Where Lipstick and Lip Balm Meet


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.

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.