The transitioning weather is the perfect cue to switch up your skin care routine.. Often the first signs of dropping humidity are manifested on my lips - they become drier, tighter and sometimes chapped. Wearing matte lipstick becomes even more challenging despite the selection of hydrating matte lipsticks available.
On a recent trip to Harmon, I picked up a tube of the new Lip Smacker Rx Medicated lip balm in eucalyptus mint for $1.99. Attracted by the cute pill package design - very Dr Mario-esque, and healing formula, I eagerly ripped it out of the package as soon as I left the store and applied.
The balm is transparent on lips and has a pleasantly minty after taste that doesn't linger too long. It's a great mid-afternoon pick me up :)
The balm imparts a cooling tingle on lips and immediately relieves sensations of dryness such as, tightness and discomfort. Unlike many stick balms, this one applies on thickly and wears pretty well. When I use under llipstick, I make sure to apply a thick layer and let it sit for 5 minutes then tissue off prior to applying lip product.
I like to best use this product as an overnight lip mask, where I apply it all over my lips, tracing the lip border skin to seal in my moisturizer - giving delicate lip contour skin some extra TLC!
Overall, this cheap thrill delivered on moisturizing and relieving my parched pucker, while taking me back to the nineties by inspiring my memory of my first Lip Smackers lip balm - Pink Lemonade. Recommended as a must-have everyday and an easy add to any skincare and makeup regimen, and ideal for everyone.
Make your shampooing more effective by loosening up build up with this DIY spritzer. This spritzer helps achieve healthy looking hair and clarifies the scalp. No need to double shampoo! Try this recipe concoted by Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC.
Need to refresh your bronzy makeup mid-season? Why not try the look Sarah Lucero, Stila Cosmetics' Global Director of Creative Artistry, designed for Clover Canyon at Miami Swim Week 2015.
For this look, it's all about sheer colour that looks natural and skin like. Start by warming up skin with a sheer liquid bronzer. Define cheeks with a cream or bronze tint, careful to blend quickly. Smudge a deep brown/bronze hue, and line eyes with a gel or liquid liner. Balance the entire look with a sheer deep lip gloss or tinted balm.
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