How to Get Kissable Lips for Date NightFebruary 12, 2018
Outfit? Check. Reservations? Check. Your date night is set to go off without a hitch. All you have to do now is focus on your beauty look. If you plan for your date night to end with a smooch, it’s vital to ensure your lips are looking and feeling their best. That’s where the limited-edition Clarisonic Prep & Cleanse Lip Kit comes in. A collaboration with NYX Professional Makeup, one kit includes the tools you need for irresistibly soft and smooth lips.
CLARISONIC PREP & CLEANSE LIP KIT
A major impediment to soft and smooth lips is a build up of dead skin cells on the surface. It can cause the skin to feel rough and lead to an uneven lipstick application. To help buff away dead cells and dry flakes, this kit features a Clarisonic Radiance Brush Head. Once dead cells are removed, you’re left with the perfect base upon which to apply your lip color.
Of course it doesn’t have to be date night for you to rock a bold red lip, but it’s surely a fitting choice. Opt for the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Lip Dye, which is also included in this kit. The highly-pigmented lip stain dries to a matte finish, and can be worn on its own or under another lipstick in a similar shade for a dramatic color boost.
The perfect ending to a date night is a kiss, but don’t call it a night before removing your lip color. This lip kit makes that step a breeze too thanks to the included Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser. Instead of rubbing and tugging at your delicate lip skin with makeup removing wipes, kiss long-lasting lipstick, stains, and dyes goodbye by pairing your Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser with the Radiance Brush Head. The result? Easy color removal and lips that feel refreshed and supple. Just don’t forget to follow with your favorite hydrating lip balm or salve before heading to bed.
The Prep & Cleanse Lip Kit is a limited-edition item, so be sure to snag yours while supplies last.
Clarisonic Prep & Cleanse Lip Kit, $29 MSRP
TIPS FOR KISSABLE LIPS YEAR-ROUND
1. Remove Dead Cells Once a Week
Dead skin cell buildup on lip’s surface can make lips dry and rough to the touch. To reveal a soft and supple pout, you’ll have to slough away those dead cells.
2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Immediately after exfoliating your lips, apply a hydrating lip balm, salve, or conditioner. Look for a product formulated with nourishing oils and vitamins.
3. Protect with SPF
We sound like a broken record, but broad-spectrum sunscreen is one of the most important products you can apply on your skin…period. Lips have very little melanin—the substance that gives our skin its color—which puts them at a greater risk of damage from UV rays. Sunburnt lips can occur any time throughout the year, so don’t hesitate to apply (and reapply) a lip balm or lipstick that has been formulated with a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher.
4. Break Up with Bad Habits
If you have a habit of licking your lips when they feel dry, know that you could be making the situation worse. Acidic saliva, since it evaporates quickly, can dehydrate the thin skin on lips. Fight all the urges to lick, bite, and pick at your lips.
5. Try a Lip Plumper
There’s no doubt that voluminous-looking lips draw attention to your face. For a temporary boost, reach for a lip-plumping gloss like Pump It Up Lip Plumper by NYX Professional Makeup. In addition to extra fullness, it can help lips look and feel smoother, too.
Editor’s Note: One of the easiest ways to get a better-looking pout is by making sure you always follow steps 1 through 4. Help keep dead skin cell buildup at bay, hydrate often, and protect your lips from the drying—and skin aging—effects of the sun. This way, when you do reach for that lip plumping product, you’re likely to be happier with the results.