A smooth, hydrated base is essential to perfect lipstick application. As many of our favourite brands release long-lasting matte and liquid lipstick formulations, our lips are in need of a little TLC more than ever before with some gentle exfoliation from lip scrubs.
Exfoliation is just as important for our lips as it is for our skin. Although applying rich, moisturising balms can help to rejuvenate and hydrate your lips, it is important to remove and buff away dead skin cells to improve the texture and appearance of your lips.
Lip scrubs are a relatively new category in the beauty world but have quickly become a makeup bag essential for many makeup artists and beauty editors.
Perfect for daily use or saved for a complete pre-night out beauty routine, lip scrubs help to retexturise and smooth your lips whilst adding a much needed boost of hydration.
The moisturising scrub
The Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub is the perfect lip scrub for everyday use. Rich in jojoba, olive oils and cocoa butters, the ultra-moisturising formula soothes and hydrates the lips whilst gently buffing away dry skin.
Finely granulated sweet sugar, almond and walnut shell work to remove dead skin cells, leaving your lips smooth and gorgeously soft.
The tinted scrub
Clinique's macaroon inspired Sweet Pots smooths and softens the lips leaving a sheer wash of beautiful colour.
The two-in-one Sweet Pots features both a gentle sugar lip scrub to lift away rough skin on the lips and a luxurious tinted balm to reveal a soft, beautifully smooth pout.
The heavy-duty scrub
If your lips are extremely dry and rough, a gritty, heavy-duty sugar scrub such as the MAC Lip Scrubtious can help to remove dry, flaky skin to reveal soft supple lips.
Available in a range of divine flavours, the Lip Scrubtious formula is gentle and extremely effective, preparing lips for your favourite long-wearing liquid lipstick.
The on-the-go scrub
Although lip scrubs are often part of our pampering beauty routine, when our lips are extremely dry, we may need to exfoliate our lips on the go. As pots can be messy, the Ciate London Lip Scrub Stix is the perfect lip exfoliator for daily, on the move use.
Housed in a lipstick bullet, the Lip Scrub Stix works to similtaneously exfoliate and moisturise your lips. Dry patches are removed and lips are left completely smooth, ready for lipstick application.