Whether or not you should use sunscreen on your lips depends on a few key things. Learn if you should use sunscreen on your lips with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist, and today I'm going to show you a great way to use sunscreen on your lips. So I love the new products of today that offer two in one. Basically a great color and sunscreen to help protect your lips. So to get the look, I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche balm, in plush plum. So for Bianca's lips, I'm choosing something that's warm, that goes great with her complexion, that has a little bit of pink, to ensure that she has that youthful tone. Since we're choosing a color that's not nude, I'm just going to use an applicator brush, just because I want to apply it fairly perfectly. Of course you're welcome to use it straight out of the tube. So this product actually has shae butter, so it instantly conditions the lips, so if you have any dryness you'll see instant plumping. It's just going to really hydrate those lips and make them look nice and plump. So what I love about this lipstick is, it actually does a lot of things with just one application. One, it conditions your lips, so you get that lip balm effect - it's nice and hydrating. It has sunscreen in it, is has SPF 15, so it gives you that protection from the sun, and most people actually won't put a sunscreen on before they apply their lipstick, because you know, you're generally busy in the day time. And then of course it has that beautiful rich color that you can't really get out of a lip balm only. So what a lot of people don't know is that your lips actually don't have pores or oil glands, so it's really important to condition it and protect it, using sunscreen, which a lot of people don't actually know. Which is why, as they get older, your lips actually do shrink if you don't protect them. So this is a color that I use on my clients all the time, actually. A lot of times my clients will be kind of set in their ways and want to use like a matte red, which actually just lets people know, you know what, I'm from the 80s, and I'm not going to change my ways. That pink, with a little bit of shimmer and definitely mauve with a little brown undertone, really kind of gives that youthful look, but at the same time, it's very natural and wearable for day or evening. So we've finished Bianca's lips, and they look fantastic. And even though Bianca is young, it's important to incorporate sunscreen as soon as you can to your products. So there you have it: a great way to wear sunscreen on your lips. I'm Taylor Babaian. Thanks for watching!