Do you use special lip products? I started using lipstick (as in not just nude lip gloss) around my 30th birthday as a way of embracing my “fuller lips” Growing up I did not like my lips, in fact I HATED IT but I’ve grown to like them even though they are still 3/4 of my face. Having fuller lips for all of my life, I know that it is a rather noticeable feature, this is why I make sure to take extra care of my lips and I think I have found the lip products that really work for me.
Guys most of my face is lips so I can’t be outchea looking ashy. These proudly South African lip products have me so confident in my lips that I can put on lipstick and claim that I am practically wearing a full face of make-up.
So what are these miraculous lip products?
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My Vanilla Ice Cream Lip Scrub form Pink Me Up by Carrossa
I love this stuff! it contains grape seed, coconut, jojoba and sweet almond oils mixed in with sugar and flavouring. It tastes so good (The packaging says licking it off is completely safe – don’t judge me) I am obsessed with the stuff and have been having people test it because I want to be sure that it’s not just me craving sugar that has me obsessed with the stuff. But so far everyone LOVES IT. It has a fudgy taste and smell. They sell for only R30 and make a great gift, since the company is based in Durban I would buy a few at once, 3 for under R100 (that boujie on a budget, life) and have them handy for a treat for a friend.Your lips feel a little tingly after but also moisturised, this is obviously not an everyday product but it gets rid of dry skin quite quickly..
2. Bubiroo lip balm
I am proud to say that I know the creator and feel like the release of this product had at least 40% to do with me nagging her. See, I have been using her baby wax on my lips since the last #ECMeetup and loved it, in fact every blogger who got it in their goodie bag (she has different products so we all got different samples) used it on their lips and loved it. So I kept telling her to try a lip balm, she listened, she tweaked the recipe and gave us Bubiroo lip balm. The tiny tube contains Coconut Oil; Shea Butter; Beeswax: Calendula, Baobab Fruit, Marula Seed, Wheat Germ & Jojoba Oils; Comfrey Extract; Propolis; Blue Chamomile Flower, Rose Geranium, Mandarin Peel, May Chang Fruit & Ylang Ylang Essential Oils.
I love using it under my lipsticks to make sure everything smooths on properly. Guys I have a very decent sized canvas here (aka giant lips) so I can’t really afford to have my lips look cracked under my lippie, I feel like small lips you can get away with it, me not so much. (but what do I know) Anyway I tend to put this on before I start my make-up and then it’s all nicely absorbed by the time I put my lipstick on. It’s not a pretty shade or a shiny look because that’s not what I want, and it would mess with my matte lipsticks anyway. The great thing about this balm is that it’s safe for kids and Rob uses it as well, I actually bought for the three of us. They go for R30 each and super worth it
So these are the lip products that have helped me keep my lips smooth enough for the bright lipstick I wear these days and moisturised enough to get away with wearing a completely bare face.
This is the first post in my Boujie on a Budget series…where I show you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the finer things in life, if you have any fancy items that don’t break the bank,which you would like me to try out, drop me a message