, moisturized lips 24/7. Follow the jump for the most popular lip balm picks on Pampadour, plus some easy DIYs.

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There’s arguably no better packaging than that of Smith’s Rosebud Salve? I adore the charming, vintage feel of the little tin. Plus, the actual salve is awesome. So addicting, hydrating and incredible one-of-a-kind smell. Love popping this out of my bag.

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Why should an ultra-hydrating mask be limited to your face? Apply a drop of Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask on your lips to get an incredibly soft, moisturized pout. Think of it as a spa treatment in a tube. One Pampadour user proclaims that “a little bit goes a long way!”

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The ChapStick of the future – everyone owns an EOS or two. My personal favorite? Sweet Mint. The famous sphere is not the most hydrating, but it does the job most of the time…plus the adorable packaging is pretty irresistible.

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Want a little color with your balm? Look no further than Revlon’s ColorBurst Matte Lip Balm. Budget-friendly, fantastic selection of colors and nourishing, I can’t get enough of these. Awesome dupe for the pricier Clinique tinted balms.

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Burt’s Bees is known for its classic beeswax, but our users love the Replenshing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil. The antioxidant-packed, natural balm hydrates and smooths lips with a subtle, berry tint and pomegranate scent.

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I use the international version of Nivea’s A Kiss of Moisture balm, and it is arguably the greatest budget-friendly lip balm out there. Using beeswax and sheer butter, this creamy formula hydrates lips for hours.

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The idea of dropping $55 on a lip balm is unimaginable to most people (myself included), but La Mer is known for its unparalleled quality and The Lip Balm is no exception. One swipe can instantly repair cracked, dry lips, leaving you with a minty, tingling feeling.

A DIY more your style? Try this easy lip scrub recipe.

– 1 TBSP brown sugar

– A dash of honey (to make the sugar stick together) or a bit of coconut oil

– A drop of vanilla (just to make it smell sweet – not necessary, but highly recommended)

– Container

Mix the sugar and honey (or oil) together. Add the drop of vanilla. Use the mixture 1-2 times a week, scrubbing vigorously, to exfoliate dry lips. Let it sit on your lips for a minute, then wipe off. Set with a moisturizing, soothing lip balm.

Tell us about your favorite lip balm/DIY in the comments below or on Pampadour.com!!