Since I knew I was getting a few new lipsticks, courtesy of the Back to Mac scheme, the last time I did a little lingerie order at Victoria’s Secret, I thought I would pop their Smooth FX Lip Scrub & Balm into my basket so I wouldn’t have to worry about having dry lips. Even though I regularly wear lip balms and glosses, I chew my lips whenever I’m stressed or anxious, so I wanted to make sure they were perfect for my new goodies!
The Scrub & Balm is genius – the two products are joined together, so you’re never without the one you need! On top is the balm in a snap-top compartment, and you screw off the black bit which functions as the scrub’s lid. Genius!
About there or four times a week (or whenever I can feel my lips need a little help) I use the scrub. It’s a really generous amount of formula. I only use a little, so I think this will be lasting me quite a while!
Usually at night, after cleansing I take a little of the scrub in my fingertips, warm it slightly, then gently rub it over my lips for maybe 20 seconds. It’s quite a hard formula, so it definitely needs warming up, but once it’s on, it’s amazing! It tastes sweet, and it makes any dry or flaky skin disappear.
Once I’ve wiped off the scrub with a damp flannel, I apply a generous layer of the balm. It’s gorgeously rich, and it has a touch of menthol which makes it feel refreshing. I love this balm so much, I use it even when I’ve not been scrubbing, as it also gives a great about of shine, and it lasts for ages!
The balm costs $16 (although it’s on sale for $11.20) and you can get it here.