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Online Exclusive: The 7 Best Lip Balms

There are thousands of lip balms out there, and granted, most will do a decent job. But these seven are our standout favorites.

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  1. 1/10

    The Body Shop Shea Lip Care Stick: For fans of the company’s cult body butter, a lush, shea butter-infused balm for the lips that smells faintly of coconut oil. $15 for two; thebodyshop-usa.com.

    November 2008

  2. 2/10

    Julie Hewett Camelia Lip Balm: For those who don’t like a thick, heavy balm, this one is so light-textured it can even be used on the face. It comes in a substantial pot that feels nice in the hand and smells faintly like a Creamsicle. $14; juliehewett.net.

    November 2008

  3. 3/10

    Clarks Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Balm: An effective all-around balm with an amazing jasmine oil scent we can’t get enough of. $19; at C.O. Bigelow, Saks Fifth Avenue and clarksbotanicals.com.

    November 2008

  4. 4/10

    Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm: The familiar peppermint oil-scented, heavy beeswax balm has become a drugstore classic, and for good reason. $3; drugstores.

    November 2008

  5. 5/10

    Eve Lom Kiss Mix: In the realm of luxe lip balms, this one, from the renowned British facialist, is our favorite. The formula feels amazing on the lips and leaves the slightest pale, glossy tint on lips. $25; Space NK.

    November 2008

  6. 6/10

    Jack Black Black Diamond Formula Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25: The newest version of this ultra-healing balm has a delicious lemony, vanilla-y scent that reminds us of cake. And the high SPF will make your dermatologist happy. $7; at Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

    November 2008

  7. 7/10

    Carmex Fresh Mint Lip Balm: Hey, we’re not lip balm snobs. This new Carmex formula provides the same protection as the tingly original in that bright yellow pot – but the mint gives it an extra zing. $1.49; drugstores.

    November 2008

  8. 8/10

    Photography by Bruce Weber

    April 2008

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