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The best lip balms at MECCA right now

January 1 | 3 minute read

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Words by Kerri Gordon and Arabella Roden

Originally published on | May 24

We’ve come to expect more from our lip balms than simply hydrating, nourishing and soothing; we’re also looking for the one to give us that on-trend vinyl shine, the perfect my-lips-but-better-tint, or offer an extra layer of SPF. And at MECCA, we have all of the above. And then some. 

When it comes to lip balms, more is definitely more, because you absolutely need to stash one everywhere – in the car, at your desk, in your work bag, your weekend bag and your gym bag, that clutch, this crossbody... (and, if we’re being honest, it’s the beauty product we most often misplace, so it’s worth having a back-up or 10).

So for those times when the elements conspire to dry out your lips to the Nth degree, or when your pout needs a nourishing base before you slick on a lipstick, your dehydrated cuticles need a little nourishment, or your cheeks are crying out for a little luminosity, take your pick from the most luscious lip treats on our shelves right now.

It’s the balm on the desks of almost everyone at MECCA HQ. The sleek, magnetised case opens up to a no-fuss stick of lush shea butter, vitamin E and hyaluronic filling spheres, hydrating, plumping and protecting lips with a sheer, barely-there tint. For those who don’t love applying balm with their fingertips, this one’s for you.
The cult-favourite oil balm that delivers soft and smooth lips, with a lacquer-like finish. Its hydrating powers come courtesy of a trio of lush ingredients: hyaluronic acid (the MVP of moisture retention), plumping and repairing peptides, and protective evening primrose oil. Plus, it comes in eight skin tone-flattering shades. A day-to-night makeup bag staple if you love that ‘2000s chic’ vinyl sheen!
One of RMS Beauty’s most beloved products is Lip2Cheek, a multitasking hybrid cream that doubles as both a tinted lip conditioner and a soft blush! Combining antioxidant-rich buriti oil with super moisturising shea and cocoa seed butters, it blends seamlessly for a natural flush and delicate sheen on both the lips and cheeks.
They’re known for the iconic Cheirosa ’62 scent – the divine pistachio-meets-caramel fragrance of the bestselling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - and when it comes to lip balms, Sol de Janeiro have done it again! Not only does this nourish, smooth and soften lips, it smells like a combination of buttered popcorn and dulce de leche. And you can use it on your cuticles, face and elbows, too!
Packed with conditioning vitamin E and delicate rose, this highly praised lip balm is famous for its decadent texture and ability to instantly relieve parched lips. Concentrated with floral-derived vitamins and waxes, the sheer pink contents of this cult-favourite pot leave lips smooth and plump with a subtle, non-sticky shine.
Convinced your super dry, chapped lips will never recover? Think again! This ultra-rich, intensely moisturising jelly mask has earned rave reviews from MECCA beauty lovers for its transformative powers. Japanese peach extract, rose and camellia oil combine to not only replenish flaky, parched lips, but also plump fine lines and calm irritation. More than a balm, this is a luxurious treat for your lips.

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