Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you will already know that 2016 is the year of the matte lip. Thanks to Kylie Jenner and the launch of her “Kylie Lip Kit” collection, the world has gone mad – without regard for the consequences. And now? Well, we all have lips that are as dry as the Sahara desert!
At this stage, I have tried and tested almost every lip balm under the sun. So, here’s a list of my three favourite rescue remedies for dry lips. Don’t worry, you can thank me later.
Isa Dora “Nourishing Lip Oil” (€10.95):
At €10.95, IsaDora’s “Nourishing Lip Oil” is my most expensive pick but is also the most luxurious. This formula feels fabulous on the lips. It’s soft and buttery rather than sticky and creates a clear, glossy finish. Enriched with omega oils, vitamins and coconut oil, this product will hydrate you lips in no time at all. The “Nourishing Lip Oil” also contains avocado oil which can penetrate skin to increase collagen product, adding plumpness to your pout. King Kylie, eat your heart out!
IsaDora “Nourishing Lip Oil” is available from pharmacies and department stores nationwide.
MooGoo “Cow Lick Lip Balm” (€3.95):
This lip balm from MooGoo is a “no frills” formula and contains entirely edible ingredients. This is great because as we all know; what goes on the lips, will be eaten. This is the first product which I tried from MooGoo and I have to say, it has inspired a love of the brand. The balm contains allantoin, an ingredient which soothes small cuts on the lips. I definitely recommend this one for anyone who suffers from painfully chapped lips. It’s gentle, effective and completely free of chemicals – what more could you ask for?
“Cow Lick Lip Balm” is available here.
Blistex “Intensive Moisturiser” (€3.79):
I’ve been using this offering from Blistex since my school days. So, it’s safe to say that it’s cured many a bruised lip after prolonged kissing at the teenage disco. Blistex “Intensive Moisturiser” may taste hideous, but it works a treat on chapped, flaky lips. I always apply this one before I been my make up routine, and wipe it off before applying a matte lip. The shea butter in the formula works really well as a hydration barrier to protect lips. This one also boasts a SPF so it is really handy for travel.
Blistex “Intensive Moisturiser” is available in pharmacies nationwide and here at Boots.ie.
And there you have it, my foolproof remedies for chapped lips. Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comment section!