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I exfoliate almost every single day , my lips are very dry
after that I apply a generous coat of lip balm ( I use Kiehl’s )
then a light coat of a moisturizing concealer ( Diorskin Nude Hydrating Concealer is amazing for that !)
and my lips are ready for the lipstick !

I also have really dry lips! Is it really a good idea to exfoliate so often?

Im asking because no matter how much I care for my lips by applying lip conditioner they always tend to crack and get flaky.

I wear chapstick all the time, my favourite is the Blistex Silk’n’Shine SPF 15 one. I should rpobably exfoliate my lips too, haha, but I’m lazy.

Exfoliate if necessary (with just warm water and a face towel), EA 8 hour cream, line, and then lipstick. If I’m just doing a lipgloss then I usually skip the prep. I haven’t tried lip primer yet, is it really necessary?

I scrub my lips with a washcloth when I wash my face every night, and the only time they go without constant reapplication of lipbalm/lipgloss/lipstick is when I’m sleeping. Strangely enough, I still have a problem with dry lips, so I’m anxious to hear everyone else’s ideas!

I usually just apply my Vaseline Lip Therapy and let that soak in. I sometimes exfoliate not always. Then I just go for it. I rarely use lipliner I think it dries out lips too much. I don’t see how people can use concealer and powder their lips before applying lipstick. I would hate how it feels.

it’s not the best feeling but if you have darer skin/really pigmented lips and you are trying to wear a nude or light color it’s quite necessary to neutralize your lips so the color shows up/ is true to the tube….

Either that or lip balm by softlips or blistex.

I’m not huge on lipstick or gloSs unless I’m going out, so I always use lipbalm in the morning and at night.

Homemade lip exfoliating scrub every other day (I do this when I’m washing/exfoliating my face in the AM).
After applying toner & moisturizer to my face I rub in Korres Lip Butter (not too much). By the time my makeup is done, the lip butter has melted & absorbed into my lips. I blot off any excess & go.

I use a little Fresh sugar exfoliant for the lips (forgot the name) and most days just wear lip balm. I still struggle with dry lips despite that, so I try to use mostly moisturizing lipsticks or a gloss.

Christine, Where can you buy Sara Happ’s & Jack Black lip balm? Sorry if you’ve already posted it I haven’t seen it mentioned so far in this thread.

I put on a thin coat of lip balm before I start applying makeup (I do eyes first, then face, cheeks, and lips come last). By the time I do the lips they are moisturized and soft and I apply lip products.

I use a lip scrub every couple of days, and lip balm almost all the time (by itself, under lipstick and lip gloss, etc). If I’m putting on any lipstick that’s not nude, I use MAC Prep and Prime lip underneath it.

I just put on chapstick with spf at the beginning of my makeup routine and do my lips last to give it time to set. Then I blot before applying lipstick

A few minutes before applying lipstick (say, while doing the rest of make-up), I usually apply some chapstick (Desert Essence or Kiehl’s lip balm # 1 are my favs). I usually dab them after that if necessary to apply lipstick on clean lips.
I also do exfoliation twice a week in the shower and always wear lip balm going to bed.

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