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Beauty Tip du Jour


My two favorite lipstick lines: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and Dior Serum de Rouge

On Saturday, I enjoyed my first Girls Day Out in quite a while with Karen. We had brunch, and did some shopping, attended a Beauty Event™ at Bloomingdales, and then shopped some more. We hadn’t seen each other in months, and had a blast catching up.

The Beauty Event™ was mostly a chance for the major skincare/makeup lines to promote their latest products, but we did get lots of free samples, and I came away having learned one new makeup tip: when you apply lip color, rather than starting in the middle and working out, apply from the outer corners of the lips and work in toward the center. This results in a fuller-looking lip. I don’t know why, but it does seem to work!

So that’s your new Beauty Tip for the day. Give it a try and let me know whether you get the same result.

If you’re wary of lip color in general, I recommend both of these as they’re sheer and hydrating. The Dior especially is great for dry lips and stays on a long time.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Dior Serum de Rouge

What’s your favorite lip color or product?

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    • Susan Daniel
      June 25, 2013 / 5:31 am

      I’ll try it too. I’m blessed to have naturally full lips (on trend for the moment).

      I still blanche a bit at a $34 tube of lipstick! But, hydrating and long lasting both sound great!

  1. Pain au Chocolat
    June 25, 2013 / 5:53 am

    A transparent wax lipliner is great for stopping lipstick from bleeding – also easier to apply than one with color. Several companies make them – you can buy them at Sephora or Ulta.

  2. June 25, 2013 / 6:26 am

    I always apply primer on my upper lip line. This keeps my lip pencil or lipstick from going into any tiny lines that will likely get worse with age. You don’t need to spend $30.00 for great lipstick. Revlon Lip Butters are fantastic and come in beautiful colors. (Though I do splurge occasionally. I have, for example T. Le Clerc pressed powder that I carry….)

  3. June 25, 2013 / 6:48 am

    Great tip. I have very thin lips so I just apply gloss.
    Have a lovely day.

  4. June 25, 2013 / 7:01 am

    I will have to try this! I love Vincent Longo lipsticks. Super moisturizing and long lasting.

  5. June 25, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Guess this technique assumes you’re using a mirror 🙂
    I like Lancome lipsticks but nothing-and I mean nothing-lasts like CoverGirl Outlast! I use it when I can’t retouch or want colour that does not budge through a meal.

  6. June 25, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    Right now, my favourite is Pimpante from Chanel.

  7. June 25, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I’m really liking Giorgio Armani lipsticks at the moment.

  8. June 25, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Great new tip which I will try and I enjoyed the lipstick comments.

  9. Jill
    June 26, 2013 / 11:56 am

    I’m gonna try that tip today! I too love Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine–finally a lipstick I use every day and love! My favorite shade is No. 65, Cavaliere. XO, Jill

  10. Mette Melin
    June 27, 2013 / 4:51 am

    I´ll try the tip you shared.
    I buy all my makeup from the Chanel stand. Simple and easy, as there are all too many brands to choose from.
    Cool to have everything packed in a similar way.
    30 dollars much ? We have to pay much more over here in Finland.
    Life in Finland is expensive.

  11. karen
    June 28, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    I tried the trick but old habits die hard. Outside in on the liner seems natural to me. Super fun day Pseu!!

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