The trend toward flatter lip balms just got a boost from the Yes to line with their latest launch: Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balm. Flat lip balms have been around for a while, but they were hard to find--and for those who swear by them, the only option was to find them online. But Yes to has introduced three new lip balms--all in the flatter, sleeker oval shape that lets you hug the curves of your lips in either thinner or broader strokes.
The Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balm Collection comes in three flavors: Grapefruit, Blueberries, and Pomegranate SPF 15. Each contains a blend of shea butter, vitamins A and E, and cocoa seed butter to moisturize lips help protect against dehydration. And, they all go on minus any color so you can apply pretty much anywhere and not worry about how you'll look (bonus: they'll help protect lips overnight without messing up your pillowcase).
Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balms are Petroleum, SLS, & Paraben Free and run $2.99 each, and are available this month in Target stores everywhere.
Looking for a slimline flat lip balm with color? Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 is available in six tinted shades, making it an easy and moisturizing replacement for lipstick when lips feel dry. All shades contain SPF 20 and there's a suitable shade for every skin tone: Sheer Shimmer, Healthy Blush, Sunny Berry, Petal Glow, Soft Caramel and Fresh Plum.
Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balms are available at your local drugstore, as well as Target and Walmart, and they're a little pricier at $8.99 each.
And if all you're looking for is just a hard-working flat lip balm for when you're out doing work in the garden or yard, or playing sports, Chapfix+ Lip Balm is your go-to balm. It's marketed toward men (and the company says it's envied by women) but it's perfect for anyone. Beeswax, mineral oil, coconut oil, aloe vera and Vitamin E provide the moisturization and SPF 15 provides the sun protection. Plus, the minty formula goes on matte--so just your own natural lip shade shows through.
Chapfix+ is available at Duane Reade stores and drugstore.com and retails for $3.49.