I don’t know where you live. But it’s frigid in Philadelphia. For weeks, my lips have been jacked up. No matter how much I moisturized, they were snap, crackle, and poppin’. And not in a good way.
So this evening, while my hubby was away at poker night, I decided to pamper my pout. And in about 5 minutes, I had lips to die for, literally, thanks to Peter Thomas Roth’s Lip Facial Trio. It’s exactly what it sounds like.
First, I exfoliated my lips with the Heavenly Lemon Sugar Scrub. Then I applied the Super Smooth Lip Putty (in my opinion, the coolest part of part of the trio) – a clay-based masque that soothes and hydrates. Finally, I smeared on the Pink Bombshell Lip Balm, an iridescent lip conditioner.
I highly recommend the Lip Facial Trio, not only because it does what it promises – but because it’s a completely unique product. You’d be hard-pressed to find another lip treatment that does what this does, let alone one that does it better.
If your lips are looking a hot mess, invest in this product. Your lipstick/gloss will go on more smoothly. But more importantly, your lips will look and feel fabulous.
Lancôme introduces the must-have lipstick shade of the season! Color Fever Shine in Pixel Pink is the fourth installation of the Pout-à-Porter series of limited-edition lipsticks created exclusively for the runway by renowned makeup artist Gucci Westman. Westman collaborated with Fashion Designer Thakoon to create a beautiful sheer raspberry shade, which was worn by all the models during Thakoon’s Fashion Week Spring 2008 fashion show.
This past Monday at Thakoon’s Fall 2008 show, the models were the first VIPs to receive the lipstick. Beginning today, Pixel Pink will be available in limited quantities on lancome-usa.com and on March 1st it will debut exclusively at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Lancôme’s five U.S. boutiques with a retail price of $25.
The previous three Pout-à-Porter lipsticks were created for Behnaz Sarafpour (Fall 2006), Proenza Schouler (Spring 2007) and Peter Som (Fall 2007).
According to Reed Krakoff, President and Executive Creative Director of Coach, “This distinctive collection captures the true, classic style and femininity of the Coach woman.”
Coach Lipstick ($18): These lightweight, full coverage lipsticks are available in three flattering colors – Poppy, Rose, and Peony. They are formulated with Shea Butter and Almond Oil to moisturizes lips; each comes in a unique tube featuring the iconic Signature pattern.
Lip Gloss ($22): These pretty, polished glosses are packaged in a glam tube featuring the Coach logo. Available in three shades – Gardenia, Hibiscus, and Heather.
1.7 Oz Perfume Spray ($68): This classically inspired fragrance has a unique blend of soft florals combined with amber, vanilla and precious woods. Together they capture the distinctive style that is exclusively Coach.
Purse Spray ($42): You’ll want to carry this chic scent with you wherever you go. This conveniently sized spray fits easily into your handbag, tote or travel piece.
Perfume Solid ($40): This solid version of the scent is perfect for the girl on the go. It comes in a fun Coach tag shaped compact that can easily be attached to your handbag, wristlet, or key ring.
Body Lotion ($38): This lotion can be used alone or layered with the Coach fragrance.
Coach Beauty products are available at Coach.com, but a little birdie told me that the new lip glosses will soon be available at Kohl’s.
A few weeks ago, I blogged about mood-changing lip glosses and recommended purchasing Too Faced Mood Swing over Smashbox O-Gloss; my reasoning was that they were essentially the same product and Mood Swing costs less. Well, I take it back. I take it all back.
Yesterday, I received a tube of O-Gloss in the mail (courtesy of Allure Experts) – and I am deeply in love with this gloss. The moment the clear gel hit my lips, it morphed into the most flattering shade of pink…I was very impressed. Rich in antioxidants and botanicals, this non-tacky gloss moisturizes with avocado oil.
O-Gloss has already become a staple in my makeup bag.
One of the perks of having a beauty blog is that I get free products to test and review. So while my trips to the makeup counters, drugstores, and beauty boutiques are less frequent than in the past – once in a while, a product makes such an impression on me that I’ll gladly reach into my wallet. Urban Decay Lip Envy is one such product (I heart the ‘Envious’ shade).
This stain provides a long-lasting wash of color that dries to a semi-matte finish. Swipe it on lips for a “I just ate a popsicle – aren’t I cute?” look. Or layer it for a deep, inky stain.
Lip Envy comes in inkwell-esque packaging, and has a delicate vanilla scent.
Spoiled Pretty tip: after applying Lip Envy (in Envious) to lips, add lip balm, for a natural look; or layer clear gloss on top, for a sexy lacquered effect. Either way, you’ll make every girl in the room pink with envy!
Typical lip plumpers are a little one note – don’t ya think? A bee stung mouth covered in gooey gloss screams, “These aren’t my real lips!” Luckily, DuWop has the answered your plump pout prayers.
Prime Venom is a matte finish plumping lip balm infused with the Lip Venom formula that also works as a lip primer. This matte balm leaves conditions lips while acting as a primer to help lipsticks go on smoother and last longer – as well as plumping the lips for a matte finish pout. It also flushes the lips with natural color, so that you don’t have to wear lipstick at all if you choose not to.
Prime Venom contains macadamia nut oil, prized for its long lasting, moisturizing properties and the now famous blend of essential oils including cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen that put plumpers on the map.
Earlier today, the paparazzi snapped this photo of Jessica Biel – and her new flaxen do – at London’s Heathrow airport. In just the last hour or so, this pic has been popping up all over the Internet – and everyone’s weighing in on whether her haircolor is a hit or miss. But what baffles me is that no one has commented on her swollen upper lip – that sucker is huge!
No matter what I do, my lips become dry and chapped during the winter months. However, I have found a product that alleviates both problems. Although the company is not new to beauty junkies, Philosophy is better known for products such as Hope in a Jar. Kiss Me is a very emollient lip balm that delivers on its promise to leave your lips well-moisturized.
Lipsticks and lip glosses look best on lips that are smooth and well hydrated without cracked or peeling skin. If you want to fully appreciate the ultimate lip care experience you should use an exfoliant first and follow up with a super moisturizing product to protect and heal your lips because lips can not maintain moisture. A good lip exfoliant to try is Laura Geller Lip Strip.
I put Kiss Me to the test during the busy Christmas season while cashiering, for 9 hour shifts, at Sephora. On average, I applied the lip balm approximately three times during these long hours of talking, eating and drinking but not more than 4 times in a 24-hour period.
The one caveat of this product, but its performance is not affected, is that it reacts to hot and cold temperatures. The tube will harden if left in the cold and will soften during the warmer months.
Philosophy’s Kiss Me offered the best of all worlds because it had a natural shine, moisturized, tasted like citrus, and was long-lasting. I purchased the lip balm by Philosophy in Kiss Me Red, but it is available in clear and pink shades as well. I love this stuff!
*Kim Y. Stanley has been a self-confessed beauty junkie since the age of 12. Over the years, she has experimented and tested tons of beauty products; comparing similar products of different price ranges is what fuels her addiction.
I’m a brown girl. So when I tried PlumpLips IceSticks from Freeze 24/7 in FirstFrost (iridescent bubble gum pink), I expected disaster. I don’t usually gravitate towards pale lip colors because they wash me out. And I’ve been burned, quite literally, by irritating lip plumpers in the past.
So when I looked in the mirror, after applying FirstFrost to my lips, I was shocked…in the best way possible. The product soothed, subtly plumped, and gave my pout a sheer wash of color – without any stinging or pain, just a cool tingle. The formula is soft and moisturizing, so tackiness isn’t an issue. The most exciting feature of the PlumpLips IceSticks is its ability to enhance the natural color of your lips – by increasing circulation to the lip surface.
Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Katie Holmes, and Renee Zellweger are reported fans.
I’m glad that I kept an open mind, because I love this lip product. I would absolutely purchase again…and I am anxious to try the other seven shades (Brr..Berry, WindChill, ArcticGlaze, FrostBitten, PlumCicle, CherryIce, and Clear).