flaky lips

anonymous asked:

What is your best makeup trick ?

F A C E:

  • Before applying any beauty products, hydrate your face with moisturizer. Don’t skip this step if you have dry skin.
  • Applying primer before foundation will even the surface of your skin, make your pores look smaller and your skin look smooth.
  • If you have combination skin, moisturize the dry areas and apply primer on the areas that get oily before applying foundation.
  • If you have a lot of red spots on your face, use color correcting concealers that come in mint green colors. Simply apply the product on the red areas using your finger or a makeup sponge and wait for it to dry, then apply foundation.
  • If your skin tends to get dry patches, exfoliate it at least once a week. It will remove dead skin cells and will make your skin smooth.    
  • When buying foundation, consider your skin type. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, choose foundations with oil-free formulas. If your skin is dry, opt for hydrating foundations. Foundations with hypoallergenic formulas are best for those whose skin is sensitive.
  • If your skin is dry, avoid matte foundations because your skin might end up looking flaky. Instead, look for products that have moisturizing and hydrating qualities.
  • When you’re in a makeup store and you’re trying to pick the perfect foundation shade, test if the shade is right for your skin tone by applying a little bit of it on your jawline. Don’t try to test if the shade is good for you by applying it on the back of your palm or your wrist because the skin tone of your hand differs from the skin tone of your face.
  • Does your foundation seem to look normal right after it’s applied but it changes its color/turns orange within an hour or when you go outside? It’s because it oxidizes, people with oily skin may experience this more often than those with other skin types. To prevent this, use a primer and stick to oil-free foundations. 
  • Once you’ve applied foundation, set it with powder. Makeup powders create a silky finish and minimize the look of pores and other small imperfections. It can also control face shine. If your face tends to get oily throughout the day, simply reapply the powder on the oily areas.
  • Does your makeup make your face look pale when you take pictures with flash? That’s probably because you’re using a foundation that is high in spf. To avoid this problem, avoid foundations that contain spf higher than 30.
  • Liquid highlighters are a lot more concentrated than powder highlighters; therefore, use them sparingly. 
  • Some people have a hard time blending out their contour. If you find difficulty with contouring kits, you can always use a foundation that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone as a contour. It is much easier to apply, especially if you’re a beginner.
  • Use translucent powder to prevent makeup transfer, it will set and mattify your makeup. A setting spray can also help you avoid makeup transfer.
  • Always clean your brushes after using them because they will transfer bacteria to your face, causing break outs.

E Y E B R O W S:

  • When doing your eyebrows, keep in mind that they should look shaded and soft, not like a straight, hard line. 
  • Before applying makeup on your eyebrows, brush them upward with a spoolie brush to enhance their shape. You can also enhance the shape of your eyebrows by slightly overdrawing them or applying eyebrow products on the sparse areas.
  • Always use products that match the color of your eyebrows; otherwise, they won’t look natural.
  • After you’ve applied eyebrow products, brush your brows with a spoolie brush to blend out the color and soften any harsh lines. You can also apply concealer to define them.
  • A clear eyebrow gel can be worn over an eyebrow pencil or powder to make those products last longer.
  • Are you trying to grow out your eyebrows? Forget about tweezing or waxing. It may take up to 15 weeks for your eyebrows to grow back fully so you have to be patient. While they’re growing back, you can use a tinted gel or a pomade to make your brows look more presentable.
  • Castor oil promotes hair growth so you can use it to make your eyebrow hair grow faster (you can use it on your eyelashes too).

E Y E S:

  • The easiest way to apply eyeliner is by tilting your head back and looking into the mirror. If you’re a beginner and it’s hard for you to apply the product, you can make dots along you upper lid and simply connect them. 
  • Does your mascara clump? Make sure that your lashes are clean before you apply it. If you apply mascara while still having some on from the night before, your lashes will most likely get clumpy. 
  • A blending brush should only be used for blending your eyeshadow. Don’t apply new eyeshadow with a blending brush, especially if it’s already been used because it’ll mess up your makeup.
  • Warm colors like browns and golds and shimmery shades complement brown hair and blue eyes the most.
  • Blondes with fair skin should choose shades like brown, bronze, silver, beige, gray and neutral shades.
  • You can prevent your eyeshadow from creasing by applying translucent powder. After priming your eyes, apply a little bit of translucent or loose powder on your eyelids using a powder puff or a sponge.
  • Fake eyelashes can be worn more than once. If you take care of them, they can last for a very long time. The first thing you need to do once you remove them is to remove the glue. You can do this by simply pulling at the glue until it begins to come off. It’s also important to clean the eyelashes with an oil-free makeup remover before you put them away. Keep your lashes in their original package to prevent them from collecting dust and bacteria. 

L I P S: 

  • If your lips are flaky, take a toothbrush and gently brush off the flakes. This will boost the circulation of your lips. You can apply some lip moisturizer after doing this to keep your lips hydrated.
  • Before applying your lipstick, use concealer to saturate the color of your lip lines and to make your lips look bigger. Apply it onto your lips and spread it a little over your lip line.
  • Overdrawing your lip line is the key in making your lips look bigger. Use a lip liner that matches you lipstick and apply it slightly outside the natural lip line. 
  • Apply some lip gloss on the middle of your lips to make them look fuller and plump.
  • Once you’ve applied lip products, apply concealer on the areas where you went over your lip line. 
  • Bright and deep lipstick colors compliment people with medium to dark skin the most. Try bright and deep reds, pinks, coral, shimmery peach lipsticks and lip liners. 
Does Vaseline cure dry lips?

Vaseline has been a product people have loved for generations and I’ve never quite understood why… Tell someone you’ve got dry lips? They’ll instantly respond with “put some Vaseline on them” but does Vaseline (or petroleum jelly) really cure dry lips?

Vaseline doesn’t provide any benefits to the lips, none, zero, nil. Vaseline is a “barrier” product, not a hydration product so all it will do is lock in moisture and help protect the lips from any further damage, this is all well and good but if you have very dry lips your lips wont have any moisture which means the Vaseline can cause them to dry out further.

Lips don’t have any oil glands which means they don’t produce any moisture. If you have dry lips you will want to use something that treats them and provides moisture like a lip treatment or mask and THEN apply a barrier lip balm on top, preferably one that is natural and organic rather than petroleum based.  Still got dry lips? Read how to fix dry lips and keep them in tip top shape.

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Accutane: The Starter Kit

What you need:

-A really good chapstick. Aquaphor is the only thing I’ve found that works.

-A really good face lotion. Aveno baby is my personal favorite.

-A gentle sunscreen for your face. Wear this daily.

The Do’s:

-Do drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. You’ll need it.

-Do exfoliate your face, but incredibly gently. See my method here

-Do keep your chapstick with you AT ALL TIMES

The Don’t’s:

-Don’t be even the littlest bit rough with your skin!

-Don’t use traditional exfoliators. They will kill your face.

-Don’t ignore your skin. Use moisturizers!!

-Don’t continue to use topical acne medication. It will further dry out your skin and possibly irritate it. 

The Most Common Side Effects:

-Dry lips

-Dry, flaky skin. Especially on your face.

-The inside of your nose drying out

-Increased sensitivity

-Increased sun-sensitivity.

Side Effects That I’ve Experienced:


-Blurry vision (fluids becoming unbalanced in your eye, it doesn’t last long)

-Increased eye goo in the morning

Good luck on your Accutane journey!



Welcome to my blog  LEARNTOMAKEUP

I’m Valeria and I’m happy that it’s finally Sunday☺

This time I’m posting a new DIY and it’s HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIP SCRUB!

Have you ever heard about this popular brand LUSH? Well they sell handmade cosmetics like scrubs, soaps, creams and such. They have nice things but let’s be honest we all not have tons of money to spend on that we wish we had!

Maybe it’s not the money but not all the stores have international shipping and we can’t have those amazing scrubs.  

Well here is a DIY on how to make your lip scrub and it’s easier than ever. You need a few ingredients that you can find in your own place. 

I will show you 5 types of lips scrubs you can start doing! You can add them your own color, flavor and smell too.

You can keep the scrub up to 5 minutes in your lips and to see the results you must do it 2-3 days a week minimum.


This DIY lip scrub helps to exfoliate dry lips and bring moisture back in. This easy homemade lemon lip scrub smells amazing and helps lips feel silky smooth.

This lip scrub is made with honey, jojoba oil, sugar and lemon essential oil. I recently started using jojoba oil in my skin and hair beauty routine and it’s made an amazing difference. Jojoba oil is one of the best oils out there. The fatty acids in the oil help lock in moisture and revitalize dry skin and hair. 

The rough texture of the sugar will exfoliate your lips while the jojoba oil and honey help bring back moisture. The lemon essential oil provides a refreshing scent, one that I use in the majority of my scrubs and hair masks.


Exfoliates and moisturizes dry lips with this refreshing lemon lip scrub.


• 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil

• 1 teaspoon raw honey

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• lemon essential oil


• In a small bowl combine jojoba oil, honey, and a few drops of lemon essential oil.

• Stir in sugar; mix until fully combined with honey.

• Apply to lips and gently rub to exfoliate. Leave on lips for four or five minutes to help the jojoba oil moisturize.

• Use a wet washcloth to remove scrub.

You are done!


The sugar acts as an exfoliant to smooth chapped, dry lips, while also tasting great. The olive oil, is a super moisturizer that helps the sugar work. Your homemade lip scrub can be flavored. This recipe is for vanilla flavor but you can also buy other flavors of extract in the baking section of the grocery to make flavors like bubblegum, peppermint and chocolate.


Makes your lips soft and silky feeling, make sure to put on a good moisturizing balm on your lips afterwards, too.


• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 teaspoon of any food coloring shade you want

• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

• 2 teaspoon Olive oil


• Mix ½ teaspoon of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of granulated sugar in a bowl.

• Add in a drop of vanilla extract and mix it with the sugar and the oil.

• If you want you can add 1-2 drops of food coloring into the mixture. It is recommended to stay light on the food coloring since it might temporarily stain your lips and pick a practical color.

Put the mixture into the container.

And here is your vanilla lip scrub!


The only things you’ll need to make your own DIY Chocolate Lip Scrub are sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, honey and olive oil. What I really love about this scrub is how customizable it is. 

Want it to have a more caramel flavor? Use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Want a different flavor than vanilla? Substitute in almond extract. Not a big fan of olive oil? Use coconut oil instead. It’s easy to make this completely your own.


Your lips will love you for using this flavorful DIY Chocolate Lip Scrub that’s easy to make with ingredients you already have on hand and your lips will be softer than ever.


• 3 tablespoons Sugar

• 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder

• 2 teaspoons olive oil

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 teaspoon honey


• Mix ingredients in a bowl.

• Apply a small amount of lip scrub to lips, rubbing in small gentle circles.

• Allow to sit for about a minute.

• Wipe off with a soft wet cloth.

• Store the rest of the scrub in the fridge.


Since you need such a small amount of this sugar scrub for lips, you are measuring out your ingredients in tablespoons rather than cups.  I found that the raspberries were ripe enough that I could smash them with a spoon and the sugar, coconut oil and raspberries were very easy to mix together in a small bowl. 

Don’t be too rough, lips are tender!  Afterwards, just wash off with a washcloth soaked in some warm water, pat dry, and apply your favorite lip balm. 


A gentle and sweet sugar scrub for soft, kissable lips!
Goodbye dry and flaky lips!


• 6 tablespoon white sugar

• 2 tablespoon coconut oil

• 3 ripe raspberries


• Place ingredients in a small bowl and smash together with the back of a metal spoon

• If the mixture is too wet, add more sugar, too dry, add another berry!

• Place into a small container with a lid and store in a cool, dry place for up to 2 to 3 weeks.

• Gently massage a small amount onto your lips. Rinse with warm water, pat dry and use your favorite lip balm.


Like most good natural scrubs this one uses sugar as the exfoliant and carrier oil to moisturize and repair. A dash of cinnamon to stimulate blood flow. This mixture has a delicious smell while moisturising your lips.


Trust me, you do not want to miss out on french toast flavored lip scrub. Do those winter lips a favor and scrub your way to smoother smile with this easy DIY french toast lip scrub.

Enjoy new freshly polished lips!


• 1 teaspoon organic white granulated sugar

• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon

• pinch ground nutmeg

• ¼ teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey*

• ¼ teaspoon coconut oil 

• 2 drops pure vanilla extract 


• Stir the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small dish.

• Add the maple syrup/honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract, and mash everything together. At first it’ll seem like there’s not enough moisture to get everything to combine, but keep mashing until you’ll end up with a thick, fragrant, sugary paste.

• Take a small amount of the scrub onto your finger.

•Massage the sugary mixture into your lips, buffing off any dry skin.

• Once your lips feel sufficiently scrubbed, simply rinse away the remnants of the scrub with some warm water. 

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Thanks for reading my posts and love you all, Valeria.


Sister Winchester - Stolen part 1

Pairings: Dean Winchester x sister reader, Sam Winchester x sister reader

Y/N = Your name

Word count: 1059 

Summary: After one of your first hunts with your brothers, you are falling asleep in the back of the Impala. Baby rounds a corner and hits a mysterious figure who has suddenly appeared. The figure and you disappear after coming into contact. That was two years ago, now you are shackled in a dingy basement with the thirst to find a way out.

A/N: I will be super surprised if anyone reads this let alone wants to know what happens next. It’s my first ever fanfic, so please by kind and forgive me for my extremely rookie skills. I might put a part two up but if you have any suggestions don’t feel shy to message me. Lots of love and happy Halloween from Australia xx  

“Almost home Y/N. Not long now sweetheart.” Dean soothed whilst the moonlight lit up his features so you could make out the light green of his eyes. You were slipping and out of consciousness due to extreme exhaustion from the hunt. Your neck strained whilst you tried to reposition Sam’s squashed jacket beneath your head. Your curled body laid in an awkward position in the back of the Impala and you shivered in the early October chill. The three of you listened to Hey Jude on the old cassette and the soft hum of the Impala’s motor, whilst Dean sped along the vacant highway. Dean hummed the melody of your mother’s lullaby and then he peered over his shoulder to see your now sleeping form. A smile flickered across his features, reaching his eyes. He couldn’t be prouder; it was a tough hunt but you had proven yourself an asset rather than liability to the team. Whilst tackling the vampire nest you mowed down five vampires and even saved Dean himself, after he became cornered. Lost in the memory Dean led the Impala around a gradual bend in the road where the tree cover became thicker. Once the road’s path became visible after clearing the bend, the Impala’s headlights trapped the outline of a figure in it’s high beams. He stood in the middle of the road and seemed to appear out of nowhere.
“Watch out Dean” Sam yelped whilst he brought up his hands to cover himself from the imminent blow. Dean slammed on the brakes making the tires screech and turned his own face away whilst gripping white-knuckled to the worn steering wheel. But it was too late, the car drove straight through the figure. However the figure had caused no physical impact to the car or the brothers inside. No glass was smashed, no indent was formed on Baby’s hood, no blood was shed thankfully. The impala slowly rolled to a final stop. After slowing and catching his breath and counting his lucky stars, Dean turned to check if Sam was okay. Sam’s  bulging eyes continued to focus on the spot in which the figure should have hit the car.
“Jeez, what the hell was that?” Sam breathed
“Ghost, spirit a shared hallucination between the two of us. It could be loads of things.” Dean replied 
“ A shared hallucination. Is that even possible? But I guess Y/N hasn’t seemed to stir from it.”
“Yeah, strange usually she’s a pretty light sleeper”

The two brothers turned together to see your reaction to their close call. But the back seat was now vacant with only Sam’s jacket laying on the leather seat.. You had disappeared, like the figure into the darkness.
The brothers turned wide-eyed to each-other before jumping out of Baby and calling your name into the night up and down the highway, whilst the moonlight hit and reflected off the hood.

Your head lolled to lay on the rough eroded brick wall. That memory which formed a dream, seemed to constantly flood your dreams. That was two years ago. Now awake again, you repositioned your knees and brought them to your chest whilst you lent against the rough wall for support. Your body crouched in an upright position in the corner against the cold floor. One of your arms wrapped limply around your knees for warmth and the other just dropped by your side to the ground on an odd angle. Your skin was highlighted white from the moonlight in which shone through the basement window. The colour of the bags under your eyes mirrored the night sky’s in which hugged the moon in place. Your eyes seemed to bulge from your now skeletal shivering body as your skin pulled around your exposed bones. You dragged your delicate fingers across your rib-cage. The drumming of your fingers from this action took you back to when you were a kid and would drag your fingers or a stick against the corrugated iron sheds on Uncle Bobby’s property. If you really concentrated, you could place yourself in the setting and walk around the once familiar property. You strained yourself to remember every detail of it. The illustrations from books which laid on uncle Bobby’s desk, the tiles of the bathroom upstairs and where you use to put the plates after washing and drying them by hand had seemed to slipping from you memory. You could almost believe you were there again though. Your fingers fell in and out of the cavities in which had formed between your rib-cage bones as you continued to try and hold on to this slipping memories.
A dripping noise distracted you as it didn’t fit in the dry, dead weed landscape of the car yard at Bobby’s in which you now mentally strolled through. Annoyed, you willed your eyelids to peel away from each other. Your vision was blurry but after a couple blinks you focused on a small puddle of water in which was forming from the landing water droplets in which you had heard. Adrenaline and excitement ran from your heart to your fingertips, as you pushed yourself from your supporting wall. You were slow, numb and absent to the world around you only focusing on the constant drum of drips hitting the stone floor. Your joints creaked and cracked, muscles pulled and tightened in warning of oncoming cramps but you pushed through the objections. You reached the tiny puddle and placed your hands either side of the puddle. You lent down hungrily like a lioness from those animal documentaries in which you use to watch with Sam. An old British man narrated whilst the camera panned over the waterhole. Sam and you watched them late at night in motel rooms whilst waiting for Dean and Dad to return from a hunt. You sucked the granulated water from the stone floor with dry flaky lips whilst droplets hit the back of your matted hair.
The refreshment was less than a mouthful but this small quantity relieved you and the flame of hope seemed to flicker a little wilder in your heart after this unexpected treat. The shackle around your ankle rubbed uncomfortably on your worn skin in which you clutched and readjusted into a less painful position. You looked up to the moon like the night in which you had disappeared and wondered if the moon felt as entrapped as you. Every night it was so alone, watching from afar whilst the sparkling stars danced teasingly just out of the moon’s reach. You loved the moon. Ever since you were a little, you always pretended it was your mother watching over you. The moon kept you sane, as it was one constant in your life in which you could always count on. Even though it left from time to time, it would always come back. That was the important thing, it returned. You considered how it would be like when you would return like the moon to your brothers. Their smiles and thei embrace. being able to hear their laugh again and inhale the rich scent of home in which they were always laced with. Like the moon, your brothers were the only other thing in which kept you sane. The fire within your heart raged that night fuelled with sorrow and anger. You would be with your family soon you repeated over and over as you fell asleep again whilst you bathed in the presence of the moonlight for another night.

my heart is home is where you are | naruto

naruto weekend: favorite otp
sum: it’s been so long since he held her like this. the scratch of his stubble under her fingers makes her think, this is home. 
a/n: this is supposed to make up for the v e r y obvious lack of nh in the boruto movie. :)

Hinata can’t be sure when he comes for her.

One moment, her husband is looking back at her from the blue of their son’s eyes; the next, he is here, in the flesh, lying sideways next to her in a hospital bed.

His shirt is open halfway down, and her hand trails a broad path from collar bone to sternum to waistline. Three holes, off-centered but no doubt aimed with specific purpose, mar her husband’s torso. Hinata can feel the depth of each one under her fingers.

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How to fix dry lips

I’m someone who has suffered dry lips for as long as I can remember and boy have they gotten bad. Some days I would wake up with dry, cracked, peeling and sometimes even bleeding lips, and no matter how many diet changes I made, how much water I drank nothing really helped, but after my years of beauty blogging I’ve come across a few amazing products and tips to help  get rid of dry lips and keep them in tip top condition…

Some of my favourite lip care products which include: *Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Manuka Honey, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, *Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, *Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm, *Rosehip Plus Roll On Oil

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{how to apply red lipstick} This method really stays put, thanks to all the layers and solid foundation. Use a cream lipstick rather than a matte. Matte will just dry out, and cream offers a larger variety of reds anyway. The lipstick used here is Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle. {you will need} foundation foundation brush or sponge lipliner  cream lipstick lip brush tissue or hankie for blotting  powder Before starting, you want to be sure your lips are soft, and not chapped or flaky. Apply beeswax lip balm overnight, or for flaky lips, try a sugar scrub or light brushing with a clean toothbrush.  1. Blot or brush foundation on lips and let dry. This provides a solid and blank canvas for gripping.  2. Line lips with lipliner, and color in a bit. Be sure to reach the corners of your mouth.  3. Apply lipstick with a lip brush. A brush allows for minimum pulling (which could mess up your previous layers) and maximum control.  4. Blot, making sure to blot all corners (sometimes the cupids bow get’s neglected).  5. Lightly dust on power with a brush.  6. Apply lipstick with a brush again as before.  7. Blot as before.  8. Finished! 

anonymous asked:

How can I let small lips look bigger?

These are the main tricks that will make your lips look bigger:

  • Firstly, if your lips are flaky, take a toothbrush and gently brush off the flakes from your lips. This will boost the circulation of your lips. You can apply some lip moisturizer after doing this to keep your lips hydrated. 
  • Before applying your lipstick, use concealer to saturate the color of your lip lines and to make your lips look bigger. Apply it onto your lips and spread it a little over your lip line.
  • Overdrawing your lip line is the key step in making your lips look bigger. Use a lip liner that matches you lipstick and apply it slightly outside your natural lip line. Apply lipstick after that.
  • Apply some lip gloss on the middle of your lips. This will make your lips look fuller and plump.
  • Using a small brush, apply concealer on the areas where you went over your lip line. This step also make your lips pop.

Moisture-maximizing hand creams? Check. Toning facial mists? Check. From velvety matte lip crayons to the blackest black mascara, discover the most wanted must-haves we’re falling for this season. Read on to learn how these covetable favorites are the perfect upgrades for your autumn beauty routine. RENEE TRILIVAS

Hyper-hydrate your hands with L’Occitane En Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream:
Treat chapped hands to this luxurious cream that boasts an ultra-softening shea butter formula, sans greasy residue.

Paint your pout matte with BITE Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon:
This season, skip the shine. Try these creamy pencils that draw on super-pigmented shades with precision, from sultry nudes to striking brights.

Delight your senses with Marc Jacobs Honey Rollerball:
Even if the weatherman is predicting rain, sleet, or snow, this energizing scent—a buzzworthy blend of pear, orange blossom, and honey—drenches every day in sweet sunshine.

Fake flawlessness with SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation:
Blur imperfections with this micro-fine spray foundation. Its lightweight, buildable formula disguises blemishes with a satiny, soft-focus finish.

Refresh your skin with Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist:
Start fresh with one rose-scented spritz. This facial mist gives your complexion a much-needed dose of soothing moisture and softness.

Nourish your nails with nails inc. Nailkale:
Take your pick of nine chip-resistant shades, all infused with antioxidant-rich kale to help promote strong, healthy tips—steeped in high-gloss color.

Buff your way to practically poreless skin with this professional-quality brush. Its densely packed bristles diffuse any format of foundation for a smooth, natural effect.

Moisturize your lips with Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment:
Pamper dry, flaky lips with this reparative balm filled with renewing ingredients like hydrating sugar, cupuaçu butter, and passionflower seed oil.

Black out your lashes with Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara:
Take your fringe to the dark side with this luscious mascara that saturates lashes in the blackest black color, while softening and conditioning.

Treat your lips to some love with Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy:
Slather this lemon-scented serum over lips to minimize fine lines with a powerful antiaging trio of amino acids, and acmella flower, and kigelia Africana fruit extracts.

Indulge your complexion in cocoa with Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation:
Get a taste of sweet, even skin with this delectable powder foundation that features an oil-absorbing cocoa complex for lightweight, non-cakey coverage.


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BITE BEAUTY / Matte Crème Lip Crayon

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Pro Flawless Airbrush #56

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JURLIQUE / Rosewater Balancing Mist

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FRESH / Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment

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JOSIE MARAN / Argan Black Oil Mascara

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FRESH / Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

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TOO FACED / Cocoa Powder Foundation

Tips & Tricks

Pucker Up

Wondering how to get sexy lips? Check out these lip care tips for soft, smooth lips he’ll want to kiss.

Chapped, flaky lips? So not sexy. It’s high time for some serious lip service. Here are a few lip care tips to ensure your pout always looks and feels plush and, of course, kissable.

Time to Exfoliate: Lips that are already coarse and cracked are in dire need of a gentle scrubbing session. Combine one teaspoon of granulated brown sugar with a healthy drizzle of liquid coconut oil. Using your forefinger, rub this nourishing, ultra-hydrating mixture across your lips in a circular motion to soften and slough away any visible flakes. When you’re done, wipe it off with a damp washcloth for sexy lips he’ll want to kiss.

Sexy Lips Tip: Feel free to get creative and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for an added beneficial effect. Peppermint plumps, rosehip seed increases cellular turnover and chamomile soothes minor irritations.

Restore Moisture: To soften your smile’s thin, delicate skin, slather on an intensive conditioning balm immediately after exfoliating. Also wear it overnight—especially if your pout is prone to dryness. For supreme lip care, look for one that features a moisturizing ingredient, like shea butter, jojoba, glycerin, dimethicone or lanolin—all of them make your lips feel smooth as silk.

Sexy Lips Tip: During the day, make sure your balm is formulated with a broad-spectrum SPF rating to fend off harsh UV rays. Your lips need protection, too.

Mask Lip Lines: Massage Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream into the area that directly surrounds your mouth. Fine lines don’t stand a chance, thanks to this formula that hydrates to plump skin, helping restore elasticity.

Sexy Lips Tip: We all know makeup brushes should be cleaned once a week (right?) but not allowing them to fully dry before using again can result in unwanted skin behavior. Brushes harbor bacteria, which can result in rashes and break outs on the face. Wash brushes once a week and then let fully dry before using. Or have a back up set to use while the other is drying.

Slick On the Shine: Now that your smile has a supple, smooth surface, give your lips the slip with a highly pigmented, super-shiny, subtly shimmery neutral gloss. Look for one that enhances your skin tone with a non-sticky texture for a sultry, smooch-able finish.

Sexy Lips Tip: When you’re not wearing lipstick or gloss, refrain from licking your lips. While saliva moistens the inside of your mouth, surprisingly, it actually dries out your pout.

-Brought to you by Hearst


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How to Care For Your Lips

If you’ve been following Makeup Tips Blog for a while now you’d probably know that I’m a severe sufferer of dry lips and lip care is something I’m extremely passionate about.

DO: Remove Your Lip Colour

Whether you’ve worn a gloss that lasts five minutes or a lipstick that has lasted all day, chances are you will still have a little residue of something left on your lips. This is why it’s especially important to give your lips a quick clean at the end of the day. When removing lipstick I like to use a nice oil and cotton pad as to prevent drying out the lips.

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Revlon Super Lustrous Legacy Lipstick Swatches

Revlon Super Lustrous Legacy Lipsticks: 1946 Icy Violet, 1956 Snow Peach, 1958 Fifth Avenue Red, 1963 Jungle Peach, 1999 Sandstorm.

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You’ve found the perfect outfit, the perfect scent, and the perfect man—er, manicure, so now slick on a romantic lip color to complete your Valentine’s Day ensemble. Try these three simple steps for stay-put color that lasts from drinks to dinner and beyond. RENEE TRILIVAS

Smooth on a lip scrub to buff away dry, flaky skin, then condition lips with a moisturizing balm.
TIP: For ultimate staying power, pat on a small bead of primer to lock pigment in place. 

Starting at the cupid’s bow, outline lips with a matching liner and blend inward with a lip brush, filling in the entire mouth. Next, swipe on lip color beginning at the center of the lips.
TIP: Use a universal clear lip liner for subtle definition that works with all shades.

Blot, then set lipstick by pressing a translucent powder over lips with a shadow brush before layering on a second coat of color.  
TIP: Trace the outer edges of your lips with a highlighting concealer and blend to perfect the lip line and prevent bleeding.

Couple lasting lips with fluttery lashes to amp up the look in the wink of an eye. Try swiping on volumizing mascara or go all-out with a set of false lashes. Lip up, and lash out—happy Valentine’s Day!


lexability  asked:

I have dry lips, how can I wear lipstick without making them look drier?

Dry lips can be a struggle (I should know!) and adding a lipstick can make them look and feel even worse. Lipstick can completely change your look, boring outfit? Add a bright red lip, colourful clothes? Try a nude lip, but dry looking lips? Never a good look.

Hydrate the lips

If you’ve got severely dry lips you may need to do a little more than just applying a lip balm and calling it a day. Keep lips in tip top condition by using the tips in my how to guide: how to fix dry lips.

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REVIEW: Topshop Velvet Lips in Raven

Black tends to be a difficult lip color to wear but that doesn’t stop many of us goths. If you are as meticulous and OCD about your makeup as I am, the process of applying and wearing black lipstick can be a pain because it demands precision and can quickly become shabby looking through the course of eating, drinking, smooching, talking, etc. Luckily, a lot of very good quality black lipstick choices have come on the market that minimize a lot of the stress about maintaining a neatly done black lip. This review is about one of those options, a shade called Raven from Topshop.

Raven is part of Topshop’s Velvet Lips line. Velvet Lips are liquid lipsticks that go on shiny and quickly dry down to matte finish. These are touted as long-wearing, like many similar liquid lipsticks.

I first heard about Raven through another blog, and sought it out online. Initially, I purchased it from Topshop for $20, shipping from the UK. This was during the holidays and I became impatient because of the long time it was taking for the order to be dispatched. I then found it was also available through Nordstrom’s website for the same price, ordered it, and had it in a couple of days. The one from the UK showed up a short time later, so now I have a backup.

Raven comes in a clear tube with a twist-off cap and an attached doe-foot applicator. Pretty standard. The product applies evenly and is opaque with one coat. Lip liner is optional. It has no discernible fragrance or flavor.

To apply it, I like to start from the center of my lips and work my way out to just inside the edge of my lips. Then, using the pointed end of the applicator, I fill in along the outline of my lips. It’s important to let the first coat dry before filling in anywhere that might need it, otherwise it can look caked on. 

Once dried, Raven is a true matte black with tiny silver sparkles. So pretty! Somehow, I feel the sparkles soften the look a bit. 

Like similar products, Raven can make lips look and feel dry, even powdery. It also accentuates any dry or flaky patches on your lips, so exfoliating first is a good idea. These traits seem to be true of most liquid lipsticks. 

Raven lasts a very long time, but with a few caveats. If you apply a chapstick or balm before or after putting on Raven, it will smear. Likewise, if you eat food that is oily/greasy, it will fade and require blotting away any grease before touching up (I have yet to find a lip product that lasts through a greasy meal; I don’t think it’s possible). Lastly, if too much of the product gets applied, I find that it starts to flake and crumble off, so if a touch-up is necessary, it should be done with a *very* light hand.

Raven can be removed with a bi-phase makeup remover that’s safe for lips – I like Lumene Waterproof Makeup Remover. 

Compared to other black lipsticks that come in traditional tube packaging – e.g., Illamasqua, M.A.C., Manic Panic, Make Up Forever, even PBLC – Topshop Velvet Lips in Raven is the choice for longest wear and a deep black, velvety matte look. It’s also unique because of the sprinkling of silver sparkles in it. 


  • very long-wearing, stays put once dry (no feathering)
  • even, opaque, velvet matte color
  • silver sparkles add dimension and interest


  • drying, and balm/gloss makes it rub off
  • can be tricky to apply

Overall, I give this a 4.5/5 star rating. If you think this is for you, then I suggest you grab it; I believe it is limited edition.


thiccmamii  asked:

Have you ever used lip tar? I was just wondering what your opinion of it is because I want to buy some but I don't want it to get super flaky and ugly

OCC Lip Tars are awesome! Totally not dry and flakey what so ever but still long lasting. What makes them so popular is their variety of fun, bold colors and their pigmentation. You need the tiniest drop to get intense color pay off to cover your entire lips. They are pretty comfortable to wear the formula isn’t drying but I wouldn’t consider them lip stains they are more like long wearing liquid lipsticks. They go on creamy and moisturizing and dry to more of a satin finish. 

$18 at Sephora!