Summer makeup always means less is more. And that includes lip products. I tend to wear less lipstick and more lip glosses and balms. You, too? Following are some of the newest, lightest lip products for summer. Read on for more…
For moisture and shine, I’m loving the NIVEA Lip Butters. Available in four yummy flavors, these little tins are full of moisturizers like Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil to keep lips looking and feeling great. Bonus: small enough to tuck into shorts and inexpensive, to boot. My favorite flavor is Raspberry Rose Kiss.
Applelicious Lip Balm from NYC New York Color ($2.99) an irresistible indulgence for your pout. These lip balms have a hydrating core formulated with a trio of Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Oil to smooth, soften and moisturize lips. I like the apple scent, too! Available in 10 shades at WalMart.
One of the newest and most innovative lip products I’ve ever tried is the Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil. Yes, really an oil for lips and it’s super nourishing (and addicting!). Enriched with with 14 essential oils, No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil provides anti-aging, hydration and conditioning benefits to the delicate lip area. Plus, the 24kt gold-plated, anti-bacterial palladium tip dispenses product and creates a cooling effect on the lips.
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss provides color in addition to anti-aging benefits for lips. The formula includes peptides, hyaluronic acid for moisture retention/hydration and a variety of oils including Avacado, Argan, Jojoba Oils and antioxidants. Available in singles or trios, I tried the Perfect Nude Trio, which offers a totally natural look.
Clarins has two new lip products in their Spendours Summer Collection and I can easily recommend both. The Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm combines lip care benefits plus crystalline-encapsulated color! It offers a very wearable, balm-like feel on the lips with sheer color. This is definitely a handbag staple. The other new product is the Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels (two shades, Crystal Pink and Crystal Plum). I can only describe is as a jello shot for your lips! Sheer color, lip conditioners and great taste make this a new favorite.
I always love a multitasking beauty product and new bliss fabulips glossy balms delivers in threes. Three shades–rose, coral and pale pink work on everyone. Fabulips provides hydration with shea butter, nourishing oils and vitamin E, while actives like parsley and peppermint oil banish bad breath. In a word? Fab!
What’s your go-to lip product for summer? Let me know in the comments!
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