6 Lip Scrub and Balm Combos to Prep for Cuffing Season
I am super excited for fall, not just because it's an amazing season to live in New York, but also because that means cuffing season is coming.
For the uninitiated, cuffing season, as the kids are saying, is the time of year the boys and girls of NYC start getting ready for hibernating in the winter... with a love interest.
I've got all of my streaming apps prepped, I've ensured that the pillows on my couch are plush, and I have a snuggly blanket at the ready. But the very last thing on my list is ensuring that my mouth is smooth and super hydrated for all of the making out I'm going to do. Obviously.
Oh! You, too? Then you'll want to try out some of these combos before you set up your autumnal kissing booth.
Tarte Lip Facial Scrub + Aerin Beauty Rose Lip Conditioner
This scrub is genius because it's mobile. You can easily pop it in your clutch and make sure your lips are flake free if you're on a date or out for the night. Follow up with the luxe Aerin Lip Conditioner, and your lips will be smooth and ripe for kissing.
ILIA Lip Exfoliator + Oribe Lip Balm
So the genius part about this particular lip exofliator is that it is super unisex—no fruity or feminine scent. Instead, it's just organic shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and tiny grains of volcanic stone.
As for the lip balm, it's pure luxury and will look as gorgeous on your coffee table as your lips do from using it.
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub + Farmacy Lip Bloom
This scrub is wonderfully effective, but you'll also want to lick it off your lips. Bonus points for the fact that it freshens your breath!
Paired with the Farmacy Lip Bloom, the total treatment is super smoothing and does a wonderful job protecting your lips from irritation in the future.
Glamglow Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment + Josie Maran Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter
This is a duo that aims to plump. If you want a little bit of a fuller mouth and don't want fillers, this is a great option.
First of all, the fizzy lip mud is super fun to use and experience within itself. And when you follow up with Maran's plumping lip balm? Well, you'll have a pout just a prim as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm
Clinique gets bonus points here for combining these two staples into one cute package. It looks like a macaroon, but instead contains both a sugar scrub and a tinted balm. So cute. So Functional. BRILLIANT.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish + Lano Lanolin Lemonade Lip Treatment
A lip scrub roundup that doesn't include the one by Fresh is totally incomplete. Not only is it yummy, it is really moisturizing, too.
You don't have to worry about getting overly dried out. And then if you follow up with the grand-daddy of mega-hydrating lip products, lano? Well, your lips will be so hydrated you'll be considered a modern miracle.