Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Beauty Feature: Lip Prep For Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day the perfect gift won't be hard to find because it's right under your nose - literally. Primp and prep those lips for some all night smooching! It's the best gift your special Valentine will ever get!

Step 1: Exfoliate and moisturize your lips to get rid of nasty dry, chapped skin. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50 USD) contains real sugar and is great for smoothing out the lips while providing moisture and sun protection. The downside is that it runs out quickly if you use it on a daily basis as a balm. My tip is to use it as a lip treatment once in a while when your lips are at its most un-kissable!

Step 2: Keep those smackers soft and supple daily with a good ol' lip balm. I'm a huge fan of Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 and now in time for Valentine's, Scented Lip Balm Trio ($25.50 USD) in Coconut, Vanilla, and Mango (love all 3 scents)! A little goes a long way so one little tube should last you a while. Plus, you get sun protection and some shine for a glossy feel!

Step 3: Priming your lips will enhance the performance of your favourite lippy. Benefit Lip Plump ($22 USD) is such a great primer. Relaunched with a whole new look, this creamy neutral-toned primer fills in lines and builds up the contour of your lips while helping your lipstick or gloss stay on longer! Less is more with this product - place 2 dots on top and bottom lip and blend or pat with your finger. Wait a few seconds before it dries to apply your lip product. Women who who have naturally pink or red lips will love how well this neutralizes!

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