By Dina Fierro
Kiss, kiss, bang, bang – we’re thankful that holiday brings a slew of excuses to pucker up. And perhaps our favorite excuse of all is good, old fashioned mistletoe – after all, we’re gals who love to embrace tradition. In honor of the season, BN’s picks for the best new smooch-enhancing products.
Y-U-M. That was our initial reaction when we rubbed step 1 of the Hollywood Lips Take Two, the Sweet Sugar Scrub, on our lips. The orange scented, fine grained scrub exfoliated lips gently and left them soft and smooth. Step 2, the Coconut Plumping Balm, was a nice treat as well – the emollient balm made our lips look a bit plumper than normal without any added gloss or sparkle. Visit www.hollywoodlipsonline.com to purchase.
Treat Beauty’s collection of natural lip scrubs, glosses and stains are among our very favorites. Sweet Butter Sugared Rose Tinted Lip Balm is sweetly floral scented and keeps lips soft and endlessly kissable while the Candy Color Lip Stain, enhanced with rosehip, evening primrose and aloe, makes lips look like you just ate a cherry popsicle.
Visit www.treatbeauty.com to purchase.
Therapy Systems snazzy new All Over Color Tinted Moisturizing Lip Balms are here to rescue sad, chapped winter lips. Infused with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter, these emollient balms are available in six wearable hues and packaged in futuristic silver tubes. We’ve taken the initiative and hid one in the pocket of each of our winter coats.
Available at www.therapysystems.com or Fred Segal.
Darker skin tones will love to go for the gold with Guerlain’s KissKiss Gloss in Gold Princess. This bronzey-gold shade, limited edition for holiday, incorporates real 24k gold to make a kiss from you truly precious.
Visit Saks stores to purchase.
We just can’t stop click-click-ing over here, don’t mind us. Chanel’s Rouge Allure Lipsticks for holiday have us in a tizzy. These decadent lipsticks have a staggeringly lovely texture, intense pigmentation and staying power that seems somehow magical. Garnet Fire is the perfect sparkly, deep burgundy for holiday drama. Worth the splurge, over and over again.
Visit www.chanel.com to purchase.