7 Hydrating Lip Products That Really Work
7 Hydrating Lip Products That Really Work

7 Hydrating Lip Products That Really Work

Effective lip care is a trending topic on the SL Community, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite hydrating products that will help protect this delicate area during the colder months. From proper lipsticks to glosses and tinted balms, here are the ones we rate.
By Sapna Rao

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Best For: Matte Finish

Lip Blur Matte Blurring Lipstick, £20 | Saie

You rarely see the words ‘matte’ and ‘hydrating’ in the same sentence, but this lip butter from Saie ticks both boxes. It provides a nice flush of colour that can be built up depending on your desired intensity, while also being seriously comfortable thanks to a soothing blend of hyaluronic acid, olive oil and berry fruit wax. It has great lasting power, too.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Best For: Plumping

Lifter Gloss Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid, £8.99 | Maybelline

The hyaluronic acid in this plumping gloss gives lips a smoother look, as well as evening out any texture and dryness. Easy to find and affordable for most, the large doe-foot applicator is both satisfying to use and helps evenly distribute the product for a seamless, flattering finish. It’s also formulated with a high-pigment colour – great if you’re after gloss that makes a real statement.

Available at Boots.com

Best For: On The Go

Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump Balm, £20 | Tarte Cosmetics

For a do-it-all product that blends the benefits of a balm, gloss and plumping product in one – make this your go-to. The hydrating formula is perfect for dry winter lips and it also has a creamy, pigmented colour that can transform a simple make-up look. Formulated with a nourishing cocktail of oils, fruits and hyaluronic acid, the cushioned tip and wind-up function make it great for on the go.

Available at TarteCosmetics.com

Best For: A Natural Finish

Hyaluronic Hydra-Balm, £30 | By Terry

This one is definitely more on the balm side, as the finish is much more subtle. However, it’s no ordinary balm – the hyaluronic acid-infused formula is combined with what’s called a water-gloss complex, which deposits glossing agents onto the lips for a sumptuous wet look. This is also peppered with micro-pigments to create an even looking dose of colour.

Available at SpaceNK.com

Best For: A Pigmented Colour

Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil, £24 | Ilia Beauty

A powerful blend of botanicals will smooth, soften and repair your lips with each wear of this gloss. When it comes to consistency, it’s the perfect texture for a satin-like finish, but it also hydrates and nourishes over time. The brand recommends wearing it on its own, or layering it on top of a longwearing lipstick for a more intense look.

Available at Sephora.co.uk

Best For: Long Wear

Hyaluronic Happikiss Happipetal Lipstick Balm, £27 | Charlotte Tilbury

This recommendation comes straight from the SL Community: “I always wear lipstick, so this is perfect for me as it has great coverage but doesn’t dry my lips out.” We couldn't agree more. Billed as a lipstick, but formulated like more of a gloss, it plumps and hydrates for up to 24 hours, while also delivering a punchy pigment.

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Best For: A Range Of Colour

Ultralip Hydrating Shine + Color, £14 | Glossier

Glossier makes some of the best skincare make-up hybrids on the market. This lipstick feels more like a balm, with a silky, glossy texture that’s a treat to apply. It doesn’t contain any fragrance, so it’s perfect if you’re on the sensitive side. Plus, we love how many shades there are to choose from – ideal if you want to transition your look from day to night.

Available at Glossier.com

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