A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the perfect red lip. The first step mentioned was to moisturize, however I failed to mention some of the products you can use to keep a moist lip. So I decided to dedicate an entire Makeup Monday to it. With that being said I hate the word moist and henceforth will only use the word moisturize, even if moist may sound more appropriate. 😉
Having a lip that is void of cracks and dryness is very important in the application of lipstick and not to mention life. Keeping your lips moisturized is an every day practice (especially in the winter) and not just something you can do prior to applying lipstick. Below are 3 products I use everyday and love. I have found them to actually moisturize your entire lip deep down and not just the surface. I also have seen that my lips don’t crave these products whereas other products such as Aquaphor, Burt’s Bees, EOS, and Carmex do something to the surface of my lip that makes me desperate without them.
1) Vaseline: I use this product every single night. I apply a small amount to my lips right before I go to bed. I have done this for years and swear by it! In the winter when my hands and feet tend to be more dry I apply a light covering to my knuckles, cuticles and heels.The application of it has become such a habit for me that I have a travel size when I go out of town. I take it with me EVERYWHERE. I believe this product single handily has kept my lips soft and moisturized. I’ve received compliments…just saying 😉
2) Blistex medicated lip ointment: This product is awesome. My friend introduced it to me a few winters ago and I’ll never go back. This is a pretty intense ointment and I only need to use it in the winter when everything is a bit more dry. If you struggle with dry lips feel free to use it year round! I carry it around with me in my purse and apply whenever needed.
3) Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm: I’m not going to lie to you, this stuff is expensive but it’s the BOMB! It helps moisturize, comes in a natural mint & vanilla scent which is subtle but nice and has SPF 25 in it. I use this around the year. It comes in a small tube but you only need a small amount for application so it lasts a long time. The current tube I am using I received in my Christmas stocking, have used it everyday since and I’m only 1/4 of the way in. Get it, you won’t be disappointed. It comes in several different flavors that are all subtle so if mint isn’t your jam maybe grapefruit, black tea, lemon, or vanilla is?!
The great thing about all three products is that they can be used by females and males. None of them leave a high shine on your lips. The vaseline has the potential, but since I only encourage you to use it at night, you’re golden!
I hope you enjoy these three products as much as me! If you have some more moisturization tips to add, please comment!