lip serum

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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Consternation

DISSENSION PART 5 | Dissension Masterlist

Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Rated: G
Word Count: 1,315
Original Request: halo :) could you make up a story in which bucky is very mean to the reader despite her crush on him, and in one mission, when reader gets injured, bucky was terrified and confesses his love and their love buds :)))

A/N: You guys asked for it! Let me know what you think!!! As always, show my MASTERLIST some love, and maybe request some more in the ask box?

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“So if we can concentrate the serum, we might be able to have it make up for your lack of vision,” Scott tells you, pointing at a screen where a simulation is playing. “The regenerating properties with the soldier serum are working on your brain, but with it being such sensitive tissue, it will be a while before it gets put back together.”

Bucky tilts his head, his arm around your shoulders, “But?”

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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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Feather Fans And Garter Belts {Part 7}

Fandom: Marvel/Avengers

Pairing: Pre-Serum Steve Rogers x Burlesque Dancer Reader

Warning: N/A for this chapter

Writer: @imaginesofeveryfandom aka @thequeenofthehobbits

Summary/Request: You like Steve Rogers because he’s sweet and kind and doesn’t look at you like a piece of meat. Steve likes you because you treat him like anyone else, make him feel confident, and look at him like he’s just as tall as all the other guys.

Part 1 X, Part 2 X, Part 3 X, Part 4 X, Part 5 X, Part 6 X

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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.

Ace your base with SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO FLAWLESS AIRBRUSH #56:
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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L'OCCITANE / Hand Creams
$28.00

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BITE BEAUTY / Matte Crème Lip Crayon
$24.00

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MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCE / Honey
$24.00

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation
$28.00

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NAILS INC. / NAILKALE
$14.00

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
$32.00

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JURLIQUE / Rosewater Balancing Mist
$35.00

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FRESH / Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
$25.00

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JOSIE MARAN / Argan Black Oil Mascara
$22.00

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FRESH / Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
$35.00

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TOO FACED / Cocoa Powder Foundation
$34.00

Wantering’s Top Summer Skincare Picks 

Eyes, brows, lips…you name it, we list it 

Summer is here, and we LOVE it. With the warmer weather, hot sun and increased humidity your beauty routine should shift towards preventing sunburns, breakouts and, yes, dry skin. Lighter weight creams and makeup infused with SPF are must-haves, as is making sure that your skin stays healthy and hydrated with lots of water and good greens. 

Here are our editors’ picks on skincare and makeup for the summer!

Eyes

All-In One B.B. Eye Brightener Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Renewed Hope In A Jar Eye

All About EyesTM Rich

Brows

Anastasia Beauty Express For Brows And Eyes

Tweezerman Neon is Spot On Mini Slant Tweezer

Lips

Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

Liplux SPF 30

Kiss My Face Sport Treat Lip Balm SPF 30 Mint

Face Masks

Little Barn Apothecary Simple Detox Face Mask

I’m Real - Aloe Face Mask Sheet - Moisturizing (2 pack)

The Face Shop Chia Seed Hydrating Mask Sheet

THIRSTYMUDTM Hydrating Treatment

Hair

Detox Dry Shampoo

Sunscreen Care Oil Spray SPF 30 for Skin & Hair

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anonymous asked:

Prompt where Bucky is left either deaf or blind from his time with Hydra and how he and Steve cope with it (?)

He still can’t sign too good.

Clint raises his eyebrows at Bucky’s slapdash hand movements, imprecise and easy to misinterpret without his level of expertise. He’s fluent in a whole mess of SL dialects and languages now, but only through first necessity and then years of practice. It’s no wonder Steve and Bucky are struggling with only a few months of ASL between them, so Clint tries to be around as much as he’s welcome to help out. 

Me neither I guess, Bucky shrugs, looking sheepish as he glares at his fingers like they’ve betrayed him and returns to verbal speech. Clint usually keeps his aids turned on, he’ll hear him. “I’ll never be good.”

His speech is odd when he can’t hear himself, a little too loud and imprecise on the syllables because he hasn’t actually spoken for so long since he was deafened. Nobody knows exactly when that was, the HYDRA files aren’t clear because the Soldier continued to function adequately in the field until they realised his noncompliance correlated to orders given when he couldn’t read lips. 

If the serum hadn’t corrected it by then, they figured damn well nothing could.

You will. Clint taps him on the arm to get his attention when Bucky refuses to look at him. You’ll get better, it’s just practice. Steve will get better too. 

Steve’s namesign is an S circled in front of a person’s chest like a shield. Clint’s is a C pulled back from the side of the face like drawing a bowstring. Bucky’s is a B followed by a trigger-finger twitch. He hates it. Steve has been using a J that’s swoop ends being touched to his heart. That makes Bucky smile, just a little. 

“Maybe.” Bucky takes a steadying breath and forces himself to use his hands, to be understood. Steve’s learning, he can too. They can help each other get through this. Maybe.

SEPHORA HOT NOW VOLUME 7

Top products for your #Sephorashelfie.

HERE’S A TINT: REVEAL YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN
PERRICONE MD NO FOUNDATION FOUNDATION SERUM & NO BRONZER BRONZER

  • No Foundation Foundation Serum: two-in-one antiaging skin care and undetectable makeup formula that restores skin’s natural, youthful color now and over time.
  • Weightless hybrid diffuses imperfections for a radiant, semi-matte finish.
  • No Bronzer Bronzer: contours facial features whether used alone or with the serum.

RIPE AND READY TO REFRESH SKIN
PETER THOMAS ROTH SKINSTANT MASK TRIO

  • Set of three powerful, fast-acting masks that deliver results after just one use.
  • Soothe and hydrate with cucumber; exfoliate and boost radiance with pumpkin enzymes; and brighten and visually firm with rose stem-cell.
  • Customizable mask routine targets specific skin-care issues.

REDEFINES THE WAY YOU FACE CONTOURING
ANASTASIA CONTOUR KIT

  • Palette of expertly curated shades to sculpt and define features effortlessly.
  • Three highlighters and three bronzers create custom color for a natural-looking finish.

INNOVATION THAT CLICKS: GEL LINER IN A PEN
BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL! EYELINER

  • Groundbreaking lash-hugging gel liner in an easy-to-use pen format.
  • Soft, angled AccuFlex tip offers maximum control to draw on a flawless winged eye.
  • Glides on long-wearing, intensely saturated color that won’t budge.

VACATION THAT’S MADE IN THE SHADES
TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY COLLECTOR’S SHADOW PALETTE—GOLDEN DAYS & SULTRY NIGHTS

  • Sleek, limited-edition eye palette to create summery looks on the go.
  • Packed with five warm, shimmer, and matte shadows.
  • Tutorial provides inspiration for versatile day-to-night styles.

THE SHADE ON EVERYONE’S LIPS
ORANGE LIP COLORS

  • One of the hottest trends on runways in 2014: captivating orange lips.
  • Universally flattering color that complements and brightens all complexions.
  • Four different formulas to choose from: hydrating lipstick, dual-purpose gloss, lip hybrid, or plumping color.  

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“You rationed, sugar?” was a classic Bucky line that somehow managed to sound absolutely charming if Bucky said it and Steve fell for it every. damn. time.

He was hopelessly gone on his best guy.  Peggy spent about fifteen minutes laughing at him when she was actually a witness to their “ridiculous attempts at flirting, dear God, Rogers, make him work for it a little!”

“But Peggy - ”

“I don’t care if he gives you that pathetic big-eyed kitten look.  RESIST, Rogers!  RESIST!" 

He tried.  Really, he tried.  But he always ended up giving some sugar to his best guy.  Among other things. 

However, Steve unintentionally wreaked his revenge when the USO girls taught him the benefits of cherry pink lip gloss.  (To be honest, they’d toured in some fairly cold places and chapped lips were not fun, serum or no serum.) 

Apparently, seeing him in cherry pink lip gloss Did Things to Bucky.  Wonderful, ridiculous, silly things. 

"Aw, baby, gimme some sugar.  Please?”

How the hell was Steve going to resist that, when coupled with Bucky’s big-eyed unspeakably adorable kitten look? 

Eventually, it became habit and seventy odd years later, the following conversation happened.

“Sugar, please?"  Bucky had actually meant sugar, for his coffee.  But Steve, due to long force of habit and the fact that he was not fully awake yet, simply bent over to give him a kiss. 

Bucky was perfectly happy with the kissing, however, this had the added benefit of being done in front of the Avengers, Phil Coulson and his baby SHIELD agents. 

"Huh,” was Phil’s response.  Which was to cover the internal squeeing of:

“OMG MY SHIP IS CANON!!!"  Skye had no shame about her ships whatsoever.

"I meant actual sugar, but this is just as good,” Bucky said contentedly. 

“I owe Rhodey fifty bucks,” Tony said in wonder. 

“Steve,  I’m disappointed in you,” Natasha deadpanned.  “Make him work for it!”

Steve smiled.  Some things never changed.

—  Sugar Baby, The Blanket Fort Headcanon, because greenbergsays ended up inspiring me so much. 
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NEW Lancôme Hypnôse 10th Anniversary Collection Eye Products and Limited Edition Metallic Artliners

Hypnôse mascara is 10 this year, and to celebrate, the brand has launched an entire collection around its iconic best-seller, including 3 gorgeous new nude palettes called the “shade extensions”, 2 eye primers, and 4 brow color/highlighter duos.

Because we’re seeing so much interest in bright lip looks this year, the key eye look recommended by Lancôme for the season is subtle neutral lids, defined brows, and lush lashes, with a stroke of strong liner as an accent. All the better to complement any lip color you choose to wear!

I put up a picture of the 3 eye palettes on Instagram the other night and asked which one everyone was interested in the most. Because DR6 Gris Au Naturel got the biggest response, I whipped it out for a quick look and paired it with my favorite metallic Artliner 24H shade 011 Silver/Argent. (This shade is not really just silver. It’s a taupe-y grey with mauve and pink flecks thrown in for dimension.You have to swatch it yourself to see!)

As you can see, I applied the liner quite thick but it doesn’t look over the top at all. It just looks like a silvery-taupe shadow, until you look down or close your eyes, and the metallic texture catches the light.

Super-chic!

Availability:

The Limited Edition colored Artliners (S$44) are available exclusively at Sephora in Singapore for this season only. 

La Base Paupieres Pro (eyeshadow bases available in 2 shades) and Le Sourcils Pro (brow duos available in 4 shades) will only be available at Departmental Stores in Singapore and are priced at $33 each.

Hypnose Palette shade extensions (S$90) will be available at all Lancôme counters.

P.S. Just a word on the Lip Lover hybrid lip-serums/lacquers (S$40). They’re already out in the West - lucky you - but will be available in Singapore from 1 May. The sweet-pink shade I have on above is 316 Rose Attrape-cœur, which I just learnt is one of the star shades for the season. (Good pick, ay?)

SEPHORA HOT NOW VOLUME 8

Meet the new beauty elite.

BOLD STROKES: THE NEXT LASH TREND, NAILED BY CIATÉ
CIATÉ LASHLIGHTS
• The brand’s eye-product debut brilliantly layers pigment over mascara.
• Lightweight Air-Whipped Flutterfoam formula builds up to a statement.
• Highlight lashes with six bright shades.

SPRING IT ON: BB’S NEWEST FORM
DR. JART+ BB BOUNCE BEAUTY BALM
• Foolproof method of bouncing puff against mesh layer ensures perfect application.
• Compact carries blendable, buildable cream for even application on the go.
• Improves the look of elasticity and firmness, plus corrects skintone.

TOM FORD REIMAGINES ICONIC ORCHID
TOM FORD VELVET ORCHID
• A feminine, oriental floral evolution of Tom Ford’s iconic Black Orchid.
• Dramatic blend infused with jasmine and rose, plus deep notes of honey and rum.
• Seductive composition evokes luxury and glamour.

SERUM SO SMART IT NEEDS NO DIRECTIONS
CLINIQUE SMART CUSTOM-REPAIR SERUM
• New serum understands the particular needs of your skin and responds to skin’s signals for damage.  
• Targets dullness, fine lines, uneven skintone or firming as needed, where needed.
• Repairs visible damage now and over time. 

SWEET VICTORY AGAINST AGING LIPS
FRESH SUGAR LIP SERUM ADVANCED THERAPY
• Leave-on lip serum treats mouth to a youthful appearance.
• A complex of sugar, flower, and fruit extracts improves the look of fine lines, firmness, and elasticity.
• A thin layer hydrates lips and the Cupid’s bow contour.

INNOVATION THAT CLICKS: GEL LINER IN A PEN

BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL! PUSH-UP LINER
• Groundbreaking, lash-hugging gel liner in an easy-to-use pen format.
• Soft, angled AccuFlex tip offers maximum control to draw on a flawless winged eye.
• Glides on long-wearing, intensely saturated color that won’t budge.

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Consider yourself lucky if you haven’t been snowed in, frozen out, or sleeping in airports over the past month. The Polar Vortex has the majority of the country out cold—and from what we hear, has left their skin parched and chapped. Below, some food for thaw. HOLLY SIEGEL

THE DREAM CREAM
Caudalie Premier Cru la Crème Riche features the same active ingredients as the brand’s popular Premier Cru la Crème, with the addition of three deeply nourishing plant waxes: jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower. The buttery texture will soften your winter skin for up to 24 hours while providing benefits for fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and dullness. Plus, a little goes a long way, and the scent—derived from rose petals infused in an oak barrel—will give you a taste of springtime.

THE OVERNIGHT DELIGHT
Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask softens while you slumber. Using a blend of tsubaki (camellia) oil, rice bran oil, wakame (Japanese sea kelp), and the protein-rich amino acid serine, it seals in moisture while protecting against free radicals and reducing visible redness. Go ahead: hydrate while you hibernate.

THE BRIGHT EYE
GLAMGLOW BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment is a tap-on, wipe-off eye mask that hydrates the eye area and helps absorb toxins—perfect after a late night at the airport or just to get rid of that bleary-eyed cold-weather look.

THE SOFTENING SERUM
During this time of year, those with oily or blemish-prone skin often have trouble finding a product to hydrate dry-winter skin without breaking them out. And ignoring the problem can actually lead to more oil production. Kate Somerville Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum delivers antiaging and moisturizing benefits without clogging pores.

THE LIP LOCK
Dry lips are one of the most chronic winter-skin problems. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment keeps them soft for up to 24 hours thanks to the natural humectants in sugar and other key ingredients such as vitamins C and E. You’ll be lip gloss-ready in no time.

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Caudalie / Premier Cru La Creme Riche
$158.00

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Caudalie / Premier Cru The Cream
$158.00

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Boscia / Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
$34.00

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GLAMGLOW / BRIGHTMUD™ Eye Treatment
$69.00

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Kate Somerville / Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum
$65.00

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Fresh / Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
$25.00

THE TIP-OFF: NEW YEAR’S KISS

Prep for the essential midnight smooch.

Kisses are spontaneous in nature. We love those random pecks during a preview at the movies or at a traffic light. But, there’s one smooch we can expect annually, on the dot—the New Year’s Eve midnight kiss. Thankfully, it’s one we can prepare for in advance. The Sephora Glossy’s tips for a smooth, soft pair of lips will guarantee your first word of the New Year is “muah!” JESSICA VELEZ

STEP 1: MASK FOR MORE

Why should only skin and hair be pampered with a treatment mask? Your lips are a vulnerable area, so it’s important to prep accordingly. We suggest using Kaplan MD’s Lip 20 Mask the night before to gently exfoliate, hydrate, and enhance lips. The formula is fluffy like buttercream frosting and smells like peppermint, so it won’t feel like a chore. Apply it with the adorable accompanying spatula and let the natural papaya enzymes do their work on flaky skin for three to five minutes.

STEP 2: SMOOTH MOVE

Even though you gently exfoliated the night before, your lips may be exposed to devilishly cold winds throughout the day leading up to the evening festivities. In that case, get a heavier duty scrub on deck. GLAMGLOW’s PoutMud Treatment Duo comes with a pot chocked full of cane sugar, Hawaiian sea salt, and hibiscus flower. Follow up with the accompanying Wet Lip Balm for a hydrated base sweetened with Moroccan mint leaf oil.

STEP 3: PLUMP IT UP

If there’s any night to make your lips really stand out, it’s New Year’s Eve. Lancer’s Volume Enhancing Lip Serum is a beautiful way to help create a fuller looking pout. The secret ingredient is Sichuan Pepper extract which makes lips react by appearing more plump. Swipe it on for that extra boost, making sure to avoid the area outside your lip line.

STEP 4: CHERRY, BABY

Nude? Too demure. Berry? Not festive enough. A luscious cherry gloss will be, well, the cherry on top of this look. Fresh’s Cherry Shine Lip Treatment will draw the eye to your lips, isn’t sticky, and won’t look messy post smooch.

STEP 5: KISSY FACE

Okay, so you’ll have to actually wait until the stroke of midnight for this one, but it doesn’t hurt to get in a little practice, right?

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Lancôme Lip Lover! A New Love And The Epic 18-Swatch Post

Lancôme’s new lip-treatment slash plumping lip-gloss, aptly called Lip Lover, finally hits Singapore, and aren’t the shades just glorious? The best thing is these don’t feel like typical sticky glosses that look shiny but feel drying on the lips.

And my lips are testament to their conditioning properties because usually by the 4th or 5th lip swatch, they’re all parched and wrinkly-looking and by the end of the night they’ll be all raw and painful. I managed to hang on through 18 consecutive swatches (ouch), and they were going numb towards the end, but looked perfectly smooth even after the product was removed LOL.

Pros:

  • Non-sticky
  • Lip-balm texture with 1/3 emollients to provide lip-care properties
  • More pigmented than typical glosses
  • 18 gorgeous plumping shades from nudes to brights to deeps, available in Singapore, and it was hard to pick out faves below
  • Can be applied sheer or built up for lacquer like shine
  • Super easy-to-use applicator that doesn’t deposit too much or too little product

Cons:

  • Pricey (SGD40 per tube)
  • Very lightweight and balm-like so lasting power is as you’d expect; you might reapply more and run out of product quicker than with a sticky gloss
  • Some of the paler and darker shimmery shades have pigments that will settle into lines, but that’s mostly only visible on camera in hi-res with bright lamp light, and not very obvious in real life
  • A couple of the fuchsias look slightly similar to one another

My favorite colors?

Soft shades

  • 316 Rose Attrape-Cœur - a soft pinky beige shimmer that’s one of Lancome’s recommended “it shades”
  • 320 Ambre Arabesque - soft coral-beige shimmer
  • 321 Rose Contre-temps - perfect My Lips But Better shade

Brighter shades

  • 336 Orange Manège - bright pink coral
  • 337 Lip Lover - the namesake of the collection is a soft neutral rosy shade with a magenta pink shift

Stronger shades

  • 355 Framboise Etoile - slightly sparkly deep fuchsia
  • 353 Rose Gracieuse - not quite red, not quite rose, not quite coral

In Singapore, Lancôme Lip Lover will only be available at Sephora from 1 - 14 May, before it reaches other counters island-wide from 15th onwards. My recommendation is to try these on the lips instead of just looking at the tube or swatching on the hand. These have varying degrees of translucency and many have multi-dimensional pigments so just looking at it in the tube is not going to be accurate.

MINI MAKEOVER: TREAT + CONCEAL

Four easy steps to faking a full night’s sleep.

Beauty sleep isn’t just a cliché. Seriously: If I don’t log a full eight hours, I wake up to dark circles and puffy eyes. Recently, I popped into the Beauty Studio at Sephora for a free Treat + Conceal Mini Makeover. In just 15 minutes, I learned the art of disguise. MIMI KUEHN

STEP ONE: PREP
Before beauty expert Deborah could begin camouflaging my under-eye problem area, she applied the soothing, peptide-packed Caudalie Vinexpert Anti-Aging Eye & Lip Serum to depuff delicate, swollen skin. She tapped the potent, lightweight formula generously on my delicate skin below and above my eyes, and on my lids toward my browbones to create an even, smooth texture.

Next, she added Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream with vitamin C to hydrate and brighten my dark circles, noting that it’s best to apply with your ring finger. After that sunk in, she was ready to address the real issue: discoloration.

STEP TWO: COVER
The next step in faking a fully rested look was to cover dark circles, eliminate redness, and balance out my uneven complexion. Deborah chose a full-coverage formula—Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Natural, a shade lighter than my skintone—with vitamin E to soften and protect the under-eye area. She told me when I recreate the look at home, I should use concealer after applying my foundation.

Using the stick concealer like a pencil, she drew a triangle starting from the inner corner of my eye diagonally toward my cheekbone, then back up toward the outer corner of my eye—so instead of following a crescent moon shape below my eyes, she turned it into a triangle.

STEP THREE: BLEND
After, Deborah blended the concealer in with the SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Flat Concealer #76 brush to balance my complexion.

STEP FOUR: SET
The last step set it all in place. Deborah chose Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder, lightly touching the translucent powder into my skin with Laura Mercier’s Camouflage Powder Brush.

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SPOT IT: 23 YEARS OF FRESH SUGAR

A brief history of the sweetest line ever.

Your SAT word for the day: humectant, a substance that attracts and retains moisture from the air. Sugar, a natural humectant that draws out the water that bacteria need to survive, has been used to treat infections since around 1 AD. It fell out of fashion with the introduction of antibiotics, but it’s been recently reintroduced as a healing agent in the beauty world thanks to Fresh. There are currently over 30 products in the über-popular Fresh Sugar collection, including two new shades of the much-lauded Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. Today, we’re highlighting the line’s notable moments in time. BECKY PEDERSON

1991
Fresh founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg open a natural, upscale apothecary store in Boston. In 1993, they make a huge impression on clients when they start selling their own beautifully packaged soaps (fan favorite: the SugarBath Lychee Soap).

1998
The original Brown Sugar Body Polish is introduced, hitting the market as the industry’s first sugar-based exfoliant. The beauty world goes nuts. Brown Sugar Face Polish becomes available a short while later, in 2001, using a similar formula of brown sugar, wild strawberries, and plum seed oil.

2004
Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 launches and is an instant hit. Formulated with meadowfoam and black currant seed oils (and of course, sugar), the now-iconic brown tube is still Fresh’s bestselling product, with over one million sold each year.

2009
Inspired by the rosy kisser one gets after sipping a grenadine aperitif, Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 makes its debut, setting the stage for a whole series of tinted colors to come.

2010
Sugar Lip Polish takes the beauty world by storm, quickly becoming a necessary item in skin-care arsenals everywhere. Brown sugar crystals buff away dry flakes, leaving lips primed for a bevy of lip treatments.

2011
Still expanding their lip line, Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment is introduced as a translucent nighttime balm. Sea fennel ingredients help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and reverse the look of aging.

2013
A glossy counterpart to the growing assortment balms, Sugar Shine Lip Treatment pops up as another lip care must-have. Meant to be worn alone or on top of your choice of Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, cupuaçu and mango butters work to soften lips.

2014
Newcomer Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy drops as the latest in lip repair. The formula features acmella flower extracts to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles. You can wear it alone or under your other lip products.

Tulip and Ruby, the eighth and ninth shades in the Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment series, are also announced. Tulip leaves a sheer hot pink tint, while Ruby gives off (can you guess?) a ruby tinge.

All three new products are hotly anticipated to be on this Sephora Glossy writer’s vanity in the next five minutes.

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My Healing Place

Crashing waves, softly
roar like lions in stunned ears-
The healing begins

Cooling breezes spray
briny droplets on parched lips-
Serum of solace

Ocean swells vibrate
within soul’s intrinsic realm-
Frequencies of calm

Saturated sand
swallows enervated limbs-
Rejuvenation

Pleasant solar warmth
staves off heaviness of heart-
Healing is complete

~Nirvani

Philinda Fanfic: QNBT16

RATING: T

SUMMARY: May wants to give Coulson truth and takes drastic measures.

NOTES: Written for the Make ‘em Kiss Challenge. Thanks for this wonderful prompt, anon!

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She stormed into his room without a knock. Coulson sat up straight on his bed and dropped the book, he had been reading, into his lap.

“What the hell, May?”

She carried a little black box and a determinated look on her face.

“Do you trust me?” she asked.

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