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Valentine’s Day Lips: Celebrity Inspiration & Tips For Natural Lip Enhancement!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it is time to get your pout on! Lip injections have been a popular go-to for many celebs and non-celebs alike in recent years, and while these injections often have beautiful results, there are many who would prefer to go the natural lip enhancement route. The good news? There are many lip products and makeup innovations that can deliver the perfect pout, and I want to share some of those with you!
Angelina Jolie: I absolutely love Angelina’s full lips and defined shape. To be honest, most people are not born with this much lip volume, but that is where skincare and makeup comes in! I have achieved Angelina’s gorgeous pout by lining and filling my lips with a lip liner, then going over it with my favorite lip plumper. I absolutely love Youngblood’s Lip Liner Pencil in Pout paired with DivaDerme’s Lip Expander Gloss.
Rhianna: This pop diva always rocks a perfectly bow-shaped pout, whether it’s in the most natural shade or the brightest and boldest. If you weren’t born with a defined lip bow, you can always achieve it by using a lip liner the same shade as your lips. After you line, always fill in your lips for a look that lasts all day. Want to take your bow-shaped pout to the next level? Simply line your lips with a bolder shade and layer with your favorite lipstick or gloss! Just be sure the color you are layering compliments and matches your liner.
Jessica Alba: Jessica’s lips are not overly plumped, or thin – in fact, they are perfectly balanced! All it takes to achieve this look is a good understanding of what lipstick colors make your lips pop and lining and layering for a beautiful balanced look. If your top lip is thinner than your bottom, defined your top lip line a bit beyond your natural lip line, and vice/versa if your bottom lip is thinner than your top!
Rocking Your Lips with Confidence
Many women feel that big, full lips are the “beauty ideal,” but I feel that no matter what size, shape, or color your lips are, they can look and feel amazing with a few simply steps! Here are some of my favorite everyday tips for enhancing lip health
Exfoliate Your Lips Once a Week to Remove Dead, Chapped Skin – there are a number of ways to exfoliate your lips, and it essentially all comes down to preference. If I am feeling like a quick exfoliation, I simply brush my lips with my toothbrush after I brush my teeth. Be sure to use warm water and a soft toothbrush, moving your brush in gentle circular motions on the lips to exfoliate. This tip will also bring a natural fullness and redness to the lips, because it improves circulation. You can also come up with your own exfoliating mixture for a fun and tasty ritual! I enjoy mixing brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil for a seriously yummy and nourishing exfoliating treat. Eminence Organics Three Step Lip Treatment incorporates a lip exfoliant, a plumping masque, and their citrus lip balm for gorgeous, smooth, and exfoliated lips.
Moisturize Your Lips Daily – Applying a hydrating lip balm throughout the day will help bring our the natural color of your lips and make them appear fuller. I love Epicuren’s Anti-Aging Lip Balm Tube SPF 15 for moisturizing and protecting my lips from the sun. If you are not a lip balm fan, you can also indulge in a hydrating lipstick or lip gloss! Youngblood Lipsticks are incredibly moisturizing, while remaining long lasting, and La Bella Donna’s Baci Baci Moisturizing Lip Sheers delivering a beautiful wash of color with a surge of hydration.
Choose a Lip Balm with SPF – If you read my blog, it should come as no surprise that I am advocating SPF, yes, even in your lip products! This is just another reason why I love my Epicuren Anti-Aging Lip Balm Tube SPF 15. Other fabulous options include: June Jacobs Lip Renewal SPF 50
Always Moisturize While You Sleep – always, always, always apply a hydrating lip balm