Holidays bring snow, shopping and festivities. Break out your LBD and get ready to be festive and gorgeous for the holidays.
The foundation for great looking make-up is great skin. Don’t neglect your skin this busy holiday season. The cold air zaps moisture from the air and skin—battle dry skin with a dose extra moisture. Don’t forget eyes and lips, their thin skin holds even less moisture. Use a lip plumper like City Lips to keep lips mistletoe ready.
To ensure your makeup lasts all night, always remember to prep skin with a primer first. It will ensure a flawless and long-lasting makeup application, and will also lock in moisture, which is ideal for cold weather. In addition, using a primer will help the foundation glide on smoothly and blend easily. Prep, prime and plump your lips by using a lip plumper like City Lips. Apply City Lips after primer and allow the treatment to work its magic and make your lips bigger while you get ready for the night.
Holidays also bring extra stress to our lives! Be sure to wash makeup off every night to keep acne away. Treat flare up when they raise their ugly little heads with a spot treatments containing salicylic acid.
City Lips Beauty Tip: How to be RED HOT!
Holiday parties are a great time to experiment with a new, vibrant lip color. Nothing is more on trend than red lips and LOTS of shine! Try this easy-to-wear alternative to standard red lipstick:
1. Line and fill in your entire lip area with a deep red lip pencil.
2. Top it off with your favorite City Lips—TINSEL Town adds a kick of shimmer perfect for the holidays, SIN City has a hint of gold, and Clear gives you that deep lacquer shine!
3. Use a lip brush to blend together to blur any visible lines.
VOILA! Lips are bright, shiny and beautiful!
Looking for a quick fix? Here are some quick, easy tips for turning back the clock!
The best lip plumper on the market is CityLips – it uses potent ingredients including HA Plumping Spheres to instantly transform puny lips into fully pillowy lips ready for the kissing! Keep lips full and intensely moisturized by using the treatment daily.
Nothing says sexy like full lashes! False lashes are a quick way to add volume and length. For more long term effects, try a lash treatment like Revolash to enhance your natural lashes.
Erase lip lines–City Lips quickly fills in lip wrinkles and lip lines taking years off your face. Peptides work with your body’s natural collagen production for more lasting results. Continued use fades lip lines making lips look even younger!
A brighter smile makes people perceive you as younger. Drugstore whitening strips are a fast and affordable way to get whiter teeth and a bright youthful smile. See results as quickly as one use and with continued use teeth will become even more pearly white.
Vanishing brows can age a face quickly. Use a brow pencil or powder to fill in thinning spots, set with a brow wax or gel. Use a treatment like Revolash to increase hair growth, and reclaim lost hair within 40-60 days of continued use.
Wake up tired eyes with metal spoons. Store a pair of spoons in the freezer for eye-emergencies! The cold touch of the metal instantly soothes swelling, and kicks up circulation in the thinned-skin area. Hold them gently over puffy areas for several minutes. Use a eye cream with caffeine in the formula to flush out excess fluid and create the appearance of smoother skin.
Add instant glow to tired, dull looking skin. Picture how great your skin looks after a good workout. Healthy skin has good circulation creating a natural pinky glow. Get the same healthy glow sans the workout! Smile big, apply a bright pink blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend upward towards hair line. Sweep a light amount along the bridge of nose, chin and forehead.
Warning! Cold front spotted…expect dry conditions to follow. With winter comes bitter cold air which holds less moisture–the result: skin and lips becomes rough, flaky and desperate for moisture.
Try these simple skin care tips from City Cosmetics to soothe skin and lips and help you survive the cold weather season.
Take warm showers
Hot water may feel great but it saps natural oils from skin. Try to take shorter showers and use a moisturizing body wash to help add needed moisture. Avoid hash bar soaps that can aggravate dry skin.
Slather on a thick moisturizer
Post shower, pat dry to leave a bit of water on the skin. Apply an extra rich moisturizer to help trap and lock moisture into skin. Look for products containing shea butter, petrolatum, mineral oil, linoleic acid or glycerin.
Don’t neglect lips
Lips are one of the first to feel the effects of winter. Use a moisturizing treatment like City Lips every night to lock in moisture. Carry City Lips with you for a boost of moisture during the daytime. Continued use reduces flakes and seals in moisture.
Polish dry flaky skin
Dry, dead skin cells form a barrier that hinders moisture from absorbing. Use a gentle exfoliator on your face and body to clear away flakes. Use a soft washcloth on lips to rub away dry patches—follow with a luxurious lip treatment like City Lips Original Formula.
Use cream cleansers
Soothe irritated skin with creamy face and body washes. Steer clear of harsh detergents such as triclosan and ammonium lauryl sulfate; instead, check the label for gentle surfactants like sodium laureth sulfate and cocoamidopropyl betaine.
Use a humidifier
A humidifier can help to replace much-needed moisture in the air. Be sure to replace filters regularly to avoid bacteria and mold growth.
People tend to bite and lick their lips when lips feel dry, causing them to get even dryer. Try to resist the habit, keep a tube of CityLips handy at all times and drink plenty of water to keep your skin and lips hydrated.
Go ahead, call me a gold digger! I am not ashamed to admit I love all things gold…especially if it has to do with make-up! Gold tones flatter every skin tone and can go from daytime to night time with ease. The trick is to select a warm color that blends easily with your skin tone. Ebony and olive skin tones are best paired with dark metallics that border on bronze, and fair skin looks ravishing in light yellow gold.
Ready to start mining?
Keep lips from looking like a disco-ball, avoid shades too glittery. I love CityLips Sin City, it has just the right amount of golden shine. Another great option is Nude York from City Cosmetics.
Metallics are very popular this season, and you can create a more striking look when you add a punch of color—try green or purple with your gold to add a bit of drama. Line the bottom lash with your choice of green or purple then smudge golden eyeshadow into the line to soften.
Another simple but sexy look, line your eyes with a soft, smudge-able charcoal pencil along the top, bottom and inner rim of eyes. Sweep a golden shadow across your eyelids and add a touch in the inner corner of the eyes (near the tear duct)
Keep the look from going too Midas with a soft lip, I recommend a shade like Plum Springs or Nude York from City Cosmetics. Not only is it the best lip plumper, the color is so soft it is perfect for everyone!
Go for shades with tiny glittery golden shimmer. Peach and pinky tones are gorgeous to compliment your look. To capture that golden glow, use a bronzer on your cheeks, forehead and a soft touch of it down the bridge of your nose.
Add a touch of golden shadow in the middle of your lower lip to create fullness. Apply a lip gloss like City Lips Sin City, use your finger to get a touch of gold eyeshadow then press on the middle of your lower lip. Press lips together to blend shadow. MUAH!!