Spring is finally here (unless you live in Canada), so that means it's time to wake up those crusty lips and prep them for bright lipsticks!
Today's post is a list of my favourite lip softening products and a little pictorial of my nightly lip routine.
Don't worry, there will be no Maybelline baby lips or EOS lip balms anywhere near this post. I don't understand the hype for those products; they literally don't do shit.
First up are my beloved Lush lip scrubs.
These come in a variety of flavours (yes they are edible), but I only own Mint Julips and Bubblegum. Bubblegum is BY FAR my favourite one, and I'm pretty sure this is my third jar of the stuff.
These are sugar based scrubs with a touch of oil in there to get shit going. They are completely edible, and I tend to lick this stuff off rather than wiping it off (unless I use with a lip balm underneath).
Mint Julips tastes like mint chocolate chip icecream and Bubblegum just tastes like straight up Big League Chew original bubblegum (I love that stuff).
This next product is from Fortune Cookie Soap! It's a portable lip scrub in a chapstick tube.
It's called Itty Bitty Lip Scrub, and I have one in the pumpkin coconut flavour. They usually release these with different collections on their site, and I got this one in one of the monthly soap boxes.
This lip scrub has a moisturizing base, so this is not edible, but tasty nonetheless.
I don't care what everyone else on youtube says; you don't need to spend a lot of money on a quality lip balm. All of these gurus are constantly pushing expensive lip balms like Jack Black, Fresh Sugar, etc.
Carmex has been a long time favourite of mine! It's super thick, super cheap, and it moisturizes my lips better than any lip balm I've ever tried.
So here is my lip prepping routine:
- first I apply my lip balm
- then I scrub my lips with a lip scrub I'm ~feelin' that day
- then I wipe off all the sugar (or lick)
- then I apply one final layer of lip balm and sleep
So there you have it! My favourite lip softening products and how I use them.
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