December 20, 2014 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

Pout Perfection: 7 Must-Have Products for Pretty Winter Lips

Dry, flaky lips ruin the prettiest pouts, and winter is especially hard on them. But fear not, there are plenty of lipsticks, lip glosses and balms that pack serious moisturizing power — and some pretty pigment! We’ve rounded up seven of our favorites, as well as some quick tips, to make your lips extra kissable this season.

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1. Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue

This medicated balm soothes dry lips on contact and evens out natural lip tone over time. It comes in six hydrating shades ranging from clear to bright pink.

Lip Tip: If your lips are frequently chapped, try using an exfoliator once or twice a week.

2. Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge

Designed to keep lips happy and healthy, this lipstick replenishes lost moisture, protects against environmental damage and delivers high-impact color that truly stays put.

Lip Tip: Try using a humidifier at night, while you get your beauty sleep. Heated indoor air is extremely drying and is often the culprit when it comes to chapped lips.

3. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm

Available in eight shades, this tinted balm is packed with so much hydrating power, it continues to condition even after it's been removed. It gives lips a subtle hint of natural-looking color that’s perfect for daytime use.

Lip Tip: Cover up! When you’re outside, protect your pucker from chafing, cold winds by covering your lips with a scarf.

4. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Nourishing oils and soothing shea butter give this pigment-packed lipstick its moisturizing power. It also plumps and defines, making lips look fuller, softer and more supple.

Lip Tip: If you lick your lips when they’re chapped, break this habit now! It actually makes chapped lips worse, as it strips the skin of its natural moisture.

5. NYX Simply Nude Lip Cream

This chubby pencil provides velvety, rich color and supreme hydrating power. The six natural-looking shades range from nude beige to deep brown.

Lip Tip: Turn down the heat! Steaming hot showers suck moisture from your skin. Opt for short, lukewarm showers instead.

6. Kiehl’s Scented Lip Balm #1

This bestselling balm is formulated to heal and protect parched lips. It comes in six sweet scents: pear, cranberry, mint, coconut, mango and vanilla. Yum!

Lip Tip: Use lip balms with SPF, like this one. Even in the winter, those UV rays can get you, so it’s important to protect yourself — and your pout — year round.

7. Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Shimmer Lip Gloss

If you’re a lip gloss gal, you’ll love these shimmery shades. They leave lips looking and feeling plump, juicy and oh-so-kissable.

What’s you favorite lip soother? Tell us in the comments!

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