Slather your lips in these soothing balms for a perfect pout.

There is a vast spectrum of price points when it comes to lip care, from cheapy pharmacy staples to indulgent lip treatments which offer the same level of formulation and active ingredients you would expect from the rest of your skincare products. Why is it that we tend to scrimp (or omit completely) when it comes to the lip care step in our beauty routine – especially considering that our lips are at the front line when it comes to the effects of extreme weather, dryness and irritation?

This week we have a round-up of nine of the most luxe, indulgent lip balms, serums and salves on the market to pop in your pocket for a pampered pout.

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Rouge Coco Baume, £32

When a slick of iconic Chanel lipstick feels too ‘done’, switch for their intense shine Baume in the same monochromatic packaging for a nourishing, comfortable veil of non-sticky balm, offering eight hours’ hydration. Buy it here.

La Mer

The Lip Balm, £52

Luxurious to a fault, but what else would you expect from the skincare house of La Mer?
A velvety soft balm with a hint of tingly mint, packaged up in smart sea-green glass vessel, it instantly softens and plumps, while working overtime to strengthen the natural moisture barrier of the delicate skin area to protect it from environment aggressors. Immediate and long-term benefits: we’re sold. Buy it here.

By Terry

Baume de Rose, £40

The effects of this buttery soft balm from By Terry can still be felt hours later (as can the delicious rose scent) – all without a hint of grease or stickiness. It leaves lips feeling conditioned and deeply nourished, rather than being a surface layer of slick. Buy it here.

Augustinus Bader

Lip Balm, £30

From the outside it may fool you into thinking it’s your average stick of lip salve, but one twist reveals how 30 years in skincare research can deliver a plumper, brighten, smoother pout. Buy it here.

Ultra Violette

Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm, £16

Ultra Violette seriously over delivers in its diminutive tube of balm – offering hydrating, SPF50 protection and a hint of colour. Did we mention nourishing botanical butters too? This is the latest Aussie skincare/sunscreen hybrid brand to launch in the UK and one to add to your beach bag this summer. Buy it here.


Buttermask for Lips, £19.75

An overnight treatment mask for the lips, Kiehl’s intense formula with wild mango butter and fairly traded coconut oil deeply hydrates and conditions as you sleep, for a super-soft pout come morning. Buy it here.


Perfecting Lip Balm, £34

A gentle, repair balm from Omorovizca, filled with healing eucalyptus for a plumping effect, shea butter to nourish and hyaluronic acid for instant hydration. A great remedy for sore, irritated, sun-chapped lips. Buy it here.

Cle de Peau

Lip Serum, £68

Our most luxe buy of the bunch, Cle de Peau’s lip serum pairs cutting edge skin cell technology with luxurious silk and pearl extracts to illuminate lips, while plumping and strengthening fragile skin. Use the balm’s in-built metal applicator for a stimulating massage as you apply, to further promote circulation and fuller, brighter lips. Buy it here.


Confort Extreme Nutritive Lip Balm, £56

A luxury blend of oils and butters, Sisley’s lip balm offers a veil of protection against extreme weather, keeping lips comfortable, supple and moisturised, hours after application. The creamy, non-greasy texture glides on for a luxe finish, befitting of its indulgent price tag. Buy it here.

By Lydia Mansi
July 2021

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Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.