Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what could be worse than a pair of dried or chapped lips? Even more embarrassing are lips with smudged lipstick or where the colour has run.
To avoid this fate worse than death, we have scoured the internet to find the best lip primers, those products that hold your lipstick in place. This is so you can eat your romantic dinner, smile sweetly at your beau, and snog his face off at the end of the evening.
Not just a lip primer that helps to keep your lipstick colour intact, but a plumper at the other end. The primer is the clear colour stick and you apply this first, then smooth over the plumper to make your lips swell.
This is our favourite of all the lip primers as it not only helps to lock in colour, but also contains moisturising seed oils which hydrate chapped lips at the same time. The neutral shade is perfect for wearing under any lipstick colour.
A nourishing lip primer here that smooths over dry and cracked lips in order to lock in your lipstick colour. The sheer colour can be worn under any shade of lipstick.
This lip primer contains organic essential oils that help to revitalise and nourish your lips, especially if they are a bit neglected. A little like a spa treatment for your mouth. Contains vitamins for nutrients and organic peppermint oil for soothing.
One of the best lip primers that provide long-lasting hydration which in turn smooths and stops your lipstick from feathering.
This is a lip primer that can be used not only to correct colour mistakes but also as a colour sealant for lipstick. Use as a lip pencil around the lip to keep colour in, then fill in on the lips to use as a primer. Can also be used to wipe away mascara swipes and eyeshadow mistakes.
This lip primer helps to add plumpness and gloss to your lipstick whilst at the same time locking in colour. It contains anti-ageing peptides to stop wrinkles forming and is cruelty-free.
The way this lip primer works is that the water in the product evaporates leaving a protective shield on your lips that stops moisture escaping and seals in your lipstick colour.
This is a weightless lip primer that contains lauroyl lysine and silica to moisturise and nourish lips. It stops feathering and has a natural minty taste.
For ladies of a certain age, this is an excellent anti-ageing lip primer that focuses on wrinkles and dryness in order to stop colour leakage.