August 15, 2013

lip service.

paint that face

besides mascara, the makeup item i have the most of is probably lip glosses and treatments. while my skin goes between normal and oily, my lips seem to hover in a constant state of dryness. even worse, the dryness seems to be exacerbated when the temperatures are warmer (or colder). as i’ve gotten older, i’ve noticed my old standby, the basic chapstick, doesn’t do the trick anymore. i’ve been most loyal to fresh’s sugar treatments, not only the clear version, but berry, rosé, and honey. last christmas, i picked up a fresh sugar mini gift set, which is perfect for keeping in a duffle for those weekend trips to tahoe or in a makeup bag at the office. earlier this year at a la mer event at neiman marcus, i purchased “the lip balm” (funny how all the product names start with “the”) and while a bit pricey, i love the thicker consistency, slightly cooling feel, and menthol scent (i slather it on before bed). for day if i want a bit of color, i love clinique’s vitamin c lip smoothie and clark’s botanicals ultra rich lip tint, both of which deliver sheer color with antioxidants and long lasting hydration.

is there a lip treatment or balm that is your go-to? i’d love to hear why you love it…

1. jouer lip enhancer conditioning lip treatment / 2.  josie maran argan lip treatment / 3. fresh sugar lip treatment (also available in advanced formula) / 4. smith’s rosebud salve / 5. la mer “the lip balm” / 6. hourglass no. 28 lip treatment oil / 7. marc jacobs beauty lip lock moisture balm / 8. laura mercier lip silk / 9. clinique superbalm lip treatment / 10. marc jacobs beauty lip lock moisture balm