Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 113 – £5.49 *
LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub – £5.35
MAC In Synch Lip Liner – £11.50
Yep, you read it correctly. While everyone else is raving about bold, out there lips, I’ve fallen for sultry nudes (lips that is). It’s probably not the best pick for the cold months as nude lipstick shows up every millimetre of uncared for lips but I think I’ve nailed the products that will see us through.
It’s all about prep, the only time I pay any attention to looking after my lips is in winter – probably because I become more aware of them and their drying ways. I recently bought the LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub, a product that I could never live without now. Morning and night (and throughout the day if it’s really, truly essential) I apply a little of this to my lips and scrub, it’s not as messy as it sounds as the sugar isn’t soaking with the oil so it can be easily wiped (or licked) away.
Next up, one of my favourite and most reliable lip balms is the NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Balm stick, it’s less messy and more hygienic than the pot (although this is perfect for overnight!) and great for on the go. Simply sweep over lips regularly, including after a good scrub, to ensure they’re the best they could be in prep for the nude lip that’s coming.
To begin this simple nude lip, I always start with a bit of MAC In Synch Lip Liner, a lovely soft pinky nude which goes perfectly with my chosen lipstick. I line the lips carefully and fill in with the pencil to guarantee some extra long-wear out of the lipstick.