It’s amazing to realize just how much (expensive) attention we give to every wrinkle, line and patch on our skin, only to end up neglecting a crucial part of our face: the lips. As much as we remember them when we head out with a full face, we almost always completely ignore our lips until they chap and bleed.
The good news is, it’s not too late to take care of your puckers. Even better, I’ve got a foolproof tip that will make pampering your lips such an easy job—no sugar-scrubbing and accidental consumption of Vaseline involved.
My solution is using a deeply moisturizing lipstick—not a balm. It will become an excitingly nourishing habit.
It all starts with a good lipstick. I recommend Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick with All-Day Moisture Satin Finish.
First, let’s talk about the brand that’s been advocating the miraculous benefits of going natural. Started by Roxane Quimby and Burt Shavitz in 1984 in New York as a brand that peddled homemade beeswax candles, Burt’s Bees has become synonymous with all-natural personal and beauty care. Its products are infused with nature’s most skin-friendly ingredients, from signature beeswax and honey to exotic fruits, oils, butters, nuts and berries.
It’s no surprise that its line of 100% Natural Lipsticks is made with hydrating extracts that moistens even the driest lips. A blend of beeswax, moringa oil, raspberry seed oil and vitamin E, this product can provide eight-hour-long moisture that dries into a smooth, satin finish.
It doesn’t give as much color as your trusty matte lipsticks, but it does boast a thoughtful shade range. Pick from pale pinks and the darkest reds.