Lips

Beauty: Bare Naked Lips, But Better

We relish bright pops of pink and lilac once the snow melts away, however this spring we’ll be test driving something new: bare naked lips, but better.

(Photo via Dior and Lise Watier)

(Photo via Dior and Lise Watier)

From beneath winter’s spread of black currant and red cherry lipsticks, spring’s freshest lip trend is starting to sprout. We relish bright pops of pink and lilac once the snow melts away, however this spring we’ll be test driving something new: bare naked lips, but better.

A beauty cult favourite, Dior Lip Glow (limited edition, $35 at drugstores), is a made-to-measure lip balm that reacts to pH levels before releasing its subtle pigment for a “heightened” natural lip colour. This spring Lip Glow is available in coral for the first time. Applied, Lip Glow may be described as a glassy peach pout and an homage to Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon – naturally succulent.

Lise Watier has announced a limited edition Magic Lip Colour Enhancer ($22 at drug stores), a lustrous and paraben-free gloss that reacts to the lip’s pH to reveal a personalized shade of pink. It smells minty, like a mojito, and is pumped up with mango butter to keep lips smooth.

If both of these “magic” lip enhancers are any indication, bare naked – but better! – lip products will continue to bloom and become spring’s most convenient shade.

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