The next time you apply your favorite lipstick, give your lips a little pre-lipstick love and apply the latest in skincare technologies, the two-step lip treatment. These up-incoming lip-targeting mask/ treatment duos are popping up everywhere, and they really work, providing the perfect foundation for lipstick wearers or not. Who doesn’t want plumper and fuller lips, chap-free and perfectly primed? I like to apply these while I’m doing my makeup and getting dressed, saving my lipstick for last.
Charlotte Tilbury, one of my favorite makeup artists who created the mega-successful top selling line by the same name, just launched her lip duo. The new Lip Love Scrub gently exfoliates with beeswax, botanical oils and sugar, while Lip Magic finishing balm softens with bee propolis and shea butter.
My newest fav is the Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm duo. The treatment fades fine lines with proven anti-aging ingredients. The Lip 20 Mask resurfaces flaky, aging lips with papaya enzymes. The Lip 20 Balm, packed with marine collagen peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, is applied post-exfoliation. Both protect lips from sun damage with SPF 20 sunscreen.
Bite’s 5 Night Fix for Lips also helps repair dry lips. First, use the deluxe mini Whipped Cherry Scrub Stick to gently buff away impurities. Castor oil beads help leave lips soft and supple, while fruit extracts help brighten and restore lips. Next, smooth on a nightly treatment: the coveted deluxe mini Agave Lip Mask—a leave-on, nighttime lip mask made with agave and Madagascar vanilla to help repair parched, chapped lips. This two-step system helps to leave lips looking healthy, soft, nourished, and repaired. I carry this mask with me whenever I travel. It’s seriously the best.