Pucker up, Birmingham! 4 locally sourced ways to get Spring ready lips


Woman holding lipstick
Spring ready lips? (Photo via Pixabay)

Do your smackers look like they’ve been left out in the cold? Not to worry, Bham Now has four locally sourced ways to keep your lips feeling healthy and looking their best this spring. Plus, find out what Dr. Pruitt at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics and Magic City Dentistry says you can do to help.

Birmingham’s Best Lip Balm

Nothing can ruin a great face of spring makeup quite like cracked, chapped lips. Making matters worse, most drugstore brand lip balms often compound the problem by not hydrating the area properly. (and the ingredient lists are often longer than the actual tube!) Here are our favorite Birmingham based companies offering up the best all-natural lip balms around:

Freedom's lip balm
Try Freedom’s Tea Tree, Peppermint and Orange + Rosemary lip balms. (Photo via Freedom website)

Freedom Soaps Freedom Soaps and skincare line offers a popular all-natural lip balm. So good, it’s actually sold out on their website. Luckily, there is a long list of retailers that carry the lip balm in store.  Flavors: Tea Tree, Orange + Rosemary and Peppermint.  Price $3.45

Hippie lips lip balm
Hippie Lips can also personalize your lip balm tubes. For more information, visit their Facebook page. (Photo courtesy of Hippie Lips)

Hippie Lips Hippie lips was started by Helena resident Allison Crumpton a year ago. Since then, she’s fulfilled 1250 orders. That’s a ton and really speaks volumes about the product!  Hippie Lips consists of 4 ingredients- shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and various essential oils. Price: 2 for $5. Try the Lavender + Peppermint. You won’t be sorry! Get your Hippie Lips on their Facebook page.

Lip Balms of Birmingham
A rainbow of lip balm. $3 each. (Photo via Chey’s Crunchy Crafts Etsy page )

Chey’s Crunchy Crafts Cheyenne’s Etsy page is full of homeopathic, all-natural goodies. Among those are her Lavender, Orange, Lemon, Lime and Peppermint flavored all-natural  lip balms. Bright and cheery—get the whole set and have a different flavor every day! Cost: $3 each.

Lip Flip

The Lip Flip is the latest cosmetic trend taking over the lip plumping game. Popular with celebrities like Kylie Jenner, (and HELLO, was that an amazing lip transformation or what?) it is the perfect cost-friendly way to give your lips that little pout without going full Mick Jagger duck lip.

Do you have a thin upper lip? Well, don’t worry – Dr. Pruitt at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics and Magic City Dentistry can help! He says many of his patients are unhappy with the fact that their upper lip is so thin, but aren’t looking to do filler injections in their upper and lower lips. The Lip Flip solves that dilemma! “This is a huge benefit of The Lip Flip,” says Dr. Pruitt.

Vestavia Family Dentistry lip flip before and after
ip flip before and after. (Photo courtesy Vestavia Family Dental)

“We’ve had many patients receive this easy and very affordable Lip Flip procedure.” says Dr. Pruitt.  “the entire procedure takes about 45 seconds and the results are seen within a few days. It’s just amazing and our patients LOVE IT!”

Lip flip before and after
Lip flip before and after. (Photo courtesy Vestavia Family Dental)

Dr. Pruitt offers complimentary Botox® consultations at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics and at his new downtown office, Magic City Dentistry on 1st Ave North, next to Atomic Lounge.

Just give them a call to set up an appointment, (205) 823-3223 or (205) 238-6800 respectively. This procedure, as with any of their procedures, can be done at the consultation appointment. It can even be done quickly on your lunch break!  Lip Flip Price: $200.00

Lip flip before and after
Lip flip before and after. (Photo courtesy Vestavia Family Dental)

Lip treatments

Lip Scrubs and nourishing masks are also must for the perfect pout after that Lip Flip at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics and Magic City Dentistry. Here are our faves from around Birmingham.

Botaniko Skin exfoliating mask
Botaniko Skin Exfoliating Mask ($78)

Botaniko Skin Exfoliating Mask: This popular Birmingham line can’t go unmentioned on any local skin care list. These ladies have been in the business for over 20 years and now make all  botanical ingredients from their own local 80-acre flower farm. Try out their Papaya Enzyme exfoliating mask ($78) to help exfoliate and nourish chapped lips (and face!) Visit their flagship store located at 310 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd north or visit a Botaniko vending location.

Rue beauty lip scrub
Rue Beauty Lip Scrub ($4.25)

Rue Beauty Lip Scrub: This local business can be found on Etsy.  If you like the lip scrub, be sure to check out the whipped body butter. Perfection! Also, part of your purchase will help foster dogs in need. Visit the Rue Beauty Etsy page.

Spring Lip Shades

Jackie Robinson, owner at Birmingham-based Rawwbeauty, sat down to share her favorite lip shades for spring 2019:

“For spring, I always keep it fresh and simple with lip color. I love anything glossy or with a sheer tint in either pinks or peachy colors,” said Robinson. “They are classic and easy to wear!”

Her 2019 favorites? Limelife by Alcone Take a Hint lip colors #203-#207.

lipshades Pucker up, Birmingham! 4 locally sourced ways to get Spring ready lips
Throwing some [lipstick] shades for spring. (Photo submitted by Rawwbeauty)

To purchase, visit the Rawwbeauty shop website.

Birmingham! What are your favorite shades, balms and treatments for 2019? Let us know!

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