Whoa, I just got really excited… But! It’s NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY!
Sorry for the late post, I slept in accidentally and then my internet decided to close down without notice, so I lost half of my work. I’m only human!
Anyways. I love lipstick, and I love national days. They are fun, and you know it. I love lipstick because there are so many different looks you can create for any occasion, day or night. Over the years, as my love for enhancing your pout has grown I have tried and tested numerous hacks to have “the perfect lip day.”
To have smooth lips, rather than flakey, or chapped ones, use a gentle scrub to renew your pout. I love Lush’s Mint Julips Lip Scrub! Just apply it to your lips in a circular motion (I also use it a little outside the lip line) and when you are finished exfoliating, either lick it off or wash it off. It’s a delicious sugar scrub if you have a sweet tooth! If you don’t have any scrub in your beauty drawer? Wet a washcloth with warm water and gently “scrub” and exfoliate around your lip area. Ta-da!
You may laugh, as my boyfriend does at me every time I use this little tool, however, it works. Yup, you take that weird looking suction cup and place it around your mouth. Gently begin to suck your lips into the Full Lip Enhancer, gently sucking in more air consistently for about 20 seconds at a time. It may take a few times before you figure out exactly what works for you. Don’t go balls to the wall first time in… your poor little lips won’t be ready for that and could end up bruised! Full Lip Enhancers come in three different sizes, Large Round, Medium Oval, Small Oval. Check their website for tips and how-tos!
Most skip this step, but I love it! I use Urban Decay’s 24/7 lip liner to help keep my lipstick in place, lasting all day, and add an extra bit of oomph. Line just outside your regular lip line to create a fuller lip, and apply your lipstick over it. Boom. Done.
Fix Your Broken Lipstick
Lipstick break? Did you forget it in the car, and now it’s melted and useless?
Pain. In. The. Ass.
For the broken lipstick, use a lighter and melt the broken end of the lipstick. Take the other half and attach it to the part you just melted to fuse it back together!
If you have a lipstick that is now a lip puddle, scoop it out of its tube and use a contact case or pill box as its new holder.
Contour Your Lips
After you apply your lipstick, use a highlighter and apply it to your cupids bow, and the center of your bottom lip. I love Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder. You will have full lips in seconds, and it creates a beautiful look!
Make Your Lipstick Last Hours Longer
First, apply your lipstick. Second, Blot. Third, dust a translucent powder over like MAKE UP FOR EVER Microfinish Powder. Reapply lipstick. Taking the extra steps will surely make you happy you don’t have reapply throughout the day!
If you want a dark lip color, but don’t have any on hand, break out the black eyeliner and line your lips. Apply your lipstick over it, and you have a self-made vampy look. I love Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye Pencil in Perversion.
My Favorite Lipstick Colors
Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Park Ave. Princess by Tarte Cosmetics
Sunset Orange Art Stick by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Spanish Pink by Tom Ford
Sugar Lip treatment in Rosé by Fresh
Le Fuchsia by YSL
Lipstick Looks I Am Loving
What are your favorite lipstick colors and brands? Tell me below!