Thursday, 28 February 2013

Gorgeous and Natural Pouts of The '80s

No Filler Required....those were the days!

Renee Simonsen, a naturally full pout.

I love looking through my vast collection of vintage fashion magazines. It occurred to me today that the models in the '80s were much more "natural" than the superstars of today. Hey - they didn't look natural, but they really were - after all, the days of Botox and filler were decades away. 

Back in the '80s, models like Renee Simonsen and Nastassia Kinski were famed for their gorgeous, full lips. puffy lipped look is all too common - but a lot of today's (mostly B list) stars are sporting what is referred to as "trout pout" - I won't name names - but you know the fashion victims. 

If you want to make your lips look fuller, naturally, follow these simple steps:

  • Outline your lips with a pencil liner (Spice liner by MAC is a cosmetic bag essential) - trace just outside your natural lipline. 
  • Now, fill in with a creamy lip colour - use a lip brush or straight from the tube. Want a suitable shade? Look at the inside of your bottom lip - and choose a lip shade that matches. The goal is to find a shade that looks like your lip colour, only better!
  • Blot with a tissue. Re-apply your lip colour. This step deposits colour and ensures a long-lasting application.
  • Choose a highlight lip colour (2 shades lighter, maybe a frost or gloss) and apply to the bottom centre of your lips and also to your top lip in the centre, or the "bow" of your lips.
  • Don't forget to smile! 

Not smiling, but looking hot!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Just Can't Get Enough

Just Can't Get Enough

Here I go again with the Depeche Mode inspired title above.

But, I really just can't get enough of Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.

It's February in Toronto, Canada - and like so many people, my lips are just so dry. I had to find a lip colour that would hydrate and give me long lasting colour.

When I saw the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (looong name....I know) I was intrigued. Most "stains" are very drying. This one was supposed to be moisturizing as well.

The verdict? Gorgeous colours AND moisturizing! The application is so easy because it's like using an extra large lip liner - so you can define the shape of your lips and fill them in. This product goes on very smoothly.

My favourite colours so far are the berry shades...."Sweetheart", "Lovesick", "Smitten" and "Crush".

Have a look!

Colours from left to right: "Crush", "Smitten", "Lovesick", and "Sweetheart".


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Rock Paper Beauty....

Construction Time Again....

Reminds me of a great album by Depeche Mode of the same name.

Check back in the coming weeks as I share my passion for music since the dawn of rock, paper type things such as vintage magazines, and of love of makeup and beauty.

....But that's a story for another time.

See you soon.