Try these mois­tur­is­ing lip colours

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - BEAUTY WITH HARRIET PUDNEY -

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.

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