I’ve always suffered with dry lips. It’s a total pain and I’ve carried lip balm around since I was young.
I have always used this the toothpaste trick to scrub my lips and tried every lip balm going at all price points.
This is my solution. I can now successfully wear matte lipsticks and drink red wine when I’m out. Any red wine drinkers with dry lips will know the struggle!
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Exfoliate. I currently use Lush Sugar Scrub for this. Literally sugar you rub on you lips to take away all the dry bits. When on the go, I use Kiko Milano Lip Scrub as it’s a bit more portable.
Any lip balm. I currently use Body Shop Lip Butter, which is really creamy and smooth. I leave it for a few minutes to sink in. If I’m not wearing much make up and just want a tinted lip, I use one of my favourite products, Royal Apothic Tinties Lip Butter.
Now that my lips are smoother I move onto colour. I usually use a clear or matching lip liner. I fill in the lips with it a bit as well, just to create a base. Then I use whichever lipstick I like. Matte is usually a no-go for dry lips, but I can use it fine after doing this.
I usually pat a bit of translucent powder over my lips to stop colour printing everywhere and to finish the look and make it stay.
Do you suffer like I do? Have any tips of your own?