Read My Lips

A short introduction to lip care

Join me in a beauty adventure that will leave you feeling pampered and ready to steal hearts away.
Did you know that our lips only get moisture from the water we drink, our saliva, and the lip balm we use?
Lips have no sebaceous glands to hydrate the lips naturally and depending on the weather shifts, air conditioning, sun exposure, and so on, they can feel just fine or, on the contrary, feel dry and chapped.
There are 2 steps to achieve the pouty, soft, luscious lips of your dreams.
Prepping your lips before make-up will make sure your lipstick stays on longer.

Step 1: Exfoliate

To keep lips looking their best, gently exfoliate with a scrub before applying your go-to lip color. The Bubblegum lip scrub from Lush is the one I keep going back to – it seals in all the moisture thanks to the organic jojoba oil, not to mention it smells beyond amazing!!

Price: £6.50
You can buy here.

 Step 2: Moisturise

Soothing ingredients like beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E, honey, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil will lock in the moisture and do wonders for dry lips.
Apply with a superclean finger (product contamination is real!) or straight from a tube twice a day or whenever lips feel off.
Stay away from any derivatives from petroleum, which is a mineral oil derivative and will only create a protective lip seal on the lips but will not properly nourish them. In this case, the results are only short term, and you would need to reapply more often than you think.

Here are some of my ultimate pamper products, have you tried them already?

Lip Balm
LaRoche Posay Cicaplast never disappoints, it is soothing and moisturizing and the effect lasts a very long time. It’s a staple in my pro-make-up kit. Because of its matte finish, it would be an amazing gift for your partner too. Thank me later.

Price: £7.00
You can buy here.

Lip Gloss
Loaded Lip Polish by Illamasqua has a lip plumping effect I definitely recommend for any occasion. Gets you that perfect pout in no time! I usually go for the clear shade in Glaze but feel free to try all the other amazingly pigmented and shiny shades.

Price: £19.00
You can buy here.

 Lip Pencil
24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil from Urban Decay
An unsung hero most of the time, a lip liner is always that friend you can rely on. Applying it makes your whole make-up look really polished. Use it to outline your lips after a bit of lip balm or wear it under your matching lipstick for prolonged longevity. Sweatproof, water-resistant, cruelty-free, your welcome!

Price: £16.00
You can buy here.

Lip Tint
Lipstick Queen – Frog Prince
Although it is officially a lipstick, I use it as a lip tint. It has a magical buttery texture because of the shea butter and vitamin E and leaves a fresh ‘bitten lip’ pink shade on my lips. Keep in mind that it is so cleverly made that the green will adapt to your own PH to perfectly match and flatter your complexion. More shades available.

Price: £22.00
You can buy here.

Nourishing lipstick from Lush – Comes in a demi-matte formula and provides a supercharged dose of hydration thanks to its main ingredients candelilla wax and jojoba oil. Eco-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan. You can buy the naked refill and add it to any of your previous lipstick containers.

Price for refill and container: £18
You can buy here.


Liquid Lipstick
Hollywood Lips Screen Siren by Charlotte Tilbury
If you are planning to have show-stopping flawless lips all day, consider getting this universally flattering red shade. The formula is really comfortable on your lips, it has a 5 stars longevity and is stunningly pigmented. Of course, there are lots of amazing nude shades available too.

Price: £25.00
You can buy here.


Article by Viorela Coman

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