Beauty Quickie: How To Apply Lipstick 1..2..3!

You guys noticed that I always complain how dry my lips are and that’s the main reason why I’ve avoided lipsticks. However, I have started to take better care of my lips – starting with a higher water intake. Besides hydrating my body, I’ve also amped up my lip care by applying my fave lip balm, Nuxe Reve de Miel, every night before I go to bed. I keep it on my night stand at all times. That seems to help as I wake up to pillow soft lips but by the time I need to go out, my lips start to feel a little dry. So, for all you gals struggling with dry lips – these are my tips and tricks on how I make sure my lips are soft enough to look good with lipstick on. These ‘tips’ can also be helpful for improving the longevity of your lipstick. Best and easiest tip would be to apply a very nourishing lip balm (e.g.Nuxe Reve de Miel) before you start applying make-up. That way lips are getting all the help they need while you’re doing make-up, hair or while you’re getting dressed. But before I apply anything on my lips I always do some kind of scrubbing action. Mostly I’ll use a wet toothbrush (Curaprox or Sensodyne) dipped in some baking soda and gently massage my lips. That usually helps to take dead skin cells off. If I have a tougher case of chapped lips, than I use my Lush Sweet Lips sugary lip scrub. Basically, anyone can make their own by mixing some type of oil or honey with raw sugar. 

Primjetile ste da se uvijek zalim kako su mi usne suhe i da je to jedan od glavnih razloga zbog kojih sam izbjegavala ruzeve za usne. Jedna pronicljiva citateljica je primjetila kako sam se cesce pocela koristiti ruzevima te me zamolila da napisem kako sam ih dovela u red. Prvo sto sam ucinila jeste da sam blago povecala unos vode u organizam. Bila sam jako losa u tome, skoro pa nikada nisam pila vodu i otkako sam to promijenila pomaci su vidljivi sto se koze uopsteno tice. Osim toga, imam praksu da svaku noc pred spavanje namazem usne bogatim balzamom – u mom slucaju, rijec je o Nuxe Reve de Miel mazalici koju drzim na nocnom stolicu (kako ne bih zaboravila na taj korak). Ujutro se zaista svaki put probudim mekih usana, ne perutaju mi se i ne pucaju kao prije. Ipak, vec do vremena kada se spremam da izadjem vani, osjetim blago zatezanje usana. Zato ce ovaj post biti namijenjen svim dragim zenama koje se poput mene bore sa hronicnom suhocom usana. Mislim da bi ovi ‘trikovi’ i savjeti mogli biti korisni i za produzenje trajnosti ruzeva za usne. Najbolji i najjednostavniji trik jeste da prije nego zapocnem sa sminkanjem – usne namazem dobrim balzamom (znate koji je moj izbor). Na taj nacin usnama se pruza njega dok se sminkate, sredjujete kosu ili se oblacite. No prije nego bilo sto nanesem na usne, sprovedem mini sesiju pilingovanja usana. Obicno koristim vlaznu cetkicu za zube (Curaprox ili Sensodyne) cije dlacice prekrijem sodom bikarbonom i njezno njima masiram usne. Na taj nacin se rijesim vecine mrtvih celija. Ako su mi usne pak jako perutave onda se posluzim svojim Lush Sweet Lips secernim pilingom. Njega ustvari svako moze da napravi mjesavinom nekog ulja ili meda sa krupnijim secerom.

After my lips have been scrubbed to smooth oblivion, I apply a lip balm and let it soak in there for approx 15 minutes. If there is some residue (which is rare), I blot my lips with a tissue. If I’m wearing a red or generally a bold lipstick – I usually dot some liquid foundation, followed by pressed powder over my lips. But for most days, I just go in with a good lip pencil as a base for lipstick. I’m not a lip pencil girl by any means but I have found two I really like and use frequently. Revelique Lipliner in Transparent (10) is an ideal base under every lipstick. It really is transparent, as the name suggests, and it simply leaves a waxy coat to prevent lipstick from bleeding. It’s such a versatile product which I recommend to everyone. Revelique Lipliner in Rose (20) is a gorgeous dusty rose hue and it basically does the same job. It looks very fresh and natural on the lips and I’ve worn it alone for several occasions as the color is gorgeous. It makes lips look fuller and fades evenly. An added bonus was when I realized that it’s a perfect match for my fave liquid lipstick – Revelique Long Lasting Lipcream in Frappe (10). This pairing was purely coincidental as I’ve realized they’re really matchy-matchy about two weeks ago. I’ve been rocking this duo on my lips ever since. If you cannot get hold of these exact items – the point is; scrub and nourish as a prep, transparent lip pencil is genius , if using a lip pencil in color – match it with the shade of your lipstick. Lip pencils in general are a handy addition. They may seem like a waste of time but they do significantly improve wear of any lipstick (liquid or from a bullet). You can also blot the first and apply a second coat of lipstick to make it truly hardcore or even dust it with some translucent powder. Don’t forget to check your teeth for lipstick stains before you hit the door and bring a least your lip pencil with you for eventual touch-ups. Hopefully you’ll find these tips useful in keeping your lips kissable!

Nakon sto su usne ispilingovanje do apsolutne mekoce, nanosim balzam za usne koji ce na njima ostati 15-tak minuta. Ukoliko poslije toga ostane viska (sto je jako rijetko), njega uklonim njeznim pritiskom maramice. Ukoliko cu nositi crveni ruz ili uopsteno ruz jarke boje – preko usana cu nanijeti jako malo tecne podloge a poslije nje mrvicu pudera u kamenu. Ali vecinu vremena cu se osloniti na kvalitetnu olovku za usne koja ce posluziti kao baza. Nisam naviknuta na redovno koristenje olovaka za usne no pronasla sam dvije koje mi se jako dopadaju i koje mi je mnogo vas cak preporucilo. Revelique olovka za usne u nijansi Transparent (10) je idealna baza ispod svakog ruza za usne. Zaista je prozirna, ne ostavlja pigment (kako naziv sugerise) vec usne premazuje voskastim slojem koji sprijecava izlijevanje ruza van ivica usana. Revelique olovka za usne u nijansi Rose (20) je prekrasne ‘prljavo ruzicaste’ nijanse i u sustini cini isto kao prethodnica. Jedino sto ostavlja boju koja je uvijek svjeza i prirodno djeluje te sam je nosila samu vise puta (bez ruza). Cini usne punijima i ujednaceno blijedi sa njih. Dodatni bonus je bio kada sam skuzila da je apsolutno iste nijanse kao moj voljeni Revelique tecni ruz za usne u nijansi Frappe (10). Rose i Frappe cine savrsen par te sam slucajno otkrila njihovu slicnost i od tada tu kombinaciju stalno nosim. Ukoliko vam Revelique kozmetika nije dostupna (mozete je pronaci u BiH i Austriji), poenta posta je u sustini bila slijedeca; piling i balzam neka budu priprema, prozirna/transparentna olovka za usne je genijalan izum, ukoliko koristite olovku za usne u boji – pobrinite se da je jako slicne nijanse kao i ruz. Olovke za usne su dosta zgodni proizvodi iako se na prvu cine beskorisnim. Ono u cemu su dobri – znatno produzavaju trajnost ruzeva za usne (tecnih ili klasicnih). Mozete ici korak dalje i njeznim pritiskom maramice ukloniti sjaj prvog sloja ruza, nanijeti drugi sloj te za kraj preci transparentnim puderom preko usana. Ako to ne ucini boju neunistivom, nista nece. Nemojte zaboraviti provjeriti da li je ostalo ruza na zubima prije nego izadjete i ponesite u torbici barem olovku za usne radi eventualnih dorada. Nadam se da ce vam ove sitnice biti korisne u nastojanju da usne odrzimo spremnim za cmok-cmok!

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