Does Vaseline cure dry lips?
Vaseline has been a product people have loved for generations and I’ve never quite understood why… Tell someone you’ve got dry lips? They’ll instantly respond with “put some Vaseline on them” but does Vaseline (or petroleum jelly) really cure dry lips?
Vaseline doesn’t provide any benefits to the lips, none, zero, nil. Vaseline is a “barrier” product, not a hydration product so all it will do is lock in moisture and help protect the lips from any further damage, this is all well and good but if you have very dry lips your lips wont have any moisture which means the Vaseline can cause them to dry out further.
Lips don’t have any oil glands which means they don’t produce any moisture. If you have dry lips you will want to use something that treats them and provides moisture like a lip treatment or mask and THEN apply a barrier lip balm on top, preferably one that is natural and organic rather than petroleum based. Still got dry lips? Read how to fix dry lips and keep them in tip top shape.
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1920s Gatsby Flapper Girl Makeup Tutorial
The 1920s are one of my favourite era’s, simply for the fashion , hair and makeup.
The makeup was so elegant and anything but natural looking. The face was matte, the eyes were smoky and the lips were deep red. The hair was short, finger waves were the norm and hairbands were an absolute must.
How to use Pencil Lip Liner
One of the most common questions I am asked is “What is the proper way to use Lip Liner?” Lip Liner can be a tricky product to apply, when done right lips look well defined and shaped, when done wrong they look more like a clowns mouth… This lip liner tutorial will teach you how to line your lips using a lip pencil and how to perfectly apply lip liner.
After applying a good lip balm, and allowing it to absorb for 10 minutes blot off your lips by kissing a tissue. If you have very dry lips try gently exfoliating & using a lip mask the night before.
Makeup essentials for when you’re time short.
A BB Cream (or tinted moisturiser) is perfect if you’re in a hurry because they give skin moisture and a healthy glow, as the coverage is usually sheer they can be applied and blended quickly. Opt for one with a high SPF so it can double up as your sunscreen too!
Try: Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream with SPF 30
A creamy, pink lipstick is perfect for brightening up a sallow complexion. Apply it directly from the tube onto your lips for the best colour pay-off . To really enhance your skin, apply some as a blush onto your cheeks using your fingertips.
Try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Kissable Pink
How to fix dry lips
I’m someone who has suffered dry lips for as long as I can remember and boy have they gotten bad. Some days I would wake up with dry, cracked, peeling and sometimes even bleeding lips, and no matter how many diet changes I made, how much water I drank nothing really helped, but after my years of beauty blogging I’ve come across a few amazing products and tips to help get rid of dry lips and keep them in tip top condition…
Some of my favourite lip care products which include: *Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Manuka Honey, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, *Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, *Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm, *Rosehip Plus Roll On Oil
Orange lips, they may have been a trend on the runway last year, but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing them now. A bold lip is hot, especially as we come into the warmer months and overall orange is the perfect summer shade.
Whether you’re in the Southern or Northern Hemisphere you’re about to jump into a new season and it’s time to make some changes. It’s important to make quite a few changes in your skincare to keep your skin in tip-top shape, but it’s also a good idea to swap a few things around in your makeup bag.
Five ways to wear Lipstick
When it comes to makeup lips are the main category I’m addicted too. My lip collection is undeniably large and I’ve always got 500 new lip products to test out.I love experimenting with different formulas, finishes and looks.
Luxurious matte formulas are my weakness and even though they can be drying on my sensitive lips, I just can’t resist them. Rich berries and deep plums complement matte formulas but fun girly pinks shouldn’t be avoided either. To achieve the matte look, dab your lips with one ply of tissue and dust a little translucent powder over your lips. Use a mattifying lipstick such as Australis Matte Me Lipstick Mattifyng Base or opt for a great matte lipstick like MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Matte Formula.
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