Award-winning SPF Lip Tints
There may be days right now when it feels like summer's over - but we're confident that warmer days will boomerang back. And besides: an SPF lip product is a useful insurance policy against lip lines, year-round. These are a pleasure to use - and each scored highly with our 10-strong panels of dedicated Beauty Bible testers, putting a smile (and at least an SPF15) on their faces.
Chantecaille Lip Screen Tint SPF15
In two shades - Sardinia, a bright coral, which our testers trialled, and Ibiza, a delicate pink - this new sheer lippy features rose and honey plus lanolin oil to condition as well as protecting with a physical sun screen.
Comments: ‘Gorgeous sheen of colour, perfect for summer; left lips comfy and plumped’ • ‘Lovely creamy texture; lips immediately felt protected from sun and wind' • ‘Amazingly moisturising for a really long time – even after 12 hours’.
With a chemical sunscreen plus conditioning vitamin E, aloe and shea butter, this pretty pink tint is a real lip-smacking beauty steal.
Comments:‘Lovely balm and lip-gloss in one, plus an SPF – what’s not to love?' • ‘Loved the very natural hint of colour’ • ‘Glides on well and am enjoying having it in my bag for summer; great to give to teenagers’.
Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick SPF15 With shea butter and sunflower wax to nourish plus mandarin oil to condition dry or chapped lips, this new plant-based offering comes from a multi-award-winning Greek skincare brand with roots in a homeopathic pharmacy. Beauty Bible testers slicked on Pink.
Comments: ‘Lips have gone from dry and cracked to luscious within two days so I am really pleased' • ‘Didn't feel at all sticky but lips did feel protected from the elements' • ‘Loved the wash of colour, the flavour and the way the balm lasted’.
TIP Abigail James, international facialist and wellbeing expert
‘Keep a good skin oil with you all the time – it’s so versatile for skin, hair and nails. Add a couple of drops to your moisturiser at night, massage into cuticles for strong supple nails, apply a tiny amount to frizzy locks or dry ends – or use more for an overnight hair repair mask. You can even take off your makeup with it. I love Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate, £40.50 for 28 ml bottle, www.uk.lizearle.com, or 01983-813913.