'Tis the season for mistletoe and holly, and perhaps a few stolen kisses while the kids are otherwise occupied with all the festivities. But the cooler weather and dry heat make for cracked and chapped lips, which can be uncomfortable not to mention, not very kissable. Keep your picker soft and smooth - and ready for some smooches with these easy steps:
1/ Prime Your Pucker - prep your lips with Sugar Kisses ($14) peppermint lip scrub from Bella il Fiore. Gently rub it in, wipe it off and get ready to boast your boldest lip color of the season.
2/ Outline Your Strategy - Start with a lipliner that's close to the shade of lipstick you're using and draw your outline. If you have thin lips, you may want to draw them a little bigger to add fullness. If you're lips are very full, you can minimize them by drawing inside your natural lipline.
3/ The Right Shade - Choosing the right lipcolor can seem daunting. If you want something in the red family, go for a pretty tomato red with orange undertones if your coloring is warm. For cooler skintones, opt for a deep burgundy, or a bright shade of fire-engine red. Keep in mind that deep lipcolors will enhance wrinkles around your mouth area, so if you have more than a few, I recommend you opt for a nude or mid-range shade.
4/ The Finishing Touch - Put the final touch on your lips with Zoya's Hot Lips lip gloss. You'll love this sweet layer of gloss that adds shimmer and shine to make your lips ready for kissing!
We want to help you get soft, pretty lips in time for the holidays, so we're giving away one pot of Sugar Kisses lip scrub and a 3-pack of Zoya's Hot Lips lip gloss in pretty, festive shades. Just leave us a comment and tell us your best beauty tip for getting great lips. Don't forget your email address. Deadline is Midnight, EST, December 9.