Best moisturising lipsticks to use if your lips are dry and chapped: Dior, Laura Mercier, Laneige, and more
Hands up if your first foray into makeup was the ever-reliable red lippie. Or its cousin, whether formulated as a tinted balm, gloss or a Lip Smacker. Thought of as the gateway to the complex, colourful world of beauty (see: the ever-tricky-to-master liner, bronzer, and highlighter) it speaks across generations thanks to its universal flattery. That is, of course, unless your pout is a dry, peeling mess that flakes off at the slightest provocation. If putting on lipstick is more of a slide-and-stop than a glide-and-go, we might just have the fix for you — one that doesn't involve forgoing them entirely, mind. Pucker up to moisturising lipsticks, aka the hydrating, smoothing offerings that won't sink into the pits and cracks of your pout. Below, a curation of the best of the lot.