Our lips are back on show now so make sure yours are looking good! Here are some lip glosses and liners we like to use.
I find the application of a lip liner can be a challenge to perfect. The last thing you want to see is a harsh line, especially as your lip colour fades throughout the day. When I came across the Lip Definer from German cult brand Dr.Belter, I decided to give it a go, as it’s a product with a slightly thicker tip, which is uniquely slanted. I’ve found it makes all the difference, as you are actually shadowing your lips rather than outlining them. The result is a super matte smooth finish that makes your lips look fuller and more defined. You can use the Lip Definer in place of lipstick (as I prefer) or add a touch of Dr.Belter Glossy Lip Finish to the centre of your lips if you’re looking for a touch of glamour. The formula of the gloss is infused with carnauba wax and nourishing oils. I liked that it’s not sticky at all.
– Karin Galley
Lil Gloss Bombs by Fenty Beauty
I bought the limited-edition Lil Gloss Bombs Lip Luminizer Duo Mini and Keychain Holder almost a year ago – a little product goes a long way! One is a gold-based colour called Fenty Glow and the second is red-based and called Pink Dragonfly. They’re all I use these days with face masks as they’re the only ones that can hold up against them. The texture is quite thick and reminds me a bit of the lip glosses I had as a child. Both offer great gloss, hydration and colour. I’d definitely recommend getting a mini as they last ages!
– Michaela Bisset
When I tried Givenchy’s Gloss Interdit Vinyl – in the N° 16 Noir Révélateur shade – it was love at first apply! The lip gloss has a black tinge to it, yet is far from looking edgy. The vibrant pearly vinyl sheen complements my Indian skin tone in a way no other lip product has ever done.
– Anjali Philip
I love my Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in the Peachy Plump shade. I can use it on top of lipstick or on its own for a super high-gloss shimmer finish. It’s filled with collagen and coconut oil so it’s very hydrating and really lasts.
– Jacqui Young
This article first appeared in the February 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!