Are your lips ready for Valentine’s Day?
February 14th is fast approaching, and if puckering up is on your agenda it’s time to start prepping! Getting a pillowy pout is easier than you think—especially with these new standout products that are designed to make the most of your mouth.
Aubio Hydrating Lip Therapy
I’m constantly trying new lips balms since I blow through a tube or pot in about a week, and it’s tough to meet my stringent standards (which include texture, flavor and longevity). I usually approach newcomers with skepticism, and it’s not every day that I experience love at first swipe—but that’s exactly what happened when I tried Aubio Hydrating Lip Therapy. Packaged in an unpretentionus Chapstick-like tube, this treatment delivers everything on my lip-balm checklist, including broad-spectrum SPF 30, a mega-dose of moisture, smooth application, long-lasting hydration and skincare ingredients that work to maximize the health and appearance of my lips. And the fact that you can pick it up when you make your next Target run is the icing on the cake.
M.A.C Lip Scrubtious
Exfoliation should be part of any lip-loving regimen, and this new offering from M.A.C is a sugar-based scrub that gently eliminates dry, flaky skin. Available in five flavors, it’s just what you need before you even think about applying matte lip color.
KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask
Is it just me, or are masks getting more and more targeted with time? Made and shaped just for the lips (and exclusive to Violet Grey), this sheet mask is infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid and lots of hydration to help increase softeness, plumpness and all-around kissability.
If that whole Kylie Jenner-inspired lip-plumping social media craze/fiasco wasn’t enough to preventing you from seeking the volume-enhancement of suction, then JuvaLips is for you. Designed to safely (read: no bruising) increase blood flow for a natural plumping effect, this easy-to-use handheld device delivers luscious lips in just one or two minutes a day.
Harnessing the power of LED light to boost collagen—and increase lip volume within four weeks—this is the first phototherapy device designed specifically for the lips. Completely pain-free and easy to use, this lipstick-sized laser comes with a lip scrub and lip primer that work together to optimize hydration and improve your pout.
So other than puckering up, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day?