If like me you had heard of lipSense before, knew it was a long lasting lipstick but not much else this post will tell you all you need to know about LipSense liquid lipstick.
When the lovely Nicole from Pucker up with Nicole asked if I would like to try the LIpSence products I was intrigued. I had heard of them, I knew they were a long wear lip product but not much more.
LipSense liquid lipstick is a two part application, the colour and then a gloss over the top to seal and moisturise.
Nicole provided me with really clear and quite precise directions for getting the best result from the product.
Clean and dry your lips, paying special attention to the water line of the lips. Nicole said she found wiping her lips with a dry towel worked well.
Shake shake shake your lipSense for best results shake for aprox 20 seconds.
Apply three thin layers of colour allowing each layer to dry in-between. Making sure to apply colour in one direction swiping back and forth works similarly to a whiteboard marker and will remove the previous colour. You will feel a tingle when applying the colour due to the alcohol in the product to kill of any germs that may get introduced into the tube (more on this later) Avoid touching your lips together until you have applied the gloss.
Apply a nice layer of the moisturising gloss all over the lips, this will stop the tingle and add lots of nourishment to the lips. Reapplying the gloss a few times during the day will help the longevity of the product.
Just after application (8am)
Nicole said that I could expect between 4 to 18 hours wear out of the LipSense liquid lipstick, more wear with more continual use.
The pack also came with a ooops remover for little mistakes while applying the colour, you can also use this to remove the product at the end of the day but, I was advised that a wet face washer used in a circular motion either in the shower or at the sink will do a great job of removing the colour.
Left – 8am Right 9pm
There is certainly a real method and ritual to applying the LipSense liquid lipstick I did find it a bit tedious and had to really focus on getting all the steps right, but I’m sure with regular use this would become lie riding a bike. The “tingle” I was told about I found to be a major understatement. I found it stung my lips, it was uncomfortable but not unbearable. It did stop as soon as I applied the gloss though.
The first time I wore it I found i had worn of the colour in the centre of both lips after about 4 hours and dinner at such train. The second time I wore it it lasted far longer, I applied it at 8am and it was still almost perfect when i was getting ready for bed. So I can’t argue with the staying power at all. From the start I wasn’t sure I would like ow shiny the finished look is. Im not sure if that is just because I am so used to matte long wear lip products or just personal preference, but I’m still not a huge fan of the high gloss look.
Nicole is super helpful and if you would like any further information or to buy any of the products,she has an incredible array of colours to choose from. Make sure you had over to her Facebook page here and she would be happy to help you. She has also offered a free gift with purchase to me readers during april using the codeword – Madame Rouge
Have you used LIpSense before? Do you have a favourite colour? XD
If you have tried to perfect winged eyeliner without much success, hopefully this post will give you some pointers on how to achieve winged eyeliner.
I have done a step by step of two methods that I find helpful to achieving a winged liner, a three step freehand method and a sticky tape method.
I find the best products to use for this is either a felt-tip pen liner or a gel liner and an angled brush. For this tutorial I have used the Essence super fine eyeliner pen it is the perfect fine tip, and even application tool.
Your first step is to apply a thin even line starting from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner .Holding the pen with the nib pointing towards the centre of the face.
your second step is to create a line from the outer end of the eye at the line you have already created, towards the end of the brow. I find having the tip of the pen pouting towards the eyebrow and dragging down works best here as you can create a finer start to the line to create the perfect flick.
The nest step is to connect the “flick” to the thin line you applied in step one. starting a millimetre or so from the top of the flick with the tip pointing upward drag the pen down towards the bottom liner about 5 to 10 millimetre from the end blending into the bottom liner. If you have made your wing larger than this one you can sometime end up with a small triangle that you can just fill in, but as my flick is quite thick at the bottom I didn’t this time.
If after this step you feel the top of your flick is to thick as I did you can go back in carefully and with a light touch using the fine tip of the pen extend the flick slightly. If you have made any slips or mistakes you can either use a cotton bud with some makeup remover to clean it up or a brush with a small amount of concealer.
If you don’t feel your hand is steady enough or just want a super crisp line this method may be for you. cut a small section of stick tape and put it on the back of your hand and remove it once or twice to remove some of the sticking power before applying it to your delicate skin surrounding your eye. You want to place the tape close to the eye under your bottom lashes angled towards the end of your brow.
With this method you can either do like the fist method and draw a thin line all the way along first and stop at the bottom of the tape,and then do similar as above and start about 1 cm from the end and drag up towards the end of the brow and over the tape. Or you can start at the inner corner of the eye with the tip pointing towards the nose and drag the pen along the eye line towards the tape gradually increasing the width of the line until you reach the tape.
If at this stage you don’t feel your wing is long enough you can draw in the opposite direction staring with the tip on the tape at the hight you want and drab back towards the bottom line. You can make your wing and liner as think or thin as you would like.
I hope you have found this helpful if you would like me to clarify anything or would like to ask any question please let me know x D
If you suffer from rosacea or any form of facial redness. I am sure you have tried to figure out how to cover redness at some stage. I have quite sever rosacea from some medication and I also have a lot of broken capillaries on my cheeks from when I received radiation treatment. I have tried so many techniques to cover it, this is the best method I have found.
I have been putting of any tutorials or post that would involve me having to put my face on the blog, because the medication that I mentioned that causes the rosacea also causes a lot of facial swelling commonly termed “moon face”. I hate the way it makes me look, but have decided to try and move past it and do what I love regardless.
So here it is my bare face with all the redness, it tends to effect my cheeks and chin mainly. But can at times cover most of my face. I find a multi prong attack works best.
After I have applied my skincare products I start with a primer specifically designed to combat redness. My favourite is the Dermalogica redness relief primer.
After applying primer
It is a fantastic primer i love the way my foundation applies after using it and it does a fantastic job of neutralising the redness. I sometimes just wear it without makeup.
I then apply a green colour corrector to the red areas, I have been loving this NYX corrector paler lately. I use the green to correct redness, the peach colour to correct blue under eye bags and the beige to cover spots, and the dark brown to contour.
You could either use your fingers to dab the corrector onto the red areas or a damp makeup sponge. I find as i have such large areas to correct a sponge works better for me.
Applying the green colour corrector
I then apply what ever foundation I want to wear. After a chat to the lovely Belinda at my local priceline discussing facial redness she suggested this Loreal nude magique CC cream. It is a colour correcting CC cream specifically aimed at combating redness. It actually come out of the tube green and when rubbed between your fingers changes colour.
So I applied the CC cream with my fingers and hands patting and pressing the product onto my skin. I think the end colour is slightly to dark for me but not overly so, apparently they have changed the formula the end colour used to be much darker.
The final product
The coverage is light to medium but does a great job at covering any left over redness and makes the skin even. So this is the finished product before I applied my other makeup. What do you think? Do you suffer from redness? If you give this method a try let me know how you go. xD