Six Fabulous Lip Balms

Bahar Etminan

Founder and Editor of

Strangely, I didn’t ever get into lip balms until I was in my late 30’s. After my Caesarean procedure and breast-feeding left my lips parched and cracked, I discovered the joy and relief (and OK I admit the addictive power) of lip balms.

Whether you like yours classic or fancy, tinted or clear, here’s my top 5 lip salves to pamper your pout and to give you the softest, most kissable lips ever.

Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm $85.00


The top shelf version of a classic, I defy anyone who doesn’t form an instant love for this exquisite pot of comfort. The subtle rose scent and chic heavy glass pot all add to the self care experience. The French do it better!
Stockist: Sisley and David Jones


Lano 101 Ointment Super Balm $17.95


Aussie entrapraneur and all round power mama, Kirsten Carriol, gave the gift of Lanolin in a refined and glamorous version to the world. This super salve fixes everything from dry lips to cuts, grazes and nipple chafing.
Stockist: David Jones


The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix $24.95


Certified organic, bio fermented and delicious with young coconut, Carla Oates is the wonder formulater behind one of the best all round super balms we’ve found.
Stockist: The Beauty Chef


Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm $12.99


Combining a sheer tint and lip treatment, these cult products are good for your lips and have a surprising amount of pigment.
Stockist: Burt’s Bees


Burberry Kisses Sheer $49.00 


Ok, so not technically a lip balm, but these 28 shades of balm like lip colours actually hydrate and treat the lips for up to 6 hours and are absolutely gorgeous to use.
Stockist: Sephora and Selected David Jones Stores

Sun Bum  SPF Protective Lip Balms $5.50 each 


These pocket sized treasures are perfect for keeping lips silky smooth and hydrated. Better yet, they come in delicious exotic flavours to keep summer close by.  The pink grapefruit and coconut are must-have picks.


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