Wednesday, February 19, 2014

All About Lips...





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Emily Gemma, thesweetestthingblog.com, The Sweetest Thing Blog, @emilyanngemma, makeup, mac cosmetics, lip care, all about lips, mac lipsticks, best way to apply lipstick, mac lip liner, lush cosmetics mint julep,yumi kim, bellami hair hangs, makeup how to, pinterest makeup





Many of you have inquired as to how I make my lip color look more bold & rich so I figured I would share my lip routine with you all seeing as I am grateful to have found something to help battle the wintry, dry lip look. Of course, MAC lipsticks are my favorite as far as pigment, lasting color, & moisture - but even some of those have given my lips a dry appearance.

 1. Begin with bare, clean lips. Use your favorite lip scrub to slough off all the dead skin/leftover lipstick/etc. As far as lip scrub goes I was using Lush. Personally, I don't recommend it - it dried out in just a matter of weeks. I would recommend one of Sara Happ's. (Peppermint is my fave!)
2. Secondly, after smoothing off & exfoliating your lip - it's important to moisturize & soften them. Jade actually introduced me to Clinique's 'All About Lips'  - I have had my bottle for 5 months now and I am crazy over it & it seems to be long-lasting. This step is really important because your liner will glide on very nicely on top of this product. 
3. Next, I use a lip liner not only to outline my lips, but also to boost the color a bit, so get a fairly thick line. I really like the staying power in the NYX liners - but they don't have many good color option. I tend to always wear the MAC ones - 'Magenta' & 'Currant'. 
4. Fill in the remainder of the lip with your choice if lipstick. In this photo I lined with 'Magenta' & filled with 'Up the Amp'. 
5. If you are a gloss person, this should be your last step. Personally, I am not a huge gloss person... during the winter I am more so just to infuse more moisture/color - but I love having a good gloss in my bag to wear alone or if I am dressing up a bit more. In the photos I used 'Snob' by MAC but I also love 'Frivolous Pink'.

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17 comments:

  1. Great post! I always have a problem with dry lips, which is why I tend to wear pigmented lip glosses. Ill have to give this a try!

    Amanda
    Strawberry Chic

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  2. You always have the best lip color! Thanks for posting this!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. Good tips, and beautiful lip color! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Where is your shirt from? Love!!

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  5. I love MAC lip liners & lipstick, but I haven't been wearing lipstick as much as I would like to due to how dry my lips get in this weather. Thank you for the tips, I will definitely try the exfoliator and All About Lips :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  6. Gorgeous! I certainly need to start exfoliating my lips, it's one of those steps that I always skip!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  7. I am loving this full post on LIPS! How fun! Your lipstick is always stunning!
    XO
    Love Me, Dani Marie

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  8. Fun post! I definitely need to add lipliners to my lip routine!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  9. I have the same scrub from Lush, I love the way it smells! Mine dried up quickly, too, but I was able to save it by adding a few drops of water and mixing it up again.

    Emily, The Glam Files

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  10. Lip color always intimidates me! But after following your blog and Instagram you've definitely inspired me to branch out and try some fun colors! I have that same Lush scrub and I hope it doesn't dry out, I still have so much of the product left!

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  11. I love the little oomph that the liner adds, I definitely need to start using it!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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  12. I would be WONDERFUL if you'd do a video/tutorial on how you do your eye makeup! Just love it!

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  13. Love this post and the photographs are brilliant!
    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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