While we love snowflakes and presents and parties and pumpkin spiced lattes, there’s one little thing about winter we don’t look forward to: chapped lips. Whether it’s the biting winds outside or the Sahara-like dryness of the central heating inside, winter seems hellbent on leaving our kissers as dry and sore as can be. Luckily we’ve got a few secret weapons up our chunky knit sleeves that will keep your smile looking lush this winter.
The Lip Stain
Ever since the trend for old Hollywood glamour style lips came back into fashion, we’ve been doing battle with permanently cracked lips from ever drying matte lipsticks. If you’re already suffering from chapped lips but want the same eye-catching colour, why not opt for a lovely lip stain instead? W7 Cosmetics’ stain in A Hint Of Bali (https://www.justmylook.com/w7-cosmetics-lip-cheek-stain-a-hint-of-bali-10ml-p6850) is the perfect antidote. You’ll get the same vibrant colour as a lipstick but without the dried out formula. Plus, since the colour stains your lips, you can even apply a soothing lip balm over the top without having to worry about smudging or fading.
That being said, if it is a lipstick you’re after you just can’t go wrong with MaxFactor LipFinity Lip Colour (https://www.justmylook.com/max-factor-lipfinity-lip-colour-p7030). As well as having loads of winter-perfect jewel, nude, and berry shades, this clever lippy comes in two parts – first you apply the rich, long-lasting colour, then you pop on the moisturising lip balm over the top to make sure your pout stays luscious all day.
The Lip Gloss
If you’re up against winter lips that are all dried out, you’re going to need a wonder product that will restore their shine and plumpness. Well, W7 Cosmetics Kiss Me Lip Plumping Lip Gloss (https://www.justmylook.com/w7-cosmetics-kiss-me-lip-plumping-lip-gloss-14ml-p7115) is that wonder product. Designed to leave your lips looking full and glossy, the formula is also packed with plenty of moisturisers to keep you protected against harsh winter conditions.
Yes, you heard us correctly! Ask any professional makeup artist or lush-lipped lady and they’ll tell you that one of the most important things you need in your arsenal against chapped lips is a good old-fashioned toothbrush. Brushing your lips morning and night will get rid of any dry skin as well as leaving you with a perfectly smooth base for colour application (just make sure you go for soft bristles and don’t brush too hard or you’ll end up causing even more damage). Finish off with a moisturising balm and you should have kissable winter lips in no time.