During the wintertime my lips get extremely dry and icky. I live in a very dry climate to begin with so when the cold weather hits my chapped lips start crying for moisture. (So does my boyfriend who tells me I need to use Chapstick after I kiss him!) Every day I use either Burt's Bee's Lip Balm or Kiehl's #1 which helps to moisturize and protect them from external exposure but I wanted to try an exfoliator to help get rid of the dead skin on my pout. Since I heard so many rave reviews about LUSH's Bubblegum Lip Scrub I had to try it for myself. So I picked it up at LUSH for $8.95 CDN after work on Friday. I LOVE it! This delicious scrub made of refined castor sugar and jojoba oil smells so good I was actually tempted to eat it! But I didn't ; ).
Here are some swatches. The first pic is before I used the scrub, the second is after and the third is with lip liner and lipstick on. You can see how soft and nourished my lips look in the second photo, with all the dead skin cells gone.
For those of you who are wondering what kind of lipstick I used it's my new favorite shade from Rimmel called Airy Fairy. It's so creamy and stays put for hours. I paired it with Rimmel's 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in 049 Natural which is a pretty nude color, it's the bottom swatch.