From Anti-Aging to SPF: 5 Lipsticks with Skin Care Benefits
Gone are the days where lipsticks simply deliver color. Most of today’s lipsticks also boast formulas with added benefits from antioxidants, SPF, and natural oils to protect, nourish, and hydrate pouts. That’s right: You don’t have to forsake a flawless lip color in favor of a healthy-looking pucker. So go ahead and up your lipstick game with one of the next-level balms below.
FOR ANTI-AGING: LANCÔME L’ABSOLU ROUGE
For lips that need some premature aging protection, opt for L’Absolu Rouge. Its formula is infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane and ceramide V to help lips stay moist, soft, and comfortable for up to eight hours. And that’s not all. It also contains antioxidant-rich vitamin E to help protect your delicate pout from environmental aggressors.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge, $30.50
FOR SPF: YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ ROUGE VOLUPTÉ
Who said wearing sunscreen on your lips meant rocking a plain, old lip balm without color? This award-winning, SPF 15 lipstick offers a unique color-shine complex that leaves lips visibly smoother, plumper, and more radiant. Pick from nine gorgeous shades for lips that are not only alluring, but sun-protected as well. Beach bums, rejoice!
FOR MOISTURE: L’ORÉAL PARIS INFALLIBLE LE ROUGE
Not only does Infallible Le Rouge formula offer high-impact color, it also offers intense moisture—thanks, vitamin E!—for lips that feel comfortable for up to ten hours. Choose from one of 20 different shades on offer.
FOR HYDRATION: L’ORÉAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE LIPCOLOR
This creamy lipstick formula is intensely hydrating and boasts nourishing ingredients like omega 3, vitamin E, and argan oil to condition and soften the lips. So not only are lips coated with a pop of color, they’re kept soft and smooth for hours. What’s more, it’s offered in—wait for it—46 different shades! You’re bound to find a shade (or two or three) to suit your daily look, from morning to night.
FOR SHINE: MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL COLOR ELIXIR IRIDESCENTS
Available in eight intense, iridescent shades, this creamy formula offers the color impact of a lipstick with the shine and ultra-cushiony feel of a lip gloss. One sweep is all it takes for your lips to shine brilliantly and comfortably.