Part I: Bold Lips are Beautiful With a Little Help from these “Friends” #lips, #beauty, #balms

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Not into Nude? Reds & Berries are your bold, “berry nice” choice for Fall 2015 (Part I: Prepare Your Lips)

 

There are some lip colors that are classic. Although “nude” is trendy, from my up close and personal observations backstage the last few fashion week seasons, nude doesn’t even translate to pretty on young, fresh models.  Most women benefit from some actual color. There’s a reason that bold lips never go out of style. It takes a certain amount of confidence to wear a bold “look at me” lip, I avoided it for years, until I found the fabulous lipstick line, Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen. Suddenly, red was my signature look and I’ll never go back.The key is to find products and color tones that work for your complexion.  I just have selected some current red and berry products that I think are user-friendly, to share with you (find more in the search box upper right hand corner of this page). Tip: high end lipsticks are fun, but if you’re not sure you can carry of a particular shade of red or berry, get an inexpensive one first.  Some of my personal favorite reds and berries are long lasting formulas that you can find from popular brands (Cover Girl, Maybelline, Revlon)  in  drugstores. If you like the look, move up to more luxe choices (our search box will bring up all our reviews).

moisturized, pampered lips

moisturized, pampered lips

To wear bold colors, your lips need to be in good shape. Exfoliating and moisturizing constantly is a must. That’s what Part I of this two-part lip feature is all about. Prepare your lips for bold colors and just because lips need to look and feel healthy with four of my favorites.

 Part Two will excite you with new, red and berry lip colors.   Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, advicesisters.com

 

 

 

some of the many carmex lip balms

some of the many carmex lip balms

carmex click sticks

carmex click stick- original and cherry & strawberry $1.59

The key to smooth and longer lasting application begins with smooth lips. If your lips are cracked and have little dry pieces the darker colors will highlight these.  For daily maintenance, try one of the effective Carmex lip balms that comes in a variety of types and flavor, and cost just a few dollars. they also have sun protection in them. For example, Carmex lip balms both flavored and original have SPF 15 in them  with actives of Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Homosalate and Octocrylene.There’s the iconic little jar of Original Healing lip balm (avg. under $1.50) that has  camphor and menthol and petrolatum and (you can also get the original formula SPF 15  in a stick ). I also like the  Carmex Ultra Smooth Lip Balms ($1.49) in yummy flavors like Pomegranate, vanilla and Lime twist with SPF 15 and the Everyday Protecting Lip balms SPF 15 (cherry, strawberry and original, avg. $1.50).  Carmex Click Sticks (srp. $1.59) are especially good applied prior to sun exposure . Carmex is available at drug, and mass market retailers and for more information visit the Carmex Web Site.   

 

 

lime and coconut lip balm from beesentialWe totally dig Beessential a company that makes natural skin care products by hand with pure honey, beeswax and Propolis from their family farm in Ohio. We reviewed their honey & lavender balm back in 2013. The honey is blended with other natural ingredients likeCoconut, Olive & Virgin Hemp Oils. The company is also cruelty-freea. The Beessentianew, natural lip balm, Lime & Coconut $2.99 is not your ordinary, swivel up waxy stick. This one is made with moisturizing beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Vitamin E.  Adults have earned this one!   It tastes just like a lime colada while it soothes and moisturizers. Pampering and protecting your lips ever tasted this good! Get a bunch, because the men in your life are going want their own. Visit the Beesential Web Site to learn more. 

 

 

Lip Luxe lip balms

Lip Luxe lip balms and whipped lip scrub lip exfoliator

Even smooth lips needs to be exfoliated regularly (and then treated with lip balm). While the Advice Sisters already have some favorite lip exfoliators (search for more by typing “lip exfoliators” into our search box on the upper right hand side of each page, A new company has recently caught our eye. “Mom-PreneurBrenda Mierze Jewski is the owner and founder of Mizi Cosmetics and LipLuxe lip exfoliator and lip balms. She’s a stay at home mom that I met at the Consumer Products Events showcase this Summer. Her natural and vegan products was featured in the 2015 Oscar swag bags. The lip balms are a boon to dry chapped lips but it also gives your lips a high shine seal that lasts over your favorite lipstick. To exfoliate put a small amount of scrub on your finger and apply to your lips in a circular motion for at least 30 seconds and then let it sit for a few more seconds so your lips will absorb the essential oils and emollients. Wipe clean with a warm wash cloth and apply a Lip Luxe balm for a Every item is just $11.75 available on Mizzi Cosmetics.

 

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Glitter Nails from nail tech Shelley, at the Caravan Stylist Studio

 NEW NATURAL CHAPSTICK

During Fashion Week in NYC, I visited the fabulous Caravan Stylist Studio as a treat between runway shows, and to enjoy nail art. But the real reason I was at Caravan was to learn about the new, 100% natural lip balms by ChapStick. They have a new, natural lip balm (choose vanilla or citrus and more flavors are on the way). The Chap Stick Total Hydration Lip Balms each have something special to pamper and protect lips and provide anti-aging benefits. Fresh citrus feature a 100% Natural age defying formula with Argan oil and avocado butters and Omegas 6 & 9. Soothing vanilla features 100% Natural age defying formula with Argan and rosehip oils and  Vitamin E. Both of these are nothing like the beloved, waxy stick of lip balm that we all know and love, these are really silky, slightly fragrant and totally pampering. These new pampering, anti-aging lip balms are just a few dollars!  To learn more visit the Chapstick Web Site

 Visao MD lip enhance
At a BeautyPress Event I discovered a professional line of skincare I’d never tried, Visao MD. But they have a Lip Enhance in a wanded tube, and I thought: “why not try it?” The ingredients certainly are beneficial: a powerful, patented peptide complex that enhances the appearance of lip contours while adding up to 40% more moisture-volume to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The company claims that this lip product “complements professional dermal fillers, creating a plumping effect in the skin of the treated area. Best used on the body of the lip and around the vermillion border.”  I liked the slightly candy/fruit scent, and even better, while it plumps lips (a little) it doesn’t sting like some plumpers do. I would have liked to know more about the product, but there isn’t much sharing of specific information on the Visao web site. The reason we aren’t posting the price is that if you want to order online you must sign up for an account and add an access code. Just a heads up.  However, that doesn’t take away from the benefits of the products. The Visao MD Lip Enhance Volumizing Complex made my lips shiny, smoother, definitely hydrated and perhaps, a bit poutier, too.  For online purchases go to www.visaomd.com 

 

Lips now pampered, exfoliated, hydrated and smooth enough to enjoy those deep, bold lip colors? Tomorrow, October 8th find the red and berry lippies of your dreams on Part Two of this feature 

 

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