Every winter I get excited because now I can, ahem rock dark lips - Revlon's Black Cherry, Mac's Rebel and the like, but truth be told, I get really dry lips so I usually spend the Winter months slathering on lip balm. Crème de la Mer's The Lip Balm is painfully expensive but one of the best I've found. At €58 eeek! It smells minty, almost tingles on applying and provides instant relief but also delivers long lasting hydration.
Slightly, just slightly less wallet weeping is the By Terry Baume de Rose Lip Balm with SPF 15, a light rose scent, nice luxe packaging. A thick consistency but not sticky in the slightest. It is very nourishing and lasts several hours so that you don’t need to keep reapplying. Both work well as a good base under lipstick. I use these throughout the day but also at night, I pop some on before bed and come morning my lips feel hydrated and like velvet.
Well, now I'm torn... Surely there's room in my heart and my stash for both?!