Perfectly smooth lips tend to flood our Instagram feeds on the daily, and I need to know what all of these influencers do to get such velvety pouts. How do these beauty gurus get their lips to look perfect in sub-zero weather while I sit here with cracked and peeled lips and two tubs of Vaseline?
It could be a mixture of FaceTune and five different filters, but it’s more likely just a great lip product. If you’re searching for products that will give your lips an Insta-worthy finish, listen to the pros. Check out some of our favorite influencers’ go-to hydrating picks, below.
Summer Dawn: Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm
“My favorite lip balm is the 101 Ointment from Lanolips. It’s thick, hydrating, seems to be secretly plumping, and protects for hours. It’s the only lip balm I’ve never had to reapply during the day, and I’ve tried them all.” – Summer Dawn, @summer.dawn
Ana Takahashi: Dior Lip Glow
“Unfortunately for my bank account, my favourite lip balm is Dior Lip Glow. It gives the most natural and healthy look to my lips, and doesn’t go gloopy or weird throughout the day.” – Ana Takahashi, @anatakonyourface
Ivy Kungu: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
“I’d have to say that my current favorite lip product is the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. Despite it being called a sleeping mask, I keep one in my bathroom, car, purse, and gym bag so I can wear it all day! I love that it’s not greasy, it’s hydrating, and it looks really nice on the lips.” – Ivy Kungu, @ivykungu
Salwa Rahman: Dr. PawPaw & Glossier Generation G
“Dr. PawPaw is so nourishing and long lasting—it’s literally a staple in my beauty collection. I have one at home and one in my bag always! It leaves my lips feeling soft and moisturised without the icky feeling as if it has a film on top. I also like Glossier Generation G in either Crush or Like—they’re really gentle lip colors for everyday, on-the-go lips. You don’t need that much effort into perfecting it with a lip liner or anything. It goes on so smoothly and leaves a beautiful and buildable tint to the lip; it literally brings out the best in your own lip abilities!” – Salwa Rahman, @urgalsal_
Michael Dueñas: Schaf Hemp Oil Lip Balm
“I absolutely love Schaf Hemp Oil Lip Balm. It is incredibly light, and feels like nothings is on your lips, yet it’s extremely hydrating thanks to hemp seed oil. It is perfect for women and men, as it has a natural sheen and almost invisible feel.” – Michael Dueñas, @michaelduenas
Ava Lee: Amorepacific Dual Nourishing Lip Serum
“My current favorite is the Amorepacific Dual Nourishing Lip Serum. It’s infused with green tea seed oil and essence to gently exfoliate your lips and have them lipstick-ready, even in the driest of winters! This has saved my lips as it always ensures they stay hydrated and supple.” – Ava Lee, @glowwithava