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 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 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.