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Luscious Lip Balms

As you all know, I am a lip gloss addict, but let's not forget where this fetish started. For me, it was when I discovered the original ChapStick. I loved the way it felt, but—looking for something smoother and less waxy—I soon moved onto Vaseline. Now, my addiction has evolved into something more modern and adult (not to mention more expensive). Here are my top picks for ultra-luxurious lip balms. (I'd love to hear about your favorites, too!)

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15 was named "Best Lip Balm" by Allure magazine, and it's called "Sugar" to boot. But I love it because it glides ever-so-smoothly onto your lips, moisturizing them, plumping them a little, and making them taste and smell yummy. The experience makes $22.50 seem like a very reasonable price for lip balm. Plus, it has this innovative screw on cap, so it doesn't ooze all over the place. Buy it here for $22.50.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 is made for men, but with avocado oil, lanolin, Vitamin E, green tea extract, and shea butter, it's great for soothing anyone's dry, chapped lips. The balm penetrates quickly to provide instant relief, and the SPF 25 makes it perfect for spending the day outside. It's not sticky, and the strong mint scent right under your nose makes for a fresh and crisp feeling. Buy it here for $6.50.

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Laura Mercier's Lip Treatment Kit comes in a package of two. The first part is all about polishing and exfoliating; I never thought this would make a difference, but my lips are instantly smoother and softer. The second tube is a lip conditioner with a rich, creamy texture to moisturize and hydrate the skin. Buy it here for $28.

John Allan's Lip—also created for men—is last but definitely not least. This spearmint-lime balm tastes and smells absolutely delicious. The mixture of green tea, ginseng, and coconut oil make your lips soft, supple, and kissable. Buy it here for $7.

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ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 8 years
I can not get enough of Fresh. Everything about it makes me smile!
smeehle smeehle 10 years
I can't believe no one has mentioned Burt's Bees Beeswax Lipbalm. It's absolutely a must before bed! Burt's Bees also makes Lip Shimmers, which are basically the Beeswax Lipbalm with just a hint of color, perfect for daytime. My friends & I are addicted!
yayita yayita 10 years
cheap stuff for me
highsociety1 highsociety1 10 years
I can vouch for the Sugar lip balm, it's great! It's rich, and has a nice taste. I made the mistake of leaving it in my car though...came back and it was a melted mess.
momwith2cuties momwith2cuties 10 years
I like the C.O. Bigelow "my favorite lip balm". I'm addicted. I have the favorite and a couple of the mint ones as well.
hotstuff hotstuff 10 years
I'm not paying $45 for lip balm, lol.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
7 bucks........I have to get this.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
ooo.. i'm going to check out your LUSH balm, WhiplashGirl!!
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I LOVE Rosebud Rosebud Salve I guess it's technically not a balm... oops :) lol
Lakey Lakey 10 years
The Jack Black balm looks very seductive, plus it's only 7 bucks! WooooOOOOOoooo!
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