You know the question “If you were stranded on an island and you could only take three things with you, what would they be?” One of my three things has always been chapstick, or a lip moisturizer of some sort. Are my priorities out of whack?! In any case, I thought I would compile my next favourites post: my long-time favourite lip products, along with some new finds.
The Basic: Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Who knew that a simple, beeswax chapstick would be come such a staple in cosmetic bags and purse pockets alike? This is, without question, my favourite and most reliable lip moisturizer. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter (super dry lip season) or summer (sun burnt lip season), this small tube of wonder smooths my lips at the worst of times. And at the best of times, it’s great to swipe on to give lips a healthy, conditioned look, especially with that subtle hit of peppermint tingle. Forever my go-to!
The Healers – Smith’s Rosebud Salve and Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm
Once I have brushed my teeth and completed my skin care routine at night, there are three more things I do before tucking myself into bed: drink water, moisturize my hands, and slather on some Smith’s. This is one of those products where you just feel like you’re doing your skin, in this case lips, a favour. I’m a fan of both the Rosebud Salve and Strawberry flavours, so I alternate between the two. Both are beautifully aromatic, and both make your lips soft and supple come sunrise.
The Splash: Rimmel Color Rush Lip Balm & Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
When it comes to lip color, I always shy away from anything bright. I have even been known to buy a color lighter than my natural lip pigmentation to pale my lips out. I’m slowly learning, though, that a splash of color on the lips can be really fun (dare I even consider it an accessory to my outfit?) and even fool proof. I decided to try Rimmel’s Color Balm in “On Fire”, and I am happy to report that I rocked a red lip last week and loved it! It’s smooth and moisturizing, so it doesn’t leave you with flaky, somewhat colored lips. Though I have yet to try Revlon’s matte version, I’m excited to do so because their color palette for this collection is to die for (hello “Unapologetic”)!
The Secret: No Bleeding Lips – Secret Lip Liner
Perhaps the reason behind me being so excited about, and successful in, sporting a bright lip is this very product. Appropriately named, this secret lip liner is clear, so it automatically won me over because I don’t have to worry about matching a lip liner to every color of lip balm or lipstick I buy from now on! Never having dabbled in lip liners (unless a pro was applying it to me) I’ve always been nervous about applying it too thick, only to end up looking like a 90s makeup don’t. So far, it’s true to it’s claim of no bleeding, so I feel like I’ve unearthed a gem, here, guys!
Any favourite lip products or new finds? Feel free to share them below! Also, feel free to let me know what your three must-haves are if you ever found yourself stranded on an island. I can’t be the only one with such chapstick love!