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Glamorous celebrities can't afford to have dry, cracked lips, which is why they seek out the best lip balms to moisturize their kissers and to serve as a healthy base for lipstick and gloss. And unlike many celebrity beauty products, lip balms tend to be a bargain, making it easy for us closet divas to look like Hollywood stars. Who doesn't want to have the same luscious lips as actresses on the red carpet and models on the catwalk?
Juara Candlenut Lip Balm
Candlenut Lip Balm by Juara is a fave of celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell, who uses it on Terrance Howard, Diane Lane, Evan Rachel Wood and Patricia Clarkson. Campbell says that "it doesn't leave a weird waxy film like other lip balms" and is very soothing. The candlenut, olive and jojoba oils nourish lips for long-lasting softness, while the sunscreen ingredients protect your lips from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Actresses Christy Carlson Romano and Amy Adams include it among the staples they always carry in their bags.
Kiehl's Lip Balm
Actress/singer Nicole Richie loves Kiehl’s Lip Balm, a bestselling product since 1969. Its squalane, sweet almond oil, allantoin and aloe vera moisturize lips, while the antioxidant vitamin E protects against free-radical damage to skin cells, reasons Kiehl's balm is also a must-have for rock star John Mayer and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Barry. Plus, this balm is colorless and unscented, which means you may find your boyfriend getting addicted to it, too.
La Mer Baume De La Mer
Makeup artist Troy Surratt, whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and Keri Russell, says that every celebrity she works with loves La Mer Lip Balm. Its patented Lip Lipid Complex includes the same same vitamins, botanicals and marine extracts the company's face cream does. Plus, ingredients like petrolatum moisturize while aloe leaf extract and eucalyptus oil soothe stressed lips, with only a hint of sweet fragrance. If you're someone who hates wavy lip balms, this slick product is for you
RMS Beauty Lip & Skin Balm
Allure magazine picked RMS Beauty Lip & Skim Balm as a Best of Beauty product in 2010. Created by celebrity makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, the balm's fans include supermodels Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr and Karolina Kurkova. The jojoba and shea butter it contains help the balm go on smoothly with a hint of shine, yet it doesn't feel greasy. It's also made of organic food-grade beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa-seed butter, rosemary and sunflower seed oil, so it's almost good enough to eat. If you don't like the faint cocoa smell, it also comes in yummy vanilla.