Friday, September 30, 2016

The Best Lip Treatment For the Lipstick Lover

I am a self-proclaimed lipstick addict. I wear lipstick a lot, and while I love wearing it, it does sometimes leave something to be desired by the end of the day. It's not always super easy to wipe off with makeup remover, and sometimes it can leave my lips feeling a bit worse for wear.

Over the last year, I've curated a selection of my favourite lip products, and considering I've been using on the regular now it's fall (and lips start to get even drier), I thought it would be the perfect time to let you in on my must-haves! Especially now that dark, vampy lipsticks are getting more face time, it's important to make sure your lips are in their best condition for ideal application.

Keep on reading for a closer look at the 3 parts of my lip treatment: 

NYX Be Gone! Lip Remover (available at London Drugs)

I am shocked that this product hasn't been around longer, and that it doesn't get more buzz. This is seriously a holy grail of makeup item!! I swear, take your most stubborn lipstick, apply a little of this stuff on top (as if you were applying a lip chap), and then just wipe if off in one swipe! It's the best way to make sure you don't destroy your lips trying to get it all off. I found this at London Drugs while picking up one of the NYX Liquid Suede liquid lipsticks. They were selling them side-by-side, since the Liquid Suedes are waterproof, but I think this Lip Remover works awesome for any lipstick.

e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator (available at London Drugs)

I first discovered this holy grail lip product while filming an e.l.f. Cosmetics haul video with London Drugs, and I've been buying them ever since! I love that it's in a lipstick tube, it makes for super easy application. Just dab your lips with water, use circular motions to scrub your lips with the exfoliator, and then use a wet cotton swab to wipe away. It's the best way to remove any dead skin, making sure my lips are nice and soft for tomorrow's lipstick application!

Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment (available at London Drugs)

I've been using this so much lately I almost need a replacement already! I have never been much of a fan of lip balms - part of me fears that my lips will get addicted and be dry all the time - but this stuff is amazing. If I go without, my lips don't get uncomfortably dry, yet it's the perfect way to seal in moisture after I'm done the first 2 steps of my lip treatment! I put on a very liberal coating on my lips after using the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator. It's also supposed to reduce the look of lines on and around the lips, so I make sure to apply over the lines of my lips.

PS. I actually love this product for days when I want to skip wearing lipstick. It has a really nice natural-looking sheen to it that's perfect for those low-maintenance makeup days.

Now your lips are the perfect canvas for those awesome fall lipstick shades!

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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