Most moisturizing: Blistex Daily Conditioning Treatment for Lips SPF 20 ($2.20, mass retailers) contains aloe and cocoa butter to keep lips moist for hours.
Best tinted balm: Loaded with shea butter and rice bran wax, Korres Lip Butters ($10, sephora.com) are more moisturizing than regular lipstick, but completely saturate lips with color.
Best all-natural balm: There’s nothing unnecessary in Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil ($3, burtsbees.com), just ultra-moisturizing botanical oils and waxes.
Best balm for ski bums: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula SPF 15 ($3.99, drugstore.com) offers broad-spectrum sun protection and dermatologist-recommended ingredients like petrolatum and beeswax.
Tastiest balm: C. O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in Holiday Shortbread ($7.50, bathandbodyworks.com makes mouths happy with the calorie-free flavor of freshly baked cookies.