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With matte lipsticks being a firm favourite of mine and with beauty brands launching a must have liquid lipstick every week, it is important to look after my lips to stop them becoming flaky and dry.
Here are my top 3 lip care products to help keep my lips in tip top condition.
For lip care on the go, I have been using Rodial lip scrub. This handy pen contains fine sugar crystals to gently exfoliate and leave lips smooth. It also has vitamin e and panthenol to moisturise and hydrate. When my lips are feeling a little dry, I grab this pen out of my handbag and apply. It isn’t the most industrious of scrubs, but definitely keeps my lips soft when I am out and about. Usually by lunchtime my lipstick is flagging and before I reapply, I use Rodial lip scrub, tissue off any excess product and my lips are fresh for new lipstick. It also smells of mangoes, absolutely divine!
Top of many beauty bloggers lists is the bubblegum lip scrub by Lush. I am not usually a big bubblegum flavour fan but this scrub is fantastic! This candy pink scrub is made with caster sugar to exfoliate and one of my favourite oils, Jojoba to soften. Since this scrub can be a bit messy to use, I rub it all over my lips before bed, to wake up with smooth lips, as long as I haven’t licked it off the second after application! If bubblegum isn’t for you, Lush also sell two other lip scrubs, popcorn (sugary buttery goodness) and mint julips (tingling sugar scrub with peppermint oil).
After all this scrubbing, I like to finish with Lancome Juicy Shaker . This little cocktail contains moisturising oil with juicy colour pigment. Just shake to mix and apply with the cushion soft applicator. If you are after a long lasting lip gloss then this is not the product for you, as it does need regular topping up throughout the day. However, for me this is the ultimate lip treat. It smells fantastic and even though it looks bright in the tube, these lip oils provide just enough pigment to leave a subtle pop of colour. I think Lancome have really outdone themselves with the juicy shaker, creating a fun but very practical product.