Kiss & Makeup

Luscious lips are always in season. Whether you want to gloss it up or make it matte, you're going to need to start with a clean, moisturized base. We are boycotting chapped lips and giving you the inside scoop for a perfect pout! These steps will have you kissing your old lip routine good bye! Click any product to shop!

Clinique Sweet Pots™ Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm, $19.50

STEP 1: Exfoliate and moisturize! Scrub those lips to unveil silky, soft lips that you'll want to rub together all day! Hello, smoothness! Make sure you swipe on some balm to lock in hydration and rejuvenate your lips after exfoliating! 

Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer, $20

STEP 2: Primers aren't just for your face and eyes! Your lips need some love too! Apply some primer to smooth out any fine lines and make application a breeze. Not only will you it make your lip color glide on with ease but you'll pump up the staying power! Who doesn't love a long-wearing lip?

Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner, $18

STEP 3: Depending on what color your choose, you want it to look perfect. And though it's okay to color outside the lines in life, it's not okay when it comes to lipstick application. To make your life easier and more polished, line your lips before applying your favorite lippy. This way, you can just fill in your lips without worrying about using a lip brush. You can even play it up with different liner and lipstick combos to create different effects! (Ombre anyone?) Don't let all that gorgeous color bleed and smudge all over, so be prepared with a liner! (They even make them invisible, which is our pick!) 

Burberry Kisses Lipstick, $33

STEP 4: Color me pretty! Get inspired by spring and choose a shade that makes you happy! Swipe on your favorite bold or YLBB tone and chuck it in your purse to touch it up through out the day. (Not that you'll have to because you used a primer, but it's always nice to be prepared!) There are so many finishes to lip products theses days and they come in tubes, bullets, pans so find one you love and rock it! 

NARS Lip Gloss, $26

STEP 5: This last step is completely optional depending on the look you choose, but it can up the glam factor in an instant! Have you been rocking that mauve lip all day? Swipe on some gloss for the evening and you have a whole new look! Gloss is easy and even if your lip color has dulled through the day, you'll get a little pick me up and a lot of shine! 

5 Beauty Resolutions You Can Keep!

Every year as the ball drops, we dream for a better future and make a list of resolutions that will bring out the best in us. New year, new me... am I right? It's easy to plan for these things, but when it comes to actually making it happen and following through, some of us have a tendency to fall off the bandwagon. It might be the middle of January, but there's always something you can do and it doesn't have to be the 1st, in order for you to put your best foot forward. To make it a little easier to stick to good habits, how about we make it fun? And there's nothing more fun and more feel-good than beauty! It takes 21 days to form a habit, so follow these 5 resolutions that will change your beauty game for the better!

1. Focus on skin care

Let's embrace the bare-faced beauty! There are so many makeup products to love, but what makes them special is that they go on our face. We give them that power to do their thing! That means you should give yourself a little more credit and make sure you are doing what you can to get the most from your complexion. Whether you want to look better without makeup or you want your makeup to look photoshop flawless, a fool-proof skin care plan will help you reach your #facegoals. 

2. Take it off

Everyone says they do it. Everyone should do it. But do you really? There's always some nights where you turn into a walking zombie and sleep is your only solace. Ain't nobody got time to take your makeup off, wash your face, tone, exfoliate, and moisturize before bed! The wish is that our bedtime routines would have all of the above + candles and a cup of soothing tea before we hit the sheets at a timely hour after some light reading. But life happens and most nights you're lucky enough to take your pants off. But with all the makeup we apply, we need our skin to breathe! And it takes one simple step of using a makeup wipe or a cleanser with a quick pat dry to make all the difference. Hold yourself accountable and wash your face! You're skin will be happy and you might feel like you won't need as much makeup the next day.

3. Age to perfection

It's never to early to combat signs of aging. Unless you are drinking from the fountain of youth or are a vampire or any other immortal being, you're going to have to face the facts. People lament over wrinkles and fine lines, but it's part of the grace of growing up! You shouldn't be ashamed of a life well lived, but you can always do what you can to feel better about yourself and take care of that money-maker. Invest in products that will keep skin firm and supple now and you won't ever think twice about botox in the future! (Unless you're totally into it and in that case, to each their own!)

4. Less is more

2015 was the year of the highlight, contour, and everything in between. We packed it all on and rocked it! There's nothing wrong with applying every item in your collection on your face from time to time but I say this year, we embrace the "less is more" mantra. Who has the time anyway? I'm not saying go makeup-free (you totally can if you want to!), but try nixing a product or two in your routine and you'll realize that you really don't need it. If you can't bear to break free, try some multi-use products and you'll find awesome new ways to play up your face while saving even more time. This will make your morning routine a breeze and you'll get to accent certain features of fab everyday instead of piling it all on at once.

5. Experiment!

Experimenting goes hand in hand with "less is more" in a sense that you focus your fierce. Rock that bright purple lip you've always wanted and don't turn back! Go crazy with the glitter! Bronze it up! You're face is your canvas! The cool thing about is experimenting is you get to try out different things all the time and find your signature style. My advice with experimenting is accenting one feature at a time. This will improve your overall makeup game and you'll learn to highlight different parts of your face while save time and money!

Beauty Basics: Plum, Kind of Wonderful

We all know dark shades dominate in the Fall and Winter months, so I had to share my love for the gorgeous plum tone that is all the rage and totally wearable. I mentioned the beauty of cranberry a few weeks ago, but don't get it twisted: Plum is perfection. It's a little darker, a little more vampy, and a whole lot of fierce. I'm telling you, sugar plum fairies got it right! Get your violet vixen on with these plum-wonderful picks! Click any product to shop!