Makeout Makeunder: The Best Glosses, Lipsticks, And Balms

Hugs are nice, but this month, it’s all about the kiss.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought you could use a few tips.  While you’re on your own as far as technique, here are our top gloss & balm picks to keep that kisser kissable all February long!

Give ‘Em Some Lip

Your smile should be intoxicating, not toxic.  This lip plumper is completely chemical-free, with time-released ingredients that boost circulation to keep lips fuller for longer.

More Lip Lip Plumper, Jane Iredale, $18.00

Plant A Kiss

We love these shades!  Gorgeous, sheer and creamy, these lipsticks are not only made from flower extracts, but flower seeds are embedded in the box, which can be planted and grown!

Plant Love Lipstick in Grace by Angie Harmon, Cargo, $20.00

Get Fresh With Me

A gorgeous pout is only half of a perfect kiss – get your breath just as fresh as your date with this herbal blend from Gaia Herbs.  Great for mouth health, too.

Fresh Breath liquid herbal extracts, Gaia Herbs, $7.50

Hot Lips

Don’t be fooled by its innocent appearance – this is one coy lipstick. The baby pink lip stain adjusts to your natural chemistry, giving you a custom color.  Soothes with olive butter and wild rose wax.

Forever Pink Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, Jane Iredale, $13.00

Kissy Face

These bio-nutrient-packed gel pencils from Tarte are smooching essentials.  In an array of easy-to-wear colors, these tints moisturize the lips at a cellular level, increasing moisture content by up to 6000%.

LipSurgence Lip Tint in Adored, Tarte  $24.00

Just Bitten
The organic version of DuWop’s classic Lip Venom.  All-natural and all-out gorgeous on the lip.  The classic packaging doesn’t hurt, either.  A vital addition to any evening bag.
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  1. I love Jane Iredale stuff, but the packaging really lets it down. I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but, well, that lipstick looks like it belongs in my granny’s purse, not mine! Which is a shame, because I really like the formulations. Her circle delete has saved me on many a tired morning. Thanks for the other links, some of those brands are new to me.

    my honest answer | 02.09.2012 | Reply
  2. Glad you like, MyHonestAnswer! Packaging is so key, right? Check out the pkging for PlantLove: flower seeds!

    Suzanne Hall | 02.09.2012 | Reply

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