For a makeup artist and beauty blogger/writer, my makeup routine is pretty low maintenance(my hair routine- not so much.). I don’t wear makeup everyday; I like to give my skin plenty of time to breathe. I can also put a face of makeup on and go the whole day without touching up or reapplying. I would love to say thats totally down to being a total pro but part of the reason is that I just don’t have the mental capacity to be worrying about it once its done. One thing I do have to constantly worry about however is dry, chapped lips and so I am totally obsessed with my lips, lip treatments and keeping them well moisturised.
OBSESSED with these lip treatments and in absolute disbelief its taken me this long to discover them! Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments moisturise, protect and smooth the lips while leaving a gorgeous tint behind. It’s versatile formula allows for buildable coverage to create a sheer or rich hue. Enriched with nourishing sugar, hydrating oils, and anti-aging vitamins, it provides six-hour moisture and essential year-round protection from damaging UV rays(SPF 15). Fresh use sugar in a lot of their products as it is a natural humectant known to prevent moisture loss. It works incredibly well in the lip treatment- undoubtedly one of the best I have ever tried. The colour payoff, unlike many others on the market is intense and there is a huge variety of colours to choose from(for any and every skin tone). I use Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Coral this to add a soft pop of colour to a daytime look and will definitely be adding more of the colours to my collection!
Baume de Rose has had a Cult Beauty Product status for a few years now but a couple of things put me off trying it for a long time. A) I’m not a huge fan of a rose scent/flavour. B) I’m slightly OCD and don’t like lip products that I have to use my fingers for. Imagine my delight when By Terry released a travel friendly version- Baume de Rose Crystal. This precious balm contains concentrated lipid-boosting and nourishing actives to repair, rejuvenate and protect lips. Ultra-rich, it moisturises and soothes with its regenerating complex of rose wax to soften and smooth, nourishing botanical oils to boost cell renewal, and hydrating shea butter. It instantly makes my lips feel nourished, plumped, smooth and comfortable. It also leaves behind the prettiest of pink tints and protects my lips with an SPF of 15. The rose scent/flavour is so subtle I actually really like it and the feel of it on my lips is sublime. This is my ideal lip treatment for days when I want the subtlest of tints on my lips with tonnes of nourishment.
Originally a Limited Edition(read:impossible to get hold of) product, Clarins made a very savvy decision to bring them back as a permanent feature of their collection. A lip care treatment infused with all the power of hazelnut, jojoba and mirabelle oils to nourish and enhance the condition of your lips. The non greasy, silky oil comes in 3 shades, all of which are only slightly tinted. Anyone can wear any of the 3 shades and be confident it will comfort and repair the lips. The oil feels and tastes amazing with outstanding results. I have been using the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey as an overnight lip treatment for a few weeks now and the condition of my lips dramatically improved after the first week. The sponge applicator makes lathering it on before I go to sleep super easy and satisfying- a ritual I can’t see myself ever stopping.
Follow me on Instagram to see pictures of these lip treatments on over the next few days…<3