We pout them, plump them, smack them and kiss them, and there’s no denying that lips are always saying a lot. Body language experts believe that our lips are actually telling a lot more than what we’re saying, so it’s about time we took care of them and paid real lip service. Whether you apply lipstick or go au naturale, here’s some of the best lip products on the market, guaranteed to get you pouting.
Pure Paw Paw Ointment’s balm is a multi tasking skincare saviour, not only offering SOS (save our skin) for chapped lips, but soothing and smoothing other areas of your skin that’s dry or cracked. Available in a range of delicious flavours (watermelon is up there as my favourite), it’s made from fresh Australian fermented fruit and is proudly Australian owned and made!
PURE PAW PAW OINTMENT WATERMELON BALM | RRP $4.95 | Available at www.purepawpawointment.com.au
MODEL’S OWN LIP BASE LIP PRIMER
It’s all about the base with this colour-free lip primer that gets lips ready for anything. Giving lips a moisturised and smooth base, it’s the perfect preparation needed for lips, setting them up to do the talking.
MODEL’S OWN LIP BASE LIP PRIMER | RRP $11.95 | Available in Priceline
NU SKIN POWER LIPS
Power is an understatement when it comes to Nu Skin’s deliciously intense range of long-wearing lipsticks. These high performing, weightless lipsticks are packed with good-for-you ingredients that keep your lips soft, whilst keeping your colour strong. Budge proof and intense, these lipsticks live up to their name.
NU SKIN POWER LIPS | RRP $39 | Available at nuskin.com/en_au
PETER THOMAS ROTH UN-WRINKLE LIP TREATMENT
Stop your lips from deflating and showing signs of age with the Peter Thomas Roth’s Lip Treatment from his famous Un-Wrinkle range. Who knew that lips needed treatments like this? One try and you’ll be addicted. Bursting with hydrating, muscle-relaxing and collagen boosting ingredients, this miracle cream irons out creases, gradually restores fullness and keeps delicate skin soft, supple and nourished. Your lips will look smoother and more voluptuous with a defined, wrinkle-free lip line. Kiss goodbye to bleeding lipstick and hello to kissable lips.
PETER THOMAS ROTH UN-WRINKLE LIP TREATMENT | Available exclusively at Sephora
HOP & COTTON THE LIPGUARD
Dry lips will rejoice at Hop & Cotton’s the Lipguard, the ultimate balm for even the driest of lips. Promoting lips’ natural repair and providing a protective barrier against environmental elements, Hop & Cotton’s the Lipguard is the ultimate skin saviour. Suitable for cuticles and dry areas, this multi purpose wonder keeps skin moisturised, soft and subtle.
HOP & COTTON THE LIPGUARD | RRP $18 | www.hopandcotton.com
BITE BEAUTY AGAVE LIP MASK
Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask is like heaven for dry lips (actually, it’s heaven even if your lips aren’t dry). Don’t be fooled by the fact that it could be disguised as just a lip gloss, in reality it’s an ultra ultra hydrating mask for your lips. Infused with organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and triple the amount of trans-resveratrol—the miracle antioxidant found in red wine—it leaves lips feeling soothed, hydrated and ready for action.
BITE BEAUTY AGAVE LIP MASK | RRP $40 | Available at Sephora
LANCÔME L’ABSOLU GLOSS
Do yourself a favour and get this in colour 181 Entracte – a strikingly intense rouge lipstick that is guaranteed to turn heads. If you’re like me and are notorious for getting lipstick on your teeth, then Lancôme L’Absolu Gloss Entracte is made just for you. Just apply with applicator, let it dry and then you’ve got colour that will last for hours and won’t budge.
LANCÔME L’ABSOLU GLOSS | RRP $52 | Available at lancome.com.au
SMITH & CULT THE TAINTED LIP STAINED
Smith & Cult’s the Tainted Lip Stained is a long wearing, pigment rich lip stain that delivers a matte finish without drying out lips. A simple glide across your lips results in a super saturated colour and velvety finish. If you’re game, opt for Love-Sucker, a vibrant pink that will leave a lasting impression.
SMITH & CULT THE TAINTED LIP STAINED | RRP $24 | Available at www.smithandcult.com
LUMA JUST A TOUCH LIP & CHEEK TINT
Luma, the brand created by Aussie model Jessica Hart, brings Luma Just a Touch Lip & Cheek Tint. This natural looking 2-in-1 pot offers a creamy, buildable pigment with – like the name states – just a touch of colour. You can start of lightly for a subtle flush, then layer on for greater colour intensity. Available in 3 shades, it’s guaranteed to enhance any skin tone.
LUMA JUST A TOUCH LIP & CHEEK TINT | RRP $29.95 | Available at Priceline
MARC JACOBS ENAMORED HI-SHINE GLOSS LIP LACQUER
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer lipgloss delivers maximum colour and brilliance with its unique Triple Shine Complex, a blend of high-performance ingredients that provide unstoppable wear and shine like ’30 coats of lacquer.’ The brilliant shine contributes to an optical plumping look that feels cushiony on the lips, yet never sticky. This mint-scented lip gloss comes in a vibrant collection of creamy pinks, shimmering lavenders and iridescent brights that give lips a lush look with lasting colour and unbelievable shine.
MARC JACOBS ENAMORED HI-SHINE GLOSS LIP LACQUER RRP $42 | Available at Sephora
SEPHORA CHEEK AND LIP TINT
If you opt for the ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to lip colour, Sephora’s Encre Cheek and Lip Tint is the way to go. Available in a universally flattering shade that is easily blendable for a flawless look, Sephora’s Encre Cheek and Lip Tint brings a subtle, natural looking flush of colour to either your lips or cheeks. A versatile 2 in 1 product, it’s the perfect don’t-leave-home-without handbag essential.
SEPHORA CHEEK AND LIP TINT | RRP $14 | Available at Sephora
BOBBI BROWN CHRUSHED LIP COLOUR
The look of a lipstick meets the feel of a lip balm with Bobbi Brown’s most wearable lip yet. Loaded with crushed pigments and lip-loving ingredients, it’s the ultimate swipe and go formula. Available in 20 glorious shades, there’s a colour there to suit anyone.
BOBBI BROWN CHRUSHED LIP COLOUR | RRP $46 | Available at www.bobbibrown.com.au
DR. HAUSCHKA SHEER LIPSTICK
Created by the renowned Dr. Hauschka using only the finest mineral pigments, Dr. Hauschka’s Sheer Lipstick offers a subtle colour that is so natural you’ll have people thinking you’re genetically blessed. A delicate sheer lipstick that is creamy with a subtle shimmer and enriched with ingredients like Rose Hips, Argan Oil and Beeswax that nourish your lips to help make them silky soft. The perfect shade for day or night, Dr. Hauschka’s Sheer Lipstick will become like second skin.
DR. HAUSCHKA SHEER LIPSTICK | RRP $41 | Available at www.drhauschka.com.au
CLINIQUE SWEET POTS
A genius invention of one side sugar scrub and the other side lip balm, Clinique’s Sweet Pots are the sweetest way to smooth, soften and hydrate lips. Gently massage the scrub on your lips, wipe off, then apply the balm for lasting moisture and a hint of shine.
CLINIQUE SWEET POTS | RRP $40 | Available at www.clinique.com.au
JUNE JACOBS LIP RENEWAL
Just like a lip saviour in a tube, June Jacobs Lip Renewal is a natural lip balm infused with emollient peach, jojoba and coconut oils along with cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin E. Providing instant and continual hydration, June Jacobs Lip Renewal dramatically reduces the appearance of lip furrows and leaves lips feeling renewed and ready to go.
JUNE JACOBS LIP RENEWAL | Available exclusively at Sephora.
IT COSMETICS VITALITY LIP FLUSH
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush is the perfect combination of high shine gloss and lip pigment, infused with all the right ingredients to keep your lips plump and hydrated. Developed by leading plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush contains 9 butters and oils, plus collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid, to create a truly innovative formula for intense conditioning, nourishing and moisture. Packed with Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Argan Oil and Jojoba, along with Anti-Aging Antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, Acai, Green Tea and White Tea, IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush results in luxurious kissable lips.
IT COSMETICS VITALITY LIP FLUSH | RRP $34 | Available at Sephora
BITE AMUSE BOUCHE LIPSTICK
Whilst at first glance you could be forgiven for thinking Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks are just like regular lipsticks, they are in fact a whole lot more. Besides being available in an extensive range of high-impact colours, they also deliver extreme moisture and long-lasting wear. Infused with a natural blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins and omega oils, Bite’s lipsticks offer a subtle citrus flavour and a whole lotta saturated colour.
BITE AMUSE BOUCHE LIPSTICK | RRP $40 | Available at Sephora.
WE ARE FEEL GOOD INC PAW PAW NECTAR
Like the ultimate fix-it-all skincare product, We Are Feel Good Inc’s Paw Paw Nectar soothes the skin and relieves any skin irritation like chapped lips, insect bites, wetsuit rash, minor burns or cracked heels. Vegan friendly, gluten free and not tested on animals, it’s made from all natural ingredients enriched with Pawpaw.
WE ARE FEEL GOOD INC PAW PAW NECTAR | RRP $13.95 | Available at www.wearefeelgoodinc.com.au
*Main image of Tash Oakley for Monday Swim.