The Best Lip Balms Under $10 for Dry Lips

December 14, 2020
By: Jackie Burns Brisman | by L'Oréal
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Whether from dry temperatures, cold wind or simply a lack of attention, chapped lips can happen to the best of us. And while there are a seemingly endless array of balms and salves at our disposal, which all promise to hydrate and restore a supple appearance, not all are created equal. Avoid the trial--and-error process and grab one of these hydrating lip balms below. Best part? Each is less than $10.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm, $5.30 MSRP

If you want a hydrating lip balm but don’t want to sacrifice color, this tinted one checks off all the boxes. Not only will you love its ability to moisturize lips for up to eight hours, but you’ll also dig the eight sheer shades the balm comes in and the affordable price point.

loreal paris colour riche balm

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, $10 MSRP

This soothing, creamy lip balm helps soothe and protect chapped lips by shielding them from the harsh drying effects of wind and other environmental aggressors. It has a blend of squalane — a naturally hydrating botanical lipid — vitamin E and aloe vera for soft and supple lips.

kiehls lip balm

Maybelline New York Baby Lips, $4.49 MSRP

This lip balm will keep your lips moisturized and comfortable for up to eight hours. It’s available in three wearable shades including a clear option, a berry hue and a statement pink.

maybelline new york baby lips

Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm, $9 MSRP

While some lip balms can feel sticky, greasy, or even too dry, this one strikes the perfect balance. The formula effortlessly glides onto your lips and feels super moisturizing, but it also stays in place all day. It’s available in five sheer yet buildable shades.

honest beauty tinted lip balm

Dr. Paw Paw Multi-Purpose Soothing Balm, $8 MSRP

Formulated with papaya fruit, aloe vera and olive oil, this multi-purpose lip balm can be used to nourish and hydrate dry lips, in addition to cuticles and other patchy-feeling parts of your body. It’s suitable for all skin types and comes in both clear and tinted shades for when you want a pop of moisturizing color.

dr paw paw multi purpose soothing balm

Aquaphor Lip Repair, $2.99 MSRP

If your lips are in need of extra TLC, this is the balm for you. It’s formulated with vitamins and shea butter to intensely moisturize, nourish and soothe dry, chapped lips. And at less than $3 a tube, you can keep one in every coat pocket and bag.

aquaphor lip repair
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