First of all, I know I haven’t posted in a while. I have been going through somewhat of an emotional turmoil, and during that time I’ve been listening to one of my new favorite female artists, Lana Del Rey. Since I’ve been off-the-rails… the entire Born to Die album has been on repeat and I don’t know if this is hurting or helping me. I have been really relating to the twisted lyrics that Miss Del Rey’s many songs offer, like, way more than the average person should. I know, I know, I am late to the game on this one. But she is just so bewitching! I entranced by those dark lyrics and her vintage, edgy, pin-up glam appeal. Basically, I want to steal her sultry voice and flounce around in her cute outfits all day.
So, since I can’t do that, what I can do is offer some tips on how to get your lips as close to Lana’s as possible. Back to beauty, after all.
First of all, exfoliation and moisturization are key here. Now, there are a number of lip exfoliators available out there for those of you looking for a product to accomplish this goal. I’m sure you can quickly search Pinterest (another one of my new loves) for a DIY solution and get a sugar scrub of some sort. The best lip exfoliator I have found is a swipe of lip balm or petroleum jelly, followed by a gentle rub with a warm, wet washcloth. This is, of course, simple, and basically free.
After exfoliating, be sure to lightly moisturize lips with a soothing balm, like Burt’s Bees Replenishing. Then, follow with a non-glossy swipe of coral, muted pale pink, or deep red lipstick (liner is suggested on some of the more obvious colors). Voila! Instant Lana Del Rey trout pout. Keep the rest of your makeup simple, except for the swooping pin-up lashes, and you’re golden.
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