7 Non-Drying Lip Products We Can’t Live Without

February 27, 2020
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Lipsticks

From balms and glosses to scrubs and masks, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of lip products on the market. This can make putting together a collection that has everything you need to keep your lips looking plump, flake-free and hydrated quite the undertaking. To help, we’re sharing a few (okay, maybe more than a few) of our favorite, must-have lip products that everyone should own. 

Must-Have #1: A Lip Scrub

The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop is a scrub-to-balm formula that exfoliates and hydrates in one swipe. It contains vitamin E, amino acids and coconut oil to smooth and moisturize your lips while flower-derived AHAs slough away flaky skin. Best of all, the bullet tube is perfect for on-the-go application (i.e. no fingers needed). 


Must-Have #2: Lip Balm

If you like a conditioning lip balm with shine, the NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Lip Conditioner will become one of your favorites. It contains hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil, which helps hydrate and soothe chapped lips. You can even use it over lipstick for a light coating of moisture and a glossy finish. 


Must-Have #3: Lip Gloss

Another beauty necessity: crystal clear lip gloss. The EM Cosmetics Quartz Morning Dew Crystal Lip Gloss has a high-shine formula. Just one swipe gives lips an all-over glow that will turn heads. It feels comfortable, is non-sticky and nourishes during wear — as all good lip glosses should. 


Must-Have #4: Matte Lipstick

Finding a matte lipstick that feels good on lips is something to celebrate, which is why we’ll never let the IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Lipstick go. The collagen-infused formula makes lips appear fuller and smooth with high-intensity color payoff. 


Must-Have #5: Cream Lipstick

Who doesn’t love a comfortable, cream lipstick? The Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick is a classic and staple in any routine. It comes in 15 pink, mauve, red and nude shades — AKA there’s a shade for everyone. Rose flower extract and sesame oils keep the formula satin-smooth.


Must-Have #6: Lip Stain

For big events, long days and date night (read: makeout sessions), a lip stain is a must. The YSL Beauty Water Stain offers long-wear color and shine. Despite the staying power, you don’t have to worry about it drying tight on your lips — it feels natural and comfortable throughout the day.


Must-Have #7: Lip Mask

To keep chapped lips at bay, you need a hydrating lip mask on your nightstand. The  Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Conditioning Lip Butter is a luscious treatment that naturally plumps and conditions your lips with a pomegranate-jojoba complex. Apply a generous layer right before bed and be prepared to wake up with seriously kissable lips.  


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