Distressed lips from makeup application
My lips have been dry for a very long time & large, loose pieces will flake off often or I will rip them off myself from annoyance, etc. Exfoliating makes them worse (super harsh and bloody). I think the reason they are like this is because my foundation (liquid or mineral) will get onto them when being applied. I cover them with a lip balm or petroleum jelly first and then press them inward, concealing them while I do my makeup. Surprisingly, this does not always work and the foundation appears to accumulate into fine lines on my lips. These fine lines are probably the result of this makeup application fiasco. Any advice on how to protect your lips while applying makeup? PS: Jack Black's lip balm is the best I've found thus far for soothing my distressed lips, but only works temporarily.