Pucker up, pretties: it’s time to learn how to rock a bold lip! If you’ve been eyeing the vibrant, mood-lifting shades of fall that have splashed the runways this season. No need to be intimidated by those shiny tubes; we’ve got your top three tips (and a few sultry shades suggestions) that will leave you looking anything but basic.
Prep Your Pout
In order for your favorite spicy shade to show through to its fullest potential, you should first prep your pout by exfoliating. Slough off dead skin for smooth canvas using an exfoliating scrub of sugar and coconut oil. Voila! Baby smooth lips that are ready for their close-up.
Plump the Pucker
That just bitten look of lips is timelessly alluring, and can be achieved with one simple step: a plump. To add volume and hydration that will heal the dreaded crack of parched lips, simply apply a deeply nourishing balm- we love the pure Vitamin E in Delphine Cosmetics Hydrating Lip Balm.
Smile Between the Lines
The key to keeping a bold lip looking polished and in place is by first defining the shape of your lips. To keep lipstick from sliding, pick a lip pencil within one or two shades of your lipstick to create a barrier. Then, with short, soft strokes begin outlining the very edge of your upper lip, starting with your Cupid’s Bow and working outwards. Repeat the same process on your lower lip.
Bright is Bold….Berry is Beautiful
Bold lips don’t have to say “I took a risk.” In fact, while eye-catching and colorful, the right bold lip shade should be an accent to your ensemble, not the focus. The two biggest factors to consider are skin tone and wardrobe; warmer shades (pinks, oranges) pair better with cooler undertones, while cooler colors (berries, browns) look especially lovely against olive or caramel skin.
With fall’s more muted, natural shades and textures, you can afford to add some excitement to your makeup. A vibrant fuchsia like Intoxicate or Just Out, a gorgeous red-orange, can be a playful way to incorporate a pop of color into your favorite LBD.
Still, the berry lip is no doubt the hottest for Fall 2015. This color goes well with every skin tone and gives off a combined vibe of sophistication and edge! Our personal favorite berry lipstick is Sizzle, lined with Raisin lipliner- perfection!
Until next time, Social Butterfli’-s.
As seasons transition, the sudden change from warm, balmy weather to crisp, dry days can leave your skin feeling parched and patchy, not the baby-bottom soft cheeks you want to cozy up with. Fight back against frightful fall weather with an updated skin care regimen that targets all your worst cold-weather woes.
Covet The Cream
Even with dry skin, a daily cleanser is necessary to keep your complexion looking its best. Instead of worsening your woes with a harsh product, try a cream-based formula. Our gel cream cleanser is top notch at removing dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping away your skins natural moisture.
Daily Dose of Moisture
The best defense against the dry air and wind exposure that accompanies fall activities is a daily moisturizer. When applied after cleansing, a moisturizer not only leaves your skin more radiant, but also acts as a barrier between any free radicals or sun exposure that lead to skin damage. Lightweight, formulated with Vitamins E & C, and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, Daily Moisture Protection is our pick for best daily moisturizer.
Embrace the Emollience
When a daily moisturizer simply won’t do the job, step aside and embrace the emollience of Hydrating Cream Extreme. This ultra-hydrating cream was designed to absorb deep into pores while you sleep, soothing and softening your skin with antioxidant vitamins. Its luxurious feel will leave you looking forward to your nightly routine long before quitting time.
Upgrade Your Under-Eyes
For an extra little oomph in your skin care routine, we recommend an eye cream. It may seem like an unnecessary step, but taking extra care of the delicate skin around your eyes is the absolute best way to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Best of all, our Transforming Eye Cream firms and tones your under-eyes, preventing the dreaded concealer crease.
Until next time, Social Butterfli’-s!