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The Best Ever Lipsticks To Try If Your Lips Are Always Dry

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If you've always wanted to wear lipsticks but your pout is always dry and chapped, I've got you covered! Here are the best tips and products that will help keep your lips look supple and soft.

Find out why your lips are always dry

Ask yourself these questions and make the necessary lifestyle changes.

Are you drinking enough water?

Not drinking enough water for your body's needs will physically manifest on every part of your body: your skin, hair, and lips. Internal hydration is key to have soft, supple lips.

Have you tried using lip balm?

Trust me, apply a thin layer of lip balm after you brush your teeth in the morning and evening. Think of this step similar to putting on moisturizer on your face to keep it soft and supple.

How do I apply lipstick if my lips are always dry?

Prep work is important before putting on lipstick on dry lips. Granted that you've been drinking glasses of water to hydrate yourself, these are the steps you should include in your beauty routine.

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  1. Massage lip scrub on your lips to get rid of the flakes.
  2. Apply a thin layer of lip balm before you put on makeup. Putting it on early on will allow the product to work through the skin on the lips.
  3. Carefully apply the lipstick of choice on your lips.
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Of course, it's vital to choose the right formula for your lips. Here are the best ones to try, depending on the look that you want.

Best Lipsticks for Dry Lips

  1. BLK Cosmetics Matte Lipsticks

    I swear you can use that matte lippie you've always wanted without sacrificing the suppleness of your lips. BLK Cosmetic's matte formula glides like butter on the lips so you can be sure that it won't define the lines of the lips. The result? Soft, kissable lips in a flattering nude hue.

    Finish: Creamy Matte

    BLK Cosmetics BLK Universal All-Day Lip Lipstick

    BLK Cosmetics
    BLK Universal All-Day Lip Lipstick, P299, Lazada


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  2. L'Oreal Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick

    If you can't decide between using a lip tint and liquid lipstick, this lippie from L'Oreal will get you out of your beauty dilemma. The L'Oreal Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick's formula feels weightless on the pout—you'll forget it's there! You'll also be seriously be impressed with its pigmentation because one swipe gives an opaque, creamy finish. The shade options, you ask? From pretty pinks, empowering red hues to universally flattering nudes, this line has got your makeup style and personality covered.

    Finish: Creamy

    L'Oreal Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick

    L'Oreal Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick, P374 (Regular price: P499), Lazada


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  3. Happy Skin Lip Mallow

    This lip mousse feels lightweight on the lips, and it deposits a punch of color and a touch of hydration—both major reasons my friends and I are obsessed with this line. I always receive DMs that say how much they rave about this local brand's lippie formula

    Finish: Velvet Matte

    Happy Skin Lip Mallow

    Happy Skin Lip Mallow, P549, Happy Skin


  4. NARS Airy Matte Lip Color

    I swear I'm so glad featherweight and creamy lip formulas are all the rage now. This limited-edition line from NARS should be on everyone's must-have list. The product glides like butter on the lips while delivering vivid color—a signature trait of NARS lipsticks. Since these are available for a limited time only, I highly suggest that you suggest these babies ASAP. (Fun fact: The Airy Matte Lip Color stays on for hours!)

    Finish: Velvet Matte

    NARS Airy Matte Lip Color

    NARS Airy Matte Lip Color, 1,500, Rustan's


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  5. Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil

    I've always thought lip pencils were too drying for the pout until I've tried the Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil. Upon application, it was like laying a blanket of color and moisture on the lips. I was also pleasantly surprised that the color lasted, even after I ate lunch and drank coffee!

    Finish: Creamy Matte

    Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil

    Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil, P1,500


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  6. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

    Get that boost of bold color you've always wanted with a few layers of this lipstick from Bobbi Brown. It moisturizes and conditions your pout, aka you're guaranteed with comfortable wear for hours! And just like the other Bobbi Brown lipstick lines, the Luxe Lip Color has 30 shades to choose from to suit your vibe.

    Finish: Creamy

    Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

    Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color, P1,950, Lazada


Best Lip Glosses and Tinted Lip Balms for Dry Lips

Hear me out, glossy lips are hot this year and this trend will surely benefit eternally dry lips. Check out my picks below:

  1. Colourette Colourbalm

    This tinted lip balm is super pigmented and it feels like a cross of lip oil and lip gloss. Surprisingly, it doesn't feel sticky at all. It's available in warm tones that will surely look good on Pinays.

    Colourette Colourbalm

    Colourette Colourbalm, P299, Colourette Cosmetics


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  2. Issy and Co Hydragloss

    Here's a lip gloss that looks good on selfies and IRL! It's made of hydrating ingredients to give that juicy look. Fun fact: It also has a small amount of lactic acid that micro-exfoliates the pout—goodbye, flaky lips!

    Issy and Co Hydragloss

    Issy and Co Hydragloss, P299, Lazada


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  3. K-Palette Real Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Sticks

    I'm a big fan of lip tints so inserting the K-Palette Real Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Stick into my lippie rotation was super easy, It delivers a lovely sheer color on the pout that will make anyone look fresh and blooming. The beauty oils in the formula create a creamy matte but non-drying finish.

    K-Palette Real Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Stick

    K-Palette Real Lasting Semi-Matte Lip Tint Stick, P795, Lazada


  4. MAC Glow Play Lip Balm

    Lisa of BLACKPINK wore Glow Play Lip Balm in this campaign, and as a BLINK, that was enough push for me to try it out! It doesn't define the lines on the lips so the pout looks soft and juicy. It delivers a sheer to saturated color, depending on the shade.

    MAC Glow Play Lip Balm

    MAC Glow Play Lip Balm, P1,100, Lazada


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  5. Benefit California Kissin' ColorBalm Moisturizing Lip Balm

    This tinted lip balm feels more like lipstick to me because of the amount of pigment it gives on the pout. It has hyaluronic acid—a BIG name in the hydration game—and mango butter to seal in the color and moisture. The great news is that it's available in 16 shades that will suit your makeup style and skin tone.

    Benefit California Kissin' ColorBalm Moisturizing Lip Balm

    Benefit California Kissin' ColorBalm Moisturizing Lip Balm, P1,390, Lazada


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