Monday 14 March 2022

Tuesday Tip!

Dry, cracked lips? Well here is my top tip for smooth moisturised lips!

In my job as a Makeup Artist I have met with hundreds of women over the last twenty plus years who suffer mildly or quite severely from dry lips especially in winter when we are indoors with the central heating full blast and then go outside and it is freezing cold.

Most women and girls that I meet apply lip balms that are often made with mineral oil or petroleum jelly.  These both sit on the surface and do not re-moisturise. Ingredients such as phenol, salicylic acid and menthol used in many  lip balms can also dry out lips, so it can become a vicious cycle for many, the more balm you apply the drier the lips become. Plant oils and purified lanolin are the best choice for keeping lips soft and comfortable.

Personally I have worn lipstick or lip gloss pretty much every day since my teens and I have never suffered with dry lips. I am a firm believer this is due to the lipstick/gloss worn as more often they contain a number of nourishing ingredients, feel comfortably hydrating to wear and keep lips protected from the elements.

Here are some of my favourite hydrating lip colours for a natural day look:

Give my lips tips a try and do let me know how you get on!

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