The Lippy Affair

What is the one product that all of us tend to reach for, especially with the slightest hint of winter in the air? That’s right – a decent lip balm. What we generally expect it to do is repair & protect chapped or dry lips. But some of the lip balms simply pose as a thick sticky layer on flaky lips. If you relate to this feeling, know that I am writing this post just for you.

Yes, it is possible for a tiny little lip balm to help you get those perfectly moisturized, healthy & non-greasy lips. The ones that instantly make you feel like a diva at work. Listing down a few things below you must keep in mind for that. But first things first, always try before you buy! If you notice that the dryness on lips still persists; or the balm has gathered in the corner of your lips; or your lips feel heavy; or your hair sticks to the balm on your lips, DO NOT BUY it.

  • Say no to Waxy Lips

Your lips balm may contain wax, but it should not cover your lips such that they can’t breathe!

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  • Not worth it if your lips don’t absorb it  

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  • Contains SPF & has flavours? It’s the cherry on top

 

What brand to buy, you ask?

I have tried a lot of lip balms from various brands, and I still swear by my original Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.

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Hands down, it’s the best balm for my lips. But I am not a fan of the Vaseline Lip Therapy sticks & would not recommend them.

All the lip balms you see below are my personal favourites & keep my lips hydrated for longer period of time without being sticky.

Lip Balms

So which ones are your favourites? Do let me know in the comments below.

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Underestimated “Little Nothings”

Hello everyone! I am back! To all of you who have been checking with me on why I stopped blogging & have been encouraging me to keep writing, BIG HUG!

This one is dedicated to little things we generally tend to ignore or underestimate, but can actually turn out to be the most amazing tools while doing your everyday makeup… especially if your routine has limited number of brushes. That’s right… I am taking about Q-tips/ Cotton Swabs/ Ear Buds/ whatever-else-you-may-be-calling these:

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Believe me, just try the following tips while doing your makeup and you will never look at these little nothings in the same way again.

1)The Perfect Flick

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I am sure I have mentioned this in one of my earlier posts… If you never get your cat-eye flick right, simply dip the Q-tip in a makeup remover & gently swipe the line to get the cleanest flick you will ever make.

2) Stay Where You Are

If your lipstick tends to have a mind of its own & feathers everywhere, take that Q-tip dipped in makeup remover & first use it to create a precise line around your lips. Now dip a clean Q-tip in translucent powder, trace it around your lipstick & it will stay where it is.

3) Quick Smoky Eye, DIY

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Apply your favourite eyeliner (pencil/gel) on your eye lids, & use the Q-tip to gently smudge it out. No brushes required!

4) Bye-Bye Cakey-Creasy

4-5 hours down, and your makeup starts falling apart… What do you do? That’s right, dip the Q-tip in your eye cream & gently sweep it where it’s creasing & see the magic.

5) Fat Lash, Here I Come

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Worry no more. Use a Q-tip dipped in translucent power over those sparse thin lashes & sweep from root to tip before applying your mascara as usual. Notice an instant thickening effect.

Have more ideas to use these for everyday makeup? Do share here.

Oh… and lookout for my next blog post next Sunday!