Lipstick is, in many ways, every girl’s best friend. It doesn’t matter what’s going on with the rest of your face; a winning lipstick can change the whole game. Even if you don’t feel like putting anything else on, a bright choice can make you look alive. There’s just one (pretty big) problem. The stuff never seems to stay on. At least, not on your face.
We’ve all got that one friend who manages to keep their lipstick game strong all day long. They can eat whatever they want and still have color left over, for goodness sake! You, however, only need to sip a cup of coffee to wash all your efforts away. Eating and keeping lipstick on is a pipedream you could never achieve. Or, is it?
Bear in mind that your friend manages to keep their lipstick on somehow. Though it may seem like magic, it’s actually a simple enough thing to achieve. And, we’ve got some pointers which should see you with lipstick which lasts until it comes time to remove your makeup for bed. Read more
In the past, when you wanted to find quality beauty products, you didn’t have many options. You were mostly limited to going to high-end department stores and the mall. That environment has changed dramatically. You can find some surprising places that offer superior makeup and beauty items. Below are a few of the spots where you can now discover the top-of-the-line products you want. The best part is that some of them can be delivered right to your door.
Everyone is pretty in their own way, and with the seasons changing we can all ramp that up to 11 if we choose to. With autumn here and winter just around the corner, it’s time to break out your earthy tones and warm lipsticks. Autumn is different to summer not just because of the cooler weather and crunchy grounds, but it’s also a great time to look fantastic when you’re outside with simple looks. Here are a few ideas on the perfect autumn trends that work for pretty much everyone.
Use makeup to enhance your looks rather than make a new one for yourself. If you’re lucky for this season alone, you could have an original autumn look based on your hair color or skin tone, so really bring out your best fall look with a few of these style tips.
Fall heralds the second most important shopping season on Americans’ calendars, no less than back-to-school time—and for 2017, retail sales during these core months are expected to reach “an estimated $857.18 billion, accounting for 17.0% of total retail sales for the year,” says eMarketer’s latest forecast. School supplies and clothing, for sure; make up a bulk of the purchases, but for young ladies, here’s another area you should invest in before heading back to your university’s halls: The beauty department.
The start of a brand-new school year is one of the best moments to debut a more refined or mature you, or perhaps showcase to the world the makeover you’ve always wanted to try out. But that’s not to say you need to use up the money you’ve saved from your summer jobs to upgrade your look. Because as I’ve shared with you, there are many ways to look expensive on a bargain.
Meet an exciting new discovery of mine: Free desktop browser extension Piggy, which finds deals and discounts for you from thousands of retail brands and automatically applies coupon codes at checkout. It’s your reliable online beauty shopping ally that will allow you to build a complete makeup kit (or refresh your current one to keep up with the times) without breaking the bank!
Piggy won’t disrupt your usual shopping routine because you just need to install it once and it will work in the background of your browser every time you shop, giving you access to not just countless discounts but also cash back. We scoured topnotch retailers that are Piggy partners for seven items that will level up your back to school beauty; at prices even mom would approve of.
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For the complete package: The Jane Iredale Starter Kit from Dermstore
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For soft, nourished hands that anyone would love to touch: CoQ10 Hand Cream at DHCare
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Get your glow on this back-to-school season—your wallet is as happy as your makeup kit. Thanks to all the savings you got from Piggy.
Every year there are new beauty trends popping up in the beauty world. They may last a couple of weeks, or they may last for years; a strong red lip was a trend once upon a time that has really stood the test over the decades.
Lips are one of a woman’s best features. Men love them, and women love having a pretty full lip to show off in their selfies. Even if you don’t think your lips are particularly impressive, there are lots of things you can do to make them look more luscious and imminently more kissable, so that no one will be able to resist you.
Check out these tips to get more kissable lips:
Drink More Water
Lips need a lot of moisture if they’re going to look as plump and healthy as they should, which is why you should drink lots of water throughout the day to keep them hydrated. Being well-hydrated will also plump up and improve the appearance of your skin.
Lots of Lip Smacker
Unfortunately, the skin on our lips is quite thin, and it doesn’t benefit from any natural oils like other parts of the body, so it really is essential, if you want to have smooth, plump lips, that you apply moisture in the form of your favorite lip smacker on a regular basis. Lip balms that contain hydrating ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax are best.
Because the skin on the lips is quite thin, you shouldn’t over exfoliate, but you should make an effort to get rid of dead skin at least once or twice a week, or if your lips are particularly sensitive, whenever you notice a real need to do so. Dead skin will start to flake if it isn’t removed and no one ever wanted to kiss horribly flaky lips.
Again, because the skin on the lips is thin and sensitive, it’s really important that you protect them by applying an SPF lip moisturizer daily. Even if it isn’t a sunny day, you still need to do this.
Apply a Hydrating Lipstick
If you want your lips to really look their best, steer clear of matte lipsticks which will dry out your lips and make them look dull and lifeless. Instead, find a great hydrating lipstick in your signature color and use that instead. If you must use a matte lipstick, at least a apply a layer or two of lip balm before you apply your lipstick.
Plump it Up
Lips that look naturally plump are so much more inviting than the lips, but you don’t have to have naturally plump lips to create the effect! Just apply a lip plumping gloss over your lipstick for a quick boost.
Take Care of Your Teeth
There’s little point making your lips look good if you don’t also take care of your teeth. After all, your lips look imminently more kissable when you smile, and if your teeth aren’t the best, that could ruin the effect.
If your teeth are missing or in really bad shape, consider getting the best dental implants you can afford, to transform your smile, otherwise, just doing the basics, like brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding excess sugar should be enough.
Do you have amazingly kissable lips? What are your top tips for creating lips that no man or woman can resist?
The key to wearing a good matte lipstick application is clean, dry, moisturized and exfoliated lips. Matte lipsticks can be drying, so it is important to drink enough water throughout the day to keep the lips hydrated. Also applying lip balm prior matte lipstick application is required.
Kat Von d Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Damned)
I picked up this Kat Von d Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Damned. A deep burgundy shade. I am a huge fan of Kat Von D cosmetics so I had to at least sample one of the liquid lipsticks. Then again at a price of $20 each for 6.6mL/0.22 fl. Oz. I couldn’t justify myself buying all 46 shades at once. I just picked up a shade that looked perfect in the packaging and something that is not close to what I already own. The price is in the same range as several other brand liquid lipsticks on the market.
I like dark vampy colours so I choose to go with this deep burgundish shade (Damned).
The liquid lipstick comes in a clear plastic tube with a thin sponge doe foot applicator. The tip of the applicator allows you to precisely apply the liquid lipstick from one corner of your lips to the other. The flat edge of the applicator covers the surface of the lip as you swipe from left to right. The sponge does not pick up as many products so you might want to coat the lips 2-3 times to get that opaque pigmented, even application look.
Messy (crack, feather…)
Easy to apply
The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick has a long lasting staying power with high pigmentation. It is kiss proof and non-transferable. Exactly what I look for in a matte lipstick. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is drying but not to the point that the lips feel dehydrated. The texture is lightweight and it glides on smoothly, however; I feel like the doe foot applicator sponge could be a bit thicker. Thick enough to pick up an ample amount of product to apply to lips. I had to coat my lips 2-3 times before I could get the product to look even on my lips. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick dried very fast between each application, the product did not felt sticky like some other liquid lipsticks neither was it messy on the lips. The liquid lipstick sits comfortably on the lips you will forget that it is even there. If you are gonna wear this Kat Von D liquid lipstick watch out for a little feathering especially if you eat greasy food or have dry lips. Eating anything oily will separate the liquid lipstick making it become messy.
With the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, I was able to eat without this product smearing on my chin. Also, check out this blogger reviews on her selection of products.
Where do you start buying gifts for your Mom? She has everything already. She also has a budget that is way bigger than yours so what can you get her that won’t look cheap? When we start to panic about what to get our Moms we need to stop and remember that she loves us. If it’s clear that we have taken some time and made some effort in choosing and presenting our gift she will be delighted. Start early so that you don’t have a last minute panic (though if you do forget to mail her a card, you can find Mother’s Day ecards online that you can send and she will receive it on the same day). Also, here are 10 awesome gift ideas that are guaranteed to make your Mom smile on her birthday. They may even make her shed a tear – of happiness, of course!” Read more