Pucker up: 5 tips to level up your lips

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From YouTube stars and Instagram influencers to your adorable 11-year-old niece, everyone is a makeup artist these days! You can up your own makeup game by leveling up your lips. So whether you get a whole 30 minutes in front of your vanity or are sprinting out the door, your color-kissed, super soft lips will be just the statement you need.
For totally natural, injection-free tricks, use these five tips for fuller, softer lips!

1. Exfoliate

Nothing makes lipstick application hard and kissing even harder than chapped lips! Exfoliating with the Savvy Minerals® Poppy Seed Lip Scrub will buff away dry and dead skin. Use a couple of times a week and you’ll look fantastic going bare or rocking a red-carpet lip!

How to use:

a. Apply a pea-sized amount to your lips.
b. Massage in small, circular motions.
c. Remove with a warm, damp washcloth.
d. Follow with a lip-softening product (keep reading for our picks!).

No Poppy Seed Lip Scrub on hand? Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or damp washcloth instead!

2. Catch some beauty sleep

Want to look and feel your best? There’s no way to cheat; you’ve just got to get some good sleep! When your body is at rest, your blood can more easily flow, which is essential to supple, glowing skin. Take hydration to the max by applying an ultra-moisturizing product after you brush your teeth at night and letting it soak into your lips while you sleep.

For a skin-soothing treatment, we recommend Savvy Minerals® Lip Luxe™! It’s not just the ultra-hydrating gloss you need on top of your go-to lipstick like we’ll talk about below, but the lip-loving lottery. Packed with 19 oils like jojoba, sunflower, and shea, this secret weapon is a makeup must, must, must!

3. Make clean choices

You wouldn’t drink toxic chemicals, so why would you put them on your lips? Don’t risk ingesting ingredients like silicone and formaldehyde; get keen on clean makeup instead! Just like every other product in this post, the Lavender Lip Balm is full of everything that’s good and free of what’s fake. With ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, and rose hip seed oil, your lips will be healthy and happy in no time!

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4. Hydrate from the inside out

Truth be told, the smoothness of your delicate lips has a lot to do with how hydrated you are. Drinking lots of water, and avoiding excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol, will ensure your lips are always ready for shimmers and smooches.

5. Throw shade

Maybe you fall hard for every shade on the color spectrum. Or maybe you aspire to be a French “it girl” and stick to a signature shade. Whatever lipstick journey you’re on, here are some options we think all cosmetic queens will adore.

  • Uptown Girl: A shimmery, soft plum that adds just a pop or layers beautifully for a vampy look.
  • Wish: A sweet-as-can-be pink that will wow all the crowds, day and night.
  • Untamed: A mauvey pink that—cross our hearts—looks good on everyone!

Show your shine by swiping on Lip Luxe or glosses like the pink Abundant, nude Embrace, and mauve Maven.

Ready to join the makeup greats? Up your game with Hollywood-worthy eyeliner and cover-girl eyebrows!

What do you do to get luscious lips?

Let us know in the comments below!

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