Lip balm alone won’t solve deep cracks or plump tiny lines, but a swift ritual can. Read on for our round-up of clever care and buys for soft, sultry lips this season…
3 Steps to kissable lips
First scrub away flakes and soften with Mac Lip Scrubtious in Summer Berry, R315 for 15ml; or Lush Mint Juleps Lip Scrub, R105 for 25g. Lightly work in the product in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then remove with a damp facecloth.
Anti-age your lips with proven skincare ingredients. By day, use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm, R270 for 11.6ml. By night, try new Blistex Conditioning Lip Serum, R129,95 for 8,5g, used on lips and around the mouth before bed plumps with olive and avocado oils.
For moisture top-ups through the day, look for a gentle balm without any petroleum or castor oil, which tend to dehydrate your lips. Try Uriage Cica-Lips Repairing Balm, R118 for 15ml, or the ultra-chic and affordable goat milk and jojoba enriched Chardine Vanilla Lip Balm, R45 for 10ml.
Compiled by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens