During the summer I find myself embracing all colours of lipsticks, I must admit, I’m really enjoying wearing them this year as I’ve found myself being a lot less self conscious in terms of wearing brighter and bolder colours and indeed colours such as peach shades which I had never tried up until a few months back.
I do however tend to struggle in the lipstick department as my lips are always so dry, this is an issue I seem to moan about quite a lot on here but it really is something that bugs me! Nevertheless I’ve found that a simple routine such as this below really has helped with my bug baring problem.
First up, I’ve being using the LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub which has somewhat been a blogger favourite ever since I started up my blog. Technically speaking it is just castor sugar and jojoba oil in a pot with a bubblegum flavouring; however, it is rather lovely and a little bit fun too!
I use this to prep my lips by scrubbing away any dry skin that is present; this leaves them really soft once I’ve washed away the sugar. I have found this to be quite abrasive if you use too much like I did when I first purchased it, therefore don’t use too much. Next up I have being using the Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream* to put on after the lip scrub whereby this sinks in lovely leaving my lips really soft and quite moisturised resulting in a perfect base before I apply my lipstick. Enriched with vitamins C and E it softens and hydrates lips whilst also protecting them.
It is quite a heavily scented rose product which is not normally to everyone’s taste; I have however found that it isn’t as strong as the Balance Me Rose Otto Lip Salve which I did not get on with. I’m really enjoying using the Aseop product as it does sink in very quickly meaning I can put my lipstick of choice on straight away! My only issue with this is that it is the type of tube whereby the product can easily come oozing out of it rather quickly, much like a Blistex product I’ve had in the past.
I’m at the moment loving my Bourjous Rouge Edition Lipstick in Péche Cosy as it is a gorgeous peach shade that is so creamy and soft; it applies beautifully; especially having done this little routine beforehand.