All lip balms are not created equal, and only the best and most opulent secure the status of a celebrity must-have. From formulas created by the world’s most sought-after makeup artists to natural products devoid of any potentially undesirable ingredients, these are the winter lip-savers that are keeping famous pouts soft, supple and kissable.
Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Lip Balm
Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath (aka “Mother”) made a big splash when her eponymous cosmetic line debuted last fall, and and her first foray into non-pigmented products was this lip balm—which immediately sold out. Perhaps it’s the uber-chic packaging, or maybe it’s the anti-aging, antioxidant-rich formula that leaves lips soft, supple and luminous. We’re sure McGrath devotees like Naomi Campbell, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston aren’t leaving home without it this winter. P.S. Sign up for alerts at PatMcGrath.com to get a heads up when this luscious balm is back in stock.
Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Color Reviver Lip Balm
If balm-like moisture and protection, an array of colors and a choice of glossy, luminescent or matte finish seem like too much to ask for, it’s not with Dior’s recently-expanded range of Lip Glow offerings. In addition to smooch-smoothing mango butter, the formula features a unique technology that adjusts based on your lips’ pH for a natural, customized wash of color. Just ask Bella Hadid, Elisabeth Moss, Olivia Culpo, Olivia Palermo or Jessica Biel.
Farmacy Honey Butter
Celebrities with a “green” beauty bent—like Shonda Rimes and Candace Cameron Bure—love Farmacy for their 100% natural farm-to-face products, and the brand-new Honey Butter Balm is bound to become a perennial favorite. Packed with coconut oil plus cocoa and cupuaçu butters, this nourishing, antioxidant-rich balm hydrates, protects and preps lips for lipstick to follow.
La Mer The Lip Balm
Nothing says luxury like La Mer, and this lip balm is constantly appearing on celebrities’ beauty must-have lists. Featuring La Mer’s famous age-defying “Miracle Broth” plus a complex of ingredients that infuse the lips with moisture and help keep it there, fans like Kerry Washington, Helena Christensen, Jennifer Garner and Gisele Bundchen surely love the cool, minty flavor as well.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15
The original Eight Hour Cream is still a skincare staple 88 years after it was created by Elizabeth Arden, so it’s no wonder this beloved salve has been incorporated into a lip balm that offers sun protection as well. Delivering a surge of moisture while reinforcing thin, delicate skin, it’s available in clear and tinted versions that devotees like Kristen Stewart, Julianna Margulies and Kaley Cuoco have come to love.