NewBeauty Editors' Picks: The Best Winter Lip Balms

We all know that protecting our skin, especially our lips, is a must during crazy cold weather. The difference between kissably soft and dried out lips is a good lip balm. Here, our beauty editors share their go-to picks that keep their lips looking (and feeling!) great this winter season.

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Liz Ritter, Managing Beauty Editor

"My favorite lip balm for the winter season is Supersmile Ultimate Lip Treatment. There's no color, but it makes lips look instantly better, softer, hydrated and never sticky." $24, supersmile.com

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Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor

"I love La Mer The Lip Balm! A winter must-have, I keep this nonsticky, sweet-smelling balm by my bedside and apply it right before bed to wake up to supersoft lips that are completely void of dry, flaky skin." $55, cremedalamer.com

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Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor

"Definitely Clinique Chubby Sticks. The moisturizing lip colour balm (my go-to shade is Graped-Up) is perfect for when I want both color and hydration. The Baby Tint version is great for those times when I need to quench dry lips, but only want a subtle sheen of color and a barely-there look." $17, clinique.com

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Alison Abbey, Special Projects Editor

"I recently tried Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moister Balm and it is amazing! My lips dry out rather easily, but this balm keeps them moist and supersoft. Plus, it has mint and precious oils in it, so it tingles when you apply it. I love a product that lets you know it’s working right away!" $24, marcjacobs.com

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Carolyn Hsu, Digital Managing Editor

"During the winter, not only do I need a balm that is incredibly hydrating, but also one that can act as a physical barrier to keep the cold wind out and moisture in. I always turn to a classic—Vaseline Lip Theory Rosy Lips—which helps not just to soften and sooth dry lips, but also coat them and leave me feeling protected for hours on end. The light rose fragrance is subtly luxurious, and the soft pink tint gives the look of a healthy and pretty pout." $3, cvs.com

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Margaret McGriff, Senior Web Editor

"My lips get really dry during the winter, so I need something that can keep my lips moisturized all day long. This bliss Fabulips Softening Lip Balm is my favorite because it brings the spa experience home with a moisturizing blend of shea butter and grapeseed and jojoba oils that leave my lips kissably soft! $16, blissworld.com

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Anna Jimenez Lyle, Senior Multimedia Editor

"I love the new bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm. It’s perfect for winter because it hydrates, nourishes and gives just the perfect hint of color to my lips, like the color just gently kissed your pout. It contains jojoba oil and vitamin E, so it protects and hydrates." (Available March 2015)

3 Comments
  • Mira
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    Aquafor lip was recommended by my dermatologist. It's theeeeee best.

  • Ribyn
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    I suggest adding Image skincare's Lip Balancing Complex from the Ormeduc Line!!!

  • Patricia
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    Vaseline rosey lips. Absolutely the best ever!