LIP BALMS OILS & CREAMS | THE EDIT

Regardless of the age or the lips, the lipstick is always very important, if not significant in a woman’s daily life. When it comes to skincare, however, lips are usually the last thing most women think about and if it isn’t to me, it is still the last thing I blog about. My lips being naturally smooth and almost never chapped, my little lip edit is quite simple: I never use lip scrubs or plumping masks, but as long they don’t feel particularly odd or uncomfortable after it, I will always apply the remaining of my serum and eye cream on my lips in the evening as well as some SPF in stick before leaving the house in the morning. That being said, I will only focus on the few lip items which feel as special as my favourite lipsticks in this edit.

BETWEEN MAKEUP AND SKINCARE

As I’ve recently started my second Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Balm in 001 Pink, I’ve realized how much I rely on it for those awkward days where my skin is makeup free and I cheat a little bit, bringing back some radiance and freshness to the face with this lip balm, which, in all transparency, adds a little bit of shine and colour to the lips. It isn’t as hydrating as traditional lip balms, yet Dior has kept their protective, nourishing and comfy feel on the lips. A little bit more hydrating and a little bit more guided toward skincare, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 02 Rasberry is my latest addition and it took me one application to understand why everyone loves it. Although very bright in the tube, the colour doesn’t transfer on the lips: it’s just an oil, but an extremely sticky oil. It means that it stays on the lips and nourishes them all day long. The applicator is also very lovely, it forces me to be light-handed with it: it’s really not one of those lip treatments where more means more shine or more hydration, the tiniest amount is more than enough. The scent, however, is a little bit too sweet for my liking, especially compared to the elegant vanilla scent of the Lip Glow. The 01 Honey would be a much better choice for anyone who cannot bear sweet scents.

THE TRUSTY ONE

The Mixa Soin des Lèvres Anti-Dessèchement is the lip balm I apply first thing in the morning and the one I sleep in most nights. It is also the reason why I don’t believe people who define lip balms in sticks as wax or grease for the lips: because I went through many harsh winters just by using it, I know that it hydrates and nourishes the lips whilst being one of the most affordable lip balms on the market -only French for now, despite Mixa’s arrival in the UK- . Yet what I particularly cherish about it is its soft feel and plumping effect on the lips!

THE OVERNIGHT MASK

If I’ve spent the day in a matte lipstick, or if I simply want to pamper myself, I like to apply a thick layer of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant -Fragrance Free- just before going to bed, almost as a mask: the longer the night, the better my lips look in the morning whilst the Eight Hour Cream’s thick texture is still on them, almost as if I’ve just applied it. It simply soothes and nourishes the lips without the ugly, overly shiny look which such greasy consistencies tend to have.

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  • Yiotou_La

    I use lots of lip balms too during the day or when I am at home in the weekend but I haven’t tried any high-end. My lips tend to get extremely dry during the winter and with the addition of dry liquid lipsticks, they get drier than usual. I haven’t tried any high-end lip balms before but I will take a look at your recommendations.

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • If your lips get very dry, I believe you’ll love the Eight Hour Cream! Thank you for reading 🙂

  • I rely on my Nuxe Rêve de Miel as night time treatment, and I use it pretty consistently morning and night. The only thing I need to get better at is applying spf to my lips. I never do that.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • To be honest, I’m not sure if it works considering that we drink and eat throughout the day, I guess only time will tell…

  • I have tried using Elizabeth Arden as my overnight lip mask before but I find that it dries out my lips overtime. I currently am using Bioderma lip balm and it’s amazing.

    • Do you have the fragrance free version? I will check out the Bioderma one then 🙂

  • Those are nice. I love Fresh lip balms and Clarins just came out with a lip oil I would like to try.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    • I did check out the new Clarins Lip Comfort oil shades, the minty one is very tempting indeed!

  • I’m addicted to lip balms! I love Lanolips Lemonaid & Korres lip balms bu also enjoy using that Dior Glow balm too xx

    Beautylymin

  • Im really loving the Dior lips sugar scrub, it doubles as scrub and balm. Its amazing!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

    • It sounds really good indeed, but I’m not the biggest fan of lip scrubs! Thank you for your comment 🙂

  • clare⭐

    the dior lip balm sounds really nice!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

  • I really want that Dior Lip Glow! I’ve been eyeing it for ages, and almost picked it up recently. Soon for sure 🙂

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • I’m pretty sure you will love it, it is such a luxurious, lovely product to use, it makes me feel extra special, even though it is just a lip balm!

  • I’ve heard SO much about the DIOR Lip Glow, I’m dying to try it as it looks so pretty xx

    • It does! And it is even prettier once on the lips! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  • I love the Lip Glow scent! The berry version is definitely my favorite tinted balm.
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I’m seriously considering buying one or two more shades of this one (the berry and lilac ones), but I’m not sure if I can justify these purchases!

  • I’m really digging the Lip Glow!

    Britt Mont // http://www.othersideof25.com