Hearts and flowers are covering the windows and counter space of the local drugstore, and that can only mean that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. With the most romantic day of the year steadily approaching, how can you not be prepared for a smooch with your sweetie? Even if you are single, who knows — a kiss like Holly Golightly and Paul in Breakfast at Tiffany’s may happen, so you might need a few things to keep your lips soft and enticing. Here are a few of our favorite products to make your lips the most kissable lips ever.
For Soft Lips: Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub ($18)
Dry and flaky lips are never appealing — more like appalling. Using a lip scrub the night before will exfoliate your lips and help remove dead skin. This lip scrub uses rice bran instead of sugar, making it less abrasive. It also smells delicious, like cherries. A perfect product to get into the mood for V-Day.
For The Perfect Shape: Too Faced Perfect Red Lip Liner ($17)
If you devote yourself to your hair or nails, you should give your lips the same amount of love. Define your smile and create the perfect lip shape with this bold red lip liner. The liner will not only help recreate a fuller bottom lip and precise Cupid’s bow, but it will also stop your lip color from feathering or fading.
For Maintenance Free Lips: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso ($22)
Who doesn’t love a red lip for Valentine’s Day? Well, maybe your sweetheart who has red lipstick smeared across the face. It may look classic, but red lipstick can be a wolf in disguise, needing constant touch-ups that often become mess-ups. Opt for a lip stain instead. The easy application lasts for hours, but will still come off easily with a makeup wipe. This matte lip stain won’t budge, even after a full-on, heart-pounding kiss.
For Anyone: Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Couture ($9)
For moisture, color, and softness look no further than this lipstick. This formula leaves your lips velvety smooth, and it’s available in twenty different shades including, Muse (a soft pink) and Finale (a bold red). Perfect if you’re not quite ready to wear a hot fuchsia.
For Moisturized Lips: Lush The Kiss Lip Balm ($9)
Hydrated lips are an essential for the perfect kiss. This softening butter will also add a soft pink tint, which is excellent if you’re not into a full-on lip color. Throw it in your purse and dab on a little through the night for natural, pouty lips.
For Intriguing Lips: Armour Beauty Barracuda ($22)
We love the opaque look of Barracuda. Glossy lips give the appearance of a fuller mouth, and this high-shine, high-pigment gloss does the trick. Working more like a lipstick, the deep blue-red is ideal for a classic look, and its smooth formula isn’t too sticky.