3 Cruelty-Free Lip Balms for Under $3

Lip Balms 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for Under $3

Lip balms are such an essential for me. They’re one product I don’t mind purchasing tons of,  because I know eventually I’ll use them up. While there are lots of luxurious, high end lip balms out there, there are also many budget-friendly options that work wonders for dry lips. Here are 3 I’ve recently tried – all for $3.00 (or less).


Burt’s Bees Island Balm Balm with Passion Fruit*

I spotted Burt’s Bees Island Passion Fruit Lip Balm when I went to restock my beloved Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm (my review). Unlike the Pom balm, this Burt’s Bees balm is white and applies color-less. Because it imparts more of a waxy than glossy finish, it’s great for under lipstick. I think this would work for men too – as long as they don’t mind the very sweet, fruit-candy scent and flavor.


Badger Classic Lip Balm in Highland Mint

Christine at Makeup Guinea Pig‘s rave reviews prompted me to try the Badger brand. The Badger Classic Lip Balm 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for Under $3 is a standard, clear yellow balm that imparts a thin, glossy sheen and the slightest tingling sensation. I love its fresh minty scent and flavor – it just feels so clean. The formula has a good amount of slip thanks to the oils in its ingredients list. Badger is USDA-certified organic and Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty-free.


Palmer’s Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm SPF 15, Cherry

Palmer’s recently released a new line of lip  balms and the Tinted Lip Balm in Cherry 3 Cruelty Free Lip Balms for Under $3 is among them. The balm smells and tastes like dark chocolate, but is a cherry red color. The red tint gives more color than I expected, so I prefer to apply using a mirror. Usually I’ll pat the color into my lips to create a moisturizing stain. This balm also has the benefit of sun protection with an SPF 15. When I head to the beach in a couple weeks, this will be in my makeup bag!


*Burt’s Bees’ parent company, Clorox, tests on animals. Burt’s Bees has pledged to stay cruelty-free and remains Leaping Bunny-certified.

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I’ve tried the Burt’s Bees and Palmer’s ones (though I think I tried the regular version of Palmer’s, not the tinted one)! I don’t really use a lip balm that much during daytime though, as my nighttime balm (NUXE honey lip balm) does a really good job ;)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Sunny! You’re lucky – if I don’t apply lip balm throughout the day, my lips get so dry and cracked. I have the NUXE honey lip balm too, it really is incredibly effective ♥

  • WS Badger Company

    Thanks for including us! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      My pleasure! ♥

  • http://beautywithcompassion.blogspot.com/ Kristina Nuetzmann

    Wonderful post! I will be checking out that Badger lip balm, it looks fantastic! Thanks for mentioning it :D

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thank you, Kristina! Let me know how you like it ♥

  • Lily

    I’m the opposite of you Catherine. I purchase lip balms and I never use them up! The only one I used up was Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. And now, there is no lip balm in sight. LOL!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      You’re lucky, Lily! I wish my lips weren’t so dry naturally. I can’t even go a day without applying some sort of lip balm, my lips would be a cracked mess. Which tinted balm from Burt’s Bees did you use up? ♥

      • Lily

        I used up Hibiscus! Only because I could skip using lipstick or gloss. If I had to use it then apply another lip colour on top, I probably won’t finish it at all. Haha :-)

        • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

          Ooh I had Hibiscus! The color is so pretty and fresh. My only thing was I didn’t love the scent, I couldn’t put my finger on it but it just wasn’t that appealing to me. ♥

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I have the Burt’s Bees one, and I love it :-) And I also go through lip balm like a mad woman.

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Haha I’m glad I’m not alone! ♥

  • http://www.thelacquerconfessionals.com/ Jeanatte Salazar

    I’ve been meaning to try Badger. I haven’t had a chance to, but I think I will look into it. I’ve currently got about 4 lip balms that I’ve received in beauty boxes though. I should probably go through my supply first. lol

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Jeanatte! I really like the Badger one and Christine, who blogs at Makeup Guinea Pig, recommends the cocoa butter version. Worth checking out once you get low on your current stash! ♥

  • Christine

    It’s nice to know I’m not the only lip balm junkie! :) I’m glad you like the Badger lip balm! I have the Cocoa Butter version, but I’m not sure how they’re different. I couldn’t get through my day without it. :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hi Christine! I’ll have to try the cocoa butter one next. I love cocoa butter, so I probably would’ve picked it out next anyway ♥