This time of year can be a killer for sensitive lips, mine always seem to suffer in the cold weather, they get dry, chapped and flaky – not very fun! I’ve found three products that really help my lips in the winter.
If my lips are feeling flaky and uneven, I go straight to my Popcorn Lip Scrub from Lush. It contains natural ingredients of coconut oil, sugar, salt which gently exfoliate the lips and leave them feeling smooth, plump, and slightly tingly. I scrub my lips with this most mornings so my lipstick will glide on smoothly. It smells and tastes like popcorn, so if you accidentally get some in your mouth, it’s all good.
After scrubbing, I always moisturise my lips with Vaseline as I find it hydrates them really well. I love the rosy Vaseline as it gives a slight pink tint and smells pretty. I literally have about four pots of this in various places and always carry one around with me in my bag.
If I’m not wearing lipstick, I’ll often use a dab of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer. This is like a lipgloss but isn’t sticky and overly glossy, it just gives a natural pink colour to the lips and beautifully evens out my lip colour. It smells amazing too – very sweet like vanilla and candy. I’ll often apply it over the top of another lipstick to add a bit of shine and extra dimension to my lips.