I had a wonderful time yesterday interviewing Richard Hawkins, Guerlain Director of Education & Development, for my other site, TheBeauty+.com, about make-up for older women. One of his recommendations – and there were so many brilliant ones – was Guerlain LipLift, above. I’ve found an answer to what I thought was an unsolvable problem – lip crinkles!
I think I was born looking like I’d just sucked a lemon – my crinkly lips are so annoying and one of the reasons that I rarely wear lipstick, preferring to stick to gloss (not literally!). It is true that gloss is so much kinder to crinkly lips because it bounces light and the glazing hides a multitude of lip imperfections.
However, Guerlain LipLift is a little miracle for smoothing lip crinkles – for first use, it provides an even and comfortable base for lipstick and knocks down crinkles. It doesn’t disappear them completely, but it’s a much softer look. Over the longer term, after about two weeks, you’ll see a general plumpiness. Guerlain LipLift boosts hyaluronic in the lips – they use dehydrated particles that act like sponges.. once they fill up with water (from the air!) it gives a plumping effect. I’m only three days in on this but I can’t wait to see the end result.
Even on three uses of the Liplift, I can tell you that lipstick hold is definitely longer and the creases are less (but not gone). To apply Guerlain LipLift, you need to pat it over the lip in a thin layer and deliberately go over the lip line – feels all wrong, but looks all right. Liplift is £22 HERE.
I should say that of the very few on-line reviews that I could find, a couple of women found this quite a drying product. Bearing in mind that I have lips that dry out if they even see a towel, I haven’t – yet – found this to be the case.
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