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Students often take their stress out on their lips – biting, chewing, rubbing, etc. Flaky lips become even more obvious when covered by lipstick. Keeping your lips smooth and supple is really easy, and it feels great! Once you’ve experienced soft, flake-free lips, you won’t want to go back!

There are lip scrubs out there that you can use to exfoliate, but to be honest its easier (and cheaper) to make your own at home. Here’s what to do:

Mix 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil in a small dish until they reach a paste-like consistency. Add more olive oil if the mixture is too dry. Then apply this paste to your lips (using a finger or an old clean toothbrush) and rub gently in a circular motion. Wipe off with a damp towel and apply lip balm to moisturise. For some extra antioxidant action, break open a gel capsule of Vitamin E and add it to your paste.

Exfoliating up to three times a week will keep your lips in great condition. To get a natural, long lasting and flattering look for everyday, try filling in your lips with a lip liner that matches the natural pigmentation of your lips. Lip liner evens out your lip colour in the same way foundation evens out your face. It also lasts longer than lipstick, so it’s a great option for the busy student. After that, apply some high shine lipgloss with a touch of sparkle, and you’re good for the rest of the day!

Recommended items:

  • LUSH Lip Polish in Sweet Lips – AUD 9.95
  • Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment – AUD 7.95
  • MAC Lip Pencil – AUD 30.00
  • Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner – AUD 32.95
  • Philosophy Kiss Me Lip Gloss – AUD 24.00
  • Lancôme Juicy Tube in Marshmallow Electro – AUD 39.95