Welcome to our series Famous People On, in which we crowdsource the best stuff to buy by turning to the on-the-record favorites of celebrities. This week, it’s celebrities including Beyoncé, Troye Sivan, and 26 others on their favorite lip balms, including tinted balms with SPF, scented balms, and lip creams (and if you’re looking for more, here are some favorites of our skin-care enthusiasts Rio and Buzz).
“I love the Rosebud Salve in the blue can. I wear it with my lipstick. I did this trick last summer, when I was on vacation: I used it to prime my lashes before curling. It was like a natural mascara. It made the lashes hold the curl and look shiny. I use it for everything!” — Allure, March 2011
“When you’re on TV and talk a lot, the one thing you can’t have is chapped lips — especially with HD TV. Burt’s always feels great and helps your lips to look the way they should.” — The Strategist, November 2017
“I know it might not look like it because I constantly bite my lips but I’m obsessed with having moisturized lips. I would like to think that I’m like a connoisseur of sorts of lip balm and after many years of searching I’ve arrived at Vaseline Lip Therapy. It’s just like classic, standard, and lasts for a few hours.” — Vogue, October 2018
“The consistency of this lip balm is just wonderful because it’s thick enough without being too greasy. There are lip balms that get too lanolin-y or have petroleum and rub off, but this stays on the lips and keeps them moisturized and conditioned. I’ve tried so many other ones and just keep coming back to the Terry because I love the texture.” — The Strategist, March 2018
“Hurraw, which I have in my pocket right now, is a lip balm company that I’ve introduced many people to. They’ve got about 30 different flavors, but the Moon Balm in particular is great because it goes on a little thicker than a regular lip balm. If it’s really cold and dry I’ll put that on right before bed so I don’t wake up with dry, cracked lips. We just got back from snowboarding in Big Bear, and the Moon Balm was a big lifesaver.” — The Strategist, February 2019
“Nothing. Gets. It. Done. Like. Carmex. I should note here that I am NOT a Carmex ambassador. I just love this stuff. I have tried other lip balms in cool, creative containers and fruity scents. I have used oils and moisturizers and crèmes. And then I unscrew that red cap and gently squeeze that yellow tube, and out drifts that sweet menthol, and only then do I know that I am home.” — The Strategist, October 2018
“Face cream of the lips. This is L’Occitane en Provence, which, if I have to be honest with you, I got in one of those little travel size things on the plane. — Harper’s BAZAAR, April 2019
“I’ve used tons of different moisturizers and my lips tend to get dry again very quickly. Vaseline is the only thing that kind of sticks and stays moisturized and hydrated. And when I put lipstick or gloss over it, it holds it without it coming off.” — The Strategist, May 2019
“I have — for some reason — chosen to live in the desert known as L.A. It’s so dry here, and since I was young, my hands and lips have always been really, really dry, like a little monster (sexy). I found this and it’s like a shot of Aquaphor, but better. I used to use Aquaphor but then you read all this stuff about how bad petrolatum is for you, so this is probably exactly the same but since it’s in Korean, I can’t read it. It’s meant to be an overnight mask for your lips, but I use it all day everywhere — on my lips and elbows or anywhere dry. It’s really, really sticky, like it’s meant for a car, but it works.” — The Strategist, March 2019
Vivica A. Fox
“I love this lip balm because it’s really moisturizing and on my natural days when I’m just letting that face breathe, it adds a bit of color. I love the way it feels and looks. I used to use the regular clear Burt’s Bees, but then I found this one with the peony shade, and I just knew I needed it. I don’t usually like to do too much. I do a lot of water aerobics, so it doesn’t make sense for me to have a full face all the time. Even in my everyday look, which is a warm-up suit and baseball cap, I’ll put this on and instantly feel done up.” — The Strategist, August 2018
“This is my absolute favorite. I don’t go anywhere without this.” — Vogue, October 2018
“I love this lip balm from Brazil. It’s pitanga, which is a little fruit that I grew up with … it keeps [lips] hydrated, smells yummy, and reminds me of home.” — Vogue, April 2019
[Editor’s note: Ambrosio’s favorite flavor is currently sold out, but the lip balm is available in flavors including guarana, mango, guava, and passion fruit.]
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