When wearing lipstick, most of us try to avoid smooching our lovers too heavily to keep our perfectly painted pouts intact. But…
The modern lip, so red and so big, brings a catch 22. You want a bright, bold, statement look, but most lipsticks are drying and chemical-filled—so much so that they can actually contribute to aging.
What is your red of choice? You want something that evokes this season’s statement trend, but also works to best complement your skin tone. Here are our expert's suggestions.
At 25 years old, with a bit of a baby face, my interest in fillers and Restylane Silk did not stem from loss of a youthful visage—actually, it was inspired by my lip liner. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and is a polysaccharide that firms, plumps, smoothes, and provides moisture to the skin in addition to lubricating joints.
Finding a vibrant lip color that’s truly flattering isn’t always as easy as it sounds — that’s why I love color-adjusting lipsticks and glosses.
ChapStick is one of those products with universal appeal, but did you know that it was the very first lip balm ever? It’s over 125 years old!
Whether you’re trying to keep your lips hydrated with preventative measures or in dire need of relief, here are the best ways to pamper your pucker with lip balm.
I fell in love with the charming accents, the tea at Liberty, the vintage shearling jacket I found in Notting Hill, and the retro-looking Vaseline lip balm tins I spotted at the drugstore. The Vaseline Lip Therapy tins have earned plenty of praise from balm devotees over the years, and now you can finally get your hands on them outside of the UK.
Every woman should have a natural shade of lipstick that she can swipe on without looking in the mirror. Here are Bobbi Brown's tips for finding the perfect shade.
No one knew just how badly they wanted full lips until Angelina Jolie rose to fame. Now, with Kylie Jenner flaunting her full (but admittedly collagen-injected) lips on Instagram, a whole new generation is craving a plumped-up puckers. Thankfully, this highly desirable trait can be yours on on a budget — no needles necessary. We’ve rounded up the best lip plumpers in a tube that add volume and shine.
Whether you’re shopping for a YouTube guru or for your beauty obsessed BFF, a cool palette always makes for a great gift. Since there are a lot of options out there, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best, biggest, and coolest palettes for the holiday season.
Every woman should have a natural shade of lipstick that she can swipe on without looking in the mirror. When shopping for the perfect no-mirror lip color, I suggest going barefaced. Use your natural lip color (not your skin tone) as a guide for finding your go-to nude shade of lip color. It should enhance your natural lip color without looking too obvious. The most flattering shade will either match or be slightly darker than your lips.
Brown lipstick is making a comeback, like many other ‘90s trends. With brown lipsticks (and other ‘90s trends like lip liner, Manic Panic, and crop tops) flying off retail shelves, I reached out to celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (she glams up stars like Rashida Jones and Kaley Cuoco) on making brown lipstick look hot, no matter what your skin color. “Brown lipstick was very late ‘80s, early ‘90s and it’s made a big comeback!” says Greenberg. It’s sort of bringing back the trend, but with a cool, new edge.” Greenberg says the key to wearing brown is looking for a shade with a more-wearable undertone rather than a straightforward brown.
Lipliner doesn’t mean ‘90s dark lines. (Photo: Jon Paterson) I never thought I’d say this, but lip liner is back in a major way. (Thanks, Kylie Jenner!) If you wore makeup in the ‘90s, you may still be having scary flashbacks of bad lip liner.
Ariana Grande is the 2016 Viva Glam spokesperson. (Photo: MAC Cosmetics) Today MAC Cosmetics announced on Periscope that its new #VIVAGLAM girl for 2016 is Ariana Grande. “There is dark plum lipstick to represent the bad girl in you and a light pink lip gloss to represent the good girl in you, because I think you should play up both sides,” Grande told MAC Cosmetics Periscope viewers, wearing the dark plum lipstick herself. The two yin-and-yang colors will his shelves in January 2016.
Birchbox launched its own cosmetics brand called LOC (Love of Color). (Photo: Birchbox) Many women (and some men) love Birchbox, the monthly beauty box service that delivers on-trend well-curated samples right to your door. Since its launch back in 2010, Birchbox has grown into an e-commerce shop for unique products from a variety of brands — both mass and indie — all housed under one destination. As someone attached at the hip to my computer, online shopping has become both a habit and occupational hazard.
Lip art just might be the next logical step after nail art. Makeup artist Ryan Krasney does a lot of traditional, sweet, and natural bridal looks as the co-founder of Washington D.C.’s Blend Makeup Artistry, but when she’s not doing event makeup, she’s showing off her painting skills using lips as canvases. “Often, I work on the lip art projects after work in the evening with a glass of wine (through a straw, of course) with one of my two chihuahuas fighting to sit in my lap and bumping my elbows. It’s all very glamorous,” Krasney tells Yahoo Beauty.
The new incarnation of lip gloss is nothing like its sheer, sticky predecessor. From top: MAC Vamplify lipgloss in Push Some Buttons, What’s Going On, She Rebel, Everybody’s Talking, A for Attitude, and Suggestive. Gone are the shimmery, sugary, sheer glosses we associate with Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and that early 2000s Juicy Couture vibe (which I may or may not have been really obsessed with — I’ll let you guess). The new lip glosses are more like liquid lipsticks — highly pigmented, shiny but not too sticky, and much more sophisticated than their prior incarnations.