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Now onto the review and swatches...
With the cold weather setting in more and more each day, my lips are taking a toll. This is the time of year I exfoliate my lips more than any other. There is only one lip exfoliator I reach to: Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant (I'll call it Smashbox Lip Scrub for the rest of this blog post to keep it simple).
Here is a swatch of what it looks like (white sugar-like paste with black exfoliator beads):
So what do I think of it? Well, to put it simply, I LOVE it! It has a great flavor to it - a sweet sugary flavor. It feels good on your lips - not too harsh at all. It leaves my lips super soft, which is the perfect canvas for any lip product that follows.
So how do you use it? It's pretty simple, and you can do it the quick and fast way or you can leave it on a little longer to get more benefits. It's just three easy steps!
Tutorial for how to apply Smashbox Lip Scrub:
Step 1: Apply Smashbox lip scrub to your lips with your fingers (see photo below).
Step 2: Scrub your lips with your fingers. I do small circles, as well as back & forth motions (see photo below). You basically want to scrub until you feel good about how your lips feel. Then you can move on to Step 3 or you can leave this sit on your lips for up to 10 minutes (I usually wait 5 minutes), which helps soften lips even more.
Step 3: Wipe off the lip scrub with a wet or dry cloth or paper towel (see photo below).
The Final Result: Smooth, even, chap-free lips (see photo below)! Follow up with a lip balm to lock in moisture and all the great smoothness you just created!
You can purchase the Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant for $18 at Sephora.com. One tube will last you a long time. I've had mine for at least 2 years (although I don't use it daily).
Do you use a lip exfoliator? If so, which brand and what do you think of it? Have you used the Smashbox lip scrub? If so, tell me your thoughts!