The transitioning weather is the perfect cue to switch up your skin care routine.. Often the first signs of dropping humidity are manifested on my lips - they become drier, tighter and sometimes chapped. Wearing matte lipstick becomes even more challenging despite the selection of hydrating matte lipsticks available.
On a recent trip to Harmon, I picked up a tube of the new Lip Smacker Rx Medicated lip balm in eucalyptus mint for $1.99. Attracted by the cute pill package design - very Dr Mario-esque, and healing formula, I eagerly ripped it out of the package as soon as I left the store and applied.
The balm is transparent on lips and has a pleasantly minty after taste that doesn't linger too long. It's a great mid-afternoon pick me up :)
The balm imparts a cooling tingle on lips and immediately relieves sensations of dryness such as, tightness and discomfort. Unlike many stick balms, this one applies on thickly and wears pretty well. When I use under llipstick, I make sure to apply a thick layer and let it sit for 5 minutes then tissue off prior to applying lip product.
I like to best use this product as an overnight lip mask, where I apply it all over my lips, tracing the lip border skin to seal in my moisturizer - giving delicate lip contour skin some extra TLC!
Overall, this cheap thrill delivered on moisturizing and relieving my parched pucker, while taking me back to the nineties by inspiring my memory of my first Lip Smackers lip balm - Pink Lemonade. Recommended as a must-have everyday and an easy add to any skincare and makeup regimen, and ideal for everyone.
Summer days call for a casual and easy beauty routine. No matter where your summer vacation takes you, the following nifty products help streamline your getaway vanity and leave you ever ready for fun in the sun. Each product also multi-tasks in a pinch. Find out more below!
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The concealer helped brighten and even out my skin's appearance, and provided a great base for my makeup.
The doe foot applicator made it super easy to precisely apply where needed and control how much to dab on.
Better Skin blended really well and was seamless with my skin, which was totally unexpected. From personal experience, long-wearing makeup tends to feel heavy on my skin and requires a bit more effort to blend to achieve a skin-like texture.
After applying, I didn't really need much more than strategically placed bronzer and a few lashings of mascara.
At the end of the day, my skin still looked great and fairly even in appearance. One thing I did notice and not expect is that I didn't really experience any shine or flakiness despite the concealer being oil-free and only wearing sunscreen. Bonus!
The concealer did a great job improving my complexion and lasted all day in warm humid conditions.
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