Sugar Plum(p) Lips

It’s not a secret that cold weather can make your skin dry and rough. Your faces, your hands and even your lips get dry. But Valley has some good news! You can protect your lips from the harsh State College winter and still look amazing.

This holiday season, keep your lips healthy and colorful for your sparkly Christmas Eve or that anticipated New Year’s kiss.  This year, get that festive look for all your seasonal activities. Valley has compiled a list of  go-to products to keep on hand and in your purse this season.


Let’s start at the base of healthy lips. All well-hydrated and kissable lips start with the best moisturizers. Look for Carmex lip products at your local drug store, Target or Walmart. This stuff is the ultimate lip healer. Even the driest lips are saved.

Valley’s favorite lip care product is Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh, which can be found at your local Sephora. This lip care product uses natural ingredients to smooth and prevent dry lips. They even have anti-aging lip treatments. Your lips will be soft enough for that mistletoe moment.


Add a pop with some holiday color. From reds to maroons to pinks, there are a variety of shades to turn heads this holiday season. Valley loves MAC Cosmetics’ Nutcracker Sweet lipstick in Kingdom of Sweets. This shade is a very light pink.

If you are looking for a deeper shade, try NYX lipstick in Violet Ray. This deep maroon would look fabulous with any plaid you might wear. Ring in the New Year with Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick in Troublemaker.


Dazzle party guests and glisten under the lights by coating your lips with an irresistible gloss. Valley loves Kylie Cosmetics’ gloss in So Cute. This gloss even has Vitamin E in the recipe to keep your lips healthy.

Laynie Robins, a Penn State sophomore, loves her Kylie Cosmetics gloss.

“I rarely use anything on my lips and I don’t really like anything too dark,”  says Robins.  “The color is perfect and it stays on really well!”


Create a fuller look by plumping and moisturizing your lips with Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Balm. This product has SPF 10 and a rose scent, so you can nourish and enhance your lips with a pinkish tint.

This year, don’t let your lips get dry and go nude. You will catch eyes under twinkling lights  and “Oh, ho the mistletoe hung where you can see. Somebody waits for you…”