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Budget Beauty — Best Lip Balms Under $5

 We are in the throes of summer and layering on the sunscreen should be a given.  But do you think about protecting your lips with an SPF as well?  Lip balms with SPF are a perfect addition to your skin care must-haves.  Not only will you keep your lips in soft kissable condition, but protect them from the damaging rays of the sun.  There are several formulas of lip balm on the market now that are include a plethora of soothing and healing ingredients.  Look for ingredients like shea butter, aloe, jojoba oil, vitamin e, sweet almond oil and natural oatmeal.

Try these top 5 budget beauty lip balm choices:

1.  Oatmeal Based

  Aveeno Lip Conditioner SPF 15 $3.99  Formulated with natural oatmeal, jojoba oil and shea butter, this lip balm heals and soothes and protect.

2.  Engineered by scientists, designed for and by athletes 

Sereena Williams Pomegranate SPF20 Balmer

Serena Williams Pomegranate SPF20 Balmer

Mission Skin Care Serena Williams’ Pomegranate Lip Balmer SPF 15  $3.99  Broad-Spectrum SPF 15 UVA/UVB Protection, clinically Proven to Lock in Moisture for up to 8 Hours.

 3.  Eco-friendly and organic

Eco Lips SPF 15
Eco Lips SPF 15

Eco-lips Lip Balm SPF 15  $3.99  Over 87% certified organic ingredients, gluten free with an aluminum carabiner clip which is an ideal way to remind you to be proactive about your lip care. 

4.  For the kid in you

Blistex Fruit Smoothies Lip Protectant SPF 15 3 in package for $3.99  Fruit Smoothies are packed with moisturizers and fortified with natural fruit extracts plus Vitamins A, B5, and C.


5.  Triple Duty — Shimmer, SPF and Conditioning

ChapStick® True Shimmer™ $2.99 Get the healthy appearance benefits of a lip balm with the addition of a subtle highlight. 


Makeup artist,s tip:  Make your own lip stain. 


Fill in lips with your favorite lip pencil.  I love Tarte Double-Ended Lipliners  A double-ended lip liner that contains one soft, neutral shade on one side and a deeper shade on the other. $19  Use your finger to really work the pencil into the lips.  Then apply your lip balm over your penciled-in lips.  Once the balm and pencil mix, you have your very own personalized lip stain! 


Keeping your lips luscious, protected and conditioned does not have to cost a fortune.  You can find lip balms that are ideal for everyday use at your local drugstore or at online retailers.

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