From My Lips…to Yours

img_2141Smile…pucker…pout. When it comes my beauty routine, other than lip balm now and then, I can overlook my lips. And Northeast winters definitely do a number on them: chapping, flaking, drying. So…inspired by the K-Beauty craze for masks, I decided to give my lips a “spa” experience. The results? Fuller, smoother, and dare I say “younger looking” lips.

img_2030Here’s the complete experience, from care to color.

img_1760 Because my lips were looking and feeling a bit rough, I started with gentle exfoliation. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish combines brown sugar crystals with natural humectants to buff away dry flakes while Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil nourish and condition. The results? Smooth as a baby’s you-know-what. And it smelled good enough to eat!


img_1841img_2133Don’t scream…even if I look like the victim of a crazed beauty intervention. This All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask from KNC Beauty  was my first lip mask experience. And I’m hooked! I wore it for 20 minutes (while watching HGTV…one of my favorite escapes) and can confirm that my lips looked and felt super hydrated, plumper, fuller. Immediately…and the next day, too. And I love that this mask has no Parabens, no Sulfates, no artificial dyes or fragrances and is not tested on animals. Speaking of animals, Bowie was not a fan and would not stop barking at me.

img_1784Now for some color. But first…primer. I use a makeup primer before my foundation every day but had never thought about one for my lips! Urban Decay’s Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil is a clear, creamy, thick pencil that does it all: holds lipcolor in place, prevents feathering, corrects mistakes (like a sudden traffic stop!), even fills in those small lines around lips. And it’s clinically proven to make your lip color last for 8 hours. And yes…it does!

img_2003img_2007img_2010img_2013img_2018OK, these are officially the coolest lipsticks…or lipstiks ever. You can’t buy them yet…but they’re coming soon! Stiks Cosmetiks Lipstiks are designed for on-the-go, one-handed application. The clear cap flips open, revealing a slanted bullet. Why? Because it hugs your lip line like a lip pencil. Seriously, you can apply them without a mirror. But even better, the trio pack comes with its own mirror. So cool, so smart. LOVE! (Thank you KMG!!)

img_2066img_1766Always on hand, day or night, Korres Lip Balm in Guava. It’s a rich, buttery formula filled with natural oils and extracts that literally melts onto your lips. It’s got everything you want and nothing you don’t: no Parabens, no Sulfates, no Synthetic Fragrances, no Petrochemicals, no Phthalates, no GMOs, no Triclosan. (Psst…Chris loves it too.)

So…I hope you’ll give your lips a “spa” experience soon. Think they’ll love it. And so will you.

Photos by MP Allegaert and April Cross.

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