If you’ve always struggled with chapped, dry lips, you know the feeling; itchy, sometimes bordering on painful. (God forbid if you forget to grab that trusty stick of lip balm on your way out). Let’s face it: flaky lips are a real problem—more so if your skin is super dehydrated and damaged or when the weather becomes drier. The solution is to let ’em heal; think regular exfoliation topped with super hydrating lip balms, coconut oil and even ghee (yep, you read that right). However, this doesn’t mean you need to skip your favourite red lippy in the meantime. Enter moisturizing lipsticks that contain ultra-nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin E, natural butters and oils that work overtime to heal and hydrate your lips—all with that vibrant swipe of color. From rich mattes, smooth satins to luscious cremes, here are our favourite lip toppers that you need to include in your beauty arsenal STAT.
Infused with Vitamin E and nutrient-infused butter, this one’s a failproof substitute of your favourite lip balm. It’s highly pigmented, glides on smoothly, imparts a soft matte finish (Oh la la) and coddles your lips—all in one go. Plus, it’s available in 30 stunning shades that will leave you spoilt for choice! Full disclosure: we have one in every color.
Serum in our lipsticks? Yes please! Enriched with Lotus essential oil, this high-shine creamy textured lippy has antioxidant, moisturising as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it’s highly pigmented, has SPF20 benefits and its lip plumping agents gives you fuller lips in a matter of minutes; all the makings of a genius product. We love.
L'Oreal Paris’ Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick is a classic for a reason: It’s highly pigmented, offers buildable coverage, has impeccable staying power, is transfer-proof and available in ten gorgeous shades; plus, the uber hydrating Vitamin E formula soothes flakes and dry patches on your lips. We are sold.
Love rich mattes but can’t bear to have the life sucked out of your lips by another matte formula? Then make this your best friend. The weightless, ultra-comfortable formula is enriched with Almond, Jojoba and Vitamin E oil that hydrates your lips and prevents it from drying. Oh, and it’s available in 15 stunning shades.
Colorbar’s Velvet Matte lipsticks have the unique ability to look natural and glamorous at the same time. The plush, matte 2-in-1 formula never catches on flaky skin and is infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba Oils and Shea Butter that nourishes and moisturizes your pout; plus, it glides on velvety smooth and leaves a light, creamy matte finish. Enough said.
Ever since we tried Iba Halal’s moisturizing lipsticks the first time, they have been mainstays in our makeup bags. Not only is each bullet free of lanolin, carmine, sulphates and harmful preservatives such as parabens, but the formula is loaded with super hydrating ingredients such as Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E that keeps lips uber hydrated and soft.