To emphasise the amazing Rimmel Lip Liner (in 018 Addiction), I thought I’d show you the difference between my normal lips and when I use this product.
The first picture is of my lips without absolutely anything on (except lip balm put on the night before.) They are undefined, a bit blotchy, and yes I have a few freckles on them too!
The second picture is simply wearing lip liner and more lip balm which I blogged in more detail about yesterday.
If you tried this look, tweet me a picture at @making___up, I want to see!
Christmas is all about those deep plum and festive red colours on the lips – but for every day, these aren’t always suitable. My most worn look (and favourite) is simply using a lip liner and lip balm. It gives a really nice effect without looking OTT.
I use Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Nourishing Lip Care Balm which is literally the best balm I have ever used and I line my lips with Rimmel’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in 018 Addiction. I think this colour would suit almost everyone and really emphasises your natural lip shape without bringing a whole other colour to your face. I wear this look practically every day and I love it! I have also seen great reviews about Topshop’s Lip Liner in Ceramic, but I personally have not tried that yet.
The lip liner in the photo’s probably looks quite harsh to you, but I obviously I have zoomed right in to show you – usually you would just see a shadow effect which gives the illusion of a bigger lip.
These lip liners would be a great addition to a stocking filler at Christmas!
What’s your favourite lip liner?
“My lips feel so sore and dry, I really need some Vaseline’ is something that I will be hearing a lot over the next coming winter months, as I do every year. But I want to know when people are going to start using a product that actually works.
Vaseline’s original lip balm supposedly provides ‘long-lasting moisturization’ whilst protecting ‘dry, [and] chapped lips.’ Admittedly putting Vaseline on to sore or dry lips provides immediate relief but I feel that’s all it does; there is no ‘long-lasting moisturization.’
I always thought that Vaseline was the ultimate lip balm, because I hadn’t tried anything else and I guess I didn’t really know what to expect from a lip balm. When I was in Boots in the summer however, I picked up Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Nourishing Lip Care. I wanted a lip balm that would keep my lips soft and moisturised whilst I went on holiday because laying in the sun with nothing on them isn’t ideal.. and oh my god I am in love… this is what I want from a lip balm.
In a lipstick style case, you don’t need to get your fingers greasy when you apply it. It’s so beautiful to glide across your lips and I can just feel how it’s deeply moisturising them straight away. Even afterwards when the entire lip product has sunk into my lips, they feel baby soft and look visibly healthier… a feeling I do not get after Vaseline.
So please, please pleeease do not reach for that probably out of date Vaseline you have at the bottom of your bag. Invest in a good lip balm like this one and I promise you it will change your lip life forever.
photo original source 1 and 2