Why: Remember that annoying, but catchy song that dispensed advice to the graduating class of 1999, with the ultimate piece of advice being to always wear sunscreen? Sunscreen is a lifesaver, donâ€™t get me wrong, but I have to think that the speaker must never have slicked on the awesomeness that is Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. If he had, that would have been the indispensable product he was singing the praises of.
Seriously, the stuff is incredible: a single tube ($2.49 at Drugstore.com) packs in everything you need to prevent painful chapped lips. The balm is 95 percent natural and includes coconut oil, lanolin, comfrey and sweet almond oil (the 5 percent thatâ€™s â€œunnaturalâ€ is just vitamin E made stable with a little kitchen science). Plus, Iâ€™m convinced that the balm actually plumps my pout a little bit (what else could that effervescent, pepperminty tingle mean?). Pair it with my other cheapy fave, Wet â€˜nâ€™ Wild Brandywine CrÃ©me Lip Liner (99 cents, but youâ€™ll have to hoof it to the drugstore to find it) and Iâ€™ve got a sub-$4 lip routine thatâ€™s second to none.
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