5 Easy Steps To Longer Lasting Lipstick Wear

Hello Beauties,

Does your lipstick look fabulous when you first apply it but within a few hours and maybe a cup of coffee your lips look like you never spent those 5 or 10 minutes perfectly applying your lipstick? You are not alone but I think I may have found some tips to help you out. Try these tips the next time you are painting your pout:

For advice, Nymag turned to Ella Ceron, the Cut’s social-media editor, who has made lipstick so much a part of her game that her baristas take daily bets as to which color she will wear. Here is her five-step lipstick insurance policy:  She also only chooses lipsticks that she knows to be “Stage-Five Clingers.”

Step 1: lip primer — it gives the lipstick something to adhere to, aside from your lips. Ceron uses Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation. Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, whose clients include Rashida Jones, also likes Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer.

Step 2: Choose a lip liner in the same color family as your lipstick. Be sure to line not just the edges of your lips but your whole lip. This is yet another layer of pigment for the lipstick to adhere to. Try something like M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

Step 3: Apply your first layer of lipstick and don’t forget to blot off the excess.

Step 4: Now for the trick, which is also endorsed by M.A.C cosmetics director of makeup artistry Romero Jennings: Blot twice. Take a piece of tissue and gently place it over your lips, then use a brush and lightly dust your lips over the tissue with a translucent powder (Laura Mercier makes a good one). The powder will help set your lipstick, and the tissue will keep it from getting all over your lips. Make sure that you’re pressing the color into the lips through the tissue.

Step 5: Apply your second layer of lipstick. To make sure you have a real clinger on your hands, consider the formula. The order of longevity, i matte, cream, liquid, and then gloss. Ceron’s favorite Stage-Five Clinger lipsticks include NARS Audacious, Tom Ford Lip Color (the darker tones, not the glittery ones), and M.A.C matte

If you don’t want to do the full five-step routine, you can always do the first or second steps as prep before applying color, or the fourth or fifth steps only. Also you can apply the lipstick over a liquid stain in the same color family, so that the color fades to a pretty stain as the day goes on.  You can dab a bit of gloss or balm over the lipstick if you want with your fingers, but don’t use a lip balm or else it will smear.

And if you really want to keep the process short, try one of these truly long-wearing lipsticks:

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge — a waterproof pick created for the Parisian Aquatic Ballet.

Lip Ink

Anastasia Beverly Hill Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

What is your favorite longlasting lipstick?

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4 Simple And Easy Ways To Improve Your Current Skincare Routine

Hello My Beauties:

Today I found an article on Mama Mia’s website about easy ways to overhaul your skincare routine. With everyone wanting to fight aging and the wrinkles that come with, it is very important to find a skincare routine that works!! I personally use my Neutrogena Microderm Brush at least two times a week. It works sort of like the Spin brush everyone is talking about. But here are some other ways that Nicky Champ suggests we step up our skincare game:

Whether you’ve never had a solid beauty routine and want to start, or you think it might just be time you did something about those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, it’s hard to know where to begin. The good news is it’s actually pretty easy to learn how to take good care of your skin.

1. Make antioxidants your new friend.

Antioxidants are more than just the stuff you find in fruits and vegetables. They’re the secret weapon that help ward off the skin-aging free radicals you’re exposed to every day.

So make sure you’re getting as much as possible by upping your antioxidant intake in both food and skin products.

beauty routine for 20sThe powerful Super Anti-Oxidant Complex in cucumber-fresh Day Wear moisturizer helps reduce the first signs of aging like fine lines, and also addresses dullness, dryness, and dehydration issues.

And when applying an antioxidant rich moisturizer, don’t just stop at your jawline – take it down to your neck and décolletage.

2. Start using an SPF – ASAP.

You’ve heard it before, but I’m going to say it again. Sunscreen is the NUMBER ONE ANTI-AGING PRODUCT YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR FACE.  Apply it every day, reapply it often and you’ll have people mistaking you for 27 when you’re 35.

Multi-tasking Day Wear is not just full of antioxidants, it packs SPF15 too, so you’re covered for the day.

3. Amp up your night game.

As late nights, work stress and family life take their toll, beauty sleep is key.

But it’s not just about the hours you get on the pillow – night is when your body turns back the clock on the day’s free radical damage. A solid night time skin care regimen will help you wake up looking fresh and rested come morning.

Stock up on the best night cream you can afford. Night Wear Detox Creme helps deeply hydrate and detox the skin from your daily grind — whether it’s office or the sandpit.

And if you’ve been avoiding serums because the idea of them confuses you, don’t be intimidated. With potent ingredients for targeted skin concerns, bedtime can be the best time to apply them. Look for one formulated especially for night like Advanced Night Repair.

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“Stock up on the best night cream you can afford. Estée Lauder’s NightWear Detox Creme helps deeply hydrate and detox the skin from your daily grind—whether it’s office or the sandpit.”

4. Start using face masks again.

The best time to do a mask is before bed. Apply your mask after cleansing, and continue the product down the décolletage. Follow with your serum then night cream.

If you are in need of an extra boost of detoxification, a clay mask like Estée Lauder’s 3-minute NightWear Detox Mask is ideal to gently eliminate toxins and impurities.

beauty routine for 20sSimple, right? Of course it is. So just start introducing these four things into your skin care regime and prepare for the compliments to start rolling on in.

How do you take care of your skin?

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Time Sensitive Makeup Release You Don’t Want To Miss!!

Hello Beauties:

So I am a new fan of OCC (obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) ever since I purchased some of their lippies when they were on sale at Sephora. Actually they were almost free since Sephora is not going to carry the line anymore.  I think the formula is smooth, pigmented, and it has a full coverage feel on the lips. Well my heart is racing and my pulse is pumping over their release of the NEW and improved liptar available on their website  in less than 2 hours!!

They are calling it Lip Tar/ RTW housed in a cylindrical tube that features a user-friendly doe foot applicator, the same innovative formula and dynamic color of Lip Tar is now combined with an all new, easy-to-use applicator that promises to make this a must-have liquid lipstick that beauty lovers everywhere will keep reaching for! Lip Tar is now ready to wear.

25 fabulous new shades for you to choose from. They all retail for $15

  • Anita
  • Sebastian
  • John Doe
  • Hollywood
  • Interlace
  • Anime
  • Strumpet
  • Lydia
  • Narcissus
  • Digitalis
  • Femme
  • Grandma
  • Queen
  • Memento
  • Hush
  • Black Dahlia
  • Black Metal Dahlia
  • Stalker
  • NSFW
  • Vintage
  • Pagan
  • Technopagan
  • Rx
  • Belladonna
  • Hoochie

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Don’t try to access the site now because they have it on lock just for the anticipation of their new release. The site will be live and ready to purchase these new lippies at 12am Est.

That is 12am August 14th!!

Which colors are on your wish list?

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