Winter Proofing Lip Hack

Winter is fast approaching bringing with it bitingly cold temperatures and windy weather. 

Perfect conditions for turning up the indoor heating and snuggling in front of an open fire but not so good in terms of the frequently resulting dry, chapped and flaky lip.

I recently learnt a clever hack for winter proofing my lips and lucky you fabulous reader, I always share any great tips and hacks that I learn along the way with you!

This hack is the first step to achieving a long lasting lippie.

The talented beauty experts at Elizabeth Arden recommend that as you are moisturising your face prior to starting your makeup routine you also moisturise your lips using a clean mascara wand to apply the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour to your lips.

Then after you’ve applied your foundation, done your eyes, brows and cheeks etc, wipe off any remaining 8 Hour from your lips with a tissue.

Your lips will feel beautifully hydrated, soft and supple. Try it, it works!

The benefit of applying the moisturiser to your lips with a mascara wand instead of your finger is that it will have a gentle exfoliating effect, perfect for eliminating dry chapped flaky lips!

The mascara wand will also have the added benefit of stimulating your lips to give you a bit of a youthful plumping look! Oh yes please!

If you’re like me and never have a spare, clean mascara wand on hand you can also use a new clean toothbrush to achieve exactly the same effect when applying the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour.

I love this hack! It works wonders on my lips!

You then apply your lipstick, lip liner or lip oil as desired.

Winter Proofing Lip Hack
Winter Proofing Lip Hack


Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil Review

Now let’s move on to review one of the stunning new products that Elizabeth Arden has recently launched, the Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil. It’s another great lip product for winter.

The Sheer Kiss Lip Oil is a beautiful new lightweight lip oil that comes in 6 different shades.

Like all Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, not only do these lip oils beautify you with a lightweight sheer lip colour, they also nourish and condition your lips.

They are packed with 5 precious oils including avocado, coconut, peppermint and two different seed oils, to deliver hydration, antioxidants and anti ageing effects for soft, supple, plumped up lips.

These lip oils are also enriched with Vitamin E.

I was lucky to receive the following three shades to trial and share with you.

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil
Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil

 The shades are from top to bottom:

  • Coral Caress 03
  • Purple Serenity 05
  • Pampering Pink 01
I must admit when I first saw Purple Serenity I was a bit alarmed at the shade wondering if I’d ever wear it out in public! But I have and I will wear it again too! 

Although the shades look pigmented and vibrant in their cute packaging, they are actually very sheer when applied, just like their ‘Sheer Kiss Lip Oil’ name implies.
Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil Pampering Pink, Coral Caress & Purple Serenity Swatches. 
Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil Pampering Pink, Coral Caress & Purple Serenity Swatches.

And isn’t the unique packaging just the cutest ever! I haven’t previously seen anything else quite like it!


The black lid lifts off the bottle and the centre of the packaging where the lip oil sits is squeezy allowing you to push the two sides together to dispense the lip oil out of the top of the round bottle.

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Pampering Pink
Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Pampering Pink

You can apply the lip oil directly onto your lips from the bottle, use your finger or use a lip brush.

If you want a stronger lip colour you will need to either define your lips with a lip liner or you can layer the lip oil over a lipstick.

You can also use the lip oil in conjunction with lip liner and lipstick to create an ombre look on your lips.

This lip oil feels so comfortable and nourishing to wear, it’s beautifully hydrating which is perfect for the colder Autumn and Winter seasons. You will need to reapply it throughout the day after eating and drinking but with the packaging looking this cute who would mind pulling it out and reapplying?!

Elizabeth Arden products are stocked in both Myer and David Jones stores.

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oils
Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oils


Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oils


What tips and hacks do you have for surviving through Winter’s dehydrating conditions? 



The above three Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oils were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

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