Posted on 05/10/2011 by Lisamarie
Lipstick or lipgloss - the popularity of each one seems to change from season to season but I have noticed something interesting, women tend to gravitate towards one or the other and psychologists would like us to believe it is a subconscious choice.
I recently read an article that claimed that women tend to wear the opposite product of what their mother does. If your mom is a lipstick person you are more likely to be a gloss girl and vice versa. It's an interesting idea and in my own case it's actually true, my mom has always worn lipstick and I tend to prefer gloss. Not to say I don't own four zillion lipsticks, but I do wear more gloss than lipstick so I am obviously subconsciously rebelling! I don't have any kids but it would be interesting to know if I did have a daughter if she would lean towards lipstick...
There are pros and cons to both formulations: lipsticks tend to be longer lasting, well pigmented and less messy while glosses are super shiny and can be applied very precisely.
Whichever one you like - application is the key - The Joker and Robert Smith from the Cure are the only ones who can get away with lipstick smeared all over their face, the rest of us should try to stay inside the lines! Here are a few tips for perfect lipstick/gloss application:
1) Start with a smooth surface - gloss is a little more forgiving but nothing looks worse than lipstick on top of chapped lips! There are several ways to get rid of the dead skin: buy a pre-made lipscrub, make your own with sugar and olive oil, or use a soft toothbrush/facecloth.
2) If you want to use a lipliner go for it but please make it the same colour as the product you will be wearing - the late 90's with that dark lipliner, light lipstick trend were dark times my friends - history is something to be learned from! I have personally become a fan of reverse lipliner which basically is a clear wax that you draw around the outside of your lips, this prevents the lipstick or gloss from bleeding outside of your lips!
3) The darker/brighter the colour you are using is, the more precise your application needs to be. If you can't be bothered messing around with this step than use a lighter colour as it's then less obvious that your application isn't perfect!
4) Have fun with it - it's makeup! Don't let anyone tell you that women over 30 can't wear gloss or redheads can't wear pink - I break both of these "rules" all the time!
Now what do you suppose those pychologists would say about women who like to layer gloss over lipstick?
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Posted on 03/02/2011 by isabelp
Porcelain dolls. Pure, innocent, girly and rosy cheeks; fragile almost. There is something dreamy and romantic about porcelain dolls. Perhaps it's in the softness of the colours or the imaginary stories that we create when we hold them dearly as a child. To be precious, fancy, feminine, poised and soft on the eyes is part of romanticism.To celebrate the arrival of spring season and the pastel softness it brings to mind, Marcelle launches two new face products: The Multi-Colour Face Powder - Luminous Veil and Multi-Colour Powder Blush - Pink Fusion.
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Posted on 26/01/2011 by isabelp
Read my lips: Real Lips Are Back! Even if they sometimes go unnoticed, lips are part of sensuality and desire. A kiss is personal. A kiss is precious. Perhaps you only vaguely remember your latest kiss, but you certainly remember your first kiss! As a kid, lipstick or lipgloss is often the first colour cosmetic item we hold in our hands and wear as the princess we incarnate in our make-believe childplay.
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Posted on 25/01/2011 by isabelp
Does your skin feel dry, parched or taut to the touch? Do you notice flakes on the inside of your socks when you get undressed at night? It’s when winter is halfway through that our skin seems to be the driest. How can you help your skin beat the cold and remain properly hydrated and comfortable? How does the weather affect our skin? First, the cold air and wind are aggressions to our skin. Skin is impermeable but still affected by cold and does not offer much natural resistance to it. Dressing up warmly is also prevention for arthritis. Keep those articulations warm and protected. Winter is a reminder to better care for ourselves.
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Posted on 19/01/2011 by isabelp
"Less is more". A style that's been trending for a while already (and still present on Fall 2011 runways) is the nude look. Does the nude look mean that we should go out bare faced in the world? Absolutely not! (And I'm totally speaking for myself here). Some dark circles (a.k.a., mine) should never be visible to others. Some days, we are feeling extraverted, colourful and expressive and we just want to layer multiple colours on our lids and lips. On other days, we feel nude and neutral and rapidly want to get it on and be on our way. This classic look is simple to do, makes us feel prettied up and yet, not entirely made-over. Perhaps not the nude look however; it's a flawless look!
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