A stellar dry lip treatment should be in every beauty lovers makeup arsenal. If you’re a longtime fan and customer of Elizabeth Mott, you probably have at least one (if not all!) of our Color is Bae Liquid Lipstick shades. Besides being cute and trendy, Color is Bae helps you make a statement with your lips. It’s a pigmented, full-coverage, long-lasting liquid lipstick that glides on and doesn’t totally dry out your lips.
But let’s be real. Even the most hydrating liquid lipsticks will dry your lips out some. Whether it’s because you’re not applying hydrating lip balm over said liquid lipstick, or maybe it’s the actual weather (we meet again, Winter!) or the formula just isn’t that great—there’s always something.
We have a trick up our sleeve though, and it involves Hanalei’s Lip Treatment! You want your lips to look poppin’ and feel moisturized and silky all day long, right? Then sit back, relax, and let us show you the wonders of Hanalei’s Lip Treatment.
Who is Hanalei Company?
So, if you haven’t heard of Hanalei (the place), it’s a town on the island of Kauai. “Hanalei” means “lei making” and “crescent bay” in Hawaiian. Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauai! Hanalei (the company) was founded by Alice Kim, Elizabeth Mott’s founder and president, in 2015 to “bring the experience of Hawaiian beauty products to people everywhere through simple, restorative skincare.”
So, that’s cool and everything, but where does Hanalei’s Lip Treatment fit in? The Lip Treatment utilizes pure kukui nut oil, which hydrates and revitalizes dry lips. The formula also utilizes agave oil, grape seed oil, and shea butter. These help soothe and shields lips from harmful radicles (like the beating sun)!
So, let’s say that you applied your favorite shade of Color is Bae earlier in the morning. You’ve been running around (school, work, whatever! We know you’re all busy bees) and while the color is still even and brilliant, you’ve eaten, licked your lips, etc, and now your lips feel a little dry. Here’s where Hanalei’s Lip Treatment comes in.
Hanalei + Elizabeth Mott = A Match Made in Heaven!
Apply some of the Lip Treatment in clear over your lips. It won’t wipe away the liquid lipstick, and now your lips will feel just as soft and supple as they were when you applied Color is Bae in the morning!
HOT TIP! Before applying your matte lipstick, exfoliate your lips with a sugar lip scrub, like Hanalei's Sugar Lip Scrub, infused with real Maui sugar crystals, shea butter, and kukui oil. This creates the perfect base to apply your favorite lip products and helps lock in hydration. Soft, supple, statement lips are as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Hanalei’s Lip Treatment comes in four colors: clear, rose, red, and mauve pink. Depending on what shade you’ve applied with Color is Bae, you can either use the clear Lip Treatment color to keep your original shade, or you can mix and match to give your lips a different look.
Lip Treatment Color Mixology
Some colors that we think might pair nicely are: Color is Bae in Nudist with Hanalei’s Rose, for a brighter nude color. Daringly Red with Pink Mauve—for a more Ombre look (apply Pink Mauve more to the center of your lips for this affect). Nudist with Red for a more bitten, flushed look. The combinations are endless, so be sure to let us know which is your favorite!
Nudist + Rose
Daringly Red + Pink Mauve
Nudist + Red
*Please note all images taken on iPhone 6. Images and makeup have not been retouched*
At the end of the day, we all want hydrated lips. Depending on what time of year it is and where you live, snowy winters might be giving your lips a run for their money. Whether you combine a shade of Color is Bae with one of Hanalei’s Lip Treatments or just use the treatment on your own, just know you’re nourishing your lips with the best Hawaiian ingredients possible! Treating yo’ lips means treating yo’ self.
About the Author
Melissa Hedges currently resides in Colorado with her two chihuahua mixes, Pele and Siggi. In her free time, she's scoping out fancy brunch spots, playing with makeup, spoiling her dogs, and co-editing CEO, a literary magazine. Find her on instagram: @hedgesmc