The Lippy Affair

What is the one product that all of us tend to reach for, especially with the slightest hint of winter in the air? That’s right – a decent lip balm. What we generally expect it to do is repair & protect chapped or dry lips. But some of the lip balms simply pose as a thick sticky layer on flaky lips. If you relate to this feeling, know that I am writing this post just for you.

Yes, it is possible for a tiny little lip balm to help you get those perfectly moisturized, healthy & non-greasy lips. The ones that instantly make you feel like a diva at work. Listing down a few things below you must keep in mind for that. But first things first, always try before you buy! If you notice that the dryness on lips still persists; or the balm has gathered in the corner of your lips; or your lips feel heavy; or your hair sticks to the balm on your lips, DO NOT BUY it.

  • Say no to Waxy Lips

Your lips balm may contain wax, but it should not cover your lips such that they can’t breathe!

Waxy Lips

  • Not worth it if your lips don’t absorb it  

Layer on lips

  • Contains SPF & has flavours? It’s the cherry on top

 

What brand to buy, you ask?

I have tried a lot of lip balms from various brands, and I still swear by my original Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.

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Hands down, it’s the best balm for my lips. But I am not a fan of the Vaseline Lip Therapy sticks & would not recommend them.

All the lip balms you see below are my personal favourites & keep my lips hydrated for longer period of time without being sticky.

Lip Balms

So which ones are your favourites? Do let me know in the comments below.

4 Products You Can Carry Everywhere

Does anyone face this problem or is it just me? I don’t like carrying tonnes of makeup in my office bag or for an outing. Not only does it add to the weight, but one cannot possibly fit in all favourite products. At the same time, I cannot leave home without products I absolutely need or can blindly count on! So this is my take on products that are light weight, do not take too my space & helps me look as put together as possible.

4 Products_Carry Everywhere

  1. Kajal/ Kohl/ Eye Pencil

This can be a basic black or brown or blue, depending on your preference. A good kohl pencil is a must have product and can completely transform you. Wear a minimum amount during day time & amp it up according to your eye shape for night time.

  1. Lip & Cheek Blush/ Stains

Nothing like one product that can do two things! Choose the texture & shade you like from any brand you like & glow from within after wearing them. Because these are liquid/ cream formulations, they look dewy on the skin. On the other hand, you could also choose to carry one lipstick that could be used as blush & eyeshadow. Check out this link on how to do that.

  1. Mascara

Go for a volumizing or lash extension one, as per your requirement. Check out this link on how to correctly use a mascara.

  1. Concealer

This is just in case you have any dark spots/ blemishes/ redness you want to quick get rid of.

And voila! You can totally manage with these. What are the products that you can’t stay without? Let me know in the comments below.