Courtney Kelly
Courtney Kelly
@courtneykellybeauty

How I Keep My Lips Soft and Smooth All Winter

In winter, people sometimes forget to treat their lips to protect them from the cold weather. I follow a lip routine all year around to help keep my lips plump and hydrated. The big trend for the last year has been liquid lipsticks, but they take a toll on your lips and really dry them out! I’m going to show you how I keep mine soft and smooth.

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Berry lips are on trend right now, and a lovely reddish plum pout gives your lips a nice vacation from the classic red lip.

To create my luscious berry lip, I used:

  • Lise Watier Sensational Kiss Lips So Soft Exfoliating Balm
  • Pixi LiftLip Max
  • Rimmel London lip liner in Rich
  • Rimmel London lipstick in Kate #30
  • Essence Nude Highlighter

Step One: It is very important to exfoliate your lips, and a lip scrub is the best way to get rid of dry, flaky skin. When applying lipstick, make sure your lips are smooth so it won’t cling to the dry patches. You can even make your own by mixing sugar and honey together.

Step Two: To make my lips extra hydrated and plump, I like to prime them before applying lipstick. This gloss by Pixi is awesome. It is super hydrating and gives the illusion of fuller lips throughout the day.

Step Three: I then used a Rimmel lip liner. I went slightly over my natural lip to create the illusion of a fuller pout. Applying the Pixi lip plumper before this step allows the liner to glide on with ease.

Step Four: I then used my Rimmel lipstick in #30. This is the perfect berry shade for beginners, not too dark or too light. It has the perfect berry undertone to complement any skin type. I like to dab the lipstick on for a natural look.

Step Five: If you really want to create the illusion of a full, healthy lip, try adding a pop of highlight to your cupids bow. I used the Essence highlighter in Nude for this step. Whenever I want to make my lips stand out, I use this trick.

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Just because it’s dry outside doesn’t mean your lips have to be dry. Spruce up your lipstick routine this season with these simple steps and show winter who’s boss!