Around this time of year, my lips feel pretty much like sandpaper, which doesn’t make them inviting for encounters under the mistletoe. Here are my tips for taking my sandpaper-lips to soft and supple and achieving the perfect lipstick look:
Your lips need some good lip balm lovin’ during these cold months. I’m loving Mèreadesso’s Lip Treats. The adequately named lip balm is a definite treat for my lips -- in fact, it’s so addictive I apply it numerous times a day (and these lips aren’t complaining!). Lip Treats are actually packaged as two full-sized balms, and as much as I love it and can’t part with my own lip treat, I insisted my fiancé take the other -- because kissing isn’t just one-way, right?
Use A Lipbrush
Nobody wants to get caught in a goopy lip-lock. I like to use a lipbrush to apply lipstick sparingly for a stained-like effect.
The bolder lip colours of the season can lead to lipstick travelling into the skin around the mouth -- and that’s never a good look on anyone. Yes, there’s lipliner to help combat this, but rather than having a different lipliner to match every lipstick you own, there’s also this genius thing called a reverse lip liner. I love Cargo’s Reverse Lip Liner -- not only does it helps in the battle against feathering, but this skin-toned lipliner also doubles as a corrector for lip lines that have gone askew.
I like to use it as an eraser to give a sharper shape to the round-ish inner bow of my lips -- and ta-da -- a perfect pout (with a little product help!).
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