The 41 Best Lip Balms

Girl Gloss is brought to you by lip balm addicts, so isn’t it about time that it had a best lip balm list? I think it is! The following are the best lip lip balms that money can buy!


The Best Lip Balm List

The best balm list is split by tinted and untinted products and is generally in order of favorites as far as the top 5 or so go. But after that it is hard to pick favorites among the items, as they are all good products. You really can’t go wrong with any of these nice balms. Instead of trying to link to each balm, I verified that you generally can find them through the following sources, with the exception of Votre Vu, which has their own website and is also an MLM program.

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Best of the Standard Lip Balms

Below are 30 of the best lip balms. These generally are untinted or refer to the untinted version of the balm.

1: Badger Cocoa Butter Balm: Big, fat, and tasty, plus natural with great moisturizing ingredients and made by a cool company. What else could you want? Badger is our perennial number one favorite!

2: Murad Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15: For the most part, I tried to keep gel tubes off this list because I classify them as glosses instead of a balms, but Murad’s lip protector is simply too good not to be on the list. This super moisturizing gel tastes great, gives lots of shine and offers SPF 15 protection.

3: Eos Lip Balm: The cool Eos lip balm pods are all the rage and the balm is pretty darn good too! Fun to carry and great to wear.

4: Votre Vu: Votre Vu makes a luxurious, buttery balm with a nice vanilla almond taste that comes packaged in a lipstick type tube. For hand cream fans, you can also get the Duette, which is a tube of particularly nice hand cream with the balm in the lid.

5: Fresh Sugar Rose: A cult classic for a reason, Fresh Sugar Rose has a luxurious feel with a wonderful scent and taste. This is the best luxury level lip balm that you can buy.

6: Maui Mike’s Lip Balm SPF 15, Surfer’s Mint: A popular balm that has a great texture that is not too waxy and not too oily. It wears very well and offers SPF protection.

7: Caudalie Lip Conditioner: This buttery balm has great texture and also is good sized, making it a great choice for those who like a bigger balm.

8: Palmer Coco Butter Balm: A nice standard lip balm. Buttery and long wearing. Look for it at your local drugstore.

9: Mission Lip Balm: A favorite for outdoor activities, Mission balms have a good SPF level and are a bit waxier so that they will last longer and give good wind protection. I wear mission when I go running.

10: Jane Iredale Lipdrink: Moisturizing and soothing. This is a good everyday balm.

11: Tarte fRxtion Natural Sugar Exfoliator & Lip Balm Duo: Exfoliation is important and often over looked. This duo is a great way to exfoliate and then moisturize.

12: Alba Hawaiian: Super tasty is why I love this balm. It also is packed with some nice oils and is a bit on the glossy side for fans of lighter balms.

13: Lorac Vitamin E Stick: A great choice for vitamin E lovers. This stick conditions and protects.

14: Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 36 PA++. Buy this one for its great sun protection. Perfect for tropical vacations!

15: NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm: A nice balm that generally gets good reviews.

16: Kiss My Face: If you love natural products, this is the balm to buy. It provides good moisture though natural oils in a lightweight balm.

17: Bliss Fabulips: Yet another nice buttery balm.

18: H2O Plus Lip Treatment: Provides extra conditioning for extra dry lips.

19: Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Lip Balm: This is a nice standard balm that is generally well rated.

20: Banana Boat Lip Balm: Great for outdoor activities, this balm is a bit waxier in order to last longer and it has a good does of SPF. I often wear this one in summer and alternate it with mission balms for outdoor activities.

21: ChapStick Fresh Effects: A super minty balm to freshen breath while keeping your lips fresh as well.

22: Classic Chapstick: The old standby, I still love my cherry Chapstick!

23: Badger Classic Balm: A lighter, slightly oilier balm, good for those who like smoother and glossier balms.

24: Philosophy Kiss of Hope Therapeutic Lip Treatment: An all around good conditioning lip treatment.

25: Maybelline Baby Lips: Soft and soothing, this is a nice standard balm.

26: L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick: I love shea butter, and this balm packs it in. Great for overall moisturizing.

27: Peacekeeper Eco-Sensual Lip Balm: Another nice daily wear lip balm with a lot of fans.

28: Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer: If you need an easy to find lip treatment, this is always  a good option.

29: Yes To Carrots:  A lightweight balm that can be found at most drugstores. Comes in a variety of flavors, including carrot!

30: Jack Black Intense Therapy Balm: A highly conditioning treatment balm.

Best Tinted Lip Balm

Here are 11 great tinted balms.

1: Benetint Balm: Benetint is the original lip stain, and their balm packs in the pigment for pretty rose colored lips with a dose of moisture. Don’t be afraid of the red pot, the tint is very natural looking.

2: Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Lip Protector: A balm that wears very well and gives off a good amount of tint.

3: Yves Saint Laurent VOLUPTÉ SHEER CANDY Glossy Balm Crystal Color: Expensive, but the choice of pretty and sheer shades makes it worth it.

4: Korres Lip Butter: lightly tinted natural balms.

5: Dior Addict Lip Glow: Claims that the tint will adjust to your perfect color. I don’t buy into that, but I still love this product for its pretty tint and great conditioning.

6: Laura Mercier Stick Gloss: Good tint in a quality balm.

7: MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner: These pot balms have a good amount of pigment and moisturizing properties.

8: Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain: I love Totkidoki, and their lip balm stain does a nice job at providing color and conditioning.

9: Chapstick True Shimmer: A balm with a shimmery tint to it. Try it over standard lip stain for comfortable and neat look.

10: Nivea Tinted Lip Balm: Nivea makes several tinted items, each of which gives a nice bit of color in a light weight balm.

11: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer: Offers a decent range of shades in a slim balm.

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Beauty Tips for Hair and Nails

Although, there are many contributing factors working against us to keep our hair and nails as healthy as possible there are some easy tricks that can be used in order to achieve this goal. The foundation of all of our hair, skin, and nail growth stems from the nutrients we consume. These tips can’t change the genetics you were born with, for instance thin or fine hair becoming thick, but they can make a difference.

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The first thing you need to be aware of are beauty supplements that claim they have the ability to thicken hair or make nails grow faster because they aren’t necessarily dependable. Even though you can find these supplements on shelves at stores and they’re marketed as being the easier/faster way to get results the best option is to depend on a healthy diet. This diet should include plenty of protein and iron in order to get the best results, which can be found in poultry like chicken and turkey.

Salmon is one of the best foods to eat because of the omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12, and iron it contains. Omega-3 fatty acids are a high-quality protein source, which is great to consume for the growth of hair and nails. If you happen to be a vegetarian, or can’t stand the taste of fish, you can simply add plant-based omega-3 fats into your diet in order to achieve the same goal.


Dark green vegetables provide a good source of vitamin A and C, iron, and calcium into your diet. This is important because your hair follicles need vitamins A and C in order to produce sebum, the oily substance your hair creates. Your body also needs the appropriate amounts of iron in order to grow the ½ inch your hair grows in a month healthily.

One of the contributing factors to the deterioration of hair and nails is something that remains untouchable, the aging process. Although, you can’t slow time or change the fact that you’re constantly aging the lack of nourishment will enhance this process. Lack of vitamins A and B causes our nails to become fragile, brittle, and dull. If you notice that your nails have become darker or more dry you need to add more vitamin B 12 into your diet.

In order to revitalize, or continue to aide to, the growth of strong/healthy nails, skin, and hair another good tip from a louisville beauty academy is to choose an herbal formula that contains all the vitamins and minerals we’ve mentioned. For best results choose one with natural ingredients.

When it comes to beauty hair, nail, and skins are harder to take care of than most people think. Hopefully, this information has been helpful and has opened your eyes to the beauty tips that can affect the outcome of healthier skin, hair, and nails.

Caroline McCauley is a writer for Ideal Beauty, which specializes in cosmotology.

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Crazy Rumors HibisKiss Lip Balm

Crazy Rumors makes some great balms in general, but a new favorite overall balm for me is their HibisKiss tinted balm.  Often, tinted balms lack the level of actual tint that I would like to have, but HibisKiss has a decent amount of pigment to it. The tint is still sheer, but it does show up–something that doesn’t happen with the tinted balms of  some brands!   The shades are pretty too.

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Crazy Rumors HibisKiss in Breeze

Overall, the balm itself is a medium buttery texture, so it isn’t overly waxy or so light that you end up reapplying often. That is just about where I like my balms to be. So this one has been getting a lot of use from me lately! Crazy Rumors products are also all natural and vegan.

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