Welcome to Kendra's School of Lip Balm. Here, we will highlight the best in glossy, hydrating cosmetics for our smoochers. The school philosophy is: You should not have to pay a lot for healthy, glossy lips. Our case studies prove it; this philosophy is one that will not kiss off easily. The first lip balm that I ever fell madly in love with (trans: wanted to chew into little waxy bits and swallow entirely) was Bonne Bell's Passion Fruit Lipsmacker. You may be interested/amused/totally bored by the fact that, for the majority of my grade school years, I ran from the amorous advances of the grandson of the president of Bonne Bell. And to think I could have been the heiress to a fortune in Lipsmackers. My stars! What was I smoking!?!

More recently, I've been branching out to find that major cosmetic lines offer a lot of different formulas for le balm in all manner of clever containers. But how much of the cost is in the packaging? And are there methods animal-friendly? These are just a couple of the questions that this veritable bastion of balm asks when reviewing its product.

We invite you to tour the school. Use it as a learning lab. Let us know of your own experiences and experiments. Because applying lip balm may be the second best thing to do with your lips.

Smooches, Kendra


Organics All the Better to Kiss You With Lip Balm

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine/Breath Freshener

Sephora Piiink My Lip Shiiine