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 23/02/2011 by Rae Chen
Hello, beautiful! What’s the weather like where you are? Because where I am, it’s freezing. The temperature’s actually not that bad, but it’s literally the freezing that’s the problem - ice & icicles everywhere.
So I figure - when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Unfortunately, there’s no fun in simply swiping on some ice-white eyeshadow (it’s pretty, sure, but not all that interesting), so I ended up reinterpreting the icicles in the most pretentious way possible. (Kidding. Sort of.) So: winged shadow for the icicles, and blue for the cold of winter!
- To get the eyes in this look, start with the Blue Moon Wet & Dry Eye Shadow Quad. Using the small end of the applicator (or a flat shader brush), apply the darkest blue to the outer 2/3 your lids, flicking the shape upwards at the end of the lid.
- Next, apply the white from Blue Moon to your inner corners.
- To blend the inner corner and outer 2/3 together, pat Wet & Dry Eye Shadow in Cabaret in the gap between them, buffing the shades together lightly. Either of the mid-toned shades in Blue Moon could do this as well, but I’m partial to the depth of Cabaret ;)
- Add a quick swipe of mascara and/or some false lashes, then line your eyes with Kohl Eyeliner in Soft Black.
- If needed, finish with a simple clean-up: grab a cotton bud soaked in Essentials Soothing Cleansing Water to sharpen the edges of your eye shadow and whisk away any fall-out.
- For a smooth, even base, apply and blend a thin coat of True Radiance SPF 15 Make-Up. (Yes, sun protection’s important in the winter, too!) If you have oilier skin, dust lightly with Pressed Powder for a more matte finish and longer wear.
- To add a bit of colour to your complexion, pop a bit of Velvety Powder Blush onto the apples of your cheeks. I love using Dust in the winter - it looks really natural, but at the same time, is bright enough to brighten up my winter pallor.
I always do my lips last, but I couldn’t pick just one colour today. Instead, I tried out two different lip looks try out - one more natural, and one more bold. Both shades are Rouge Xpression lipsticks, but the natural one is a cream finish (700 Enchantment) and the more bold lip is a pearl finish (851 Obsession).
I’d personally wear Enchantment (top of post) out for the night, but if you’re bold enough, Obsession (below) is a stunner!
Stay warm, lovelies! xoxo
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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 14/01/2011 by isabelp
The latest news is that the zodiac signs would be off by a month. I have been a Virgo all my life and now this means I would suddenly become a Libra. (sigh). Although you favorite lipgloss may never tell what the future holds for you, the shape of your lipstick can tell us a bit about your personality. According to psychologists, a woman reveals her herself by the way she wears down her lipstick. Intrigued?
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Posted on 23/11/2010 by isabelp
We constantly use colours to describe objects, and to relate to things. Some days we feel like wearing the red shirt that says “Hello, I’m here!” and other mornings, we just want to be wrapped in grey or black and disappear into the crowd. Our wardrobe is a reflection of what’s going on inside. We use words, clothing and accessories to express our true colours. It appears that the colours on the walls affect our moods as well!
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