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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.


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My Favorite Shimmer Lippies

Posted by ilovelippy on July 18, 2011

Nighttime is the perfect excuse to break out your most shimmery lippies (and body glitter, if that’s your thing). I love shimmer lip gloss because it draws serious attention to your lips, gives lips dimension and can make lips appear bigger, since light will reflect off your lips. It’s time to stock up, and take note of my picks for shimmery lippy, with various applicators.

You can easily see the sparkles in Giorgio Armani lip shimmer lip gloss, which comes in a variety of color families, including  brown, red, beige, pink, coral and plum — they’ve covered all their bases. This is a great, non-sticky item.

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss is not just for tweens and teens. The glosses impart a subtle, but noticeable diamond-like shimmer on lips, and are pleasant-smelling, leaving lips kissable. Available in pale pink, golden peach and fuchsia.

Photo: QVC

YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss is left for those who want to seriously shine. This gloss contains 24 carat gold flecks for a super reflective look, and of the three products, has the most range in color. I’m a personal fan of the Golden Satin color.

Shine on.


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