Conversations get awkward when all you can notice is the other person's dry, chapped lips. Worse yet, it's impossible to maintain focus when you've got an urge to bite away at the flaky skin on your own lips. (Gross, we know. But it can just be so darn frustrating!)
While most women have incorporated some form of exfoliating into their beauty routine that allows for a flawless lip color finish, we can't help but yearn for the good old days when a few swipes of Lip Smackers would do.
On a mission to find a tinted lip balm that delivers enough hydration in these final winter days and a hint of color when we're too lazy to apply lipstick, the editors at HuffPost Style put the best brands to the test.
Click through the slideshow below to find out which lip balms came out on top. Then tell us your favorite in the comments section.
Tinted Lip Balm Challenge
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