I am delighted to announce that I’ve partnered with Carmex for autumn, bringing you Carmex Lip Perfection tips and tricks for perfecting soft and smooth lips.
As a self confessed beauty junkie who loves retro cute vintage style, Carmex and Kimba Likes is a match made in heaven. I just adore that Carmex has been helping to perfect soft, smooth kissable lips since 1937.
Carmex is one of the world’s most loved lip balms and is in good company with some of the world’s most loved actors, also created in 1937. Messrs Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson and Anthony Hopkins, as well as Mesdames Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave and Sally Kellerman were all born in 1937.
You may recognise Sally Kellerman more as her alter ego, Hot Lips Houlihan from MASH. See, it’s a sign! Hot Lips was born the same year as the beloved Carmex lip balm was created.
I adore to rock a bold lip. I love a glossy bold lip just as much as I love a matte bold lip. I am also quite fond of a glossily nude pout. OK, perhaps I just love lipstick. And lipgloss. And, well, makeup. Nothing looks less kissable than a beautifully made up mouth ruined by flaky dry lips, however.
Carmex Lip Perfection | morning routine
How I keep my lips in tip top condition is by utilising the benefits of Carmex and the deep penetrating and long-lasting moisturising effects. In the mornings, I am lucky to have some time to myself to shower, start my daily beauty regime and organise my outfit in peace, whilst the Welshman wrangles Boyo.
An integral part of my beauty regime is prepping. I apply my daily skin serums and moisturisers to my skin, but I don’t forget my lips. I apply Classic Carmex Lip Balm all over my lips and even around the edges, smoothing it in with my finger tip. I apply an extra little bit to the centre of my lips, patting it in to the spot where dryness is most likely to appear.
Then it’s half time, swap sides, as the Welshman disappears upstairs for his shower, and I take over the kid wrangling. By this time, Boyo has been fed a lovely cooked breakfast and the dreaded Homework Conversation has taken place. I am lucky enough to sit down to a nice hot cup of freshly made tea as I check my socialite media and allow my moisturising routine to work a magic trick.
When I head upstairs to continue getting ready, my moisturiser and Carmex lip balm have sunk into my skin and lips, leaving them nicely plumped, soft and smooth, ready for the makeup stage. How good is that? My soft plumped skin means makeup glides on smoothly, and my soft smooth lips means my lipstick goes on smoothly and beautifully for that luscious look.
Carmex Lip Perfection | during the day
During the day, my little jar of Carmex Lip Balm is on my desk next to my water bottle and iPhone – you know, the essentials.
I keep the delicious Strawberry Flavour Carmex Lip Balm in my car door for easily accessible one handed application with a hint of pretty pink colour. I don’t have air conditioning at home so I really feel the effects of my car air conditioning on my lips. Hello Carmex Lip Balm!
Popping a quick slick of Carmex Lip Balm on my lips as I’m out and about is an easy peasy lemon squeezy way of reviving my lipstick too.
Carmex Lip Perfection | evening routine
At the end of the day, an integral part of my bedtime routine involves removing all the slap and daily dirt, and applying the potions and lotions that I’m hoping will keep me young and beautiful.
Lips can thin as you age, mostly due to decreased collagen production. As beautifully plump and full lips are a harbinger of youth, keeping those babies soft and smooth is vital. Of course, my Carmex Lip Balm gets smoothed on, and then a little bit more. Just love that famous Carmex ‘tingle’!
I also pop a little onto my cuticles just before I apply some hand cream. Have you ever tried this little trick with your lip balm? Works a treat!
There is a reason a Carmex product is sold every 29 seconds world wide, don’t you think? Is it the deeply penetrating formula, the long lasting moisturising effects, the fact that Carmex doesn’t test on animals or could it be the famous Carmex ‘tingle? I’ll let you in a little secret – I think it is all of them!
Are you a fan of Carmex? Do you have any tips and tricks to perfect soft, smooth lips? Do tell!