Rich Color Without the Dryness


Winter air tends to leave lips chapped and dehydrated—not a good look. You shouldn’t have to give up the rich, vibrant lip colors you love simply because of cold temps and dry heat. Fortunately, some of our favorite beauty lines have created solutions so this season you can brandish a balmier, more moisturizing lipstick and enjoy rich color payoff that also hydrates. Read on for our top picks.

BY TERRY Rouge-Expert Click Stick , $32

This 3-in-1 hybrid gives you the moisturizing comfort of a lip balm, the precision of a pencil, and the pigmented color of a lipstick because yes, you can have it all. The Rouge-Expert Click Stick is formulated with nourishing Vitamin E and features a droplet-shaped tip for clean, precise application.

Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick, $38

This serum-based lipstick brings warmth and vitality to your natural lip color with a brightening, sheer wash of color. The formula features camellia oil and safflower complex to eliminate dryness, while apricot kernel oil fills in fine lines for smooth, plumped, supple lips.

Stila Colour Balm Lipstick, $22

Naturally cooling peppermint oil and a hydrating sunflower-based complex make this luxuriously creamy lipstick nourishing while still delivering brilliant color. The packaging even features a handy mirror on top of the cap, for on-the-go touch-ups.

ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 , $28

Give your lips the hydration and protection that they deserve. This tinted lip conditioner adds a hint of lush, healthy-looking color while also providing SPF 15 UVA and UVB protection. Organic avocado, sesame, cranberry and passion flower oils defend lips against free radicals while cocoa and shea butters smooth and soften.

BECCA Lush Lip Color Balm , $22

This ultra-creamy lipstick keeps lips hydrated and kissable with the help of nourishing jojoba oil. The lightweight, satiny color is very versatile—one swipe adds a natural flush of color while a few swipes add intensity and deeper, richer color.