Whether you’re gearing up for a first date or your wedding day, getting your mouth smile-ready doesn’t have to be hard, especially with the right tools and tips to keep you going. So, whether you want to brush up your pearly whites or get your pucker in true kissable shape, follow our fool-proof advice, and get ready to flash that gorgeous smile of yours!
Whiten. Fell like your pearly whites are becoming a little lackluster these days? Whiten them affordably and painlessly with the Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit ($19.97, walmart.com). It safely removes stains (caused by coffee and wine) in just two hours for a picture perfect smile stat.
Freshen. To freshen up your breath a bit before that big smooch, the LISTERINE PocketPaks Breath Strips Cool Heat ($3.99, walgreens.com) makes a great purse rescue, as it kills odor causing bacteria and fits easily inside your pocket.
Soften. Taking care of your lips is equally important, so to get your pout supple and smooth, start with an exfoliating lip scrub to shed away dead skin cells. For an effective product pick, the LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub ($9.95, lushusa.com) uses fair trade sugar and jojoba oil to gently exfoliate your lips without scratching your sensitive lips. Plus, its tasty bubble gum flavor will have you coming back for more.
Cleanse. Just as you wouldn’t go to bed without washing your face, you shouldn’t go to be without cleaning your lips either! Use a special lip cleanser like Bliss Fabulips Foaming Lip Cleanser ($18, blissworld.com) with its special formula designed to remove lingering lip color and impurities.
Treat. You use facial masks on your face, so why not your lips? The Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask ($26, sephora.com) makes a decadent at-home treatment as it blends together organic agave, jojoba oil and vanilla CO2 extract, to replenish lost moisture back into your lips. Use it twice a week for a deep conditioning fix.
Prime. Once your lips are exfoliated, cleansed and hydrated, it’s time to apply on some color! Frequent touch ups can be super annoying, so for long lasting color, use a lip primer. Lately, we’re crazy about the Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer ($19, sephora.com) which provides the perfect canvas for long-lasting lip color.
Color. Apply one of these 6 lipsticks to take you from day to night.