The Perfect Pout: 5 Lip Tips To Get You Valentine's Day Ready!
Chapped, dry lips happen to the best of us especially when there is a change in season. But never fear, in this blog post I share 5 lip tips to get your pout on point for Valentine's Day (or any day for that matter!).
1. SCRUBS AWAY
The first step to my lip prep is a lip scrub. These are generally a sugar based product which you scoop out, apply to the lips and gently massage in circular motions to rid the lips of any dry skin. Once done you can simply wipe away or if the product is made of all natural ingredients lick it off (although I don't recommend that). I like to apply my scrub a couple of hours before I apply lipstick just to give the lips time to settle and so I can nourish them with a balm (step 2).
2. BALM BABE
I never leave the house without lip balm! I honestly can't stand dry, chapped lips so I have at least 5 floating around my handbag at any one time! When I am having an off duty day I like to reach for a tinted balm to give my lips a hint of colour or if I want them super hydrated I like using an oil based balm that really packs a punch!
3. THE MASK
If you want to create a plumper pout you can try a lip mask! These masks are infused with plant collagen and are designed to increase cellular metabolism and help replenish moisture, leaving lips smoother and healthier. With fans such as Lady Gaga and Huda Kattan they are definitely a pain-free and cheaper alternative to injections.
4. LINER LOVE
When applying a lipstick, especially a red or liquid lip, it is important to line the lips to avoid any bleeding and to fill in any of those fine lines around the lips. I have a lot of lipsticks but not necessarily the liners to suit which is why I love a clear lip liner which goes on transparent so you can wear it with any lipstick you like!
It all comes down to formula. Will you go for a red hot bullet or pick a pink liquid lip? By now your lips should be soft, smooth and ready for whatever you choose but if you do opt for a liquid lipstick I recommend a last minute lip scrub just to ensure a silky smooth base for the lipstick to sit on.
Now you've got the perfect pout so pucker up and slay all day!
*Some of these products were sent to me in exchange for a review. Products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.