Monday, July 28, 2014

Tip Tuesday: Eyeliner

Hey y'all! 
First things first- the point of applying eyeliner is to make the lashes appear thicker and make your eyes bigger. 
I'm going to share with you a common mistake women make while applying their eyeliner that actually makes their eyes look smaller.

Eyeliner DO
As you can see, my eye in the picture above appears much larger and awake than my eye in the second picture. 
Why?
I applied my eyeliner right along my lash line versus directly on my waterline (shown on second picture). I also applied Milani Brow and Eye Pencil along the waterline to brighten up my eyes.
Eyeliner DON'T

This very small detail makes such a big difference...

Thanks for reading! 

Manicure Monday: The Neon Trend

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Today, I wanted to talk about a huge nail trend for this summer, which is... NEONS! Not only are neons on trend, but they also give you an optical illusion of being more tan. I picked out some of the best neon polishes that are affordable from less expensive to more expensive:
Essie The Neons 2014 $8.50* each, $51* Collection
I'm in love with all these colors because they are bright but not too bright. All of these polishes are sold separately, or you can buy the entire collection. The collection includes too taboo (neon pink), chills & thrills (darker blue/purple), I'm addicted (turquoise), vices versa (lime green), serial shopper (tangerine shade), and sittin' pretty (pastel lavender). Essie is a great nail polish brand that's high quality because they have infinite shades to choose from and always up to date with the latest trends. 
Where to buy: CVS, Walgreens, Ulta, Essie.com

Sephora Paint Rio in Neon Collection $11.00  (originally $20)
This nail polish set that is sold exclusively at Sephora, comes with 4 neon shades in Caipi Freeze (neon green), Brazilian Sun (neon yellow), Papaya Daiquiri (neon orange), and Pink Bikini (neon pink). This set does not only come with 4 polishes, but it also comes with nail art lessons inspired by Rio. For $2.75 a piece, you can't really go wrong.
Where to buy: Sephora
OPI Little Bit of Neon Mini Set $19.95*
This formaldehyde free collection includes high shine shades such as Juice Bar Hopping, Life Gave Me Lemons,  You Are So Outta Lime, Push & Pur-pull, Hotter Than You Pink, Down The Core-al (left to right from picture). These small polish bottles are perfect for your seasonal neon fix and traveling.
Where to buy: Ulta, OPI.com

Keep in mind really anyone can pull of neons. It's all about how you use them. If neons are too loud and bright for you, pair it with nude polishes to tone it down.

* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics; however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I have four Friday favorites, as usual. Good news- you can find them all at your local drugstore!

1.     Maybelline Dream Lumi-Touch Highlighting Concealer $6.44*
This is a concealer that doubles as a highlighter. You can use this anywhere on the face. It will highlight perfections but conceal imperfections. I really like it under the eyes because it covers dark circles and highlights without any irritation. This is a great dupe for MAC’s Prep + Prime Highlighter and YSL Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen.
2.     John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow Dry Spray $8.99*
I’ve been looking for a root plumper or any kind of volumizer that makes blow-drying easier. This blow dry spray is not sticky or greasy and pumps up the hair for volume.
3.     Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover $7.49*
This product gently cleanses and removes all makeup. It also smells fresh like green apples.
4.     Revlon Color Burst Lip gloss in Bellini $8.49*
This specific lip-gloss is a nude color. It would go perfect with a smoky eye or you
can use it with another lip shade to tone it down. Out of all drugstore products, Revlon
has the best lip products. The packaging of this lip-gloss reminds me a lot of NARS which makes you feel like you actually bought a high end product.

Thanks for reading! Come back next week for Manicure Monday…

* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics, however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Skin Intervention: How I Cured My Acne For Good

Hey everyone! So I took a trip to a dermatologist this summer for a yearly check up. As he was examining my skin, he noticed I had quite a bit of acne that needed to be treated. This surprised me because the day I went I thought my skin was actually having a good day. While I was there he recommended me some face products and gave me great tips that I want to share with you today that I hope will help you.
Thanks to puberty, my acne started whenever I was an 8th or 9th grade and I hated it. For the longest time, I felt like I couldn't go anywhere without wearing foundation and I felt ugly. I tried countless acne products from drugstore to high end and nothing seemed to work. It was always too drying or not strong enough. I finally went to the dermatologist in high school and they did not really give me a lot of options. I took an antibiotic pill specifically for my type of acne, but after having a rare reaction to it, my only option was Accutane which I did not want to do due to the risky side effects. Luckily, as I matured the acne got a little better but my acne scarring got worse. I have very fair skin so just about anything will show up like a white sheet of paper. The picture above to the left was when it was probably the worst which was in 2007. At age 21, I still suffer from breakouts due to stress but nothing like the breakouts I had years ago. Thankfully, I am more comfortable in my own skin and know what works for me and what doesn't. I am still constantly in the process of improving my skin everyday.

Daily Skincare Routine:
Makeup Remover:
Image belongs to Neutrogena.com
Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover $7.49*
This is a cream cleanser and makeup remover. I used to use makeup wipes but I was getting annoyed always running out and using a separate eye makeup remover. I wanted to find a product that could do both. I just picked this up yesterday and I really like its. Its a gentle creamy cleanser that makes taking off your face and eye makeup all at once. This cleanser is free of any harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes, and phthalates which I was really happy with. When using any makeup remover whether it's a cleanser or wipes, it is always important to find something organic and gentle if you're going to be using a face cleanser after.
Face Wash:
Image belongs to SkinMedica.com
SkinMedica Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Acne Prone Skin *$45
I was really nervous to use this product because I immediately thought since it was for acne prone and it was a foam wash it was going to be too over drying but I was SO wrong. Wow. This product is worth every penny. I feel like even if I don't use my Clarisonic with it, it still feels like it deep cleans in my pores. It is not over drying at all and makes my skin feel smooth but not greasy. The main ingredient in this wash is 2.0% Salicylic Acid. I was very surprised to see how many natural ingredients were in this face wash such as Willow Bark extract (the natural form of Salicylic Acid), Witch Hazel extract, Sage extract, and Tea Tree oil. I would recommend this to anyone who has issues with breakouts whether it is mild or severe. All of these ingredients treat the number of blemishes, exfoliates, reduces appearance of pores, and provides antioxidants. I'm aware that this face wash is expensive but trust me I have tried a LOT of acne products in my day and nothing will compare to this.
Skin Care Tool:
Image belongs to Clarisonic.com
Clarisonic Mia 1 $99*
This product is a serious game changer. You may ask yourself, why would I need a cleansing brush? Why cant I just use my hands or a rag? Well, this brush head will cleanse your skin 6X more than your fingers or a rag. Your fingers won't exfoliate the skin enough and a rag is actually too harsh for your delicate skin especially around the eyes. Once again you're probably thinking, this product is so expensive I can just buy something similar at the drugstore. Well, honestly, this doesn't compare to any other brand. I know many brands like Olay, Neutrogena, Mary Kay, and many others have come out with cleansing tools. Those are better than nothing, but Clarisonic is the best because it's customized to your specific skin type. They have over 8 different kinds of brush heads for every type of skin. I have the cheapest one which is the Mia 1, but there are over 5 different kinds devices to choose from based on speeds and other features. I have had this brush for at least 8 years and it's still going strong. They last forever and are extremely durable. Ladies and gentlemen, you need this.
Antibiotic Topicals:
Image belongs to nursingconsult.com
Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Lotion 1% (day) * 
Image belongs to healthy.kaiserpermanente.org
Erythromycin Topical Solution USP 2% (night) * 
*price will vary based on insurance
Out of all of the products I have listed, these have made the biggest difference in my skin. When I went to the dermatologist, he identified the root cause of my acne being bacteria related so he prescribed me these antibiotic topicals. I use Clindamyacin in the morning. This lotion feels like of watery but it's fast absorbing and makes my skin really soft. I feel like it controls my oil all day without over drying.
 I use the Erythromyacin solution at night and just use it on specific areas where my skin is breaking out. It's a higher solution so right after I apply it the water feeling but then it turns to kind of a sticky feeling. I love this solution because I feel like all my blemishes will go away the next day.
Moisturizer:

Image belongs to CeraVe.com
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM for Normal/Dry Skin $12*
I was so surprised to see my dermatologist recommend this product to me because they don't make any lotion specifically for acne prone, oily, or combination skin. I was worried that it was going to be heavy even if I used it just once a day but it isn't!  It makes my skin feel amazing and it's actually light weight. This lotion contains ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. The ceramides and hyaluronic acid in this product increases the skin's ability to hold moisture and penetrates deep into the first layer of the skin to replace the essential lipids your skin needs to protect itself. The niacinamide in this product helps reduce any inflammation in the skin. The thing about this lotion that separates it from anything else is that is does not absorb when it immediately hits the skin like other moisturizers do. This lotion's ingredients penetrates the skin slowly over time in order to properly distribute deeply into the skin. This lotion is suitable for all skin types because all of the ingredients are essential for any ones skin to restore. The best part about this product? You can get it at any of your local drugstores.
*Prices will vary

If you're struggling with breakouts...
Identify the root cause of your blemishes.
Is it hormonal when you break out close to your menstrual cycle? If so, you can control this by hormone therapy like birth control. 
Is it bacterial? Make sure you are not touching your face during the day, cleaning your makeup brushes, and replacing your pillowcases every two days (yes, two days... oils from your hair and face will build up). If you are still having concerns, then your dermatologist can prescribe you antibiotic topicals and/or antibiotic pills.
 Do NOT touch your face under any circumstances. 
I know I used to be absolutely terrible at this. I would break out because of stress and because I was stressed, I would touch and pick my face even more. My dermatologist calls them "blood tattoos" which could not be a more perfect name. This will cause you to have red scars that can turn darker shades like purple and brown with sun exposure they are very difficult to get rid of. They will eventually fade, but it takes months to years. With microdermabrasion therapy or at home microdermabrasion products, and/or peels, you can speed up the process of fading your acne scars. Not only does microdermabrasion and chemical peels help with fading scarring, but they help your products penetrate deeper into the skin. 
You just have to be patient. I have finally broken this habit of touching my face throughout the day, and I have seen a huge difference.
Get extractions monthly.
What are extractions? Extractions are the process of removing any blackheads and whiteheads using a needle and must done by a licensed esthetician. Extractions are usually done after cleansing and exfoliating which helps open up any hardened sebum that cause blackheads. It is important that you go to a trained a professional instead of trying this yourself. If extractions are done incorrectly, it can cause more problems like hyperpigmentation and infections.
Switch to BB Cream and/or Mineral Makeup 
I used to wear a medium to full coverage foundation everyday. I switched to wearing a BB cream and then setting it with mineral powder afterward and I have noticed a great difference in my skin especially since it is getting warmer outside. I now wear heavier foundation only a couple times a week. I asked my esthetichian about the best and worst foundations. Her answers? Best= Bare Minerals and Worst= MAC. Bare Minerals is best for daily use and MAC is best for special occasions. If Bare Minerals is not enough coverage for you, wear a BB cream under it or wet your beauty blender and apply mineral powder.

That's all I have to say about my "skin intervention". After reading this post, ask yourself- do you need a "skin intervention"? Don't hesitate to ask me any questions or concerns!
Come back tomorrow for Friday Favorites! Thanks for reading :)

* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics, however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Wear Bold Eye Liner

Hey guys! So, I have owned these eyeliners for a few months now and decided to do a blog post about it because I know that a lot of people will automatically be intimidated by these bold eyeliners because they are so colorful. Bold, colorful eyeliner is a huge trend right now. I have recently been seeing so many pictures and articles about these types of eyeliners. I have seen Revlon, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Covergirl, Rimmel, Stila, NARS, and so many more.
I'm not going to sugar coat it, at first these eyeliners were very difficult to work with because they are not your usual neutral eyeliner colors. In this post, I'm going to show you looks that are actually wearable and that you can mimic at home.
And before I move on, I just would like to say I am not posting about these eyeliners just because I sell Mary Kay. These were just the most accessible colored eyeliners I had at the moment.
Image from MaryKay.com
Swatches of MK @ Play Bold Fluid Eyeliners
These eyeliners are so pigmented! I think that is a big reason why they can be difficult to work because they show up very easily versus your regular eyeliner shades like black and brown.
All of these looks work because the eyeliner is the main focus. When using these eyeliners, try to stick to all neutral colors for the rest of the face to avoid looking "overdone".
Blue My Mind
Blue on My Mind is a bold cobalt blue color that I think looks best with a black cat eye. Anyone can wear this look but especially people with brown and hazel eyes. 
How To:
1) Apply concealer to prime and conceal the eyes
2) Apply a transition color with a big fluffy brush in the crease. I used MAC Soft Brown (Dupe: Makeup Geek Creme Brulee)
3) Apply a liquid eyeliner and create a cat eye by winging it out 
4) After letting the black liquid eyeliner dry, apply MK @ Play Liquid Eyeliner in Blue My Mind. Apply using short, small strokes. Don't drag.
5) Highlight under the brow using a frost white shade. I used MAC Shroom (Dupe: Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma)
6) Apply Black Eyeliner in the water line
7) Apply mascara on the top and bottom lashes
The Real Teal
This is probably my favorite color out of the eyeliners. It's a beautiful true turquoise color that looks amazing when you pair it with gold. 
How To:
1) Apply MAC's Soft Brown (Dupe: Makeup Geek Creme Brulee) as a transition color
2) Apply Bare Minerals Pigment in Gold (I don't think they sell this shade anymore). Really any shimmery gold looks will work perfectly.
3)  I applied a deeper brown shade on the outer crease to create more depth on the eye
4) Apply MK @ Plays  Liquid Eyeliner in The Real Teal just above the lash line using short strokes
5) Apply Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner in Gold just above the turquoise eyeliner
6) Apply a metallic gold eyeshadow right under the lower lash liner and blend with a shade or pencil brush
7) Apply a highlighter right under the brow and in the inner tear duct of the eye. I used MAC's Nylon (Dupe: NYX Barely There) because it is a little more yellow than Shroom to bring out the gold tones.
8) Apply brown eyeliner in the waterline
9) Apply Mascara on the top and bottom lashes
Hello Violet
Out of all these looks, this one is the most simple. I love this purple shade and I think it would look amazing on hazel and green eyes.
How To:
1) Prime and conceal the eyes for a clean slate. I used MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW15
2) Dust a transition shade in the crease with a fluffy crease brush. I used MAC Soft Brown (Dupe: Makeup Geek Creem Brulee)
3) Apply MK @ Play Bold Fluid Eyeliner in Hello Violet using short and soft strokes. Slightly extend the eyeliner past the edge of the eye and fling it up to create a cat eye.
4) Highlight under the brow with a white frost shade like MAC's Shroom (Dupe: Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma)
5) Apply a thick coat of mascara on the top and bottom lashes
I hope this post helped inspire you to get more creative with your makeup :) Don't be afraid to branch out!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tip Tuesday: Get Every Bit Out Of Your Products

Happy Tuesday yall! Today I am going to share you a quick and simple tip that believe it or not my boyfriend taught me. 
I have a lot of body lotions and hair products that still have a product left but arent coming out of the containers like very easily. A simple solution to this is to simply cut it in half with a pair of scissors to get the remander of the product.
You can do this with about any container and it really makes a difference. Check out how much product was left in the picture below after I cut it in half.
Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow for tutorials on how to wear bold colored eyeliners!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Manicure Monday: Tangerine Crush

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I recently saw one of my favorite Beauty Vloggers Instagram this picture below and got inspired to find a pink/orange/coral color.
Instagram picture courtesy of +Tati Westbrook

I was so inspired that I went to the store to find this specific color or one very similar.
The color I chose that I LOVE is the Loreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Color in Tangerine Crush. 
I love these Loreal polishes because they have a high shine finish, last longer than a lot of other drugstore polishes (10 days to be exact), and have a wide range of 45 different nail shades to choose from.
How to:
1) Apply Hand Softener
2) Apply Hand Scrub
3) Push cuticles back
4) Cut and file the nails to desired length and shape
5)Buff the nails
6) Remove any lotion or oils from the nails with a cotton swab with alcohol
7) Apply a clear Base coat
8) Apply Loreal Nail Polish in Tangerine Crush
9) Apply a clear drying coat

If any you guys want a in depth of an at home manicure, comment on any of my social media sites: this website, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!

Please join me tomorrow for a Tip Tuesday!

* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics, however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites: 4 Of My Favorite Multitasking Hair Products

Happy Friday! I love multitasking products because who wouldn't want to use one product versus ten, not to mention save time, and money? Below I am going to list and review 4 different multitasking hair products that I love and I think you will too:
1) It's a 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner 
&
 2) It's a 10 Miracle Leave in Product
I love the "It's a 10" collection because all of the products do 10 different things such as: detangles, softens, reduces frizz, does not create build up, preserves hair color, provides UV protection, hydrates hair and scalp, restores shine, strengthens, and provides thermal protection. The daily conditioner is great because it does basically what a deep conditioner does but it's not at thick or heavy. The Leave in Product is wonderful.  I originally bought this for solely to detangle. I put this in my hair after every shower and I love it. I actually think this product does all 10 things. I also love that you can use it wet or dry. I bring a travel size of the Leave in Product because it replaces multiple hair styling products. This line has different products like keratin, blonde, and many others that I'm very interested in trying.
3) Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction
I received this as a free gift from Sephora a while back and I became obsessed with it. I saved the last bit for only special occasions when I was running out because I didn't want it to run out, ha! This multitasking hair product does 10 different things such as providing moisture, shine, smoothness, softens, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength. The main thing I noticed about this product was how incredibly soft and feather-light my hair felt. The only downside is that this product is $25* which is a little more pricey than usual hair products I buy. I would recommend this product to anyone.
4) Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme
I don't think this product is as good as the other 3 products because it feels a little more watery and sticky versus creamy. However, it's a great multitasking product for the money. This product is $7.99* and promises to repairs tough hair, strengths against damage, creates softness, smooths, moisturizes, controls frizz, provides heat protection, manages, and helps tame fly aways. My favorite way to use this is putting a small amount in my dry hair to get rid of frizz and give me a little more moisture and softness.
*Prices may vary
I hope all of these products work out for you! Let me know what YOUR favorite multitasking hair products are.
* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics, however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Contour and Highlight

Hi everyone! My hair dresser, Missy, requested a contour blog post. I'm excited to talk about this because there are many people that want to contour and highlight, but do not know the proper way to do it. In this post, I'm going to break it down step-by-step to help you feel like you are a professional.
First of all, what is the point in contouring and highlighting?
Contouring is to hide certain facial features by creating shadows, and highlighting is to accentuate facial features by reflecting light. Contouring and highlighting together creates dimension in the face. Every celebrity and celebrity makeup artist does this. If you are going to be in pictures, attending a special occasion, or just want your makeup to be at the next level, contour/highlight is a must.
In the past, I always had a hard time finding the proper contour shade. It was always too orange or too dark. When it came to highlighting, I've also had a hard time finding one I liked because all the ones I had tried seemed to be too shimmery.

I tried to find something that was simple and good for the money. I know there are many other contour/highlight kits but they were either more money for less colors, or more colors, slightly more expensive, and a tad bit overwhelming for a beginner. I recently purchased the Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit and I am very happy with it. This kit is $45 which I know may seem pricey but you're not just getting a contour, bronze, and highlighting color. You're also getting a step-by-step guide on what color goes where on the face and a brush. If you divided these 5 items evenly with $45 you're actually paying for each item for a total of $9. Not bad huh? I am not an expert when it comes to contour and highlight, but this kit makes me feel like I am.

There are many different ways to contour and highlight using all powders, creams, or liquids. Today, I am just going to show you how I personally like to contour and highlight.

How to:
Smashbox Kit Instructions
Concealer Highlight
MAC Soft & Gentle 
HIGHLIGHTING
1) Start by using a concealer that is slightly lighter than your typical concealer and place it in between your eyebrows, middle of the noes, under the nose at the corners, under the eyes and cheeks closest to the nose (Making a V shape), cupids bow, edges of the lips, and the center of the chin. I used MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW 15. As you can see, I'm not very precise. After blending the concealer with a beauty blender, set the highlight with Smashbox highlighting shade. I love this highlight shade because it's not too matte or too shimmer. It has a pearlescent effect so it reflects light but not in an obvious way. If you want a little "oomph" for highlighting dust MAC's Soft & Gentle Mineralize Highlighting Powder on the tops of the cheek bones, nose, and cupids bow. I did this for the highlight to show up better on camera. If you don't want MAC, Physicians Formula has a good drugstore highlighter. The whole idea of highlighting is to accentuate your facial features.
Front View 
CONTOUR & BRONZING
2) To contour, use the darkest contour color and swipe under the cheek bones (you can make a fish face to find your cheek bones and then place the color under OR you can place it by finding the top of your ear and making a downward angle), jawline, and the outer edge of the nose. The whole point of contouring is to hide certain facial features.
To bronze, use the middle shade and go over any contouring you did on the face to blend it out. What I did that the Smashbox does not have on there instructions is to use the bronzer on the top of your hair line on the sides. Keep the highlighting in the center of the face and the contour/bronze on the sides.  
*I have fair skin and I found that I had to use more of the bronze (middle shade) to contour more than the contour (shade on the left of the kit) because it was slightly too dark. If you have darker skin you should be just fine*
Side View 
MAKEUP USED
Face: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation,  MAC Prolongwear Concealer, Smashbox Kit, MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Highlighter
Eyes: Smashbox Contour and Bronze in the crease, Too Faced Chocolate Bar in Semi Sweet and Triple Fudge on the outer corner of the eye; MAC Shroom, Mary Kay Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde, Maybelline Gel Liner in Black, Clump Crusher in Black
Lips: Makeup Forever Lipstick in Rouge Artist Natural N9

I really hoped this post helped you understand highlight and contouring. If you decide to try this out and post it on social media, please tag me I would love to see it. Don't hesitate to ask me questions.

Have a good day!

* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics, however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3 Step Silky Red Lip Tutorial

Hello everyone! I recently posted a picture of me wearing red lipstick on Twitter and Instagram and many of you wanted a tutorial. Its really easy and it's only three steps:
The three products used from top to bottom in the picture above are Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Finale, Mary Kay TimeWise Age Fighting Lip Primer, and Milani Easy Liner for Lips in Rose Pink.

How To:
 1) Apply a thick coat of Mary Kay Time Wise Age Fighting Lip Primer
2) Trace the lips with Milani Lip Pencil slightly above your natural lip line. This will make the lips look fuller. I wish this lip liner was slightly more red but this is all I have. Milani has a true red lip liner called Cherry Pie.
3) Apply Revlon ColorStay Lip Suede and then clean up edges with concealer and a concealer brush (Not shown above).
Quick Tip: When doing red lips, you want them to be the main focus so go basic on the rest of your makeup (no intense shimmers, colors, etc.)

These products are a little lighter than a red lip for Holiday/Winter time. I hope this tutorial helps and let me know what you guys think!

* I am sponsored with Mary Kay Cosmetics, however, I vow to keep all opinions and reviews 100% truthful. All other companies or brands listed above I have no affiliation to*
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