21, 01, 2014
It’s not quite close but close enough to talk about, and that’s Valentine’s Day! Whether you have someone to celebrate with or not, we all like to glam it up a bit for the day. I don’t know what it is about this year, but I’ve been having a lot more fun with lip products. So I’m here to share a bunch of my favourites – Valentine’s Day or not!
Btw since it’s Tuesday, I thought we’d take it easy with this post and play with some natural lighting and iPad photography instead :p
If you’re like me and love the wash of a colour on your lips but find it unrealistic to wear lipstick everyday then these products are for you.
Sleek Pout Polish
I love these since they are a product that can be used year round. It can also withstand the smothering hot and the the blistering cold. As a Canadian girl in this occasional -22C weather – this is totally winter approved! And another great part is that it includes SPF 15 so that your lips get the protection needed. And did I mention they leave a stain (but depending on what colour you use) on your lips so there’s no real worry about touch-ups after drinking or eating.
The Face Shop Lovely me:ex
If you have never tried The Face Shop makeup, the lip products are the first thing you should get your hands on. I have never been disappointed nor developed dry lips from their lip products ever. I also enjoy the unique gel consistency. They are considered lip stains but I wouldn’t say they are true stains and very reasonable to take off.
And for the girls who are more into Lipsticks and true Va Va Voom reds:
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate & Relvon Colorburst Lip Butter
In my opinion Kate has released the best drugstore reds out there – best of all it flatters about almost any skin tones.
If you are new to red and want to try it – Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet is your best bet. If that is too dark for your taste, another suggestion would be Candy Apple. Or my next favourite would be Raspberry Pie, which is technically not “red” because of it’s berry undertones. But if you’re new at red this colour is great for beginners.
1. Exfoliate your lips with a scrub before applying any lip colour so that as icky as it sounds – no dry skin is hanging off your lips. A DIY alternative is sugar mixed with petroleum jelly.
2. When wearing red lipstick it is best to line your lips first to stop any additional colour bleeding.