4 Easy Tricks for the Perfect Valentine's Day Pout:
- Drink plenty of fluids! I love Detox Water!!! They're a fab blend of Aloe, Electrolytes, and vitamins that leave your skin & body well-hydrated, balanced, & moisturized. Not only will you will your skin look & feel healthier, but your lips & skin will be plumper too!
- Use a lip scrub to exfoliate! Banish dead skin away to resurface the lips and condition them to reveal a soft, smooth, perfect pout :) One of my top picks: Tarte's Lip Facial Scrub is only $16, hypoallergenic, and formulated without Parabens & Phthalates.
- Go for a lip plumper that helps you get full, luscious lips- without going under the knife or through other possibly harmful treatments! One of my fav's right now: Dior's Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper in Sheer Apricot [$33]. This awesome plumper looks natural and contains Hyaluronic Filling Spheres that fills fine lines and stimulates collagen.
- Stick with a natural lip moisturizer and apply before applying your lip color! Let if you are going to apply a deeply-pigmented shade like a dark red or burgundy, make sure to allow the moisturizer to soak in fully for up to 5 mins. before applying your lip color. My top 4 natural lip oils/butters for awesome lip hydration: Shea butter, Mango butter, grapeseed & sweet almond oils.
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
in Cindy & Ashley
I'm a huge fan of these lipsticks! The vivid, highly-pigmented shades contain a blend of nourishing natural oils with superfruit extracts that leave your lips super soft- plus, they look and feel fabulous too! Cindy [featured above] is the perfect shade for Valentine's Day and comes in Jane Iredale's version of classic red. Each sleekly designed metal tube features a twist-up design and slanted tip for easy, precise, & mess-free application.
Perhaps you want to tone it down a bit for Valentine's Day...maybe you're looking for a sweeter look or something that's a bit more on the natural side? Give this super cute shade- Ashley from Jane Iredale's PureMoist collection! It contains the same awesome ingredients featured above in Cindy, but is more of a light pinkish mauve. There are also 23 other fantastic shades available if Cindy or Ashley isn't your style ;)