It's time to ditch your traditional lip balm. How many times have we all been slipping on chapstick only to find that our chapped lips look even worse? It's completely defeating. Instead, reach for products that not only hydrate your lips, but cover up the look chapped lips as well. What you're looking for is a product that will cover the flakiness of the skin, while also hydrating and soothing the lips. While this may seem like a tall order, there are plenty of products out there that can do just that.
You can cover the look of chapped lips in two ways. The first is by choosing a hydrating lip product that contains pigment. The color can help to mask the natural redness, while also concealing the dead skin. What's great about choosing a tinted lip balm is that the color in the balm won't stick to any flakes or dry patches. It simply glides over the skin, and leaves behind a gorgeous finish. The second option is to look for a product that won't leave behind a waxy finish. Many traditional lip balms can feel waxy against the lip, and catch onto dry skin. To avoid this, reach for products with a more gel-like texture. This way the product will hydrate the lips without catching onto the dry skin. Wondering what products are able to pull all of this off? Here are nine lip products that are perfect for hydrating the lips while masking any flakes or rough patches.
1. Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm
This product is a cult favorite for a reason. Not only does it smell like roses, but this moisturizing balm soothes, covers, and heals chapped lips. It's exactly what your lips need this winter! Plus, it leaves behind a gorgeous rosy glow.
2. Clinique Sweet Pops Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm
Kick flaky lips to the curb with this dynamic duo. Use the scrub to buff away dead skin, and follow up with the hydrating balm to soothe and refresh the lips.
3. Best Damn Beauty Lip Mask
If you're looking to use a more matte lip color, slip on this lip mask beforehand. The mask will help to ensure that your lip color doesn't cling to your dry skin, while also deeply hydrating your lips.
4. Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm
Listen up lazy girls! This tinted lip balm is the solution to all of your winter lip problems. It covers chapped lips, hydrates the skin, and leaves behind a soft tint of color. What else could you ask for?
5. The Body Shop Aloe Vera Lip Care
During the winter, chapped lips tend to become very sore, red, and irritated. Heal your lips once and for all with this non-greasy lip treatment.
6. Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask
Infused with red wine (yes, you read that correctly), this powerful lip mask penetrates the skin to revitalize the lips, and leave behind a gorgeous stain.
7. LUSH The Kiss Lip Scrub
While many lip scrubs leave your pout feeling sore and dry, this lightweight scrub does the opposite! Not only does it clear away any flakes, but it also leaves your lips feel soft and hydrated.
8. Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment
Reach for this creamy lip treatment on the days that your lips are feeling their most dry. This balm is intensely hydrating, and helps to cover up any flakes or dead skin.
9. YSL Volupté Sheer Candy Balm
Who said lip balms have to be boring? Just look at this packaging! Not only is it a gorgeous tube, but the product inside is just a good. This lip color works to hydrate your lips, while also leaving behind a glossy finish that is perfect for masking any chapped lips.
Don't be caught with chapped lips again. Cover up flaky lips by using any of these hydrating lip products.
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