You probably already know that when the weather starts heating up, it’s time to change up your skincare and makeup. You might want to try some lighter-weight products, and that includes those for your lips. But whether you’re going mostly natural or want glamor that makes a statement in the sun, I’ve got you covered in this story. Check out much-needed hydration plus a hint of tint from Dr. Paw Paw and Chapstick. For sheer Glam and pouty lips, Lisa Rinna’s newest lip glosses and Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics’ Lip Gloss and Shimmer dust will make your Summer, simmer!
Dr. Paw Paw: Just a Kiss Away
Things are blooming on your lips via ULTA from Dr. Paw Paw. The name may be funny, but the peach, mocha, and red tint-in-tubes balms can be your multi-tasking best friend. The build-able but believable tints can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. The shades of Peach Pink, Ultimate Red, and Rich Mocha are made with natural ingredients, eco-friendly PCR plastic and they’re vegan.
The balms include a trio of ethically sourced ingredients including Pawpaw (Papaya Fruit) to nourish, Aloe Vera to soothe and Olive Oil to provide intense moisture. I tried these on my lips and cheeks as you can see in the photo above. I loved the look, but if you layer a lot, then things can get a bit sticky. That said, the $8 tubes of tint are great for travel and multi-task so you don’t have to carry separate products with you. I love that, don’t you?! Visit Ulta.com or visit www.drpawpaw.com
A Beloved Lip Balm Staple in Colors!
It’s not the price that counts when it comes to skincare and beauty. One budget-friendly product that has been beloved for many many decades is Chapstick. My dad, who was a celebrated physician, always had an original chapstick on his nightstand and one in his pocket.
There are lots of Chapstick varieties *see the other varieties of Chapstick advicesisters.com has written about. A $3 tube of chapstick ChapStick® Moisturizer 2-in-1 lip care delivers broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen protection and keeps chapped, dry, and/or windburned lips moist. ChapStick says it will work up to 8-hours thanks to ingredients like Aloe and Vitamin E. These are not tinted and they’re paraben-free. There are some nice flavored ones though. I was told that Chapstick just re-launched the green apple flavor.
In my photo above you will see six Chapstick Hydration Moisture + Tint lip balms. These newbies arrive in a lipstick-sized swivel-up tube. The 100% natural balms have no flavor but they do contain super hydrating rosehip & jojoba oils. These aren’t intense colors, but they will add a bit of natural tint while they soothe and moisturize. It’s challenging to choose a favorite but I really like “Merlot” which adds a “just bitten” sheer lip stain to lips. Visit the Chapstick website and find them in various drugstores and mass-market retailers.
Lip Plumping Lipgloss from Lisa Rinna Beauty:
If anyone knows about pouty lips, it’s Lisa Rinna. Now she has launched a lip-plumping lip gloss called BIG. ICONIC.LIPS from her Larger than Life collection. There’s lip gloss and then there is luxury lipgloss. This one definitely fits into the luxury category. It’s silky holographic and very glossy and hydrating The one I’m wearing in the photo is “Purple Passion” and all of the 6 colors are semi-sheer. The reflective shine really does make lips look poutier, while lip-plumping ingredients add the rest.
The plumping glosses also contain no animal collagen and are deemed cruelty-free. Additionally, the Lip Plumpers blend vegan collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin E. Emollients fill in lip lines and smooth the texture, and antioxidants protect against environmental saboteurs. Good for your lips, for sure!
The colors are beautiful to wear with or without lipstick. The ingredients protect and pamper lips while they beautify. These truly are exceptional lip glosses and I definitely recommend them. The Larger Than Life collection is available at www.rinnabeauty.com
Gorgeous Shimmer from Pretty Vulgar:
There are tons of glittery products for skin, hair, nails, and face. But I’ve just discovered Pretty Vular cosmetics. I don’t know why they have the name Pretty Vulgar, because I’d just call them Pretty Glam! The products are also vegan, gluten, sulfate, oil fragrance, talc, paraben, and cruelty-free. But the products are very glamorous and beautifully packaged.
The Pretty Vulgar All Over Glitter Powder Dust Spray arrives in an old-fashioned glass flacon with a silver top and “balloon” spritzer just like the ones glamour gals have been using for decades. But the glitter is totally modern with light-reflecting pearls that are dispensed in a soft spray of gorgeous glow. The sophisticated glitter dust sticks on your skin and hair without flopping, sliding or fading. You look like you’ve been bathed in starlight. Whether you’re going to a special event or enjoying a date night, this glitter is going to be a magnet for romance!
I’m not showing you the CEO of Lip Gloss tube, but the bottom part is full of sheer color, white the top is pristine white with pink roses, You can see what the shimmery gold lipgloss (#53 Money Moves) looks like on my lips. The other colors are not shimmery but very shiny. The bottom line? This brand is such fun! Pretty Vulgar is just Plain Pretty! Visit the Pretty Vulgar Website..