Picking is the worst thing you can do to dry lips. Instead, remove the dead skin cells with a scrub like Burt’s Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub (HK$89), which contains exfoliating honey crystals. Go gentle on the delicate skin and soothe it afterwards with the Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment (also HK$89).
It is intended as an overnight mask but on dry winter days you might want to take Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips (HK$210) out and about with you. Formulated with coconut oil and wild mango butter, the rich, nourishing balm will keep your lips free from chapping and cracking.
Shiny lips are in again. The Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (HK$270) now comes in two new holographic shades infused with micro-glitter. The formula also contains hyaluronic acid, which forms a protective barrier, retaining moisture and ensuring lips stay hydrated all day.
For a product that moisturises and adds volume to lips, check out 3CE’s Plumping Lips (HK$119). Available in five shades, including a clear one, it can be used alone or on top of lipstick. Denser than regular lipgloss, the long-lasting formula creates the illusion of a fuller pout.