Monday, January 13, 2014

Currently Crushing: Frostbite

Purple lips and lit-up, cheery cheekbones?

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Brrrrrrrrrrr......ing on the cooler temperatures, please!
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Well, in terms of beauty, that is.
And, I'd still like to layer on these deliciously cozy layers...soft knits, faux fur. I'm secretly overjoyed that we still have some time to enjoy them.
 
Today, though, let's facetime.

Two of my current favorite winter routine essentials:
Tints of color and glimpses of shimmer.
 
http://www.dermstore.com/product_The+Matte+Lip+Color+-+Persistence_49866.htm

 
 
I'd never heard of Kevyn Aucoin before this lipstick was gifted to me over the holidays. Where have I been?! I missed this VIP at the party, while I've been a wallflower.  If all products are remotely similar in quality, then, sign me up for all of them. Boom...instant fangirl, like a 14-year-old at a Justin Timberlake concert. I'm obsessed with this shade "Persistence," which is a mauve-ish/lilac purple...although it's a matte lip color, it's still surprisingly moisturizing and velvety. It WON'T dry out your lips, like most others and how MANY of my very favorites unfortunately do.
Also available from Nordstrom HERE and Amazon HERE.

Wearing lipstick:
While I mayyyyyy be a lipstick and rouge-loving, hat-wearing, Golden Girls-quoting old lady (WITH a dog named Blanche!), lipstick IS for everyone. It's more ladylike than gloss and none of those sticky, hair/fuzz/feathers(Hey! Life CAN get wild, sometimes!)/weird flying objects-on-your-mouth moments. That's just plain awkward...for everyone. Lipstick brightens up your face instantly, and if I could choose simply one makeup product to wear for the rest of my days, it would be lipstick.  Created in all colors of the rainbow and MANY more, lipstick can be as sheer & understated or as matte & bold as your sweet (Yeah? Eh...) little heart desires. Seriously, just try it. It's not just for (and all over--eeww!) Great Aunt Jean. This girl swears by it. Scouts honor.

-Prep: lather (oh, yeah!) your lips with balm and rub in circular motions with a tooth brush. Or, you can try a small amount of facial scrub on your lips. This will remove dead skin and all of that other gunky, chappy mess that no one enjoys watching flap around. Moisture, moisturize, moisturize is key! Choose non-drying lipsticks with natural plant-based oils and Vitamin E.
-Line: Choose one in a similar shade (or even a few shades lighter that matches your natural lip color. Also, some cosmetic companies offer an invisible liner, which can then blend into all shades.
-Fill In: You can begin filling in with a light layer of color from your lip liner, if you wish to build extra color protection. Then, apply lipstick. Blot with a tissue lightly. Here, now, a beauty expert advised me that applying a thin swipe of blush over your first layer. This aids in sealing the color, protecting you from looking like a complete and utter trainwreck midday at lunch with your boss, red or orange smeared up to your nostrils, or gasp! at happy hour with that guy you met off of Tender.
Finish: Finally, Put on one last application of lipcolor or more, if you wish to REALLY build that color. Now, you can dab a tiny bit of gloss, or as I prefer, Rose's Lip Balm, in the middle of your lips.   
 
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It has the creamy shimmer applicator on one end, and a sponge blender on the other. You never look cakey or overly glittery. I'm envisioning 7th grade roll-on glitter sticks, normally, but this highlighter makes cheek bones look delightfully cheery and anything but middle school. Put on cheekbones, above the eyebrows, and/or down the nose. It blends and builds coverage, so apply it as delicately or as BAM as you wish. 
Also available from Sephora HERE and Ulta HERE.
 
Add a little BB cream, swipes of mascara (Benefit's "They're Real!"), and  Nars blush (I switch around between shades but always return to "Orgasm"), and I'm scurrying out of the door.
 

Oh, man!
Knock on wood. I've just doomed us all to endless months of winter...this groundhog saw her shadow and has retreated back to the burrow to watch Netflix.
 Whether I'm watching Scandal (Don't even start with me!) with Blanche or out on the town, exploring and gallivanting per usual This Kind of Girl,
at least I'll look properly cool & collected.


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