When it comes to lip balm, most guys just want something that works. Whether you're looking to repair cracked winter lips, prevent a blistering sunburn on the slopes, or just keep lips from drying out through the day, you want a balm you can trust and one that won't goop up, leave lip marks on glasses, or remind you of that fruit-tasting gunk your junior high girlfriend slathered on every 10 minutes. We've waded through a bevy of balms, from the newest products to time-tested classics, to bring you eight of our favorites, good for every situation.
Best Big Balm: EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere
Too big for jeans pockets, but great for storing in your shoulder bag or briefcase, this easy-grip, egg-shaped balm has a giant, globe-like application surface that covers your whole mouth in one swipe. Organic shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E hydrate lips without leaving them sticky. EOS comes in six varieties, but we like the mild, fresh taste and smell of Sweet Mint the best. [$3.29; evolutionofsmooth.com]
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