Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, $6.95

Fact: editors don’t leave home without it, and not just any editors… we’re talking the ones at the top of the food chain at W Magazine like Jane Larkworthy.

It’s tried and tested, an oldie but a goodie, and if you’ve used it before you’ll know exactly why people swear by it.

The ingredients (a mix of bees wax, coconut, sunflower oil, rosemary and peppermint) are 100% natural, and the protective waxy coating feels like absolute heaven on dry lips, while the peppermint oil gives you a little pick-me-up with a burst of minty freshness.

It also goes-on semi-matte (which we love).

And at $6.95 a pop, there’s no sense in owning just one, unless it’s one for every handbag.

By Carmen Hamilton.