The Lip Scrub
Lush Lip Scrub £5.50 – I’m currently working my way through Santa Baby, Lush’s cola-flavoured Christmas scrub, but Mint Julips, Bubblegum and Popcorn all work brilliantly (and taste yummy). I generally use a lip scrub once every three days, or just before using a matte lipstick. If you don’t want to spend to money on Lush’s fancy packaging, you can mix a little bit of caster or granulated sugar with some honey or olive oil and keep it in an empty lip balm tub.
The Nighttime Lip Care
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free £22.10 – 8 Hour Cream is genuinely awesome. I spent so long putting of buying it because of the price, but a little goes a long way. It works for everything, and it really is a long-term fix for damaged lips.
Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm £1.65 – The ultimate super-cheap lip balm- I’ve been using this one for years and it’s still one of my favourites.
The Body Shop Lip Butters £4 – These leave a kind of pale cast on your lips, so there perfect for using overnight. They really are like butters, and they smell amazing. I’m utterly in love with the Coconut and Shea ones.
Tinted Lip Balms
Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm £1.99 – I love the Palmers lip balms- they leave a kind of satin, almost matte finish (rather than the normal lip balm glossiness) and the Chocolate and Cherry one has a gorgeous red tint.
The Body Shop Lip Balms £2 – pretty colours, gorgeous scents, super moisturising. I’ve actually ended up with every shade (whoops) but my favourites are Raspberry (strawberry laces!) and Passionberry.
The Lip Gloss
Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Butter £2.99 – Don’t be fooled by the name- this is no lip butter. This is a dark chocolate and peppermint flavoured, non-sticky lip gloss which really conditions your lips. I can’t get over the scent of this, it’s absolutely amazing. The packaging makes it great for throwing in your handbag, too.