Lip Service; Balms to Beat Bummed Out Lips

Winter is the enemy of smooth, soft and kissable lips with dry, cold winds competing against dry, artificial heating tossed in with rainy days. The back and forth of the weather can be a total nightmare, and our lips are often the first place to show the signs of the times looking a little, well, bummed out.

The skin around our lips does not contain oil glands so it doesn’t self-regulate as well as say, our cheeks or forehead. This leaves the area to quickly dry out and without proper care, your lips can become cracked to the point where things get pretty painful.

So, this Winter, get ahead of the weather with these tried and trusted lip balms that will leave your lips looking plump, smooth and feeling happy.

Cosmedix Enhance Lip Treatment

While nothing but fillers are going to give you a permanently plump pout, this hydrating lip treatment from Cosmedix is a great temporary solve. A mix of skin-enhancing oils and a powerful peptide work together to nourish your lips and the glossiness does wonders for making your lips look healthy, smooth and plump. It’s comfortable to wear and you won’t find yourself having to reapply it every few minutes to keep up the glow.

Guerlain Abeille Royal Honey Smile Lift

Like a moisturiser for your lips, this serum infused balm gets to work fast on soothing and repairing cracks and leaving you with smoother lips long-term. It’s definitely a splurge but is loaded with ingredients to help permanently minimise the appearance of fine lines around your lips and it’s a dream to wear under lipsticks or coloured glosses.

Go-To Pinkey-Nudey Lips

This two in one hero is an easy add to any beauty routine. Lanolin and shea butter offer deep nourishment to your lips. It feels like its boosting your hydration (and leaving you with a lovely glossy look) without feeling heavy or sticky. The subtle pink tint this balm leaves behind makes it a worthy addition to your beauty look as you can easily reapply on-the-go throughout those Wintery days when your lips get a little dry.

Vida Glow Nourishing Lip Balm

Containing the brands signature ingredient, Red Algae Marine Collagen, as well as antioxidants Vitamin C and E, Vida Glow’s lip balm is formulated to simultaneously nourish your lips and provide anti-ageing benefits. It absorbs into your lips really nicely making it a great choice whether you’re going for an elevated natural look or using it to prep your lips for lipstick.

Lanolips 101 Ointment Fruities

A Lanolips lip balm should be a staple in every girls’ beauty bag. It’s cheap, cheerful and most importantly, effective. The ointment is very dense and able to deliver seriously smoothing and hydrating results thanks to the main ingredient Lanolin, alongside Vitamin E. If you want to turn the notch on your look up just a smidge, the Lip Luminisers from the brand are also a must-try.

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