Rosebud Perfume Co. makes the perfect balms for lips and dry skin. Smith’s Mocha Rose scented lip balm is a delicious way to sooth chapped skin this spring. It’s essential oil blend of mocha, vanilla, chocolate and a hint of rose will make you feel like you’re sipping iced coffee in your rose garden, preferably with someone you want to kiss. This is springtime activity I aspire to. [$5.59, Drugstore]
As the kind of girl who leaves red lipstick stains on everything, everywhere, I have scared off more than a few men (and probably small children) in my day. There’s nothing more alarming to a guy than a slick red mouth that pretty much guarantees it’s going to end up all over you. Any other day of the year, I would advise you to pile on the MAC Lady Danger and join me in terrifying the penis-wielding population, but I suppose some changes must be made in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. For those who are married to their lipstick, but want to look just slightly more kissable this time of year, here are 10 subtle lip colors in moisturizing formulas to pump up your pout without sending your male counterpart, prospective or otherwise, running for the hills…
I love — love! — bold, vividly pigmented lipsticks and glosses, but I often find my lips sorely in need of a break from sticky, long-wear formulas and constant reapplication. Unfortunately, going bare with my pale skin results in a look that’s … less than living, so it’s in my best interest to rarely leave the confines of my home without a bit of color. This is where tinted lip balms come in. They’re the consummate trifecta: moisturizing, color (and therefore, life)-imparting, and once it’s on, it’s sheer enough that you don’t have to worry about a potential unattractive fade-away. They’re also perfect for the warmer weather because they’re quick to apply, hard to mess up, and often contain SPF. What could be more practical? After the jump, check out my picks for tinted balms even a total makeup rookie (or, on the contrary, a seasoned beauty guru) could learn to love.
The beauty industry is all about developing products and then creating a demand for said products — which actually means they convince us that we really, really, really need those creams, salves, and washes or we’ll turn ugly! So I have to admit I was quite skeptical when I was invited to try out Bliss’ Fabulips Treatment Kit at one of the Bliss spas in NYC … That and y’all know I’ve been having some lip issues this summer, but I took one for the TF team and puckered up for the nice lady in the Bliss lab coat, anyway.
Is the Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit worth the hype and the money? Keep clicking to find out. Keep reading »
“They get really, really red when I’m angry or passionate and pale when I’m miserable or tired. They have a life of their own. They get me in trouble. You know mood rings? I’ve got mood lips … They are one thing I don’t have to work on.”
—Victoria’s Secret model and “Transformers 3″ star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley talks to Australian Maxim about what she deems a medical oddity, her ginormous lips. Apparently, their color betrays her emotions? I’m assuming her boyfriend, hot action star Jason Statham, has the color-decoding key. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
This M.A.C. video tutorial showed up in my inbox this morning and I’m loving it.
It’s a quick, easy way to make it look like you have the fullest, most luscious lips in town — and you probably already have the products to do the job in your makeup drawer. Love it!
My favorite secret is the one about highlighting the cupid’s bow of your lip with a cream base. I would probably use a bit of undereye concealer there, which would be just a tiny bit lighter than your normal skin tone. Read more… Keep reading »
Is your man a Pikachu fan? Does he wish you were sexy in Pokemon ways? Do you harbor secret fantasies involving video games? DeviantART user Viridis Somnio created this Pikachu lip look.
“This is a bonus Animal-ipstick I did for a photo assignment. It’s Pikachu! Everyone in class loooved this one. My final project was a total of 20 photos of anything I wanted. Mine is sort of a typology, but the only consistent element are my lips.”
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Here’s the scenario: you meet a new guy and within the first 10 seconds you know whether you’re attracted to each other or not. Happens all the time, right? But what you may not realize is that within those first ten seconds, the guy is spending half that time checking out a specific feature of yours. Think you know what it is? Find out if you’re right after the jump. Keep reading »
I’ve had a difficult time keeping my lips moist and smooth, despite using Neosporin Lip Health religiously. I know it’s become colder lately, but I didn’t think that was the only culprit. Then, it occurred to me that my benzoyl peroxide facial cleanser was probably sucking all the moisture out of my lips, leaving them dry and cracked. For the last week or so, I’ve applied a lip moisturizer right after patting my face dry–and it really helps! It protects my skin from my face wash. If you have dry, cracked lips, then try this too. Keep reading »
I committed a cardinal beauty sin yesterday, guys. You see, contrary to what the beautifully made-up artist at MAC claimed, the Lip Conditioner SPF 15 doesn’t protect and moisturize the lips adequately. I knew my lips were really chapped, yet I still applied my lipstick, only to look as if I were trying to cover up a cold sore. It wasn’t a pretty look and I knew my lips deserved better treatment and protection. Keep reading »