15 Lip Perfectors You Need in Your Bag This Summer

From balms that add a pop of color when you need one to glosses that protect with SPF, these lip products earn a permanent spot in our makeup bags this summer.

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The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Cocobalm ($22)

Ranging from clear to a deep plum sheen, this ultra-hydrating liquid balm melts onto your lips for superior moisture and adds a healthy pop of color while its invigorating coconut scent will have you feeling like you’re on the beach all day. 


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Lano Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1 ($17)

Dubbed “98 percent natural + 2 percent sheen” this super rich formula works to transform dry, cracked lips to hydrated and smooth with the brand’s award-winning ingredient lanolin, which mimics the oils found in our skin for top performance. 


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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue ($19)

Housed in the most summer-friendly tubes, these pretty tinted balms act like a drink of water for thirsty and dry lips, leaving it with subtle color and a dewy finish. 


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Jane Iredale Flirt LipDrink Lip Balm with SPF 15 ($15)

This pretty tube delivers hydration, nutrients and sun protection to lips in just one swipe to keep lips plump and moisturized all summer long. 


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Per-fékt Lip Per-fékt ($17.50)

Jojoba and vitamins A and E are only a few of the good-for-your-skin ingredients housed within these multitasking balms that work to moisturize, smooth and blur the appearance of any lines on the lips while topping it off with your choice of six colors.


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bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($16)

Infused with passion fruit seed oil and vitamin E for nourishment, this luxe, melt-in formula is the ultimate comfort for dry, cracked skin. Plus, the eight summer-ready colors are great additions to any collection.


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Supergoop Shine-On Lip Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($22)

This revolutionary shiny topcoat transforms any lip color into a UV shield with just one swipe while sunflower seed oil and grape polyphenols protect against drying and aging.


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RMS Beauty Lip Shine ($25)

Packed with a healthy dose of coconut oil and cocoa butter, this ultra-nourishing balm adds a pretty flush of color (available in seven shades) without drying out your lips. 


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Le Couvent des Minimes Smile Lip Balm ($9)

These signature lip balms include 10 percent shea butter to nourish lips, marshmallow extract to soften and apricot seed oil to keep lips supple while the scent of the brand’s coveted colognes leave behind the most intoxicating scent. 


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Ciaté London Scrub Stix Exfoliating Lip Balm ($19)

This wax-free formula will leave you with kissable lips around the clock while eco-friendly micro-exfoliating particles buff away any roughness or flaking while deeply hydrating. All you have to do is apply to lips and press them together in a rubbing motion. 


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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 ($24)

Real sugar coupled with antioxidant-rich oils and SPF for sweet, long-lasting hydration and sun protection make any one of the 14 formulas of this cult classic an absolute must-have in your beach bag. 


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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms with SPF 25 ($7.50)

This tiny blue tube has been a makeup artist staple for years, and it’s no guessing why. From natural mint and shea butter to grapefruit and ginger, the line is filled with antioxidants, sun protection and instant relief to dry, chapped lips with flavors and scents that will leave you hooked.


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Glossier Balm Dot Com ($12)

This do-everything skin salve is packed with beeswax, lanolin, cupuacu fruit extract and rosemary leaf extracts (to name a few) to hydrate skin for hours while repairing any dryness, making it a permanent addition to every cool girl’s makeup bag. 


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Colorescience Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 ($29)

Five summery shades (including a universal gloss) packed with SPF 35, zinc oxide and spearmint essential oil make this mineral-based gloss a top contender for hot sunny days. 


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Captain Blankenship Lip Balm ($16)

This organic multi-use lip balm boasts a high-shine finish and ingredients like organic cocoa butter, peppermint and sweet orange oil that’s perfect for use on your lips and cheeks for a sun-kissed glow whenever you need it.