We don’t know about you, but without a gloss of something pretty in pink or boldly red, our lips feel positively naked. Regardless of whether it’s a bold red lipstick or a clear swipe of balm, our pouts always need a little something.
Lips Appreciation Day is March 16, and all of us are very appreciative of our favorite lip products. We asked our beauty blogger friends what their own lips can’t live without and, after reading their favorites, — you may want to get your shopping list ready!
"Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil is like a vacation for your lips (I'm not kidding!) It's paraben free, sulfate free, fragrance free and has no synthetic dyes. It contains 14 essential oils, 10 plant oils and 4 vitamins, which I love because unlike a balm or a petroleum based lip product it won't just sit on top of your lips. This actually penetrates! I wear it alone (which just looks like a pretty gloss) or underneath a lip gloss or lipstick." — Lianne Farbes, TheMakeupGirl
"I am what you might call a lip product junkie. I have to have something on my lips 24/7 or I am uncomfortable. Before I go to bed every evening I use Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil which is infused with botanicals and enriched with 14 essential oils. It's one of the best products I have ever used. For day (and over my lipstick) my go-to is every and any flavor of Philosophy's Lip Shine I can get my hands on. I usually stock up on the gift sets during the holidays. Therefore I can be seen applying a flavor like Eggnog in July. Another product I find myself using on my lips (and cuticles and whatever else is ultra dry) is my beloved Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream." — Lauren Dimet Waters, SecondCityStyle.com
"I recently discovered Lucas Papaw Ointment when in Australia and I don't know how I spent 33 years living without it. It's a salve that cures all manners of ailments (from burns to cuts to diaper rash) but it's truly magical powers come when using it as a lip balm. It is THE GREATEST LIP BALM IN HISTORY. End of story." — Nadine Jolie Courtney, nadinejolie.com