A chapped stroke-of-midnight smooch is no way to ring in 2012. After weeks of winter, it’s time to start taking care of your lips. These latest conditioners and balms should smooth away any rough spots and keep you from pouting your way into the new year.
Inspired by their signature anti-aging Glam Balm, UK beauty pioneer Rodial just launched soothing/plumping Glam Balm Lip with healing rose wax, shea butter and vitamin E.
Either solo or under lip color, slather on brand spanking new Cherry Balm (ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry!) launched this week by Glō-Minerals—in a luxuriously oversized applicator—for SPF 15 protection, plus moisturizing hemp seed oil, meadowfoam and mango seed butter.
In January, post-New Year’s celebration, but right smack in the middle of chapped lip season, Fresh will unveil Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy exclusively at Sephora with exotic free-radical fighting, fatty acid-packed ingredients like sea fennel, commiphoria and soft orange extracts, hyaluronic filling spheres, capcuaçu butter (farmed in the Amazon), plum and passionflower seed oils.
For hydration in a range of colors from Guava to Jasmine, snag Korres’ Limited Edition Lip Butter Blockbuster before it disappears. The almost slippery shea butter and rice wax moisturizers come with four shiny glazes to go on top.
Those who prioritize au courant fashion and smooth lips may prefer La Prairie’s limited-edition Winter Wonderland shades—like Winterberry and Champagne Kiss only available this season!—with high-end result-oriented ingredients like caviar extract and their signature plumping complex.
Kate Somerville’s brand new Quench & Correct lip treatment is a powerful one-two punch. A serum brushed on from one end fights wrinkles with peptides, while a gloss on the other moisturizes.