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1.An SPF 25-infused Jack Black lip balm available in six delicious flavors: basil lemon, black tea and blackberry, natural mint, grapefruit and ginger, lemon, and cucumber lime.
2.A Maybelline ~baby lips~ balm so inexpensive, my morning iced coffee actually costs more. I suppose this is as good an excuse as any to...potentially...maybe...purchase all seven options of them...?
3.An O'Keeffe's lip balm for anyone who is ready to bid adieu to dry, chapped, crack-when-you-smile lips. This formula even has a cooling effect to give your sinuses a minty, awakening treat.
4.A multi-use Glossier skin salve perfect for a) hydrating your lips, and b) hydrating the most irritatingly dry parts of your limbs on-the-go. We're all looking at you, pointy elbows and peeling cuticles.
5.A Burt’s Bees lip balm that provides moisture (thanks to a blend of shea butter and botanical waxes) as well as a buildable tint, meaning you'll be able to give your pout some color without drying it out in the process. Matte lipsticks = so great in theory, so painfully drying in practice.
6.A Lipstick Queen lipstick packaged in deceivingly green form, but surprise! It has nothing in common with Kermit. This moisturizing formula will reveal a perfectly pink hue within seconds, one that's totally unique to *your* pH balance.
7.A paraben-free Bioderma moisturizing lipstick for long-lasting hydration that *won't* eventually dry out your lips even more. I know that you know what I'm talking about.
8.A Lano lemonaid treatment with whipped lanolin and lemon oil to naturally exfoliate allllllll the dead skin that has accumulated on your lips, thus revealing a soft and slightly shimmery surface.
9.A ginger sugar overnight mask you apply before bed and voilà! You'll wake up to a nourished pout, ready to take on even the most drying of matte lipstick formulas.
10.A Dr. Bronner's organic lip balm set available in unscented, peppermint, lemon lime, and orange ginger flavors. The beauty of this four-pack? Keep one in your car, one in your purse, one at your office, and one at home. Never be lip balm-less again.
11.A Mario Badescu lip balm that will melt into your lips (think ~the Wicked Witch of the West meets water~) and leave behind a soft, non-sticky surface that won't trap any of your stray hairs.
12.A Savannah Bee Company organic balm formulated with beeswax, honey, and flora essences. Consider this earl grey concoction to become as much a part of your daily routine as, well, your morning cup of earl grey.
13.A Supergoop! acai lip balm equipped with SPF30, ideal for anyone who plans on spending some time sweating under the sun. This will prevent your lips from getting burnt, which yes — that's a thing. A really, really uncomfortable thing.
14.A cruelty-free Aveda lip balm made from a blend of cinnamon leaf, clove, and anise oil that delivers long-lasting hydration — even in the coldest of climates (residents of Antarctica, take note.)
15.A paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free Fresh hydrating balm that genuinely smells good enough to eat (#CARAMEL), although you probably shouldn't. Just leave it on your lips. Please stop licking it off.
Your dry, cracked lips breathing a sigh of relief after you *finally* find them a good balm:
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