Turns out, we’re a huge fan of products associated to and applied against our lips. Maybe this isn’t a surprise. . .
When we talked about trends you should just hurry up and try a couple of weeks ago, we encouraged you to give a bold lip a shot. We stand by this recommendation; however - it is possible to dress your lips out without fully committing to an in- your-face, bold-lip.
We dedicate today’s post to celebrating the gamut of lip products out there designed to pretty up your pucker.
The Lips Trends!
1. Lip Stain Stunner
You’ve heard us talk about “Benetint” by Benefit before, but we return it to your attention because of it’s all out awesomeness. Not only can this product be used as a stain for your lips, it can also be applied to your cheeks for a pop of colour on a clean face. We like the idea of lips stains for those fresh-faced-Sunday-feels.
2. Mad for Matte Lips
A recent trend that’s made a substantial place for itself this fall has been a neutral shade matte lip gloss. We love Bare Minerals take on this product as the gloss is easy to apply but dries to a matte finish; we also love that it’s easy to reapply in public, sans mirror and doesn’t dramatically dry out our lips. This product also has the capacity to create a more dramatic look the more it’s layered and boasts an impressive staying power through coffee and or wine sipping. Be sure to try the shade out in the store, as going too close to your natural skin tone can make you look like you’re presently suffering from the flu. . .
3. Lookin' fine with High Shine
The thing about your lips is, they’re already kind of a great shade of pink - we love the idea of celebrating this naturally occurring hue with a high shine lip gloss. This gloss is perfect for those evenings where you commit to rocking a dramatic, smokey eye! We love this cheap and cheerful product from Joe Fresh. We also love this product for it’s capacity to add a punch of shine over any sort of lip colour - check out how she’s layered the high gloss over the Benetint. Stunning!
4. Rock that Bold Lip Like You Know You Can
We won’t repeat ourselves - but we will encourage you once again to try a bold lip. You know what, we take that back: JUST DO IT! Featured here is the Sephora Creme Rouge Truth or Dare.
5. Your Insurance Policy
Anytime you wear any sort of shade on your kissers, you run the risk of “bleeding;” this is an unfortunate phenomenon wherein the shade of our lipstick starts to work its way into the fine lines surrounding our lips. It’s basically bullshit, but it happens. As a point of prevention, we recommend purchasing some sort of “Bleeding Preventative Measure” and applying it just outside of your natural lip line. We’re presently obsessed with the Lip Line Perfector by Make Up Forever - this magical product creates an invisible barrier that easily glides on as it fills in fine lines and hydrates your skin, ensuring you colour stays where you mean it to. Actually Magic.