Posts Tagged ‘lipstick’

Lipstick Beauty Tricks

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

By Jenna

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to wear that new color of deep red lipstick but you’re afraid of it. You also may shy away from lip liner, because you think it’s not flattering. You have more than a few lipstick shades but don’t use them as often as you’d like to because you’ve grown tired of them. Or you just haven’t found a long lasting lipstick that you love. Perk up, because lucky for you, I’m going to give you the best beauty tips and beauty tricks for changing it up with lipstick.

There have been countless times where I find a really fabulous lipstick shade, take it home, put it on and then 5-10 minutes later it’s gone. MIA from my lips and it’s a total waste, and I have a hunch that I’m not the only one this has happened to. Instead of cursing at the sky about it, get out some blotting paper; you’re going to great your own lip stain. This works with just about any lipstick, and it’ll transform it from a dud into long lasting lipstick color that you’re free to enjoy down to the last application. Apply your lipstick like normal, take the blotting paper and blot away. Re-apply again, and then blot again to remove any excess oils. Use the lint-free blotting paper for a more natural look and feel free to apply for even a third time. Now enjoy how long it lasts. You’ll be wearing gorgeous color for a much longer amount of time that you’re hard earned lipstick promised to do.

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It’s been a while since you’ve been out and your lipstick might be a little dull now. Or you’ve been out too many times wearing the same color and you want to change it up without spending a fortune on that new YSL lipstick shade. This trick will take any lip color and make it into a brand new shade guaranteed. Apply your lipstick color as usual. Remember your last Beautyfix kit? Take a sheer golden glossy shade like Colorescience’s Lip Candy Glaze in Butter Toffee to instantly turn that lipstick color into a gorgeous warm shade.

There’s always the scenario that you don’t want to or don’t know how to apply lip liner. It just so happens that this is the trick to make your lipstick last. Outline your lips in a neutral-pink color.  This is the perfect shade for ANYONE of any color to use. Instead of going to your lipstick, start filling in your lips, to create a base underneath. Apply your favorite lipstick shade and enjoy all day. This will prevent feathering, which is never in style. If you’re not sure about what perfect shade of pink lipstick you should refer to, all you need to do is open wide and smile. The best pink lipstick to match your skin tone and face is the same color as your gums.

All it takes is a little know-how and a few of the best beauty tricks from your favorite Beautyfix. Now go ahead you lipstick connoisseur, make her jealous and make him beg.

Discover the Best Beauty Products with Beautyfix

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Who knew glamour could be so grueling? But hey! Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was your Beautyfix kit. Here’s a sneak peek at how we pick our Official Beautyfix Selections so you can discover the best beauty products. Let the judging begin!

Massive breakouts, lipstick that looked and tasted like it belonged to your grandmother in 1955, mascara that smudges with every blink and hair products that produced results only Danny Zuko could appreciate—oh, the things we do for beauty.

So who can you thank for making sense of all the products in the world? Our panel of beauty industry experts, led by Nicole Cardi, former buyer at Fred Segal Beauty and now Beautyfix’s Brand Director, selflessly devote themselves to anything and everything beauty so only the best of the best arrives in your kit.

[So many products to choose from!]

So many products to choose from!

Once brands have submitted their products for consideration, our panelists rate, review and get up close and personal with the products—literally. The hairstylists bring the products into the salon to see how well they work with what they already use and to get additional feedback from their clients. The makeup artists test them on models at photo shoots to see how well they can hold up. The doctors research the medical aspects while

the product developers focus on the effectiveness of the ingredients. Once the winners have been separated from the losers we make our Official Beautyfix Selections!

[Step one - touch and smell everything]

Step one - touch and smell everything

Cardi is so dedicated to sorting through all these products that she’s turned her house (bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and all) into her second office—she’s botched more than one meal after she mistook a hairspray for PAM. But at the end of each season (they do this 4 times a year!) and many, many tests, it’s always worth it because you get to break out of your beauty box and experience new products and find new favorites.

[So many products to choose from!]

What will the next Beautyfix bag be?

What do you think is the best beauty product?