I get cracked lips from wearing lipstick..

Philippines
August 14, 2007 2:16am CST
Everytime i use lipstick, i get cracked lips... i tried using those which were said as hypoallergenics? Why do i still get cracked lips?.. i am not using a lip balm and i am not so fond of using them in the future.. how will i prevent lip cracking even when i put on lipstick all the time? I don't usually wear make-up on when i go to work, just lipstick... but if i do have cracked lips.. i already have nothing to wear on my face..:-(
4 responses
@ngobis (237)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
Propably you are using a matte lipstick. you should go for lipsticks with moisture. The differents cosmetic lines like maybelline, revlon, loreal, avon etc...have their own version. if you dont want to change lipsticks, try using a lip balm first. perferably one that contains, aloe vera or jojoba oil.
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
Yes i used to put on a matte loreal lipstick, which i really liked the pinkish color of.. but then i stopped using it for some time, only on occasions where make-up and lipstick are necessary.. I will remember to buy that lip balm with aloe or jojoba oil.. thanks for the tip.
@lyndee22 (1212)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
There are lipsticks whose ingredients is very harsh to the skin or our skin is very sensitive to a certain chemical component of make up. Before I put on a lipstick I always have first a lip balm as my base or lip balm alone. It softened my lips.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Use Noxema. It doesn't have the best taste? But it does work. If your lips are VERY bad, musicians who have to use their lips to play an instrument for a living know the real trick..take an aspirin, dissolve it in a TINY bit of water to make a thin paste and put that on before bed. When you wake up your lips will be healed. (Don't know why? It works.)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Try to apply petroleum gelly. That solved my problem. You would even notice that your lips will become supple and soft. If you can get coconut virgin oil, it also works wonders. I love the benefits that these two products give. Another good thing is that they are so cheap.