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Lip Care Products That Are Not Lip Colour Or Balms

Newsflash: lip balms are not the be-all and end-all. Think lip scrubs and lip masks too. Here's our round up of lip care products that should be on your beauty radar

Let’s face it: lip care is underrated. And also, neglected. Sure, wearing the trendiest lip colour or style on your pretty pouters might flaunt your beauty street cred, but in the words of Rihanna, “Luscious, kiss-me-now lips are an absolute must, no matter the look you’re going for.” And we second that because there’s really nothing more frustrating than applying your lipstick flawlessly, only to have it ruined by crusty dry skin. Here are the products that will take your lip care routine the extra mile.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Lip-Loving Scrubstick, $25
Following the success of cult highlighters and an inclusive range of foundations, our girl Rih Rih is back again with the two-part Pro Kiss’r Collection from Fenty Beauty that smooths the way for instantly soft and kissable lips. Simply swipe this scrub over your lips in a back and forth motion. Then, wipe off for chap-free lips sans the mess of the old-school lip scrub. Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Mask Recovery, $58
We love a nourishing lip sleeping mask that keeps your lips hydrated through the night. Looking for a thorough lip cleanser that removes the pesky remnants from your daytime lip look? Well, this Sulwhasoo one does both. This recovery mask contains madecassoside from centella asiatica, which promotes the regeneration of damaged lip surfaces, and liquorice root extract which soothes lips with its antibacterial properties.  Too Faced Exfoliating Peach Sugar Lip Scrub, $25 from Sephora
Glitter, sugar, and peaches for flawless lips? Sounds exactly like what our dreams are made of. And It’s really as simple as applying this scrub in circular motions before wiping it off with a tissue or rinsing with water. This rich, balmy formula gently buffs away at dry skin while hydrating the lips and leaving with it with a natural satin finish. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub Strawberry Gum, $22 from Escentials
Prep your lips with this delicious scrub before applying any heavy-duty liquid lipstick to avoid any flakey dead skin situations. Take a scoop out and rub it onto your mouth in circular motions. Now the best part: lick away excess. Yes, you read that right. It’s edible, even for vegans – because it’s cruelty-free. Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus 2-Step Lip Treatment, $79 from Sephora
Together, this two-step lip treatment system that consists of a foaming lip scrub and an overnight mask packs quite the punch. The exfoliant features blend of pink himalayan salt, pumpkin oil and shea butter to gently exfoliate and smooth dry, chapped lips. The lip mask is a rich, buttery treatment enriched with murumuru butter, sea buckthorn oil, and carnauba wax to repair and deeply nourish the lips. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Smoothing Sugar Scrub, $48
This new Estee Lauder sugar scrub contains refined sugar crystals that rid chapped, flaky skin to leave behind a smoother, brighter surface effortlessly. It boasts hyaluronic acid and the brand’s Advanced Moisture Complex that add a boost of hydration to your lips. Merely apply onto bare lips, then rub them together to activate the scrub’s key ingredients. You can choose to leave the excess on, as the sugar crystals will melt into a luxurious balm. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $27 from Sephora
Laneige’s widely-coveted Lip Sleeping Mask is undoubtedly an oldie but a goodie. It’s enriched with Vitamin-C rich Berry Mix Complex which contains raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, and gojiberry that melts away dead skin cells from dry lips to give way to smooth, supple lips. Apa Beauty Lip Loofah, US$40.60 (S$55) from Net-a-Porter
Just like how a loofah gets rid of dry skin in the shower, the same concept applies to this – but on the lips. Developed by cosmetic dentist and founder Dr. Michael Apa, this lip loofah lightly exfoliates with sugar and sweet almond to leave lips soft and supple. Its components of jojoba oil, shea butter, and orange peel soothe and moisturise for a noticeably fuller pout.