7 luxuriously-smooth lip primers you need in your life
Lock colour in for the long haul
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / February 22 2021
Choosing your lip colour may seem like the tricky bit, but it's really only half the battle: if your pout isn't perfectly prepped, everything will go up in flames within an hour or two anyway.
We know what you're thinking, too: your balm tends to do a pretty bang-up job all by itself. Well, we hate to break it to you, but it won't work quite as effectively as a proper primer if it's true budge-proof colour you're after.
Unlike classic balms which work to condition and hydrate, primers will do all that while also creating a bit of a bleed-proof barrier for the colour and stopping it from sinking into your lips.
Sounds pretty grand, right? Right. Here, our edit of the best lip primers to try...
Nude by Nature Perfecting Lip Primer
The only thing chicer than this fancy pants bullet? The line-free long-lasting lip colour it'll leave you with. Okay, fine, maybe they're equal; it's very chic.