There is something about a good lip product that gives you an instant confidence boost.
Pucker up with these beauties and you will always have kissable lips:
Benefit Lipscription is a set of two lip products – Buffing Lip Beads and Silky Lip Balm. Both compliment each other with love, buff three times a week (it’s kind of like using a gentle body scrub) and use the balm regularly for a moisture hit.
In retro silver tubes, this set is a little bit of retro glamour in a box.
RRP: $32.00 / Stockist: 02) 8353 5000
Natio Mineral Lip Butter in Loving has a fresh minty scent and comes in a cute little pot. The shade is a pretty pink which will add some colour to dull lips.
You can apply with your fingertip or use a lip brush for a more even application. Natio products are Made in Australia.
RRP: $8.95 / Stockist: 03) 9415 9911
A deliciously fun lip product is Fruity Shine from Nivea. It is cherry flavoured but not the sickly over the top smell, more like raspberry cordial!
A tube of lip balm with a hint of red it makes your lips shine. An easy everyday option to throw in your handbag for lipgloss emergencies!
RRP: $3.98 / Stockist: 1800 103 023
Who doesn’t love Lancome Juicy Tubes? A shiny shiny effect that doesn’t dry out your lips, try Melon (22) for summer. With a slight pink tint, it has that addictive watermelon scent which makes you think of those times as a kid when you ran under the sprinkler to cool off.
Everything you want in a lipgloss, it glides on smoothly and looks pretty without feeling sticky.
RRP: $46.00 / Stockist: 02 9931 8888
Carmex has been around since the 1930s, and their products are just as popular today as when they were first invented.
The Moisturising Lip Balm in the 7.5g pot comes with sunscreen for protection and will relieve dry, chapped lips.
RRP: $6.95 / Stockist: 07 5470 2708
The Carmex Click Sticks come in smaller lip balm tubes for a mess free application, all the goodness of Carmex in the convenience of a take anywhere tube.
It comes in classic or the new strawberry flavour which is delish.
RRP: $4.99 / Stockist: 07 5470 2708
Another Benefit selection is the Ultra Shines Lip Shine. Dancing Queen is pink, it’s glossy and it’s for the girly girl in us all.
A shade that will suit most complexions, this is a good way to compliment darker eye makeup.
RRP: TBA / Stockist: 02) 8353 5000
A quality lipstick should be a staple in every makeup bag, and the Lasting Satin Lip Colour from Georgio Armani glides on for an instant statement. It comes in a variety of shades including this pinky mauve which is very summery.
Packaged in a sleek black tube, this is a good investment lipstick that will always make you feel special.
RRP: $52.00 / Stockist: TBA
While on the subject of lipsticks, another shade worth mentioning is Bliss from Youngblood. This brand is quickly becoming a favourite and the products speak for themselves.
The lipstick has some shimmer added which does help to give your lips some life rather than a flat colour.
RRP: $38.00 / Stockist: 1800 625 387
The Liquid Lissie Gloss from Ellie has a sponge applicator and is packed with sparkle and shine.
Christine is a melon-ish pink shade and while I’m not too fond of the scent it is a happy little lipgloss that you will perk up your lips.
RRP: $28.00 / Stockist: 1800 35 45 66
Face of Australia Massage Therapy is a mineral enriched Lip Shine which has Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil for moisture and protection. Torquay is a light pinky shade and is a thicker textured gloss.
Massage it into your lips to get the full treatment benefits.
RRP: $10.95 / Stockist: www.faceofaustralia.com.au
A slightly darker pinkish, red shade is Lip Gloss in Dazzle by Bloom. The flavour is mandarin and vanilla oils, which will make you want to keep reapplying just to experience the scent.
With a sponge applicator, this colour has flecks of sparkle and lipgloss addicts will add it to their must have list.
RRP: $25.00 / Stockist: 03) 9421 0200
Napoleon Perdis have their Luminous Lip Veil which comes in a range of colours to suit any makeup look. Favourite shades include The Gold and the Beautiful (ok mainly for the clever name but the shade is definitely wearable), and Rare Opal.
A “liquid lipstick”, these have an applicator brush for a professional style application and are a girl’s best friend with glossy hydration and a sheer finish. Packaging is black and gold which gives them a sophisticated, blingy feel.
RRP: $25.00 / Stockist: 02 8595 0911
NP Set Luscious Lip Shine in Marrakesh is an interesting shade. This could be described as a really pale gold with subtle shimmer pigments.
It comes in a squeezable tube which is a little bit different from the norm. A nice mix of lip loving ingredients including Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Vitamins A and C.
RRP: $22.00 / Stockist: Available from Napolean Perdis concept stores, Target and David Jones nationally.
For understated lips and a nude feel, Kit Lip Gloss in Maybe Just Once is just what you need. Very shiny, these glosses have peppermint oil for a minty kiss.
It is also quite moisturising with jojoba, avocado oil and castor oil and will take you from day to night.
RRP: $19.95 / Stockist: 1800 705 800