This up-close-and-personal post featuring (my) lips makes me feel a bit uncomfy since I’m normally more all about the eyes, and so not used to taking close-ups of my own mouth! Haha Besides, my lips are a bit dark around the edges as you’ll see.
Anyway, inspired by @TheGlitterGeek’s Arianne, who tweeted a snap shot of her lippies in the pocket of her purse last week, I decided to clean out my own bag and found these:
My travel-sized lip brush, a matte Red lippy from a local brand in the Philippines called Ever Bilena (which most people I know are ashamed of but should not be). It’s cheap, it works, it’s tried & tested. Buy Filipino (too)! A MAC Amplified lipstick in Vegas Volt, a Cover Girl Lip Shine in Berry, a cream lippy by Joe Fresh in Baie Sauvage and a Bloom Lip Tint in Plum/Berry.
After applying my “no makeup face” and in between mommy duties (oh, if you could only hear the, “Noelle, sit down… Come brush your teeth…Pick your Bedtime story!” in the background with her dad and me, in between photos haha! I applied the above lip stash on one at a time so I could show you how adding a hint of colour, or a pop of colour can do wonders to a busy girl’s “Summer-light makeup” face.
#ProTips: In this extreme weather alert Toronto Heat, or wherever you are, dont neglect your lips. Moisturize with a lip balm (or just petroleum jelly) at night and brush or rub over your lips with a face towel when you get up to wash your face and brush your teeth in the morning to reveal soft, smooth lips. Protect them with a hydrating lip product with an SPF and avoid ultra shiny gloss that could cause more UV damage when reflected or magnified on the thin membrane on the lips. Avoid licking dry lips as enzymes in our saliva actually dries lips out more.
Here are my lips stash (features) in photos. Got to sign out and catch some zzZ’s now…
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. Gwyneth Paltrow