One of the quickest and easiest ways to wake up the face and pull a look together, regardless of what you’re wearing, is to put on a red lip. That and the fact that red lipstick never goes out of style. These are my Top 6 favorite red lipsticks in no particular order. All of them have a few things in common. All have a satin finish, none are matte.
This has been my makeup routine as of late. It may seem burdensome but I can do it in ten minutes if I need to. NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint – An excellent light coverage foundation that leaves my skin looking hydrated. This is supposed to be a dupe for La Mer’s Soft Fluid foundation that costs $120. I tested it and they are very similar. Both are light
My all-time favorite lip balms and treatments. I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for years. Some don’t care for the smell but I love it. This can be used anywhere on the body to treat dry, cracked skin but I use it most as a lip treatment. Available at most department stores. It’s a real hero product. Lanolips is a recent discovery that I will repurchase. The Lemonaid
Lanolips Hand Cream Intense & Lip Balm Touting the moisturizing properties of Lanolin, this Australian based company has some winning products. Recently, I picked up a few items to try from Nordstrom. -Rose Hand Cream Intense -101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm -Lemonaid Lip Treatment What it claims to do? Rose Hand Cream moisturizes dry hands and nails. 101 Ointment claims 101 uses including dry cuticles, cracked heels, dry nasal passages,
KIKO is a high quality, moderately priced, cruelty-free Italian cosmetics company. Recently, I picked up a few items to try out. I love cruising through their well organized stores but you can also order direct online. Check out KIKO here. Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit 01 Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette 102 Single eyeshadow in the shade Infinity Cream Crush Lasting Eyeshadow 07 Daring Look Eye Marker Black Everlasting Kajak eye pencil
My favorites this past month. Crack Original Styling Treatment: Love this leave in treatment that reduces frizz, protects from heat, and adds shine. Smells great also. Available online or Ulta. Elnett Hairspray: The. Best. At drugstores. Dry Wax by AG Hair Care: This is a new product for me that I’ve incorporated into my daily use. Used sparingly, I love the texture it adds to styled hair. At Ulta. Koh
My Favorites this month. Yon-Ka Paris Cleansing Cream: A wonderful cleanser that I’ve been using exclusively in the mornings. Its calming formula is great for sensitive, dry skin and rosacea. It also contains refreshing peppermint which is why I like to use it in the morning. Wonderful brand. Available through aestheticians or online. MISSHA Complexion Coordinating BB Cream: My favorite Korean brand. This is a medium to full coverage BB
Lipstick Queen Liptropolis Lipstick Queen is one of my favorite lipstick ranges. This set contains three beautiful shades. If you’re familiar with Lipstick Queen you’ll know that the Sinners range is opaque in finish and the Saints range is sheer in finish. This set lies somewhere in between. Available where Lipstick Queen is sold. Top to Bottom: Soho, Central Park, Upper East Love this liner in Coral. Quote from
To the Favorites! LORAC PRO Palette 2: I’ve been reaching for this palette the most this past month. It has 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades for many, many looks. Extremely hyper pigmented and buttery shadows make this one of my all time favorite palettes. Available at Sephora and Ulta. HADA LABO TOKYO Replenishing Hydrator: I gave this a try upon recommendation from uppiesbeads59 and have really enjoyed it. I
NYX Butter Gloss As the name suggests, these buttery lip glosses are very moisturizing and comfortable to wear on the lips. I have the shades (L to R) Eclair, Maple Blonde, and Peach Cobbler. I love them all and hope to grab a couple of others. Available at Ulta and Target for only $4.99 each. Gold flatware. Takes some effort to care for but oh so beautiful.