Thursday, November 19, 2009

Parties and Cocktails and Mistletoes...OH MY!!!!

It's that time of the year again Fab ones! The Holidays aren't only about creating memories with your friends and family, but you MUST look good while doing so! Get ready to pucker up and "smize" in the camera with some really fun and festive looks sure to make you the belle of the party! Let's make some Holiday magic....

Time to transition from the dark lips and smoke signal eyes to colors with sparkle, glitter and shimmer. Think: metallic teals, rich amethysts and mauves, sparkling liners and playful lips.

For this post, I am going to concentrate on lip looks.

Stila Holiday Lip Glazes $25.00
*If you are more of a gloss girl, Stila's lip glaze is perfect for you. I love the texture of their gloss, as well as the applicator brush, it's not goopy or too sticky. Accentuate your lips and get megawatt shine with these gorgeous, holiday inspired colors. If you are not familiar with this product, it is a cult favorite. You simply just twist the bottom of the pen to produce as much gloss to the smooth brush tip. It travels great and they literally have a color for EVERYONE! Stop by your nearest Sephora to check them out.

Chanel Celestial Shimmer Glossimer $27.00
*This collection of Glosimers features 8 new brilliant, shimmery shades.
I can't tell you how much I adore Chanel's Glossimers!! They have THE best texture and staying power that I have come across to date when gloss is concerened. When I worked at Chanel, I literally didn't have to reapply my gloss until after lunch! The new shades are full of sparkling shine that will attract amazing light to your lips. They are awesome worn alone or layered over your existing lipstick shades for some extra glamour. The "Jupiter" shade is calling my name baby!!!

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque $32.00
*If you desire or want to try something with a more powerful finish, but still acheive a glossy look, this is definately it! The Laque has a creamy texture with a liquid application. The intense color payoff and staying power are true to Chanel form. The colors are gorg (I have the "Dragon" shade). You can get a better look at the colors on the website. I would reccommend a lip liner in a complimentry shade with this product because of the richer texture and color.

Remember, if you are going to sport a bolder, more colorful lip, a lip conditioner is a MUST! Color, and glosses especially, attract more attention to your lip texture; Therefor, you want a smooth, supple and soft canvas. If you haven't already, try a lip scrub/buff.

Clarins Lip Contour Gentle Exfoliator $23.00
*I have been using this product for about 2 years now. I apply it about twice or so a month to buff my lips for a plump and juicy pout! You can also check your nearest Bloomingdale's or Nieman's for it as well. If used about twice a month, it should last you, at least, a year.

Zoe Saldana sporting a beautiful, medium tone mauve lipstick while keeping the rest of the face neautral.

Camille Belle                                                               Katy Perry
I think that Camille looks fabulous! While rocking a sparkly pink (with a drop of purple) lipstick/gloss, her skin and eyes look amazing! Now, Katy is at an award show, so she took a more dramatic approach. If I cover her eyes, I actually like the lip color by itself topped off with a glimmering gloss.

Kerry Washington, who usually opts for a nude lip, looks great with this plum stain.

Melonie Fiona in a classic, yet festive, warm toned, red lipstick.

A sparkly, fuschia shade like this one will actually look amazing on chocolate complexions. See how the rest of the face is kept very clean and polished. Mascara, liner and blush complete your look.

Have fun with your make-up for the Holiday season! Try out some of the Holiday lipgloss/lipstick pallettes flooding the counters and stores right now. Take time to sit down with one the Artists and try on some different lip looks before you commit to a purchase. Wear it around for the remainder of your day for a test ride, and, if you still love it come nightfall, you can return to the store and feel confident about your choice.

P.S. Stay tuned for Holiday Eyes!!

~Stay Classy and Fabulous- Your Glam-Puss!

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