Six Lip Boosters for Spring

Get your smoochers ready with these tried-and-tested enhancers.

Photo by Mona Miri / Styling by Keylei McGaw/Anchor Artists

1. Lips Too Rough?

Do it like the French and smooth your kisser with a lip polish that’s vegan, organic, and uses natural fragrance. French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish, $20, Anthropologie.


2. For Shine

Put some pep in your pucker with this high-gloss, high-pigment lipstick, which has the added benefit of hyaluronic acid.

L+L.LipLacquer in “Das Model,” $34.

3. Lips Over-Pigmented

Sloughing off that dead skin can help generate new cells and reduce pigmentation over time. And who doesn’t love something with the name “unicorn” in it?

Unicorn Lip Scrub, $13.50, Lush.

4. Not Enough Color

Color your lips healthy with this balm, which can also be used for cheeks and boasts antioxidant-rich ingredients such as carrot.

Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot in “Harmony,” $31, Credo.

5. Dry and Tight

This potent cream by cult fave SkinCeuticals helps hydrate and replenish your smile.

Antioxidant Lip Repair, $47, Bella Santé.

6. Need Sun Protection

Don’t neglect your pout when you’re outdoors: This lightweight serum offers 100 percent mineral SPF 15—perfect for the beach or the slopes.

Solara Suncare Pout Protector Lip Serum, $16, Bluemercury.

Lip Service

Three local ways to go the extra mile for your smile.


Looking to pump up your pout? Make an appointment at Boston’s Taylored 2U Aesthetics for minimally invasive dermal fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane.


Up to 30 days of plumpness and hydration is a reality thanks to this 10-minute, $50 treatment at Skin Spa New York in Chestnut Hill.


Dealing with discoloration or growths from sun damage? Fractional resurfacing lasers from a trusted dermatology practice, such as Skincare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, can help.

First published in the print version of the April 2023 issue with the headline, “Sealed With a Kiss.”