Valentine's Day is fast approaching and that means your lips must be ready for battle my friends! Whether or not you'll be smooching away this Valentine's, I've got just the trick for lips that need some serious TLC...
A tinted lip balm I'm just loving at the moment is Kari Gran Lip Whip. With a fresh peppermint aroma and a gorgeous, luxurious feel, it definitely lives up to its "lip whip" name. It seriously feels like a whipped, creamy topping to a dessert. Rich and moisturizing, it also lends a slight healthy tint to the lips. I have the color "Radiant" (the pink lip balm in the picture above) and really enjoy it. I leave it atop my bedside table to apply every night before bed.
Farmacy Lip Bloom is more of an every day lip moisturizer for me. It's a thinner, lighter consistency than the Kari Gran Lip Whip but still does a great job keeping moisture in the lips. I apply it during the skincare portion of my makeup routine to allow it to sink properly into the lips before applying lipstick. They come in an array of tantalizing, exotic flavors--mine is "Strawberry Basil" and let me tell you--they hit the nail on the head. Notes of basil and strawberry equally peek through and the result is just lovely.
If you need a powerful, deeply hydrating lip mask that does wonders for the lips, look no further than Kaplan MD Lip Mask. It really helps problems with dry, cracked lips. It also has anti-aging properties and acts as a lip primer by redefining your lip contour and "reducing the look of fine lines, infusing hydration, and protecting with SPF 20". I use this interchangeably as a night time treatment and during my makeup routine. There is a slight tingly feeling when applied, but it isn't too intense to put me off. The Sephora website says this is the papaya enzymes working.
Have you tried any of these?