Trying to come up with a full list of my most used lip balms and lip treatment proved to be somewhat tricky. I had to gather the pots and tubes from all the house as well as from various purses and evening clutches. I'm probably missing a couple, but figured that if I can't remember them they might not be real favorites, right?
Some of these lip treatments were purchased after originally receiving press samples (Sensai, Hourglass), others were parts of sets (Caudalie, Fresh). All of them are in heavy rotation right now.
- Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil. It's a serum for your lips that works like serious skincare. ($42 at Sephora and select department stores)
- By Terry Baume de Rose. This one is the Rolls Royce of lip balms. The texture is out of this world and the performance is superb: soothing, hydrating, long lasting. ($60/10ml at Barneys).
- Elemis Fresh Skin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm. This one is more of a traditional lip balm in a small tube that fits in the smallest pockets. Pretty straight forward and quite effective. ($16 at Nordstrom. Press Sample)
- Propolis Skin Cream by Hummingbird Ranch. Not technically a lip balm but works as one, especially for an overnight treatment. Heals chapping, bleeding, and will probably work against a bubonic plague. ($8)
- Sensai Celluar Performance Total Lip Treatment. The one in the photo is actually the sample size because I couldn't locate the full size one (I blame the cats). A miracle worker that also looks good under lipstick. ($65/15ml at Bergdorf Goodman).
- Caudalie Lip Conditioner. Like Good ole' Blistex but mostly all-natural and with a French flair. ($12 at Sephora).
- Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF15. A more refined version of the above. ($22.50 at Sephora).
- Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. Not only is this one incredibly effective, but it also has a matte finish so you can mix it with lip color or add it on top without looking gloopy. ($19 on nuxe.com).