{Beauty Panel} How Would You Wear a Statement Lip?

Bold statement lips are huge this season, but a unique way to sport this spring/summer trend is to wear an ombré lip. We have ombré hair and ombré nails, who said ombré lips can’t join the party?
The lip look I’m wearing today is a wearable ombré lip: a dark pink colour on the outer edge of my lips gradually fade to a lighter pink towards the center. Not only is this lip cool-looking, it also gives an effect of fuller lips. (Ssshh! A best kept secret!)

One of my tips for making this look long-lasting is to use lip liners or matte lipsticks. An alternative is to dab a tiny bit of powder over your lips to increase the staying power.

{Products used}: 

  • Annabelle Twist Up in “Kinky Pink” 
  • M.A.C lipstick in “Angel”
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    {Beauty Panel} 90s Beauty Make-up is Back! What 90s make-up trend would you try?

    When I think of 1990s makeup, I think of Brenda Walsh from the original 90210, Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell, and Daisy (Neve Campbell) from Catwalk— all beautiful women! (Did I just reveal my age?) This week’s inspiration is a bit of Brenda and Daisy mixed together: sexy and sultry with a blend of grunge.

    What makes this look? Soft smoky brown eyes and deep red wine lips.

    Part of the 1990s beauty trend this season is a focus on the lower lash line. So grab your favourite neutral eye shadow palette—one of my favourites is the Wet ‘n Wild Comfort Zone palette. It’s very pigmented and super affordable!

    After you apply eye shadow on your lids:

    1. Take a dark brown eye shadow with an eye liner brush and apply it to your lower lash line. Concentrate the colour closest to your lash line and then blend down diffusing the colour.

    2. Take a lighter brown eye shadow and apply it slightly under your lower lash line. This will help achieve the gradient smoky affect, going from dark to light.

    3. To keep this ’90s look modern, add a lighter colour on the inner corner of your eye to brighten up the look.

    4. Apply your favourite mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

    If you want to go a step further with the 1990s beauty trend, add a wine-coloured lipstick. This was definitely a staple in Brenda Walsh’s purse!

    {Products used}



    • Nars Firming Foundation in “Syracuse” 
    • CoverFX Matte Powder 
    • M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in “Dark”
    • Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Pencil in “22E”
    • Wet ‘n Wild Comfort Zone Palette
    • Annabelle Kohl Eyeliner in “72 Brown” 
    • Annabelle Expandable Mascara
    • Elizabeth Arden Shadow “Fawn 02” 
    • M.A.C Lipstick in “Destined”

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    Summer 2009 Make-up Trends

    Although we are into our late summer months…summer is still not over!!
    You still have time to try some 2009 summer make-up looks!

    Summer 2009 is all about adding a hint of color to the eyes – teals, purples, greens…
    You can acheive this look by sweeping these colours all over your lids or by lining your eyes with one of these colours to make them pop.

    Put away your black eyeliner and brown boring eye shadows…it’s all about colourful prominent eyes this summer! It`s not too late to try it out! 🙂

    Gucci (www.gucci.com)

    Smashbox (www.smashbox.com)

    Estee Laduer (www.esteelauder.com)