Bergdorf is holding a beauty event in stores January 23rd and 24th, to drum up interest in Darphin's new Age-Defying Lip Balm. If you stand in line like a good kid, you can get your new lippy hand painted by local artist Olivia Wolfe. The new lip saver sounds like quite the luxe product: It features plum oil, kokum butter, mango butter and sunflower oil to moisturize and repair, organic argan and rosemary oil to defend against free radicals, and Maxi-Lip to improve skin density and diminish the look of wrinkles. But? It costs $40. The Olivia custom painting may be free, but damn, get these people a newspaper (Or a line of all the people who made the balm sell out on Darphin's site already...) --MEGAN MCINTYRE
Round-Up: Our Favorite New(ish) Lip Balms
It’s November now. This means that chapped, dry, flaky lip season is upon us. There are tons of tried-and-true lip balms out there. Kiehl’s has been a sought-after classic for years. Rosebud Salve is a favorite of makeup artists everywhere because of its multi-functionality. Burt’s Bees Beeswax was one of the first green offerings, and it’s got a following that can no longer be called “cult.” Aquaphor is the serious brand recommended by dermatologists. And of course---there’s Carmex. These are all fantastic, but if you need a new fix for your lips, here’s a round-up of our faves. They include organic, natural, and multi-purpose products. We did a lot of swiping and wiping for you--now go find someone to kiss.