Chapped lips can be a problem for many of us, because of too much sun, not drinking enough water or habitual licking. For those of us who love matte liquid lipsticks, the situation can be worse as long-wear formulas tend to suck all the moisture out of your puckers, leaving already dry, flaky lips even worse for wear. And when you apply matte lipsticks every day, for weeks on end, the result can be less than pretty.
But that’s where we come in – through a long journey of trial and error over the years, we’ve put together a list of must-have balms guaranteed to keep your lips soft and luscious. Some of them are drugstore favourites, while others are a little more fancy. But whatever the price point, you can be sure that all of them will get the job done. Now, all you have to do is to decide which ones to buy.
Text: Engracia Ang / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha