Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day — enter now!
Makeup palettes are often a waste of money because you end up using one shade more often than the others. But we guarantee you’ll be happy with everything the glominerals gloLip Maven Kit has to offer. Not only does it include three universally flattering lip shades — “rupture,” a sultry burgundy; “beloved,” a rosy pink; and “darling,” a shimmery peach — but it also contains gloLip primer for filling in fine lines and gloHigh shine glaze for adding gloss on its own or over one of the colors. Plus, you can mix the versatile colors to create your own signature shade. So get ready to pucker up for Valentine’s Day. [$32, gloskincare]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one gloLip Maven Kit, but you have to work if you want it. Tell us your best kissing tip in the comments by 3:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE: The winner of the GloMinerals GloLip Maven Kit is chicle, for this comment:
“Make every kiss a little bit different. Whether it be the intensity, the length, the pressure, the noises you make … whatever inspires you. They say that doing new and different things with your partner keeps the same parts of your brain firing as when you experienced that first crush … why not make every kiss a part of that?”
Thank you for all your comments and tips.
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We all buy way too much lip gloss. Seriously, count ‘em all up; how many tubes/pots/bottles do you own? I buy gloss as an instant pick-me-up, to try out a trend but not spend too much coin, and of course, because they always seem to disappear (or get lost at the bottom of my various bags). So, with all of this gloss floating around, why not figure out a way to make it work beyond the usual smear-on-your-lips-when-going-out routine? Today, BellaSugar has done just that with three pretty genius tricks for using your gloss in new, different ways… Keep reading »
We’re not entirely sure that Dior’s Lip Maximizer gloss actually made our lips look larger, but it did make them look gloriously shiny and leave us with a tingling sensation that we would like to believe meant it was working. The gloss claims that it will help reshape the contours of your lips in 15 days, but we’re a bit skeptical of that claim. They looked a little more luscious (we think…) for a short period of time, but the light pink lip gloss doesn’t strike us as having the stamina to create lasting Angelina Jolie Mouth. That said, $30 is a lot to spend on a lip gloss with dubious plumping abilities. But the color is that perfect mix of sheer and sparkly that won’t leave you looking like a hooker if you wear it during the day, so if you’ve got the money to spend, it’s kind of the perfect wear-it-whenever gloss, and the pretty packaging doesn’t hurt, either. [$30, Dior, Sephora] Keep reading »
File 2LoveMyLips gloss in the “So Useful We Didn’t Even Know We Needed It” file. Sold in British vending machines, the gloss will turn your lips blue if your drink is tainted by a date-rape drug. Judging by the look of things, Sean Lennon‘s model girlfriend Kemp here is about to be date-raped any second, as are the gals on the Doo.Ri spring 2010 runway. Models, they’re date-raped, just like us! (OK, gah, that was in really poor taste, I know. TGIF!) [BuzzFeed] and [Gawker] Keep reading »
This summer is about the extremes, from the brightest colors to head-to-toe nudes. The same was true with beauty trends. It’s time to say buh-bye to the black lip gloss trend of fall and winter (that never really caught on anyway) and hello to brights! Pastel pinks, hot pinks, light corals and neons are all the rage for lips. Fiery coral was seen at Proenza Schouler and bold pink at Hussein Chalayan. It’s hard to go wrong with these bright shades, as long as you find a shade that works for you. Continue reading… Keep reading »
We’ve been looking for just the right shade of red lip gloss for eons and in our search, we found a color palette that has been gracing the most beautiful lips of the last 100 years. “A Century of Red” contains the most popular shade of red for each decade of the 20th century, from bee-stung red of the 1910′s Gibson Girls to Futurama for the new millennium. Surely there’s a shade in there for everyone…even those of us with hard to complement red hair. [$45, Three Custom] Keep reading »
If you think that glossy lips and sun-kissed skin make for a good combination, you have another thing coming — and that thing is called cancer. Most shiny lip balms and glosses don’t offer protection and can even increase light penetration through the lip surface. Wear a lip sun block with an SPF of 30 and reapply throughout the day, dermatologist Dr. Christine Brown suggests, and if you have any changes to your lip color that aren’t caused by lipstick (i.e., if an area turns opaque or white), consult a dermatologist. [HealthDay] Keep reading »