Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Beauty Archives: Perfect Lips

How to make you lips look perfect takes just a little more than lip gloss. To start, you'll need 3 things, a tube of lipstick, a non-waxy chapstick, and a slightly tinted lip gloss. Because it's fall, use a slightly darker shade of lipstick as oppose to a brighter shade. However, if it's for a party, feel free to use a bright festive red. Try Clinique Different Lipstick in Rose Aglow $14.00. For Lip Gloss, try BUXOM Lips Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Destiny, $18.00, sephora.com. Finally, for chapstick, use a sheer shade of Burt's Bees Chapstick.
To create the look, follow these super easy steps:
(pictures from left: BUXOM Lips Big & Healthy Lip Gloss in Destiny, and Clinique Different Lipstick in Rose Aglow)
1. Apply a thorough coat of the chapstick, on both your top and bottom lip. Then, rub your lips together to even out the coat. This will smooth out your lips, because lipstick will show any piece of dry skin on your lips, without this layer, the lipstick can look rough. The chapstick will perfect your lips!
2. Apply a layer of the colored lipstick, making sure to cover all parts of your lips. After the application of the color, scrape your nail around the outline of your lips, to clean up any messy color.
3. Finally, swipe a short line (not all the way across your lips, but half, yet centered, so there's about 1/4 not touched on each side) of the lips. Rub your lips together to spread and even the gloss.
4. Congratulations! You have achieved the perfect looking lip! Enjoy!

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