Monday, September 30, 2013

Pucker Perfection

Color and shape your pucker to perfection. Try a bold red or a sultry wine tone to bring out your inner vixen.

Or a pansy pink for girl next door allure. Our fave Soho girl colors is CORAL. It adds a bit of “come hither” to an otherwise whatevs day.

Regardless of what color you choose, perfecting the shape of your lips is essential. You have got to rock the color and to do that you have to apply a bold strong shape. No mushy smeared lines, because girl, that aint sexy ‘til later…

Get smooth. Don’t let flaky dry lips ruin the deal. Smooth them out with a gentle lip scrub. Soften them with a moisturizing balm. Do this on the regular so it’s a non issue.

Layers aren’t just for sweaters. Start out with a lip pencil that matches your lipstick of choice. Line your lips then fill them in completely. Add a layer of lipstick on top. If you really need to pump up the staying power, blot with a tissue. Add another layer of lipstick. As a final touch, add a small bit of matching gloss to the center of your bottom lip. Talk about kissable!

Pointy?  Round? Sssshhhhhhhhhhhh! Here is a secret even your makeup artist might not know. You can change the shape of your lips just by what direction you put your liner on with. If you want a sexy, fashionista, pointy lip, you draw the top lip line downward on each side. Then draw a small v in downward strokes in the center. If you want a full, rounded, sultry bow lip you draw the line upward on each side rounding all the way to the center.

Know where you are going. Will you get touch up breaks? Are you eating? Long sweaty dance party? Pack accordingly. Don’t forget a little foundation or concealer to touch up any bleeding as well as your lipstick, pencil and lip brush. We would die without our SOHO Claws & Effects Organizer to carry our lip essentials.

Commit. Don’t punk out with some blah beigy mauve. If you are gonna rock this, do it right. Pick a color that has a true pigment. Make a statement. Mint green, lilac, turquoise, its all you.  Get it.

X’s & O’s and remember to “keep it neat, FREAK!” 

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