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).
What’s the secret to Gwen Stefani’s red lip? Apparently, it takes three products to create her signature shade. Try MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry, MAC Pro Lip Mix in Crimson, and Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Exces de Rouge.
Spotted: B on the cover of January’s Lucky Magazine.
Inside, the 20-year-old dishes about music that gets her in the mood, east coast vs. west coast, and her style evolution. “I’m having so much fun, but I’m trying to keep my head together too, stylewise. There are so many young women out there dressing like young girls; I want to be more ladylike and classic,” Lively says.
Get the Gossip Girl’s gloss, Mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Pink Crush/Buttercream Brioche, at Avon.com.
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What if I told you that I’ve found the most gorgeous panties – except they’re meant to be worn on your lips? You’d probably call me crazy – but then, clearly, you haven’t heard about Diane Brill’s Panties In A Bunch!
Inspired by a little box of the yummiest bon bons, Diane Brill now offers their best-selling Lip Lingerie glosses in miniature versions.
Panties In A Bunch includes Diane Brill’s three most wanted tints (Frilly Thong, Sheer String, and Jeweled G-String) along with three limited-edition colors (Pearly Panty, Vinyl V-String, and Satin Hipster).
Adorably packaged in the prettiest pots, these fancy panties are one size fits all (handbags) – even the coziest clutch can easily hold all six shades. And though all of the glosses are universally flattering, Spoiled Pretty just knows that you’ll be slipping into Frilly Thong, left, over and over.
Packaged together, these mini versions of the full size glosses are tiny temptations perfect for the holidays! Click here to find out where you can get your Panties In A Bunch.
Fuchsia lip color is the latest manifestation of Fall’s bold red lip. If you need convincing to try this trend, just check out the magenta mouth on Atonement star Keira Knightley.
To coat the entire surface of your lips, InStyle.com recommends smiling while you apply. “It stretches the lip, exposing every furrow to be filled with pigment.”
Get the look with Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Coco Red, available at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Douglas Cosmetics, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor.
Too often, there’s a good deal of false advertising when it comes to lip butters. In some cases, they’re actually waxy lip balms in a tube. And sometimes, they turn out to be gooey lip glosses – which I personally love. But if it’s gloss, then call it gloss – right?
Lucky for you, Spoiled Pretty as done some of the leg work – and we’ve found one that’s not waxy or gooey. I think even Goldilocks would agree – this lip butter is just right.
Korres Lip Butter is a buttery balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny finish. The combination of shea butter and rice wax penetrate for deep hydration and softness. And because the lip butter is part of Korres’ new good-for-your-skin color collection, it’s perfect for those gals who prefer natural, eco-friendly beauty – but still prefer Manolo Blahniks to Birkinstocks.
Korres Lip Butter is available at Sephora.
If you ever anticipate being shipwrecked on a deserted island, make sure to pack Maiden Beauty’s Perfect Pout Lip Scrub. This brown sugar exfoliant buffs and refines your lips…and it’s 100% edible!
The scrub comes with your choice of Tasty Tint Lip Balm, a glossy moisturizer featuring a hint of color and a kiss of brown sugar flavor. Balm choices include Pretty (light pink), Smart (sheer caramel) and Lady (cherry red).
My first kiss of the week belonged to Dylan. But by Monday, I had my lips all over Chris. On Tuesday, I let Tyler steal a smooch before meeting up with Johnny for some serious lip action. Thursday was pretty busy, as I puckered up with Eric and David – at the same time! Today, I’m all about Forest, who gave me some sugar on my way to work.
Before your imagination starts running wild – allow me to explain. This post is a kiss and tell, but it’s not what you’re thinking. I am still very happily married, but my lips are having a love affair with Kissable Couture, a new lip gloss collection created by Keisha Nash-Whitaker and celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson (whose clients include Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Missy Elliot, and Alec Wek).
The fall collection, titled First Kiss, is comprised of seven shades; my favorite is Forest, a beautiful bordeaux, named after Keisha’s husband (the amazingly talented writer/director/and Academy Award-winning actor – yes, that Forest).
In the tube, some may find the ombre hues a bit daunting. But be not afraid – each gloss dresses lips in sumptuous color that is surprisingly wearable.
Kissable Couture is a must-have addition to every woman’s winter (makeup) wardrobe. And for only $22, everyone can afford to wear couture!
To dress your lips in luxury, visit kissablecouture.com.
Hooked on lipgloss? Afraid to embrace the lipstick trend that’s all the rage?
Spoiled Pretty suggests you try Stila Lip Glaze Stick. Available in the same flavors and hues as the popular Stila Lip Glaze, these pencil-like sticks come in the same rich, moisturizing formula that your lips love. A high level of pearl in each shade has upped the shimmer factor for a luminous pout.
Use alone for a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid look, or wear under your favorite gloss to add depth to the color.