If your lipstick glides on about as smoothly as sandpaper, girl: Your lips need some serious love. Sure, you can blame it on winter or laziness, but your neglect is making your pout anything but kissable (unless you’d prefer to stab your partner with errant flakes). The good news is it’s never too late to start treating them. Ahead, all the TLC you need for a plush pucker.
Farmaesthetics Lip Softener, $11, farmaesthetics.com, infuses herbs and oils to help prevent dryness and mend cracks. The all-natural formula contents vitamin C, which adds a little plumping.
Coola SPF Liplux, $12, coolasuncare.com, has all the essentials for treatment and protection: SPF 15, broadspectrum coverage, vitamins, antioxidants, and an awesome peppermint vanilla scent, which might lure unexpected kisses.
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Lip Balm, $8.50, supergoop.com, is free of oxybenzone, parabens, and fragrances, which means protection at its purest. It keeps harmful rays at bay and helps give lips a silky touch.
John Masters Organics Lip Calm, $6, johnmasters.com, is made with 10 certified-organic ingredients to protect and hydrate in a healthy way.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Lock Moisture Balm, $24, sephora.com, has all the good stuff dry, chapped lips need, including exotic oils and butters, SPF 18, broad-spectrum coverage. Go ahead and kiss all you want. No one will complain.
Kora Organics Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm, $25, koraorganics.com, contains jojoba, avocado, rosehip and more extracts that mingle with vitamins C and E for the softest, lushest lips around.
Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints, $19, clarksbotanicals.com, will do your lips and heart a whole lotta good. They deliver major hydration and healing and come in 8 shades. Bonus: 10 percent of all sales of these lip tints go to the Christopher Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury.
MAC Lip Conditioner, $15, maccosmetics.com, contains a major mix of lip-loving ingredients including almond oil, shea butter, avocado extract, wheat germ oil, and vitamins A and E. Use it on its own or under your lipstick.
Aubrey Organics Organic Lip Balm in Vanilla & Honey, $2.95, aubrey-organics.com, soothes and improves your lips with vitamins and nutrients so they’re oh-so soft.
Bioelements Instant Emollient, $29, bioelements.com, has Bulgarian rose oil, chamomile aromatherapist oils and vitamin E to soften lips and lock in moisture.
By Terry Baume De Rose, $60, barneys.com, is a little bit of lip luxury that goes a long way. It repairs, nourishes, and helps regenerate; plus, it works just as well on your cuticles.
H2O Plus Aqualibrium Lip Mender, $10, h2oplus.com, provides a daily dose of moisture thanks to peppermint oil, beeswax and marine botanicals, which repair and protect lips. Oh, and it diminishes signs of aging, too.
Kiss My Face Organic Lip Balm, $3.49, drugstore.com comes in 6 yummy flavors, which all prevent and heal chapped lips. You’ll want to reapply stat.
The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye cream, $45, barneys.com, not only hydrates your lips, but works double time on your eyes by reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines.
Le Couvent des Minimes Smile Lip Balm in Honey, $13.50, ulta.com, is all the healing care your lips need to return to their former plush state. Honey extract, shea butter, beeswax, and royal jelly work wonders.