Prep your pout (properly) and let your lipstick do the talking
We found you five products that will make your lipstick looks perfect always. (You can thank us later).
Most of us have mastered the basic equation: lip balm + lip liner + lipstick. But we all suffer the occasional lipstick-wearing hazard. Common concerns include – flaking, dryness, faded colour, and an overall lack of plumpness.
Yes, wearing lipstick is easy, but wearing lipstick well can sometimes be hard. Don’t despair; the secret to achieving a runway ready pout is all about preparation. Because life’s too short to worry about lack-lustre lips, we hit the beauty department to curate your perfect-lip toolkit.
Keep reading for five products that will take your look to the next level.
Dilemma: flaky lips
Solution: MAC Lip Scrubtious
Nothing cramps your lipstick style quite like flaky lips. That’s why we’re eternally grateful for MAC’s Lip Scrubtious. Your answer to totally smooth lips, this sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flaky skin, with thanks to a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners. The result? Lips that are soft and smoochable.
Dilemma: dry lips
Solution: LANOLIPS 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm The Original
Lipstick rule number one: always remember to prime your pout. Make sure your lips are ready for their colour infusion with Lanolips Superbalm. This heavy-duty, 100% natural ointment moisturises like no other. Its creamy formulation contains 100% Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin, an ingredient that’s so soft it literally melts between your fingers.
Dilemma: faded lips
Solution: MAC Prep + Prime Lip
There’s nothing worse than finding your perfect colour, only to have your perfect colour fade on you halfway through the day. Avoid having to reapply every hour with MAC’s genius Prep + Prime. A colour-free base to wear under your lipstick, this cult beauty product adds a light moisture, smoothing and refining your lips in the process, improving the appearance of your lip product of choice.
Dilemma: plump(less) lips
Solution: DIOR Addict Lip Maximizer Collagen Active Lip-Gloss
Achieve a pout worthy of the silver screen with this cult product by Dior. A revolutionary lip care system designed to boost volume instantly and restructure long term. Thanks to a unique blend of hyaluronic and marine-based fillers that simultaneously smooth and moisturise, your lips are left looking (and feeling) irresistibly plump.
Dilemma: damaged lips
Solution: ANTIPODES Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Conditioner
Have you been avoiding lipstick on account of damaged lips? If you’re nodding, this product is for you. This Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Conditioner goes above and beyond merely moisturising. Containing avocado oil and kiwifruit, this must-have beauty product is rich in omega 3 fatty acids as well as alpha linoleic acid and vitamins C and E, the perfect formulation for healthy, lipstick-ready lips. The best part? It also doubles as a primer, best applied before your lipstick for a long lasting effect.
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