Get some summer (lip) lovin’!

December 2, 2009

Why should your eyes get all the fun in summer! Dress your lips up with their own set of sunnies – these fab glosses and balms! By Olivia Hambrett.

With summer comes colour, it’s just the way it goes. Sure the nude creeps in and the clear gloss is always a staple, but just like summer fruit, summer cocktails and summer dresses, summer lips are bright, bold and very beautiful. Lollipop pinks, sunset corals and all the peachy shades in between.

However summer also means harsher conditions for our skin and most of us forget about our lips when it comes to protection. Our lips are oh so delicate and need both nourishment and sun protection from the dryness of the Australian summer.

So, with that in mind, here’s your summer lip care on a platter; bold, colourful glosses and nourishing, soothing balms.


Napoleon Deco Deluxe Lip Gloss, $49
The fruit bowl of summer lip colours, this delightful set of five contains strawberry, peach, raspberry, tangerine and watermelon. And yes, they look as good as they smell.

Vani-T Lip Glaze in Showgirl, $26.95
This is high shine the organic way with a boost of rich colour for sparkly, summer lips. Pinks and berries rule the roost with other shades Goddess, Babydoll, Glamarazzi and Viva La Glam.

Natural Compatibles Lip Gloss in Coral, $2.95-$5.50
For more low key, nourishing colour, try Natural Compatibles Lip Gloss in Coral, a colour you can’t go wrong with in summer. A touch of bronzer and you’re ready to glow.

Benefit Glitz, Glam & Gloss, $49
The ultimate glosses for the summer clutch, this set of three dual colour wands (ie six shades) are perfectly sized and run the gamut of summer shades from bronze to peach.


Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, $19.95
Containing a veritable feast of good things for your lips, including peppermint oil, beeswax and cocoa seed butter, these rich balms come with a hint of colour. In the spirit of sunshine, try Guava, Rhubarb or Peony.

Pola Perfect Shield Lip Treatment, $29
Anti-ageing and SPF 15+, this hard working lip treatment is the perfect protection against the drying summer sun. Contains such treats as Eucalyptus Extract, Green Tea Extract, Peppermint Extract, Vitamin E and Royal Jelly.

GammaZon Sublime LOLLIpop Lip Balm, $2.95 or $5.50
Dessert for your lips, SubLime combines coconut and lime to knock your olfactory socks off and Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamin E for super, all-natural protection.

Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter, $5.95
One of the best balms out there (according to me) this is an all natural, incredibly hydrating product with a smooth, buttery texture that comes in a range of rather delicious fruit flavours.

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