Winter is coming with chapped lips in tow, but not to worry because we have a lip balm for each kind of beauty buyer.
We have reached a seasonal transition stage in the year, swapping beach holidays for cosy nights in, fancy iced coffees for pumpkin spiced lattes and lip gloss for lip balm - given autumnal winds and lipgloss are sworn enemies and sticky hair hurts everybody’s feelings.
In preparation for the return of Ireland’s notoriously inclement weather, a beauty-kit reassessment is in order meaning hand-cream, but more importantly, lip balm are your new trusty, best friends *reapplies own lip balm* and are best kept in close proximity at all times to avoid the dreaded first world problem (yet still unpleasant) of chapped lips.
The pressure of maintaining a perfect, pillowy soft and luscious pout is at an all-time high and often the subject of a first glance, therefore the weather’s meddling tricks will not be tolerated.
Below we have listed a full-proof lip balm guide for all budgets featuring our favourite pocket saviours to help welcome and manage the temperature drop without sacrificing your lips as collateral damage - sorry chapped lips, you can’t sit with us.
The Cult Classic
Dreamy millennial brand Glossier launched its star product with the brand in 2014. Through genius social media marketing Glossier has developed an impressive cult following and their natural emollient and antioxidant packed balm available in a variety of delicious shades has been the name on everyone’s lips - do you see what I did there?
The Boujee Buy
Bespoke, couture beauty brand and an influencer favourite BY TERRY is ideal for a luxury treat. The rose balm helps protect against UV light and boots cell renewal. With Rose Flower Essential Wax and Shea Butter, your lips feel soft, nourished and a little bit spoiled.
BY TERRY SPF15 Baume De Rose Lip Care, €45, Net-A-Porter
The Old Reliable
A crowd favourite since 1991, Burt’s beeswax filled, 100% natural lip balm smooths and soothes dry and irritated lips. With a hint of peppermint oil, lips feel refreshed and brand new without breaking the bank.
Burt’s Bees, €4.99, Boots
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The Big Spender
Skincare devoted luxury brand La Mer is the classic choice for all hydrating needs no matter the cost. The velveteen lip balm conditions and softens lips in addition to supporting the skin’s natural barrier to help prevent environmental damage.
La Mer The Lip Balm €60, Brown Thomas
The All In One
A cruelty-free and multi-purpose product, Dr Paw Paw’s Original Balm uses Carica Papaya to nourish lips and skin. The product is a one-stop-shop available in a variety of shades so you can add some warmth to your lips and cheeks. Frozen, purple lips are not the look to go for.
Dr Paw Paw’s Multipurpose Soothing Balm Tinted Peach Pink Balm, €7.95, Cloud10 Beauty
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