It was about 3 weeks ago that I found myself wondering through Priceline trying to find something to soothe my dry lips. Even though I had an assortment of lip balms at home, my lips were in desperate need of some emergency hydration, and knowing I wouldn’t be home for the rest of the day, I needed to find a solution before the situation got worse.

While wondering through the cosmetics section, I hadn’t realized just how MANY there are to choose from. Talk about overwhelming! It got me thinking about how hard it must be to find great lip balm if you don’t already have some trusty favourites.

To hopefully save you wasting any time, especially seeing how it’s officially winter tomorrow and a good lip balm should be a daily winter essential, I thought I’d not only share my favourites, but asked a couple of my beauty expert girlfriends to share theirs.

May you have soft, supple, kissable lips all winter long!

My personal favourites
Jane Iredale Sugar and Butter Lip Duo,  $54,  www.janeiredale.com.au, Kit Cosmetics ESSENTIAL KIT LIP BALM SPF 15, $16.95, www.kitcosmetics.com.au, and the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Honey Lip Balm, $6.95, www.burtsbees.com

And some recommendations from my beauty expert buddies…

Eleanor Pendleton – Beauty Editor of InStyle Magazine
Smith’s Rosebud Salve is amazing as is Dior Lip Balm Voluptuous Lipcare. Both are super hydrating. I keep one in my bag & one at work. My absolute must-have this cold season!  Smith’s Rosebud Salve, $12.95, www.adorebeauty.com.au;

Nikki Parkinson – Blogger www.stylingyou.com.au
My fave is Lanolips 101 ointment – I always have a tube by my bed and in my handbag. Love that it’s natural, not sticky and that it kisses flakey lips goodbye almost immediately.Lanolips 101 ointment, $17.95, www.lanolips.com/au

Sarah Dines – Online Fashion Boutique Owner www.Australianflavour.com.au
My favourite is the Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil as you can use it as a lip balm eye cream and all over balm for a good soak of natural apricot oils…feels amazing! Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil, $35, www.nutrimetics.com.au