Our Lips are Sealed!
How many times have you slapped on lip gloss when your lips are dried or chapped? Does applying gloss on dry lips actually make them moist and repair them? No! Lip gloss seals lip color, keeps lips somewhat moist, and gives shine for miles. Another noteworthy plus for lip gloss is that it can provide protection against wind and other elements. Lip gloss does not equal lip therapy!
Lip therapy can help to repair dry, chapped lips and add much needed moisture. Why is it so important to keep lips conditioned? It is said that the skin of the lip is as thin as a piece of clear tape. Exposure to harsh elements such as wind and sun can dry and burn this thin barrier, creating great discomfort. Proper care of lips can prevent any discomfort. When the lips are not happy, the rest of the face is not happy! How often should you moisturize? As needed. For intense therapy, apply thickly at night. How many lip products should you keep? As many as needed. Do you only live in one space? The general answer to this question is no. We go to work, to the health club and out for entertainment.
Where are some favorite and practical places to keep lip products?
- Purse or brief case
- At the computer
- Car console
- Night stand
- In your pocket
If you spend a great deal of time on the phone, your lips may dry out fast. Keep lip therapy products close by for immediate use.
There are so many wonderful lip products on the market, choosing one could be quite confusing. We has a hard time narrowing down a selection for this post, but managed to find something to meet all needs and all budgets.
NUXE Reve de Miel-Honey Lip Balm
This product is part of a specialized line-NUXE Reve de Miel Honey Care Collection. What sets this precious lip product apart from others?
Honey Lip Balm helps to soothe, nourish, repair, soften and heal chapped lips while reducing lines of the lip contour. The smooth texture of beeswax, shea butter fruit, lecithin and honey (just to name a few ingredients) partnered with a subtle flavor of grape fruit, makes for great application, wear and results. This product can be worn in cool or warm climates. We also recommend the use of this product as an intensive night time treatment. Simply place a thick application on lips before going to bed. Lips are full and subtle in the morning. How do we know? We tried it and are totally hooked! We found this vanity gem at www.Apothica.com . Guests may purchase Honey Lip Balm (.50 oz) for $18.00.
www.Apothica.com also offers discounts and specials, so be on the look out!
NIVEA-A Kiss of Rejuvenation Anti-Aging Lip Care with SPF 4
We love this lip product for good reason. It is portable and it WORKS! This NIVEA formula is enriched with CoEnzyme Q10 to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. What makes this product so desirable? Maybe it’s the calendula extract and shea buter. These ingredients help to visibly enhance the natural fullness of lips and provide long lasting moisture.
Where do you find it? www.drugstore.com (.35oz) for $3.29.
We recommend this product to both men and women.
The Body Shop has been producing amazing products for years. We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to boast of one we love.
Vitamin C SPF 15 Lip Care Stick
Application of this products encourages production of collagen, improves elasticity and protects against free radicals. Other super ingredients include: Community trade coconut Application on the lips encourages production of collagen, improves elasticity oil, Community trade olive oil and Organic trade beeswax. As always, Body Shop products are cruelty free. This wonder stick can be found at www.bodyshop.com (.15 oz) $8.00. Both men and women can use this product.
Darphin-Arrovita Gel Eye & Lip Contour If ambrosia is the food of the gods, then Arrovita Gel Eye & Lip Contour from Darphin is a very close second. Key ingredients of avocado oil, orchid rose extracts and jojoba seed oil combined, create a comforting gel that nourishes and helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What could possibly make this product any better? Chill before use.
Where to find authentic Darphin products: www.darphin.com (1 oz) $85.00. Men and women can use this product. We have seen more women than men use this luxury lip gel!
On the glossy side of things, we have also compiled a list of great lip glosses to meet many diverse needs and fit any budget!
DIOR Addict-Ultra Gloss Reflect
What’s all the rave? This ultra-shimmering formulation of Dior’s cult fav Dior Addict. High tech shimmering with multi-dimensional reflective pigments deliver intense shine! Application is a smooth breeze with a silky brush that keeps you in control. 11 Great shades can be found at www.saksfifthavenue.com (.21oz) $24.50-$25.50.
DEX New York
Lip gloss takes on a whole new meaning at DEX New York. Their secret formula? Vanilla bean extract for a hint of fragrance and vitamin E provides a non-sticky finish. 10 Shades great shades for all occasions are applied with an easy glide-on wand. Another interesting fact about DEX is that each color is cleverly named after a street in the Big Apple. Take a glossy bite out of that! www.dexnewyork.com $16.00.
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Pearl Gloss
Add a touch of class to your cosmetic wardrobe with this timeless brand. Drench your lips in three pearly or sparkly hues. Special affect ingredients give a boost of volume with long-last effects. www.saksfifthavenue.com $29.00.
Wet ‘N Wild Mega Slicks Lip Gloss
Where do recessionista beaute addicts flock to for five fun and very useable shades of lip gloss? Wet ‘N Wild, of course. This brand has seen an upswing in sales over the past year in addition to the great business already established. We like this product because it builds volume and has staying power. It passed our three drink test! We also liked that Mega Slicks has no funky flavor or smell. Apply this product easily to lips as a stand alone with a slight lip line or enhance your favorite hues of lip stick! www.walgreens.com (.15oz) $1.99.
On a man or woman, painted or not, full or thin, lips are most beautiful when they are healthy!