The Best Drugstore Lip Colors for Winter Lips

Posted January 13, 2014 by in Beauty

Has the winter air wreaked havoc on your lips yet? For us, this time of year means chapped, dry lips, and if you’re a fan of lip colors, your beauty routine will suffer. Dry lips + lipstick = bad.

Here’s a handy tip for chapped lips: matte is too dry, and gloss just coats your lips without offering any moisture. Instead, you need creamy lip colors, which give your lips the moisture they need.

Below are six lip colors that are creamy and hydrating so you can have a stunning pout despite your dry, chapped lips.

1. Revlon ColorStay Suede Lipstick

This lip color instantly moisturizes your lips with shea butter for a creamy application, and eventually turns into a slightly matte stain. The best part about these lip colors is they’ll last all day. No need to constantly re-apply!



2. CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies

This is a conditioning balm with a hint of color! Expect kiss-ready soft lips with sheer color.



3. Maybelline Color Whisper

This is a personal favorite of ours that reminds us of the Clinique Chubby Stick, but it’s half the price! It goes on like a chap-stick, looks like a lipstick.



4. Yes to Carrots Color Lip Balm

If your lips are extremely chapped, we highly suggest this lip balm from Yes to Carrots. It’s made with sunflower seed oil, cocoa butter and jojoba seed oil, so it’s extra moisturizing. The tint is also extremely subtle.



5. Wet n’ Wild MegaShield Lip Color

This lip color glides on buttery-soft for a smooth, moist-looking pout. Ingredients include vitamin E, avocado oil and rice bran oil, which will moisturize and condition. This lip color also has SPF 15!



6. Maybelline Baby Lips

This list wouldn’t be complete without Baby Lips! This lip-balm offers clinical strength moisture and SPF protection. Some of these balms add a hint of color while others are clear. Either way, they all smell great! We love Grape Vine and Pink Punch.



What are your go-to lip colors and balms during the winter months? Let us know in the comments below!