Eyes may be the windows to the soul but only your lips can whisper the sweet nothings of love. So for Cupid’s sake, make sure that pucker of yours is primed and ready for a Valentine’s Day smooch! Here are our top picks for pretty lips.
Keep lips hydrated and kissable with a light coating of flavored lip balm.
- Crazy Rumors Lip Balms are tasty lip conditioners in gourmet flavors such as Raspberry Sherbert A La Mode and Amaretto slightly sweetened with a hint of Stevia. $3.99 each at crazyrumors.com. Read our Crazy Rumors review.
- Honeycat Cosmetics Whisker Slickers I’m in Heat Lip Balm with warming cinnamon and ginger root extract for a purr-fect pucker, $6 at honeycatcosmetics.com.
- Jurlique Love Balm is naturally scented with tangerine oil. Regularly $15, get it for $9 through February at jurlique.com.
- Votre Vu Champagne Kisses Enhancing Lip Balm nourishes lips with natural coconut, $29 at votrevu.com.
Go glam on date night with one of these bold reds from sephora.com.
- Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Hot Tango and Passion Red are richly pigmented, creamy formulas with a slight sheen. Hot Tango has a slight hint of pink and Passion Red has a dark rosy hue, $12.
- Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Stiletto offers a matte finish and a slight orange hue for darker skin tones, $18.
- Tarina Tarantino Conditioning Lip Sheen in Paramour is a classic red in a lightweight formula, $22.
- Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red goes on like a gloss but transforms to a lightweight, deeply hued stain in a long-wearing matte, $12.
TIP: Try before you buy! Finding the perfect red can be tricky so testing is key.
Don a dash of gloss for the icing on the cake.
- Too Faced Glamour Gloss is a triple action lip gloss for shine, volumizing and moisturizing, $19 at sephora.com.
- Colorescience Lip Shine SPF 35 comes in clear and four pretty shades to keep list shimmery and protected, $25 at colorescience.com.
- Napoleon Perdis Lip Lacquer in Clearly Glam adds a glassy shine over top of your favorite lipstick, $18 at napoleonperdis.com.
- Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine gives lips a kiss of color and a wearable shine, $4 at Walmart stores.
Plump up your pout with these lip plumping treatments.
- Iredale Mineral Cosmetics More Lip Lip Plumper calls on mint oils and ginger root extract to stimulate circulation for fuller lips, $18 at shop.janeiredale.com.
- Fusion Beauty LipFusion XL is a high-perforamnce nighttime treatment that plumps and smooths lips, $50 at sephora.com.
- Therapy Systems LineTox for Lips add immediate hydration to lips and used daily, keeps lips supple and full, $68 at therapysystems.com.
- Cynthia Rowland’s Luscious Lips is a device that plumps lips via a painless vacuum process, $49.95 at cynthiarowland.com. Read our Luscious Lips review.