BEAUTY BAR: Lots Of Lip

March 8th, 2016 at 2:00am

A great way to channel that early spring vibe is with your lips! No, this doesn’t mean chanting “spring come quick” in a candlelit room wearing a black hooded robe over a pentagram of flowers and spring prints. Instead, it’s by swiping your brightest, loudest pinks, oranges or reds onto your lips. This Fashionista makes it known to the universe that she is ready for those April showers and May flowers with this vivid orange-red painted on her lips.

Pairing this with an all-black outfit and an oversized patterned scarf helps keep this look winter-chic. The rips in her jeans and the white stripes in her scarf break up all the black as well. The knee rips also stop the look from being too girly and brings a little bit of grunge to counter the bright lipstick. By keeping the rest of her makeup natural, the emphasis is on her pout.

She achieves this by wearing a light BB cream. This emphasizes her cheekbones with some contouring and gives herself a little shimmer by using a highlighter. She also elongated her eyelashes and accentuated her big brown eyes with mascara. The key to pulling off this look is not to overwhelm your face with a lot of different products and colors. If you wanted to dress this look up a bit for nighttime, you could add a simple cat-eye using black eyeliner.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: The most important thing to do before applying lipstick is making sure that your pout is up-to-par. That means making them ultra kissable by scrubbing all of that annoying dry skin off with a lip scrub. Once those flakes are gone, moisturizing is key (vVaseline works the best and won’t break the bank). For best results, do this before you go to bed so that your lips have time to revitalize overnight. When you wake up in the morning your lips should be rejuvenated and ready to wear that bright color, like this orange from ColourPop Cosmetics. Don’t forget the best addition to a great lip color is a big smile!