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Birthday Lippy

Posted by ilovelippy on November 2, 2011

While some people tend to shy away from birthday parties and the pressure of being the center of attention, I for one love a good celebration. And while being the center of the world for a day can be fun, it’s really my lips that I want to be the center of attention. As I celebrate the fact that I am entering my 30s on November 7th, which will be preceded by a “welcome to my 30s” bash this Friday, one thing is for sure. In the words of the fabulous Real Housewives of New Jersey resident Melissa Gorga, I want to put my lips “on display, on display, on display.” With that, here, my suggestions for birthday lippy for a standout pout.

Start Shimmering. Just because we’re aging doesn’t mean our lips need to. The easiest way to reclaim your youth is to add as much glitter and sparkle to your look as possible. Fortunately, we’re able to do that without needing to shop at Claire’s. As you’re dancing into the evening, your lips will shine like the disco ball lights. Try Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in the color that best matches your outfit (I love Pink Sequin for my fair skin). This product packs in some serious sparkle.

Be Bold. There is no better time to try out that fire-engine red you’ve been dying to apply than for a special occasion like your birthday. Bright red lips is the first way to get immediately noticed for all the right reasons. Go for a long-lasting wear, since you’ll be partying into the wee hours of the morning. Try: Christian Dior, Rouge Dior in Rouge Blossom. It won’t wear off easily and will keep lips smooth — not cracking — which is crucial for red lipstick.

Stay Simple. If you can’t be bothered with a fussy look while you’re kissing cheeks and sipping cocktails, go for a simple, clear shine that keeps lips looking moisturized and healthy, without a lot of work. Try DuWop Lip Venom, which imparts a natural, clear shine while seriously plumping lips with ingredients including cinnamon, wintergreen and ginger.

Kisses,

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Lip Plumpers That Work

Posted by ilovelippy on August 25, 2011

Let’s get real: big lips are enviable. Some of the most beautiful leading ladies have them: Angelina, Scarlett, Jessica (Alba, specifically), Eva Mendes and Lippy Lauren. Okay, well, at least I’m a leading lady in my husband’s eyes. Before you get collagen lip injections, which have the potential to distort lips if not done right, try one of the hundreds of lip plumpers available. Almost every cosmetics company is making them, but here are some top picks.

City Lips lip plumper is the real deal. It works by stimulating your own natural collagen production to enhance lips. Its technology include Hyaluronic Acid, which moisturizes and supports maintenance of collagen, Oligopeptides, which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin (keeps our skin from sagging) and Celadrin which stimulates cellular renewal. Immediately after applying the Sin City color, my girlfriend and I noticed my top lip looked fuller, and I could feel it working.

Fusion Beauty LipFusion uses another technology to dehydrate the collagen molecule into tiny pieces, so they can penetrate your lips. Because of the dehydration, the lips swell as they rehydrate with your body’s natural water (the human body is 61.8 percent water by weight). LipFusion leaves out potentially harmful ingredients such as cinnamon and caffeine, so it won’t irritate lips.

MaxoLip contains moisturizing ingredients such as Jojoba Oil and vitamin E, as well as the lip plumping agents seen in City Lips, including Oligopeptide, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Benzyl Nicotinate, which claims to create more of that red, rosy area due to the dilation of blood vessels. MaxoLip isn’t available in a choice of colors like the other two, but the tingly sensation you feel really is a sign of lips looking fuller.

Some claim that the more you apply, the more permanent your lip fullness will be. I’m not sure if that’s true (haven’t seen it yet), but for the immediate future, I highly recommend at least one lip plumper in your makeup bag.

Kisses,

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Make Your Lips Look Younger

Posted by ilovelippy on June 22, 2011

Lip wrinkles, among other things, are an easy way to tell someone’s age, as well as whether they smoke or spend a lot of time in the sun. Fortunately, there are several very simple steps you can take to prevent and reverse the signs of lip aging. Here are top tips for making lips look more youthful.

1. Color: Our lips lose color as we age, so it’s crucial to always keep a subtle lip color on hand, that stays within two shades of your normal color. We’re talking a whisper of color here — not a scream. After all, pale lips can make you look tired and — surprise – pale in the face. Try Bobbi Brown’s Glitter Lip Balm Palette for just a hint of color and shimmer.

2. Condition. Dry lips tend to look more wrinkled – an easy indicator of age. Be sure you’re moisturizing lips throughout the day and before bed (especially if you sleep with your mouth open). Check out I Love Lippy’s best lip moisturizers for protection and healing.

3. Find Antioxidants. You’ve most likely heard about eating foods with antioxidants, such as green tea, salmon and almonds. Antioxidants protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals, which can include sigsn of aging. Look for products that contain antioxidants, such as Anastasia HydraFull Gloss.

 

4. Exfoliate. The skin of lips contain three to five layers – less than the face, but still needing attention. Exfoliate lips just as you would any other body part, to get rid of dead, dry, flaky skin. Try Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant.

5. Use SPF. I’ve told you once and I’ll tell you again. Particularly in the summer, it is so essential that you use lip products containing SPF, to protect lips against burn, or worse. Check out I Love Lippy’s Sun-protecting Lippy post.

6. Plump. An international study funded by Unilever showed that full lips make individuals appear younger, since lips thin out as we age. Before you run to the doctor to get lip injections, try one of the hundreds of lip plumpers on the market, such as Sally Hansen PM Lip Plumper, which can help do the job in your sleep!

Kisses,

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New Review of the Week

Posted by ilovelippy on March 14, 2011

Every Monday I’ll be reviewing a new lippy that I recently discovered, which I now can’t seem to live without. This week, it’s all about big, plump, voluptuous…lips. Find me a woman who says she wants thin lips. She doesn’t exist? Didn’t think so.

Fortunately, many companies have taken notice that we all want Angelina’s pout (without the injections and needles, thank you very much). We’re talking lip plumpers. My new favorite is from none other than the brand that promotes voluptuousness from head to toe: Victoria’s Secret. The secret I found out from Victoria is to no longer visit just for items from the neck down. I’m officially in love with their Very Voluptuous Lip Plumper.

You immediately feel the tingle in your lips,  and it contains self-adjusting pigments that tint your lips (at least they did to mine) a very pretty, yet fairly natural pink color. Since hot pink is one of THE lip colors of the moment, you can kill two birds with one stone with this product. I applied this all night and woke up with a pretty pink pout. So clearly, it lasts. Thin is so not in.

Kisses,

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