Lip balms for every budget: Under $10 to over $50

Lip balms - it's one of those staples that you can go as budget or as boujee as you like. There truly is something for all budgets.

Whether you're looking for something ultra-nourishing, lightweight or maybe with a tint of colour, below, BD has rounded up options to tick every box.

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Under $10

Burt’s Bees Sweet Mandarin Lip Balm combines protection and hydration with a juicy, zesty citrus twist of sweet mandarin. It is formulated with hydrating, 100 per cent natural origin ingredients such as coconut oil and beeswax, which work to lock in moisture, while mandarin extract delivers deep hydration to dry lips for up to eight hours.

Bondi Sands Lip Balms is a new range from the sun care brand, and includes six fun and fruity flavours. With scents like Toasted Coconut, Juicy Watermelon and Tropical Mango, you'll feel like you've been transported straight to summer. The balm not only keeps lips hydrated, but is also formulated with SPF 50+ sunscreen, providing UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection.

Carmex® Original Flavour Lip Balm Jar is a cult classic lip balm, suitable for daily use and all seasons. The unique formula helps to soothe, moisturise and relieve dry, chapped lips caused by environmental factors, resulting in soft, healthy looking lips. Packaged in a handy pot, it can be used under or over lipstick for a gloss finish that helps to add moisture and relive pain. 

$10 - $20

Mavala Switzerland Tinted Lip Balm nourishes, moisturises and protects lips that are stressed and dry, while tinting them with one of the four available shades. Light and flattering, the shades also leave a delicious fragrance on the lips. The ultra-fine, non sticky texture is a major advantage of this lip care product, which restores comfort and elasticity. 

Models Prefer Silk Lip Balm leaves lips feeling silky and soft. Delivering an ultra-glossy finish for a fuller looking pout, its sheer colour provides a subtle tint. It also has an easy gliding texture that coats the lips with ease. Enriched with vitamin E, castor oil and jojoba oil to nourish and protect the lips. 

Weleda Skin Food Lip Balm is a lip balm that intensively nourishes and moisturises dry, chapped and cracked lips. Formulated with an essential oil blend of beeswax, pansy, organic chamomile and organic calendula to leave lips feeling soft and smooth.

$20 - $30

FRESH Sugar Watermelon Hydrating Lip Balm works seamlessly to coat dry lips, softening and protecting against dehydration for 24 hours. It is formulated with sugar, which is a natural humectant known to prevent moisture loss. The watermelon flavour is designed to spark a feeling of summer all year long.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Nourishing Lip Balm replenishes lips with eight essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals while providing advanced broad spectrum SPF20 sun protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays. Lips feel softer and smoother with a healthy-looking, radiant shine.

Breeze Balm Grape Sorbet Glow Lip Tint is a new twist on the cult favourite Breeze Balm. This tinted balm provides a burst of berry pink colour, while also leaving lips with high shine. The Hubba Bubba-esk scent is highly addicting too!

Over $50

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Balm offers sheer glowing colour and nourishing lip care. The dual performance formula contains two formulas with two different textures.

Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm is a reparative treatment for cracked, dry and chapped lips. This balm is rich in soothing emollient and protective lipids, which provide lips with moisture and protection. A unique, natural combination of hazelnut, plum kernel and sunflower oils combine with shea and kokum butters to relieve discomfort, re-hydrate and plump the lips, repair and restore lipid levels and form a protective film against outside aggressors.

By Terry Baume de Rose is one of the most praised lip balms of the industry, providing intense protection while smoothing and regenerating the lips. Infused with a delicate rose scent, the vitamin-rich and concentrated rose blend formula glides on effortlessly and leaves a non-sticky finish with a subtle shine.

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