I have a ridiculous addiction to lip balm. My purse has at least five different tubes in it all times (and in random compartments), and I have a huge bowl of balms on my bathroom shelf.
However, no matter how many balms I collect, there’s just never the perfect one to defeat the brutal damage that cold winter-esque winds and rapidly changing temperatures do on my lips. No matter how much I reapply my balms hour upon hour, I still end up with cracked and dry lips.
This season, I’m armed with a new lip trio that may help keep my lips smooth and moist throughout the crazy weather changes. Eminence sent me its lip trio to try for an upcoming magazine piece I put together on best lip balms. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with it — it’s such a treat to exfoliate, mask and balm my lips. Kiss off, old man winter!
The first step in the Eminence Lip Trio is a citrus enzyme lip exfoliator. It’s a tingly gel that helps slough away dead skin cells and reveal a more plump pout (at least for about an hour after you apply it). Just leave it on for 10 minutes and let it work its magic! Then dab it off with a damp cloth.
The second step in the Eminence Lip Trio is the lip comfort plumping masque. Made with shea butter and avocado oil, it’s a thicker mask that pumps lots of moisture and peptides into the lips, adding a bit more volume to the lips (again, temporary). Leave this step one for 10 minutes and then dab off with a damp cloth.
The third step in the Eminence Lip Trio is the citrus lip balm. Sunflower seed oil, shea butter and beeswax coat the lips in comforting hydration while a sprinkle of paprika — yes, that paprika — in the balm helps keep the lips looking Angelina-esque after every application.
So, for about 20 minutes on a Sunday and $60 out of your wallet, you can help protect your pout against the elements this winter. I’ve done this treatment twice and loved it both times. It’s the newest addition to my Sunday pampering ritual that I hope proves to be worth the effort as the thermostat continues to drop.
What do you do to keep your kisser calm? Is a lip treatment system a little crazy? What do my beauty addicts out there think? Leave me a comment in the comments section.