Try these moisturising lip colours
It won’t surprise you to hear that I love makeup and makeup-related activities, but for every high that comes via a perfectly executed eyeliner flick or a justright brow, there’s a corresponding low. Separating foundation is bad, transferring mascara is painful, but my most hated beauty mishap is dry, flaky lipstick.
You know what I mean – when that rich red that looked so good when you left the house sucks all the moisture out of the delicate skin on your lips and you’re left with a scaly, uncomfortable mess. It’s particularly hazardous in winter, when we’re more likely to be drawn to lipstick as a wh whole and dealing with the drying effects of wind and cold.
Avoiding A this unpleasant effect comes down to preparation (lip scrub, lip balm, wait a few minutes before applying lipstick) and an product choice. All lipsticks aren’t created equal, and while much mu of this will come down to personal preference, any formula for described as creamy or hydrating will be a good place to start.
I’ve I got a lot of time for Too Faced Natural Nudes Intense Colour Co Coconut Butter lipstick ($35). As the name suggests, if you yo love a nude lip, these balmy, rich lipsticks are a goer. The colour co range means just about every skin tone will be able to find fin a true nude, or you can step away from your natural shade for a slightly more dramatic effect. I like the rosy brown Pout About Ab It.
For F a more tropical vibe, try Marc Jacobs Beauty Le e Ma Marc Lip Creme lipstick in Core Cora ($43). It’s ab a bright, punchy pink-coral that will he help you remember that summer will ll one day return. Like the Too Faced option, these shades are made with super-moisturising cocoa butter, among g a host of other caring ingredients.
Since Burt’s Bees is best known for its lip balms, it makes sense that the brand’s lipsticks offer colour without turning you into a shrivelled shadow of your y former self. Scarlet Soaked ($22) is a satisfyingly deep red for when you want w to bring a bit of a vampy vibe to your y after-work wine. Made with beeswax and raspberry seed oil.