Lately, I’ve decided it’s about time I start really taking care of my lips. Having supple, luscious lips is the key to any amazing makeup look. Always start with taking care and protecting your skin before applying more makeup. My #1 rule to get rid of dry, chapped lips? Exfoliate, protect, and hydrate. Hydrating meaning always have a moisturizing base before you put on any lipstick. That’s always the hardest when you’re trying to master a really matte lip, my favorite type of look. Bite Beauty released the new Everyday Agave collection. It’s 3 amazing products that now, more than ever, I am using…especially on the airplane. Here are the 3 steps: – Apply the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub: use this daily and right before bed, and you’re lips will be extra soft and smooth. -Leave on the Agave Lip Mask: Leave this on overnight and it helps protect your lips from getting any further damage. -Reapply the Agave Lip Balm: This balm is super rich. I use it so many times a day. It doesn’t give off a crazy shine or greasy residue which makes it perfect under lipsticks.
I’ve always been a huge Bioré fan, and their pore strips happen to be the best. Lately, I’ve been using the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips to completely unclog my pores, and take out any excess oil. It’s the quickest and easiest way for me to clean out the dirt that builds up deep, down in your pores. The special ingredient is the natural charcoal. Works like magic. Simply wet your nose, dry your hands, and stick it on! 10 minutes later, and voila…your pores look smaller and your skin feels soft and looks fresh. I’m obsessed with this quick and easy skin saver.
I’m now super excited to introduce you to the “Strip with Bioré“ challenge. To be a part of the challenge, take a photo wearing the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips and post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #StripwithBiore #Sweeps. Tag 3 of your friends –there’s nothing more funny than your pals in a pore strip. You’ll then be entered to win a trip to LA to walk the red carpet with Brittany Snow. (Full details here: strip.biore.com Good luck!)
Check out this new video of Brittany Snow and all the crazy things she can do in the 10 minutes it takes to use the pore strip here on strip.biore.com.
I am such a beauty junkie. I just got back to New York City, and realized I had a giant tote bag of makeup I’ve collected this year. So many unopened packages and newly released products from my favorite brands I work with. That perfect, sparkling gold makeup palettes…a new shade for a new season. Those tubes of lipsticks in every single shade of red and pink. Those serums, creams, and sleeping masks promising a younger, more beautiful complexion. Believe me, I’ve tried it all. From getting my eyes jabbed at on set with the makeup artist…to taking those tips to my bathroom at home. I did learn one thing: less is certainly more. Especially for us girls on the go. So what do I carry if I’m pulling an all-nighter? I like to focus on the simple things. The eyes and the lips. But it always starts with perfect skin:
-Stila 10 in 1 beauty balm for coverage and sun protection. I normally use this under CoverGirl’s Aquafresh (I’ve used it ever since grade school. And what doesn’t break me out, is what I stick with. It’s the easiest compact ever.)
-Everything DR. JART. Because this Korean doctor know what he’s doing when it comes to skin perfection.
-Stila Major Lash Mascara
Lately, I’ve traded in my liquid liner cat-eye look for some subtle shimmer, and a bare face. It totally brings out the color in your eyes, and I think the shimmer looks super fresh and pretty. I use my fingers from the Aerin palette and use the light brown shimmer all over the lid, and spreading out. Using the dark shadow on the outer corners, and on lower lids. It’s a sublte, more sultry way to give a cat-eye look. But most importantly? The lashes. Curl them daily, with a little bit of mascara.
Complete with a pop of lip, and a twist of your messy locks and you can easily go from the work meeting to the dance floor. A quick overnight fix.
Photographed by Dylana Suarez
Shop some of my current favorite lip shades: