Lip Care, a Unisex Issue.

It’s hot y’all and now the equinox is here, hello dehydration! Our lips are the first parts of our bodies to scream for mercy when dehydration knocks, male or female there is no segregation here.  I guess that’s why there a Lip Appreciation Day, celebrated every March 16th.I sat down with makeup artist extraordinaire Hannah Bamukunda of Your Face by Hannah who tells us her experience & basic tips on Lip Care & Maintenance.

Would you say Lip Care & Maintenance is an issue for only women?

Lip care is not only an issue for women only but rather men too. Men should take care of their lips because neither women nor men would imagine hard cracked lips, peeling lips coming for a kiss.

What is your Lip care routine?

I like to occasionally use sugar and olive oil to exfoliate which I do maybe twice a month, but every night before I go to bed I use a generous amount of olive which I rub on my lips.

Which products do you recommend for chapped lips?

Please ensure to take lots of water because that could be an indicator that you’re dehydrated. Then normal Vaseline is also good because it retains moisture. There a lot of lip balms on market which cause more harm than good? Nivea is a very good product and relatively affordable.

What is the most commonly asked for lip color?

Red, simply because it’s been engrained in us women and also men that it is “Sexy”.

What is the hardest part of your job that most people wouldn’t imagine? How about the best?

Dealing with different sorts of people.

Have you ever tried to convince a client to do something different from what they asked for?

On my first meeting with the client, it allows me to understand and know what their normal is so even when I work on them it allows me to leave them as authentic as possible. So even when it comes to makeup I try to keep to what they are comfortable with.

What is your favorite lip moisturizer and why?

A simple, good and faithful Vaseline because it retains moisture.

All photography by Zahara Abdul

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