So Let’s Talk Lips

So Let’s Talk Lips

Hello darlings! This week on the Real Side of Beauty we are talking all things lips. Everything from do’s/don’ts, favorite lip products, and even a routine that will ensure healthy beautiful lips.

The do’s and don’ts are more don’ts than anything. I got into a bad habit of licking my lips when they felt dry, but this only dries them out more creating chapped lips. You do want to moisturize your lips, but you should use a balm or treatment. However, you don’t want to over apply.

*Pro Tip: Try to avoid petroleum jelly or a petroleum product. As well as paraffin products. This just coats the lips from moisture, making your lips more dry.*

So, let’s dive right into my routine! (which will include my favorite products.)

First things first, EXFOLIATE! Using a sugar scrub can help take off dry skin as well as promote circulation to really help the health of your lips. Now you can either D.I.Y. or like me use a product already made. My two favorite lip scrubs are Elf Brown Sugar and Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub.lip1

*Pro Tip: The elf scrub is much more intense and personally I believe it to be the better of the two.*

Second step is hydrating those scrubbed up lips! I usually do this routine at night so I prefer a lip treatment. I could write a whole post on the Kiehl’s Buttermask. It is honestly game changing. I highly recommend this treatment if you don’t mind the cost. For daily moisture I use either Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm or The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter.lip 3

Now lastly, (or the final step) is lip color. Now I could tell you a hundred lipstick favorites. But we all have lives so I will tell you two I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday for the last month or so. Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème (shade 530 peony buff) YSL Rouge Pur Couture (Shade 70)lip 2

I want to wrap this up by saying that I know adding extra steps to a beauty routine can seem kind of daunting. Believe me these small steps will help. I haven’t had chapped lips since I can remember and they always look super healthy and soft.

Let me know if you try any of these steps or products in the comment section. As well as your opinion on lip fillers! I’ve been thinking about getting some for awhile now because of my uneven top lip.

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Collective Haul:

Collective Haul:

Hello everyone! I hope all is well in your lives at the moment. I’ve had an amazing summer so far, lots of fun in sun. (So cheesy, I know.)

So, lately I have been shopping pretty much every weekend (not going to lie). I’ve bought all kinds of things from beauty to jewelry to clothes to you name it.

I’ve recently started a wish list to pick items directly off of that I know I have been really wanting. (Basically my form of budgeting)

Let’s start with Beauty:

The Morphe 350 Natural Glow Palette (CULT CLASSIC) IMG_2766

Wet n Wild Highlighter in Blossom Glow

Wet n Wild Foundation Brush

Air Spun Powder in Translucent IMG_2768

Biore Micellar Water

Biore Facial Cleanser IMG_2770

Nars Liquid Lip in Don’t Stop

Revlon Concealer Brush IMG_2769

And finally just a couple of face masks (because I have a problem)IMG_2771

Accessories:

I have an unhealthy relationship with gold jewelry! Below is a picture of some of my favorite pieces I gave recently bought. IMG_2765

Simply Southern Salty But Sweet Clutch

Corkcicle Canteen IMG_2767

I know this seems like a lot, but as I said this has been over the past couple of weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What do you prefer gold or silver?

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How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and your summer is amazing so far. This past week I attended ( and worked) a very close friend of mines wedding! Which was super exciting and such a beautiful event.

As I was doing the bridesmaids makeup they told me about blemishes and under eye circles they wished to cover which got me thinking! I know how to do that so why not share my knowledge.

I’ve written about this before but I used to suffer from terrible acne. Which has left ever worse scaring! (Super dramatic) With that being said I’ve somewhat mastered the art of coverup.IMG_2636

First things first START WITH A GOOD BASE!
-Moisturize as well as prime: Evian facial spray, Benefit Porefessional 
-If you are feeling a slightly more dry use Farsali Unicorn Essence

Next up- COLOR CORRECTION
-Using a green concealer (Less is more and do not forget tot blend):L.A. Girl Pro. Conceal 
-Dark under eyes need a yellow based concealer
-Pro tip I would not cake the makeup up. (Small layers work best) it will worsen the appearance of bumps and skin texture

On to- CONCEARLER
-Use skin tone concealer on your face but a lighter shade under the eyes: Benefit  Boing Concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Finally- FOUNDATION
-Again with your beauty blending sponge blend on your foundation!

Some final tips:
-Blend!
-Bake your concealer under your eyes.
-Use matte blushes and bronzersIMG_2647

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What is your favorite concealer?

Thank you so much for reading!

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