Labor Day weekend is full of family gatherings, BBQs and late nights out with friends, which means makeup is a must – specially lipstick. But lipstick doesn’t only have to serve the purpose of looking beautiful. There are even more benefits of wearing this makeup staple!
Lori Leib, professional make up artist and Creative Director of Bodyography Cosmetics, is sharing some additional perks of wearing lipstick.
1. Many lipsticks contain SPF for sun protection and even if they don’t, the pigment does protect the lips from direct and indirect sun. It’s important to protect lips all year round, not just in the summer time!
Product pick: Bodyography Exfoliating Lip Duo – A sugar lip scrub and solid lip oil infused with powerful antioxidant Marula Oil, that smooths and conditions lips. Marula Oil neutralizes free radicals, helping build collagen, and provides antioxidant protection. Easily absorbed, Marula Oil is ideal for dry and sensitive skin – the perfect partner for smooth, kissable lips.
2. Lipstick can also attract or detract attention to your lips, whether you want to make them appear fuller or smaller. Using a lighter shade in the center of your top and bottom lip will give the illusion of fuller, plumper lips – and in my opinion – a red lip always draws positive attention to your pout.
3. Depending on the brand you are using, lipstick can also offer skincare benefits, making your lips appear softer and fuller – I love lipsticks infused with Vitamin E for this reason.
Product pick: Bodyography Electric Lip Slides – a hybrid of a lipstick, gloss, & stain infused with natural butters and Vitamin E resulting in an ultra luscious, head turning lip color.
4. Lastly lipstick can pull together any look, with a great pink or red shade kept in your purse you can instantly go from bland to glam in seconds using the shade on your lips and your cheeks!
Product pick: Bodyography Lipstick in Cha Cha or Disco – Long lasting super-pigmented formula contains Vitamins C & E, to help protect the lips from signs of aging. These lipsticks are created from an Aloe Vera base, resulting in a creamy luscious texture without feathering or bleeding. This formula also hydrates the lips, most lipsticks on the market are clay based and can be very drying.