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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photographer: Bruce Weber