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Editor's Pick: SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair

12/21/2015 01:05 EST | Updated 12/21/2015 01:59 EST

Remember how I told you guys how obsessed I am with matte lips lately?

Well, the obsession is still going strong, but as the temperatures dip and the heaters get cranked up, matte lipsticks are getting to be harder and harder to wear thanks to my super dry lips.

Here's the thing — putting on lip balm right before applying your matte lip colour totally ruins the effect. (Actually, putting on lip balm before any lipstick in general is just a pain). It's best to apply some sort of hydration product 10-15 minutes beforehand, to allow it to absorb into your pout.

However, if you're like me and forget this step, you're left SOL.

Until now, that is.

I recently got sent SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair, and I have to say, this product is the PERFECT moisturizer to wear underneath any lipstick. Rather than a balmy texture, this product is more like a cream, and hydrates lips intensely without leaving that greasy feeling.

skinceuticals antioxidant lip repair

I just pump out a tiny amount and apply to my lips with my fingers before putting on my lipstick. My lippie (matte included) goes on smoothly, and my lips stay hydrated for most of the day. If they start to dry out, I just re-apply some of the cream overtop of my lip colour to hydrate, while still keeping the matte effect.

SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair retails for $41. To find out where to buy, visit SkinCeuticals.ca.

Now go on and wear your matte lipsticks all through winter. Mother Nature ain't got nothin' on 'em.

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