Yes, with masks being the new must-have, we’re not going to be seeing lips for a while but that’s no reason to not pamper your lips and get smooth, plump lips complete with kiss proof lipstick. But before you pucker up, there’s a LOT that needs to be done. Taking care of these super sensitive babies is not as simple as drinking water and applying petroleum jelly (BTW, which is killing your lips!). But that is your cue to grab a big tumbler of water and sip on it while you read, and faithfully implement steps to make your lips look perfect and that long lasting lipstick actually lasts on your lips.
Mark It On The Calendar
You’ve got your waxing routine, manicure routine, and here’s another routine–a lip care routine. Twice a week, no skipping. Use a scrub to remove dead skin and buildup, a nourishing mask and finally, a balm to keep the chappies away!
No More Licking
Your lips, that is. If you find yourself constantly wetting your lips, that’s a huge sign that your lips are begging for hydration! Use something natural like the Kama Ayurveda Lip Balm which has some yummy ingredients like coconut oil and almonds, or go for a hydrating lip oil for instant softness!
Scrub, Scrub, Scrub
Gentle is the keyword as you delicately scrub away dead and flaky skin to reveal soft, pink lips underneath. Use a scrub right before you apply a long lasting lipstick and it’ll go on so smoothly without feathering, that is, settling into those pesky fine lines. The MAC Scrubtious Primer is our favourite for its sugary goodness!
Plump Em Up
Bold brows and big, juicy lips can make all the difference on your face and no, we are not about that plastic surgery life. Even using a lip scrub can make your lips look extra juicy but if you want to go the extra mile, use something like the Smashbox lip plumper for a natural pout right before you apply a long lasting lipstick!
Not Just Lips
Eye contact and a lip bite, and he’ll be melting at your feet. Use the 2-in-1 Shiseido cream to brighten both eyes and lips and don’t forget to use a brightening mask to lighten the pigmentation around your lips.
Choose The Right Lippies
Not all lipsticks are made equal and some can really dry out the lips. Opt for a glowy, fresh wash of colour with a lip tint or for a comfortable matte kiss proof lipstick like the range of MAC Matte lipsticks.
This is a routine you can, and must follow in every season for buttery soft lips that leave their mark. So get shopping and without further adieu start your lip care routine because it feels like the right time for a pamper session!
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