How to Care for Damaged Lips from Wearing Too Much Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have been on the rise and they’re not gonna go anywhere anytime soon. Liquid lipsticks tend to have a matte or even ultra matte, even dryer, finish that can put a number on our lips.

Some of us have become obsessed with wearing lipsticks and refuse to put it down so how do we care four our lips after wearing too many liquid lipsticks?

1. Stay Hydrated

It’s important that we drink enough fluids throughout the day so that we’re hydrated from the inside out. The skin in general is more susceptible to dryness if there is a lack of fluid.

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Source: Pexels

2. Use a lip Scrub

You can either make this one on your own with some brown sugar and olive oil or purchase one like elf’s lip scrub, but exfoliating the lips is absolutely necessary so as to remove any dry, peeling skin. Check out these popular cult favorite scrubs.

3. Apply a moisturizing Balm

After gently scrubbing off all the dry skin you would want to apply a moisturizing balm or mask like Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask. This helps to nourish your lips and help them to stay moisturized.

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Source: Pexels

4. Use a Lip Oil

After applying your lip mask, apply a layer of lip oil to seal in the moisture and keep them supple. Lip oils that contain essential oils such as tea tree oil are even better as they contain healing properties that are helpful if the lips are not only dry, but cracked as well. A favorite of mine is from Butter London.

Repeat these steps daily especially at night to help to reduce the dryness and prevent any further damage.




How to get the Perfect Flushed ‘No Lipstick’ Lipstick Look

Contrary to all the makeup tutorials on Social Media, for many of us, our busy schedule does not allow for us to get all glammed up with smokey eyes, the perfect pout and highlight beaming to the gods.

A more realistic get-ready for the average working woman comprises of very minimal makeup and chapstick.

Let’s be real.

We all want to look effortlessly beautiful with little to no effort in half the time. So how do we achieve that look?

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Source: Pixabay

The trick is a good moisturizer, brow gel, eyeliner and/or mascara like the one from Wander Beauty and a tinted lip balm.

Tinted lip balms are known to give you that fresh, natural look without the use of a lipstick. Here are a few favorites that are great alternatives to your plain old regular chapstick.

e.l.f. Tinted Lip Balm

We all know e.l.f. to be a super affordable drugstore brand that does carry amazing products like their tinted lip balms. These lip balms give your lips a natural, subtle color while keeping your lips hydrated at the same time. They come in fun flavors and colors like berry and peach.

Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach

Cost – $1.40

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Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

These lip balms have a bit more staying power as far as the color, than that of e.l.f.’s but they’re both equally hydrating. The colors on these are also build-able and can be layered to create a more pigmented look.

Source: Burt's Bees
Source: Burt’s Bees

Cost – $5.00

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Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm

Pixi by Petra - Shea Butter Natural Lip Balm
Pixi by Petra – Shea Butter Natural Lip Balm

These, like Burt’s Bees, come in a variety of colors that you can switch up to suit your look. These Pixi Lip Balms do provide amazing color without being too overwhelming and have decent moisture as well. They feel buttery soft and gentle on the lips and will be a great compliment to your ‘no-makeup’ makeup days.

Cost – $8.00

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Sugar Lip Scrubs Worth Trying?

Now that Summer is officially over, it’s time for us to start thinking about winter skincare. I know for me personally, my skin gets dryer to the thousandth degree, including my lips and there is nothing cute about weather-beaten lips.

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Source: Pixabay

I really want to show my lips some extra love as we creep into the Fall and Winter seasons. When it comes to lip scrubs, exfoliation and hydration are on top of the list and even better if they contain healing properties. So I have found a list of scrubs that may be worth trying.

Fresh Sugar Lips

Source: Sephora
Source: Sephora

I’m not new to the Fresh brand, I’ve actually used their Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Balm in the past and was happy with the results.

This one contains shea butter and jojoba oil which aids in the conditioning of the lips to keep them soft and smooth.

Customer Reviews – 4.3 Stars

Price – $24

Get it at Sephora.

Tree Hut Sugar Lips

Source - Ulta
Source – Ulta

This brand I have not tried before but the lip scrub seems to be a popular one based on customer reviews.

This lip scrub also contains Organic shea butter but it’s infused with peppermint oil which I’m super crazy about since peppermint has soothing and healing properties.

Customer Reviews – 5 Stars

Price – $5.99

Get it at Ulta

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub

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Source – Jeffree Star Cosmetics

What is so different about this lip scrub is that it is best to use it before applying any liquid lipstick. As a frequent wearer of liquid lipsticks, one of the very first step is to ensure that all dead skin is removed and this is exactly what this scrub does.

This lip scrub has many great reviews and is raved about by many influencers.

Customer Reviews – 4.7 (based on 2,822 Influenster Reviews)

Price – $12

Get it at Jeffree Star Cosmetics


Caribbean Vacation | Skin Care Routine

If you guys follow me on Instagram you would know from my Instagram Stories that I had an absolutely wonderful time in the Caribbean but after spending countless hours under the sun it definitely took a toll on my skin.

Even though I took the proper steps to take care of my skin from the sun’s harmful rays like wearing a hat and putting sunscreen on, at the end of the day there is only so much that I can do.

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Butter London Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

Butter London- Primrose Picnic Lip Crayon

Hey fellow bloggers and readers,

I have to admit that I’m glad to be back after taking off a month. If you’ve noticed that I’ve been MIA for a while that’s because I recently got married and was caught up in wedding planning and travelling. Now that that’s all over just been trying to get back to my lipstick hunting and weekly blogging.

Well you guys know that I love a good deal, especially if you’re someone like me who spends a lot on makeup. Butter London has been my secret obsession as of late. I’ve purchased their lip oil that I’m convinced was a God sent because it’s literally the best thing that has happened to my lips. And because I was very happy with that purchase, I had to go back and get other products, of course.

The good news is that Butter London is having a sale and that’s how I ended up buying more products. Click here to take advantage of that sale and reclaim your lipstick game! Since it’s a sale item, it may or may not be available but the lipstick version can be found on Amazon as well.

My most recent purchase is the Primrose Hill Picnic Lip Crayon as seen in the pic below:

Primrose Picnic Lip Crayon
Primrose Picnic Lip Crayon

It’s a very girly and flirty fuchsia-like shade on me. I really got a ton of compliments on this color as it is so vibrant and just lights up my entire face.

You can compare it to my first lip crayon purchase from Butter London in the shade Teddy Boy that is more of pinkish nude on my skin tone that I wear all the time now when I’m not trying to go too heavy on the makeup.

Butter London Teddy Boy Lip Crayon
Butter London Teddy Boy Lip Crayon
How to Get Rid of Dry Cracked Lips

The Lip Oil from the gods – butter London’s Lush Lip Oil

I am convinced that this product was sent from the gods of lip care. As a frequent lipstick wearer, and for extended hours at a time, my lips tend to suffer from dryness as well as peeling. Rough, dry and peeling lips is never sexy, especially under some matte lipstick! I do still routinely scrub and exfoliate my lips but sometimes I just need something more to lock in that moisture and I believe I’ve finally found it.

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush
butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

Check out butter London’s amazing deals here. Get a Free Bonus Gift with any $50 purchase. You can also find it on Amazon.

butter London’s Lush Lip Oil in the shade Ballet Blush is the business. I’ve never purchased any form of lip oil before and that’s why I was motivated to get this one. This lip oil is packed with so much healing benefits and awesome ingredients like chia seed oil, pear seed oil and green tea extract that leaves your lips fully moisturized for up to like 4 hours.

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush
butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

One negative may be the price point for some of us but at $22 it’s definitely worth every penny. Packaging and application is simple and super easy with just two pumps that gives you the perfect amount to fully cover your lips. It glides on smoothly with a sheer tint of color and most importantly it’s not sticky, I can’t stand a sticky lip gloss!

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush
butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

Anyone tried butter London’s lip oil? Leave me some feedback in the comments below and let PuckerUpBabe know.


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How Cheaper Lip Balms aren’t as Bad as You Think

I recently picked up an e.l.f. tinted lip balm when I was on one of my grocery runs. It was definitely an impulse buy but so is about 60% of my makeup collection. The good news is that this e.l.f. lip balm was only a dollar so if it didn’t work out then I wouldn’t feel so bad. It comes in a super cute little container that will fit absolutely anywhere!

e.l.f. Tinted Lip Balm
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach

I got the tinted e.l.f lip balm in the color peach just because it was the brightest of the three colors on the fixture and the other two just seemed too neutral to me. Now because the lip balm only cost me a dollar I really didn’t expect it to work any wonders but much to my surprise it did keep my lips moisturized for more than four hours.

Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach

The only negative I have is that I didn’t really see much of a peachy tint on my lips as it claimed . It was also a bit sticky at first try but that may have been because I applied three coats of the lip balm due to lack of seeing the peach tint.

Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach

This is a lip balm that I will definitely purchase again. Even though I didn’t get to see the tint that I wanted, it was functional and got the job done of keeping my lips moisturized. The stickiness that I felt at first try did wear off after some time. You can also check out some of my other lip balms and lip care products that give me great results.

What are your current affordable favorites? Let PukerUpBabe know. Thanks for reading XOXO

PuckerUpBabe’s Guide to Choosing Lip Color for Dark Skin

Does the thought of finding a lipstick that will compliment your skin scare you? If you’re feeling hopeless about the situation then fear no more. We’ve all been in that same situation where we’ve purchased lipsticks only to find out that they do not go with our skin tone. You’re either looking too washed out or you’re looking like a clown. So what do you do?

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It’s been proven that bold and bright colored lipsticks compliment darker skin tones really well. Dark skin can range from an olive skin tone to a dark skin tone, so if you’re ready to give up the guessing game then follow these guidelines.

  1. Choose lipsticks that fall under the category of dark reds, corrals, fuchsia and purples. These colors are bold, daring and exciting to wear. Anyone can easily pull it off if done the right way. You don’t even need a fully baked face to pull it off. Normally bold lips are paired with very minimal face and eye makeup so as to make your lips pop. Well, after all, that’s the point! to make those lips pop. In my opinion, it takes a lot more effort to pull off a neutral color lip as opposed to a bold lip.

Some of my go-to bold lips are Sephora’s Mr. Lover, MAC’s Ruby Woo, MAC’s Lady Danger and Milani Matte Orchid just to name a few.


Sporting Milani’s Matte Orchid

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2. If you’re a bit hesitant about jumping in to wearing bold, dramatic lipsticks then test the waters first with something more subdued like a matte coral or orange color before breaking out the brighter shades.


Wearing a less dramatic Wet N Wild lipstick in the shade Salsa Lessons.

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This way it’s still adding a color pop to your face in an understated kind of way. You can also build up on the color and add a shimmering lip gloss as you get more confident.

PuckerUpBabe XOXO