Monday, August 1, 2011


The Top 4 (and a Half) Lip Tools and Products

Yes, there's lipstick and lip balm and lip stain and lip gloss, but what else is there?!

Lip Exfoliants
The lip cornerstone is that they not be chapped, so rub them with a wet toothbrush after you brush your teeth, glop on as much lip balm/Vaseline as they can handle, then glop on a little bit more. Fall asleep, and when you wake up everything should be fine. (Bearing in mind lip products may be addicting.) Or go the fancier route, with special, delicious-smelling lip exfoliants, like this Kissing Ritual set from Fresh ($25), which includes their Lip Polish and a tube of Tinted Lip Treatment. Smashbox also makes a Lip Exfoliant ($18), but theirs is pepperminty where Sugar's is sugary. When I was younger I read a strange but formative essay somewhere that said the people men and women cheat on their spouses with aren't necessarily any hotter/fitter/younger, but that they always have nicer lips. Speaking of unforgettable essays involving lips, do you remember that one in the New Yorker about the disease that compels you to chew your lips off? Ayyy!

Read the rest here.

(Sponsored posts are editorial projects that we're pleased to have presented by a participating sponsor, in this case Intel: My Life Scoop; advertisers do not produce the content.)

18 Comments / Post A Comment


Don't give ME any of your lip! No, really, I mean it. Don't.

Anita Ham Sandwich

Laura Mercier makes fantastic tinted balms. I wear Mocha or Plum almost every day.


has anyone tried that lip exfoliating stuff from lush? its like granulated sugar and pleasant/delicious smelling essential oils and your rubrubrub it on your smackers and then you can rinse it off (or you can lick it off coz, yknow, its sugar) anyway i LOVE!


Don't click on the article about the lip chewing. Repeat: do not. What is now known cannot be unknown. *shudder*


@GingerS File that under "If I have to know it, you have to know it"


Don't scrub your lips with your toothbrush! Toothpaste can cause those tiny little pimples in the corners of your mouth.


Kiss Xpert Lip Smoothing Treatment by Mark (you know, that line that's like Avon's little brother or something?) is the best. And smells so good you'll want to eat the damn thing.

But seriously, I want to read that cheating essay. You are a major tease.


Attn Edith: for that exfoliant, the brand is Fresh, not Sugar. That's the... make? I guess? They make sick lip balm.


@JoanHaulAway That lip treatment is amazing. The plum color is really great.

Edith Zimmerman

@JoanHaulAway Oops! I am an idiot.


BLESS YOU for your rosebud salve hate, Edith. To me it smells exactly like old people.


lips! lips! lips!

despite barely having a top lip (its nonexistence folds into my teeth when I smile), I'm particularly digging two dior elipsirs: lip glow color reviver balm & the creme de rose pot. you'll be makin' out in no time ladies.


Hello. My friend


Dedi cated service, the new style, believing you will love it!!!



thank you!


re: lip plumpers-- I really like Physician's Formula Plump Potion. It comes in different tints, but I just get the clear one. Seems to work well and it smells lovely.


I have a long-standing love affair with Dr Pepper Lip Smackers. There's probably half a dozen in various stages of usage all over the house. But my bedside table has regular Blistex because (look at how sick this is, it is so sick) the teal tube matches my decor, and no I am not even kidding.

But seriously, Dr Pepper Lip Smackers. Also the Sprite ones are like sheer white! Crazy!


stewart & claire lip balms! forever and ever and ever!

fondue with cheddar

"glop on as much lip balm/Vaseline as they can handle, then glop on a little bit more. Fall asleep, and when you wake up everything should be fine"

I do exactly this every night and it works great. Also, I always lick my lips before putting it on so the lip balm seals in the moisture.


I've used many lip plumpers and maxolip is the best so far!!!! It stings for first several times, but you get used to it... You have to be consistent, I've been using this for over a year now. My lips are so much fuller and smooth, too... Thanks to Maxolip!!!

Post a Comment

You must be logged-in to post a comment.

Login To Your Account