5 Moisturizing Lip Products Under $10 That Will Keep Your Smooch Soft All Summer


It’s finally warm here in Iowa, which means all things summer are on my mind. Jean shorts, fishtail braids, graphic tees, summer kissed skin, and days that seem to last forever. Oh gosh, is there anything better than the combination of all of these things?

With the summer season here it’s time to take care of those luscious lips that have been ignored and abused by the harsh realities of life. Here are my five favorite products that are perfect for getting your lips back in shape for a hot and steamy summer.

Classic Cherry Chapstick – $1.89

I started using this as my go-to lip luster in 7th grade and I’ve never looked back. Cherry Chapstick can help you get through the toughest winters and it’s perfect because it moisturizes your lips while giving you a subtle flash of color. I mean, it must be pretty great if Katy Perry started her career singing about it and for only a couple bucks it’s a total steal.

LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub – $9.95 

This product alone is responsible for bringing my lips out of a very dark place recently. LUSH makes a variety of flavors for their lip scrubs but I personally cannot get enough of Mint Julips. The bottle is small but lasts forever. Mint-chocolate flavored, packed with fresh peppermint and sweet castor sugar, this lip scrub is basically the equivalent of a fresh summer cocktail.

Apply the scrub to wet lips, gently massage your precious pout, and then lick off any remaining product. The great thing about Mint Julips is it also has a breath freshening effect. You’ll notice an immediate difference and your lips will be ultra soft, moisturized, and with a flush of color.

Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm – $5.59

I usually hate the smell of strawberry or watermelon flavored lip balms. I think it’s due to the fact I overused my Lip Smackers like crazy back in middle school. I was nervous I wouldn’t like this but the packaging was darn cute I couldn’t help but buy it.

This lip balm is perfect for curing the driest, chapped kisses and although its soothing effects are one perk, the amazing taste and smell is an added bonus. Apply this to your lips and you’ll notice a difference immediately.

Nivea Raspberry Rose Kiss Lip Butter – $2.54

Even if your lips aren’t to’ up from the flo’ up you should buy this lip butter for the sheer smell alone. This stuff is simply heavenly. I put this on one afternoon and my boyfriend said, “OMG, what is that?” Even he was intoxicated by the incredible smell of raspberry rose kisses dancing on my lips. Aside from the delectable aroma this will leave it’s an overall beauty must have. It leaves your lips feeling so soft and sexy. Plus, the little tin it comes in is adorable.

LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm – $7.25 

What can I say? I’m sort of obsessed with LUSH’s lip products. This was recommended to me when I bought their lip scrub and I absolutely suggest applying the Honey Trap Lip Balm after using the scrub. Your mouth will never look prettier or feel more ready for a super sexy summer make out session.

What makes this lip balm so great and stand out from the rest is that it not only tastes incredible but it also makes your lips feel impeccably soft and nourished. The balm is filled with sweet orange, rich honey, and cooling peppermint to soothe the worst of the worst chapped lips with a slight taste of white chocolate. Seriously, this stuff is so good I can’t get enough. I might be addicted.