Winter isn’t the kindest season to those who wear lipstick, because cold air dries lips and leaves them vulnerable to cracks and chapping. That’s why we’re tucking away our favourite matte lipsticks for the chilly spell, and pulling out our new secret weapon: YSL’s famous hydrating lip balms. Each is designed to maximise colour like any lipstick would, while also providing ultra-protection to lips through the dry months. Here are our top three picks to keep your pout smooth, hydrated and full of colour during winter.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick
More than half of this lipstick is made from oils. Its formula has been specially designed to keep lips hydrated, nourished, conditioned and moisturised… what a mouthful! The best colour to wear for winter is the classic Rouge In Danger - a deep, dark and dangerous red that we can’t get enough of.
YSL Volupte Liquid Colour Balm
This water-based balm glides onto your lips to soothe the dryness that’s often the result of cold air. It provides a combination of high-pigment colour and conditioning elements to combat chapping and cracking. A bonus is the awesome range of candy colours and pastel shades it comes in, such as Hook me Berry - a gorgeous, milky purple that’s perfect for cold weather.
YSL Glossy Stain Pop Water
It’s all in the name! The superstar of long wear lip-tint is water-saturated to keep your lips ultra-hydrated. Pop Water is also available in an explosion of juicy-looking colours, and saturated enough to make it the perfect product if you love the lip-gradient or ombre look. For winter, use the Orange Mist or Wet Nude to keep things cool and neutral.
What makes lip balms perfect for winter are their super-hydrating oil and water-based formulas. They are a must-have if you don’t want to sacrifice beautiful colour and a perfect pout to keep your lips soft and smooth during the colder days. YSL has heard the struggle, loud and clear, and we just love the results!