Get Lippie Tuesday: Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

I like matching my outfits to my makeup—not the other way around! I’m not really a fashion girl, so this helps me get a little more excited about picking out what clothes to wear.

It's errand day, so I just wanted something casual with fun pops of color. As for my glasses? They're for my feeling hipster days—I don't really need ’em. Hehe!

It’s errand day, so I just wanted something casual with fun pops of color. As for my glasses? I don’t really need ’em—they’re just for my “feeling hipster” days. Hehe!

I had fun playing around with the Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Artist Plexi-Gloss today. What I liked about the samples that were sent my way is that I had one with a pearl finish (the light beige shade) and one without (the orange shade). But what I really loved was the wand!

It has a split-tip, so you get the perfect amount of gloss with each swipe.

The MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss has a split-tip applicator, so you get the perfect amount of gloss with each swipe.

Compared to the usual doe-foot wand, I found this had a lot more grip in the sponge. It was flexible, so it was able to hug my lips as I swept it over each curve. I liked that I got more precision and that I didn’t waste a lot of product or have to blot any excess gloss off. If you have thicker lips like mine, you may need to dip the wand into the tube twice to pickup more gloss—once for your upper lip and once again for your lower lip—for full coverage. If you’re just using it to highlight the center of your pout, then there’s no need to double dip.

Take a closer look at the colors and find out if I think it’s worth your moolah after the jump! Continue reading

Work Life: How To Score Kissable Lips on Cosmo.Ph

There’s nothing like a good kiss. But what makes it really good? The anticipation of it. The tension, the build-up, the leaning in, and that breathtaking moment right before your lips touch. It’s so electric!

Daaaamn...

Daaaamn…Ryan Gosling <3

Of course, if you’re just worried the whole time about your chappy lips or the extra garlic bread you wolfed down over dinner, it can put a damper on things. To help you make sure your pucker is extra kissable, check out this article I wrote for Cosmo.ph.

Click on the photo for the link!

Click on the photo for the link!

It’s a good read even if you’re not looking for some lip-locking action. If you just want to find out how to banish chapped lips, I shared some surprising causes about why your pout is constantly flaking—like your toothpaste!

So tell me…What’s the current condition of your lips? Smooth and soft or dry and chappy? ♥

Tried & Tested: Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss

It was love at first swipe!

On my lips: Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon, P700.

On my lips: Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon, P700.

I haven’t fallen in love with a lippy in a long time, so I’m pretty stoked about this. Click to find out why I’m hooked. Continue reading

Now Trending: MAC + Bobbi Brown’s A/W 2013 Update

I got a couple of press kits in my e-mail about what looks are hot for fall from MAC and Bobbi Brown. I haven’t had a chance to try their latest collections yet, but let’s take a gander at their look books for some makeup inspiration, shall we?

SKIN

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MAC’s Take: Texture over color. This means that it’s all about highlighting your finish—matte, dewy, or glossy—and not covering up your face with a thick layer of foundation. Your skin should still be able to peek through your makeup and catch eyes by playing with natural light.

EYES

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Bobbi Brown’s Take: “This fall, chocolate is the new brown,” says makeup guru Bobbi Brown. Rich shades of cocoa can be worn alone during the day or layered on for a sexy, smoky look. Try adding a hint of caramel-colored shimmer when blending to add more sparkle to your eyes and brighten ’em up.

LIPS

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MAC’s Take: It’s unanimous—red is the color of the season. The beauty trick, however, is to make it contemporary and intriguing. How? Use the color palette above as a guide and work on flaunting modern shades like bloody crimson, a blurry bordeaux, or a goth-inspired stain. ♥

Which trend will you try? Let me know by posting a comment below!

Photo Credits: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown.