Vanity Fare: Pamper your lips with the right products

Treat your lips right with the latest products in the beauty market. Photo: Mentholatum

Taking care of your lips can be a fun thing. With the latest lipcare products in the market, you get a pick of the brightest and most attractively packaged lip balms and masks.

They offer a wide range of benefits as well, from moisturising to plumping up lips and treating them.

Moisturising and volumising

Drunk Elephant’s Lippe Balm is meant to rejuvenate and nourish super-delicate lips.

Spiked with an antioxidant-rich blend of avocado and mongongo nut oils, plus a tripeptide and sea fern algae, Lippe gives lips a plump look and a better-defined lip line.

This buttery, luxurious balm softens and plumps the look of rough, parched lips, keeping them in tip-top condition, and it is loaded with antioxidant-rich green tea leaf and vitamin C, which helps to neutralise the free radicals and environmental aggressors that cause premature signs of ageing.

It can be used alone as a sheer lip balm or under any lipstick for a silky smooth application. It can also be used under or around the delicate eye area to hydrate and smooth crow’s feet.

The product is 100% free of essential oils, silicones and fragrances, vegan and cruelty-free.

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Multipurpose balm

The Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm from Hourglass is a three-in-one hybrid product that hydrates like a lip balm, plumps for fuller-looking lips, and delivers the high shine finish of a lip gloss.

Infused with a conditioning complex for lips that instantly makes them look softer and smoother, it also nourishes and replenishes all day.

The smooth formula allows it to glide smoothly onto lips and is comfortable without feeling sticky or tacky.

Available in a curated collection of eight shades and packaged in a sleek twist-up pen for effortless application and precision, it is vegan and cruelty-free.

Among its key ingredients are menthyl lactate which provides an instant cooling sensation and a conditioning complex which is a blend of emollients and oils that nourishes, conditions, and hydrates lips.

Soft and smooth lips

Tatcha’s The Kissu Lip Mask addresses dryness by moisturising and treating lips.

This ultra-soothing jelly mask of Japanese peach extract softens, smooths and helps restore for visibly plump, juicy lips.

A rich, non-sticky jelly, it melts into a liquid mask that intensely comforts, hydrates and locks in moisture for overnight renewal. This anti-ageing treatment delivers skincare to your delicate lips, visibly plumping fine lines and wrinkles and boosting the appearance of suppleness and firmness, perfect for replenishing essential moisture to flaky, parched lips.

Apart from Japanese peach extract, the product also contains Japanese camellia oil, which is rich in oleic acid, vitamins, and nourishing Omegas 3, 6, and 9.

This featherweight oil has been prized in Asia for centuries for its superb ability to help seal in moisture.

Squalane is also used to create this lip mask, as it richly moisturises and improves the skin barrier, locking in moisture and minimising dryness all day.

The weightless emollient absorbs easily without clogging pores or leaving behind an oily residue.

Long-lasting hydration


Mentholatum’s LipIce introduced a limited edition Minions collection, featuring characters like Stuart, Bob, Kevin, Dave, Phil, Tim and Jorge on the product packaging.

The new improved formula is meant to keep your lips healthy-looking, hydrated and baby-soft, and this new cute packaging is coupled with new refreshing flavours and soft colours.

The LipIce Fruity lip balm (non-colour lipbalm) offers a cooling and refreshing sensation while the Tinted lip balm (colour lipbalm) offers a natural tint of red and pink as well as provides UV protection. Both variants offer long-lasting hydration and nourishment to the lips.

The Lipice Fruity lip balm is available in three flavours, namely strawberry, lemon and banana, while the Tinted lip balm range is available in raspberry red and wild berry pink, with SPF 15 added in to protect your lips from harmful UV rays.

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Nourishing lip care

Innisfree’s Dewy Tint Lip Balm, inspired by the shades of bright petals in nature, is available in five different natural rosy shades alongside a colourless treatment lip balm.

The formula contains Jeju camellia seed oil and camellia ceramide that provides deep moisturisation to soften the texture for healthy-looking plump lips.

These tints have a moist formula containing hyaluronic acid ampoule which deeply nourishes chapped and dehydrated lips to reveal moist, dewy glass lips.

It also has the added scent of eucalyptus for daily use, suitable for even sensitive lips.

You can use it alone to moisturise your lips and create a natural, rosy look, or to prep lips at the first step of lip makeup, to soften the texture of your lips before applying your lipstick.

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