Are You Forgetting About Your Lips?

With so much emphasis on bold eyebrows and multi-step Korean skincare routines, the lips are becoming a bit of an afterthought. However, the lips are one of your most important assets. Kissable, soft and luscious lips should be a top priority of any beauty enthusiast.

That’s why we have made an easy-to-follow to-do list of proper lip care, from keeping the skin of the lips as soft as can be to dressing them up to dazzle everyone around you.

Step 1: Exfoliate

Just like your skin, your lips can get clogged with dead skin cells. Lips also tend to have dry skin on them from coming into contact with saliva so frequently.

Luckily, there are now many scrubs on the market that are made just for lips. These are non-toxic and gentle enough for delicate lip skin.

bubblegum-lip-scrub

Step 2: Moisturise

Lips need a ton of moisture as the skin can become dried and chapped easily. Finding a lip balm that uses rich moisturising ingredients like shea butter, beeswax and various oils is essential.

It’s also very important to choose a lip balm that protects your lips against sun damage. Choose an SPF of 15 or higher to adequately protect lips from harmful UV rays that can lead to skin cancer.

You should have a lip balm in your purse at all times in order to keep lips moisturised throughout the day.

miley-cyrus-eos-2.0

 

Step 3: Prime

If you plan on giving your lips a pop of color, prime your lips first with a lip primer. Just like a facial primer, the formula used in lip primers allows color to stick to the lips without smearing. It will also help color stand out.

Step 4: Colour!

A new lipstick shade can transform your entire vibe. Red lips can turn you into a sexy siren while soft peach tones can give you a feminine, ethereal look. When it comes to lipstick colors, never be afraid to experiment so that you may discover which shades best flatter your own unique style and coloring.

54ee9c395db2c_-_sev-a-taylor-swift-red-lip-de

Conclusion

We hope that this guide thoroughly illustrated all of the steps necessary to achieve gloriously beautiful and kissably soft lips. A gorgeous pair of lips can seduce the people around you and set the tone for your entire vibe. By following these steps, your lips will be in the best shape that they have ever been.

Win! Asili Shea Butter with Fashion-Mommy and Asili Cosmetics

I love  finding out about new products – it’s oner of the best things about being a blogger. So I was really excited when I found out about a new company called Asili cosmetics, a new natural beauty brand, who use one of my favourite natural ingredients in their products – Shea Butter.

Asili are a UK based, natural beauty company.  Asili are an ethically sound company,  believing in responsible cosmetics from fair sourcing using 100% natural ingredients and ecological packaging. The first range from ASILI features unrefined shea butter. This is quite frankly a beauty marvel, something that everyone should have on their bathroom shelf. From helping to put moisture back into dry skin, to repairing cracked lips, and to helping stem stretchmarks, this product is a natural wonder. The other fabulous thing about it is that it is perfect to moisturise ALL areas of the body, from legs to feet and hands, as well as your face, making it perfect for travelling – you just need the one tin! It can even be used on your hair, it simply melts in like a mask and adds shine to even the dullest roots.

And if that wasn’t reason enough to invest in a large tin, what about the fact that this can be used by all the family, even those with sensitive skin. My two-year old suffers from patches of dry  skin, and I have been able to use it on  him quite  safely.

This is a fabulous product, that, in its cool silver packaging, would also look really great on a bathroom shelf or a dressing table. With Christmas less than 100 days away, these products would be a fantastic present for a stocking. The natural Shea is wonderful, but I have been taken with the peppermint and lemongrass balm, which smells really  fresh. With prices starting at just £4.95, this is a real beauty bargain.

For more information about Asili – visit the website http://www.asilicosmetics.com

WIN!

FASHION-MOMMY AND ASILI HAVE GOT TOGETHER TO OFFER ONE READER THE CHANCE TO WIN A FULL SIZED ASILI SHEA BUTTER BALM, THESE NORMALLY RETAIL AT £14.95. TO WIN, SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW, AND THEN LIKE FASHION-MOMMY AND ASILI ON FACEBOOK. SIMPLE EH! COMPETITION CLOSES ON 5TH OCTOBER 2011. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM AND NOTIFIED BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK.X