Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Power Of Red Lips

Do you have a favorite beauty pick-me-up? Something you do or wear on days when you're feeling a little blah? For me, it's red lipstick! It doesn't matter if I'm just at home and not wearing a stitch of makeup otherwise. I'll go into the bathroom, swipe on one of my favorite reds, and I'll magically feel lifted and fresh and a little glamorous. 

One day earlier this week I was wearing super minimal makeup--just tinted moisturizer, mascara, and a little under eye concealer. My hair had air-dried that morning and I threw it up in a clip while putting groceries in my car (Alabama in April = hotter than you'd expect). I wasn't even wearing my usual tiny diamond stud earrings. There's nothing wrong with days like this but I felt in need of just a little midday boost. I put on a layer of this lipstick and instantly felt put together and feminine.

(One trick for wearing a deep red lipstick during the day and still looking pretty natural: after applying I blot my lips with a tissue to create more of a stained look, and with my finger I sort of blur the edges a little so the lines aren't too defined or severe.)

What about you? Do you have any beauty pick-me-ups? Another one of mine is washing my hands with a special scrub. The scent lingers all day and my hands feel silky smooth! Amazing what a little pampering can do.


  1. Those are awesome! I actually do the same, including the scrub :) I also love to braid my hair. Really. Just a quick little crown braid to get my hair off my face, making me feel a little more…PInteresty…yes, I just said that :) It just feels really put-together with next to no effort.

  2. I don't wear lipstick enough. Remember the first time you ever wore mascara? Did you feel like a different person? That is how I feel about lipstick, but I wish I was over that hump to the "it's just normal to do" thing.... gotta get there. I love lipstick.

    My beauty pick me up is my BB Cream. It's the L'Oreal Magic BB Cream in Fair and it makes me feel so much more put together. I have uneven skin and get red really easy and it picks me up each time. I swear I walk differently after I put it on.

  3. I wish I was better with braids! They can be so cute!

  4. I didn't start loving lipstick until a few years ago. My tip would be to start with more sheer lipsticks (Clinique makes beautiful ones) before trying out matte lipsticks. But yes I know what you mean about having to get used to lipstick as "normal."


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