What is your current lip care routine?

During the day, I’m using testing products so I don’t use much regularly, but if I wake up and my lips feel really dry, then I’ll put a bit of my Clarins’ lip balm on. In the evening, I use Clarins’ lip balm for regular hydration, and when I need “extra strength” I’ll use Hourglass’ Lip Oil or Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask.

— Christine
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I always make sure my lips are damp before applying lip balm to trap in water. I use the following unscented and unflavoured lip balms:

Bag Balm for healing chapped lips
Dr Bronner’s Naked lip balm for everyday
Badger SPF lip balm for sun (with one of the others sitting under)

I slather on Jack Black Lip balm every single night at bedtime, for starters! As for daytime, if I’ll be wearing a matte or even satin lipstick that day, I use a lip scrub to get any dead skin or flakes off first, then I apply lip primer. Anything else I usually don’t go through those two steps.

My main lip balm that I use morning and night is Nuxe Reve de Miel. When I need to exfoliate I use a cotton pad soaked in hot water. During the day I’ll re-apply my lipstick/gloss if it’s hydrating enough, or a coconut water lipbalm that I bought at the health foods store.

At bed-time, if I remember, I’ll also apply either the same Clarins lip balm that Christine uses, or their lip “oil” or, if things are really bad, Bite Agave lip mask. I have a tube of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream in my night table and will sometimes reach for that or for a small jar of Lansinoh lanolin nipple cream (yes, really) that I’ve decanted from the tube (the tube is actually very stupid packaging because for all but about 3 months of the year, it’s just too thick to squeeze out). But it is wonderful for chapped lips.

Throughout summer I can get away with using just my Nuxe Reve de Miel in the evenings, at least if I don´t wear a really drying lipstick throughout the day.

I use Jack Black Lip Balm first thing in the morning to prepare my lips for lipstick later on. I also use it under liquid lipsticks as alone they are way too drying for my comfort. I don’t exfoliate every day but when I do I like to use a homemade lip scrub which I do with a little olive oil and sugar. I use to use coconut oil until a cardiologist told me that eating coconut oil or using it on your body contributes to cardiac disease so although I don’t have heart disease I decided to stop using it and I am okay with the taste of olive oil. I prefer using Nuxe Reve de Miel but it is getting harder and harder to find. I have heard that the company has pulled out of the US market.

Jack Black lip balm night and day; the only time I don’t use it is under glosses (of course). Very occasionally I’ll use Bite Agave mask for a change of pace; on me, it works about the same as Jack Black. Clarins balm is on my list but I have to use up more of my several tubes of Jack Black

Every other night, the ELF lip scrub (in the tube), and then every single night, BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask! And that’s about it, but if I have a cold or allergies, I’ll wear a hydrating lipstick or tinted lip balm during the day.

My lips aren’t dry, and they don’t chap easily. I just use a drug store lip balm (eos, Blistex, etc. — but not super-waxy such as Chapstick) during the day underneath lipstick. I reapply balm and lip color throughout the day. Once or twice a week, I use a sugar scrub. At night, I use one of my more oily lip balms.

Every morning I exfoliate my lips, usually with LUSH chocolate lip scrub. then I apply a layer of Jack Black lip balm. then when I get to lips during my makeup routine, I’ll blot off excess.

I haven’t worn lip balm to bed in a week or so because I keep falling asleep before I remember to do it. But In the winter I use squeeze tube balms before bed, and I smother my lips in it!

I use Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer morning and evening, and in between if I need to. I use a lip primer under matte lipsticks and also if the lipstick I’ll wear feathers.
My lips are on the dry side, but I rarely exfoliate them. I probably should though. Going to kitchen to get olive oil and sugar 🙂

Drink plenty of water day and night

Lip scrub daily. I use one I found at a five and below. Or a warm wash cloth.

Wear a decent lip balm through out the day. I am currently using up ones I have around the house so no go to

Wear something heavier, more emolient before bed like Vaseline, Smiths Rosebud Salve, Kiels, or Jack Black

I received the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip balm in a GWP and I must say, I really like it. I use it at night time because during the day I wear moisturising lipsticks.
However I should use a lip scrub more often.

I hardly ever exfoliate. I daily use chapstic in the morning alone to run and under each lipstick. At night any emollient tube or plain Vaseline does wonders.

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