Beauty: Love your lips!

Now there’s more than lip­stick – pucker up with th­ese new buys

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Years ago, if you wanted to buy a lip prod­uct, your choice would be lim­ited to gloss, lip­sticks and balms. Nowa­days, there’s a nearend­less ar­ray of for­mu­las and fin­ishes to choose from. But where do you start? Find your ideal match here…

1 The liq­uid lip

Ap­plied like a gloss, liq­uid lip­pie has more stay­ing power than your tra­di­tional lip­stick. The pointed sponge tip al­lows for bet­ter pre­ci­sion, too, so you won’t miss any cor­ners. To avoid it bleed­ing, use a lip liner and don’t overload the ap­pli­ca­tor. The liq­uid formula lends it­self to matte and even metal­lic fin­ishes that don’t look old-fash­ioned. e.l.f. Liq­uid Matte Lip­stick, £6, comes in strong colours, but with­out the tacky fin­ish.

2 The wet balm

Sim­i­lar to a tinted balm but in­fused with even more mois­ture, this nifty prod­uct brings to­gether skin­care and make-up in one lit­tle pot. Glam­glow Pout­mud Wet Lip Balm Treat­ment,

£16, come in six shades (we like Love Scene, pic­tured) and has a sheer fin­ish so, the more colour you want, the more lay­ers you ap­ply. Shea but­ter and sweet al­mond oil help to keep chapped, dry patches at bay.

3 The colouren­hancers

Just when you thought ev­ery­thing had al­ready been in­vented, along comes Pri­mark’s pouten­hancers. Fancy tak­ing your favourite shade a lit­tle darker? Slick on a layer of PS In­sta­girl Lip Fil­ter in Blackout, £2, which tints the colour. On the other end of the spec­trum, ap­ply the Lip Fil­ter in Frosty, £2, to lighten, or fo­cus the ap­pli­ca­tion on the mid­dle of your lower lip to give the il­lu­sion of a fuller pout.

4 The gloss crayon

For those who favour a low­main­te­nance, high-shine fin­ish, lip glosses have been the usual go-to op­tion, but the tra­di­tional stick ap­pli­ca­tor of­ten re­sulted in a gloopy, messy fin­ish (has any­one else had their hair stick to their lips?). A great op­tion to cre­ate a plumpedup look, Essence But­ter Stick Glossy Love, £2.50, al­lows easy ap­pli­ca­tion, rich colour and non-sticky shine – and no mir­ror re­quired.

5 The lip­stick with ben­e­fits

If you find your­self reach­ing for your lip balm through­out the day, slim­line your rou­tine with make-up that has added skin­care ben­e­fits. L’Oréal Age Per­fect Rouge Lu­miere Lip­stick, £7.99, con­tains emol­lients and oils to mois­turise and do away with chapped lips, with a gor­geous colour to boot. The fo­cus on ‘re­pair­ing’ in­gre­di­ents also means that the con­di­tion of your lips im­proves over time.

TOP TIP Avoid bleed­ing lips by us­ing a clear lip pen­cil to work with any shade. Try Kiko In­vis­i­ble Lip Liner, £5.90.

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