Pumpkin spiced lattes, big cozy knits, and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ are just a few of the many reasons as to why we love this season, but sadly, it’s not all rosy and there’s one thing that gets us down year on year. Dry lips. As soon as the temperature starts dropping, even slowly at first, we feel it, those dreaded cracks.
We love a bold lip at this time of year, who doesn’t? Berry lipsticks and festive reds are just everything, but when you’ve got dry and cracked lips, those bolder shades are never going to look good, so it’s important you sort them out as quickly as possible.
Lip balms come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, from tinted and scented balms, to balms in pots and bullets and they definitely vary in effectiveness. Whilst some lip balms seem to just give your lips a temporary fix, only for them to become dry again a few hours later, others are much better and today we are sharing the best of the best.
Fresh have hit iconic status for their cult favorite Sugar Lip Treatments and the love is so well deserved as these really are some of the best lip balms out there. With a gorgeous range of scents and shades from berry to honey to nude, these tinted lip balms use the most natural ingredients to ensure your lips are hydrated throughout the colder months. Each balm is enriched with sugar which is known to prevent moisture loss, whilst hydrating oils such as grapeseed and black currant seed oils nourish the lips with the hydration they need.
If you’re looking for a thick and heavy lip treatment which is going to transform your lips from dry and cracked to soft and supple then look no further than the best-selling Nuxe Reve de Miel. This legendary lip balm uses a blend of honey, precious oils, and vitamin E to nourish, repair, soothe and protect the lips ensuring they are ready for any bold lip. The thick texture may be a little heavy for everyday use but it’s perfect as an overnight treatment.
The Dior Addict Lip Glow is known for being one of the most upmarket lip balms available and with the stunning Dior packaging, you’ll feel extra chic having this in your handbag. But it’s not just loved for its designer status but for its ultra-nourishing formulation too. Containing mango extract and Luffa Cylindrica, the balm works to protect and moisturize your lips throughout the day whilst reacting to your pH levels for a natural flush of a custom pink shade. Lip Glow will leave your lips looking and feeling healthier and fresher.
With radiant and supple lips all year round, why not join the LiveGlam Lippie Club, KissMe? Whether you receive a selection of nudes or vampy shades for the season, you can guarantee your liquid lipsticks will apply like a dream onto your newly nourished lips.
What are your favorite lip balms for battling the cold weather?
Sally O’Kelly is a London-based beauty blogger with a serious passion for all things cosmetics. From berry lips and cleansing balms to sea salt sprays and contour palettes, Sally has tried it all and picked up some great tips for fellow makeup enthusiasts along the way. View all the posts by Sally O'Kelly