Give Lips the Cold (Sexy) Shoulder with Mint Glaze FX

MintGlazeFXThe only thing worse than enduring a nasty New England winter without any lip moisturizer is going through it with one that only does an okay job. Let’s face it –Vaseline might be effective, but it doesn’t really give off that I’m-so-sexy vibe. Lip gloss is luscious but doesn’t usually stand a chance against dry lips. So how do you get the best of both worlds? Why, with the MintGlaze FX that’s brought to you by Cover FX, of course.

Inside the sizable tube of this “fortifying lip treat-mint primer” lies 0.10 fluid ounces of peppermint heaven. The convenient wand applicator delivers a soothing, creamy gloss that actually tingles — and not in the allergic reaction way, either — to relieve cranky, cracked lips in need of a sexy pick-me-up. Plus, it’s got SPF 15!

I was surprised to find that the glaze left my lips neither waxy nor sticky. The tingling sensation suggested that it works a bit as a lip plumper, which would fulfill the product’s “volumizing” description, but its best asset is really in the lasting protective shine. You can use it as a primer under a lip stain, gloss or stick to quench thirsty puckers and make your color last longer, or go for a touched up natural look instead, and sport the clear glaze on its own. You can also dab some on before you head to bed and let the balm sink in while you sleep. Whichever way you choose to use it, this hydrating lip saint will be your new best friend.

Buy your own! It’s available online at Sephora for $22.

Photos: Cover FX