Lip Service: How To Perfect Your Pout
With the exception of the eyes, lips are probably the first thing you notice when you speak to somebody. That alone makes it very important to keep yours in prime condition. Is the cold air drying out your pout? Are your lips dull with flaky skin? Does your matte lipstick leave you looking gunky instead of gorgeous? Follow these three simple steps and make a luscious impression this season with smooth, soft, kissable lips!
Step 1- EXFOLIATE!
I can't stress this enough. Daily exfoliation is necessary, especially if you're a lipstick loving Vixen. All those flakes of dead skin are doing absolutely nothing for your sexy. Get rid of them with a store bought lip scrub or make your own! Honey and brown sugar will do the trick, and they’re both super inexpensive.
Step 2- MOISTURIZE
Put the lip gloss down. That is not what I’m talking about when I say "moisture." Invest in a great lip balm--it doesn't have to be expensive! Carmex or plain old Chapstick both work just fine. Moisturize your lips at least 10 minutes before applying your lip color to allow time for the balm to fully absorb. This will give your lipstick something to adhere to for longer-lasting, smoother color. Also, it will prevent staining and darkening of your natural lip color.
Step 3- ADORN
Now you can apply your favorite lipstick or gloss, and you’re good to go! Your lips should feel smooth and rejuvenated, and they should look pretty awesome, too! Oh, and remember to blow lots of kisses!