I'm also a Target
Two weeks ago, I was getting my Target fix, and I found a really fun lipgloss. CoverGirl WetSlicks AmazeMint. It's a lipgloss with Crest peppermint oil, so you get a little boost of fresh breath with your lipgloss application. How could a junkie, like me, resist. I even bought 2 different colors! How exciting to hit 2 of my addictions in 1 trip.
At first, I loved it. Such a great concept, but I'm beginning to think that I might be having some type of reaction to it!!! I'm not sure if it's the lipgloss or just run of the mill weather getting colder lip issues. I used the lipgloss for a few days, but then my lips started seriously hurting. I don't even know how to explain it. It's like they burn on the outer edges. They feel really tight too, maybe dry. They don't really look cracked or chapped.
No amount of chapstick is helping the situation. I've used the Burt's Beeswax stuff for years, but now it burns the edges of my lips if I use it. I'm assuming it's the peppermint oil. I frantically used some SoftLips Organic stuff that Kaeli had laying around (she seems to have inherited my affinity for lip coverage). In a fit of desperation, I even smeared super dry skin lotion on the edges of my lips. It didn't seem to help either.
Since they burn, I keep catching myself licking my lips. Which is only making things worse.
Like I said, I'm not sure it's the lipgloss. I noticed it last week. It got bad enough to irritate me on Saturday, and now it's agony. I haven't used the lipgloss the entire time. Colder weather does tend to wreak havoc on my skin, so I guess it could be that.
I'll put up with a lot in the name of beauty. I'll pluck and wax. I'll suffer through uncomfortable shoes. I'll spend hours getting the right cut and color. But agonizing lip pain sucks, and I can't take it anymore. I'm going to have to go and stock up on every kind of lip moisturizer I can find. Anyone have any suggestions?