15 Best Lip Balms for Dark Lips

Updated: April 14, 2021
Reviewed by Dr. Zeenat
best lip balm for dark lips

Lips can be dark due to smoking, sunburn, windburn, hormonal imbalance, lipstick stain, tan, etc. Dark pigmented lips can lose your confidence. But, you can keep your lips always polished, shiny, pink, and bright (NOT PINK LIPS, HEALTHY LIPS IS MY TARGET).

Below I will show you the 10 best lip balms for dark lips. Everyone can use these lip balms to remove dark spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, suntan, nicotine marks, lipstick stains, dead skin cells, and all other black patches on their lips.

These lip balms are rich in natural SPF, moisturizer, and tint. SPF protects the lips from the UVA/UVB sun rays that may cause tan, wrinkles, and sunspots on the lips. The moisturizer keeps the lips smooth and supple against dryness, chapping, and parching out.

And tinted lip balms are made with natural colorful moisturizers to make your dark lips colorful while leaving them smooth and hydrated. I don’t use any basic lip balm or lipstick when I use tinted lip balm. I have a lot of Maybelline tinted lip balms in my collection, you can check them out.

In this buying guide article, I listed all those lip balms that will lighten and heal your dark dry lips. You can also use these lip balms for summer, winter, or beach time to protect and color your pout.

Two of my favorite lip balms on this list are Biotique Bio Fruit and Bella Vita Organic NicoLips. My lips are also dark with dry-prone. These two lip balms help me remove dead skin cells, dark patches, and lines on my lips leaving them even, smooth, and soft. AND I can use them in any season.

The best lip balm for dark lips

1. ArtNaturals Natural Lip Balm BeeswaxArtNaturals Natural Lip Balm Beeswax

It will get rid of dark spots, patches, and wrinkles from lips. This gift pack is included with 6 nice flavored lip balms – Eucalyptus Mint, Island Coconut, Mango Papaya, Grapefruit Tonic, Hibiscus Blossom, and Passion Pitaya. It will protect and moisturize the lips from chapping and pigmenting. This lip balm shields dead skin cells leaving the lips pinker and smoother. Its vitamins and antioxidants heal damaged lips. It contains jojoba oil, castor oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, and beeswax to repair dark cracked lips.

2. Neutrogena Revitalizing Tinted Lip Balm SPF 20Neutrogena Revitalizing Tinted Lip Balm SPF 20

This tinted lip balm is made with Neutrogena ion2complex formula. It contains SPF 20, shea butter, and candelilla wax to protect sunburn, dryness, lines, dark spots, and tanning. Its sheer tinted moisturizer is perfect for those who have black lips and need a full-coverage sheer lip color. It has 6 nicely flavored shades that will surely cover up your dark parched lips. Within one week, Neutrogena Revitalizing Tinted Lip Balm will even out the rough, dull, and dark texture on the lips resulting in natural pink lips.

3. Burt’s Bees Beeswax 100% Natural Lip BalmBurt's Bees Beeswax 100% Natural Lip Balm

It is rich in premium moisturizing stuff like original beeswax, peppermint oils, vitamin E, coconut oil, and rosemary leaf extract. It renews, brightens, and calms your dark, dry, and burnt lips with fresh mint extracts. It keeps the lips nourished and blushy from chapping and darkening. It contains 100% natural ingredients and no phthalates, parabens, SLS, or petrolatum. Burt’s Bees Beeswax 100% Natural Lip Balm keeps your lips revitalized and beautiful throughout the year. Men, women, and adults can use this chapstick to lighten and hydrate their dull lips.

4. Henné Organics Luxury Lip BalmHenné Organics Luxury Lip Balm

Its amazing lip whitening, healing, and moisturizing ingredients are vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, avocadoes, and organic coconut oil. These organic and natural compounds help restore, pamper, and soothe black, brown, burnt, or dry lips. This replenishing lip balm is a finer lip treatment for severely cracked lips in winter to keep the lips free from dry flakes and dark spots. This lip care product is made in the USA, never tested on animals, and cruelty-free.

5. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

It is a lip balm for men, helps repair their lips due to smoking, sunburn, tea/coffee, dryness, etc. Its premium substances are vitamin E, black tea, avocado oil, shea butter, and lanolin oil. It is a long-lasting treatment for hyperpigmented lips. It contains green tea and SPF 25 to protect the lips from sunburn, windburn, wrinkles, or dark spots. Jack Black Intense Therapy SPF 25 soothes irritated lips instantly. It removes dead skin cells, brown patches, pigments, melanin, and upper black lips. Vitamin E, an antioxidant keeps the lips healthier, pinker, and younger.

6. Drunk Elephant Lippe Moisturizing Lip BalmDrunk Elephant Lippe Moisturizing Lip Balm

Avocado oil, vitamin C, marula oil, peptides, mongongo oil, and sea fern algae are its secret formula for supple, plump, and reddish lips. Vitamin C lightens dark lips and oils heal chapped lips. Drunk Elephant Lippe Lip Balm volumizes your lips for a fuller bigger pucker look. Sea fern algae and peptides refine your dull lips for a super smooth tender pout. Great for sensitive skin and parched lips from sun exposure. Cruelty-free, not tested on animals, made in the USA.

7. Biotique Bio Fruit Whitening Lip Balm for Dark LipsBiotique Bio Fruit Whitening Lip Balm for Dark Lips

Angur, vach, mulethi, badam, surajmukhi, kusumbhi, til, and erandi are active fruit extracts that contain various vitamins, nutrients, and lighteners to soften, brighten, and pink up black lips due to smoking, sunspots, tan, lipstick stain, etc. It evens out lip tones and lightens lip color. This de-pigmented lip balm is perfect for those who turned their lips dark. It leaves the lips naturally pink and shiny. Apply it under lipstick or alone. Biotique Bio Fruit Whitening Lip Balm also helps remove dark top lip due to medications.

8. Nivea A Kiss of Cherry Fruity Lip Care Lip BalmNivea A Kiss of Cherry Fruity Lip Care Lip Balm

This quick-absorbing tinted lip balm keeps the lips moisturized and rosy for long hours. It will make your dark lips juicy cherry (fabulous red tint) that hangs you out with a beautiful pout. This chapstick is formulated with shea butter, almond oil, cherry extract, and SPF 10. Nivea A Kiss of Cherry Fruity Lip Care soothes and protects your lips from drying out, chapping, scaling, darkening, or cracking. Its broad-spectrum sun protection defends the lips from UVA/UVB sun rays that cause dark wrinkled lips later.

9. e.l.f. Tinted Lip Balme.l.f. Tinted Lip Balm

This sweet red-tinted moisturizing lip balm is perfect for them with dark skin tones and it contains grapefruit, rice wax, shea butter, grapes, coconut oils, peach, berry, and natural tints & extracts that will lighten brown lips, reduce aging lines & dark spots, and even out lip tones. You will get natural healthier rosy lips with regular use. No basic lipstick or lip balm as it leaves the lips colorful and conditioned all day long. e.l.f. Lip Balm Tint protects and hydrates your lips from dryness and discoloration.

10. Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cherry MeMaybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cherry Me

It is an organic tinted lip balm for dark, dry, chapped lips. It contains safe and gentle lip lightening, soothing, and repairing ingredients like cherry, peppermint, peach, shea butter, honey, and aloe. Lips will look naturally rosier, sexier, and plumper. Maybelline Lip Balm Cherry Me gives you 8-hour moisturization, protection, and color. Apply it alone or under your favorite lipstick. Dab a little bit before bedtime and wake up with baby-like lips. Recommended by makeup artist. You can also apply it on lids, cheeks, and face to blush them up. Easy and cheap for a perfect look when you have no makeup.

11. Bella Vita NicoLips Lip Lightening Scrub BalmBella Vita NicoLips Lip Lightening Scrub Balm

It is a lip brightening, repairing, exfoliating, and hydrating balm scrub both for men and women with dark lips to lighten and soften them. It lightens dark lips due to smoking, tan, sunspots, lipstick stain, tea, coffee, etc. It will protect, nourish, and hydrate your lips both from chapping and darkening. Bella Vita NicoLips Lip Lightening Balm will give you back natural pink lips. It will also make your lips plumper, fuller, and bigger. It will keep your lips completely bright even if you smoke regularly. It is formulated with organic moisturizers, exfoliators, and lighteners like oats, vitamin E, peppermint oil, beetroot extracts, and walnut grits.

12. Winky Lux Flower Balm for Dark Lips, Purple FlowerWinky Lux Flower Balm for Dark Lips, Purple Flower

This flower jelly lip balm changes its color automatically with your skin’s natural pH and you will get your natural lip color. This lip balm is suitable for all skin types and lips will be slightly glossy. All vegan and natural stain (real chrysanthemum flowers) that covers up your dark lips with a creamy rosy color. A light pink shade that goes beautifully with any makeup look any time of the day for a party or casual outs.

13. Sun Bum Watermelon Lip Balm SPF 30Sun Bum Watermelon Lip Balm SPF 30

This is a moisturizing stick that perfects for women having dark, chapped lips. It is totally vegan and no gluten, paraben, or allergens. Broad-spectrum sunscreen, vitamin E, and aloe vera protect, repair, lighten and moisturize your lips from UVA/UVB sun rays, dryness, and environmentally hazardous to keep your pout free from wrinkles, sun spots, tan, and hyperpigmentation. Suitable for men and women to take care of their black, damaged, or dry lips.

14. Jaowying Beauty Jujub Pomegranate Lip BalmJaowying Beauty Jujub Pomegranate Lip Balm

It is enriched with shea butter and pomegranate juice to nourish, soften, and redden the lips. One of my friends is using it for a month. Her lips got black like a smoker but she never takes tobacco. Her lips were also allergenic. After using this lip balm, she got back her natural lip color in 3 weeks. It also keeps her lips moisturized with a great scent. Then she suggests it for smokers or ppl with hyperpigmentation. Pomegranate juice basically adds a rosy color to the lips that look natural.

15. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Lip BalmPalmer's Coconut Oil Formula Lip Balm

It comes with a lip balm duo and broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 15. This creamy lip balm will safeguard your lips from sun/windburn, chapping, cracking, and environmental damages. It keeps your lips hydrated 24 hours. All-natural factors – sweet almond oil locks in moisture, coconut oil renews dull lips and removes wrinkles & dark spots, and tahitian monoi leaves your lips smooth. No paraben, no gluten, no mineral oil, no dyes, or no phthalates.

What else you can do to keep your lips pink, soft, and supple

  • Avoid smoking or alcohol.
  • Avoid old, expired, or cheap lip care products.
  • Don’t cover up your lips always with lipstick. Let your lips breathable.
  • Remove lipstick before bedtime.
  • Scrub your lips twice a week with honey and brown sugar.
  • Wear SPF lip balm before going in the sun.
  • Keep a lip balm always with you.
  • Keep your skin hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  • Avoid taking more than 3 cups of tea or coffee a day.
  • Use some home remedies also like aloe vera, beetroot juice, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and olive oil to brighten your lips naturally.

Bringing It All Together

Lips can be your main attention grabber if they are naturally pink, soft, and supple. The above lip balms for dark lips will help keep your lips moisturized, protected, healthy, and rosy from dryness, sunburn, pigmentation, darkness, and various environmental damages. Hey, share your lip care images, videos, and tips that really helped you get pink lips.


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