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So many holiday parties to go to in the winter and if you’re like me you struggle with how to wear lipstick despite dry, cracked, and even flaky lips. It always flairs right at the most inconvenient time. I mean, who wants to wear a fun red or bold berry lipstick when it sticks under — or skips over — all the dry patches?
How To: Wear Lipstick Despite Dry Lips
Wear a Lip Balm All Day Before the Event
This might seem like an obvious one, but just keeping a very good, thick lip balm on your lips the hours before you want to wear a lipstick will go a long way to making your lips a lot easier to deal with. Neutrogena just released a new Hydro Boost Lip Treatment that I cannot wait to try — it sounds like it’ll be perfect for that intense-day-of-the-party-moisture that I like.
Wipe Lips with a Moisturizing Remover
Whenever I have to clean off my lips, I always make sure I use an oil or moisturizing makeup remover. Just going at your lips with a tissue will agitate and pull at the cracks in your lips and make the situation worse. 😮 With wipes like the Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, it makes cleaning your lips easy and gentle. These also work amazing on makeup in general. This is my preferred makeup remover wipe when I need to remove makeup, sharpen up a wing, or fix a wonky eyebrow. 🙂
Opt for a Moisturizing Lip Color
You may be tempted to pass over Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick as not being a real ‘lipstick’ — but don’t! These color sticks pack a lot of color. And it feel so good on the lips. When I’m wearing them I forget I have a bright color on because it feels just like a lip balms. But my lips are SO much happier, lol. And just to prove that these color sticks pack a punch, here are two bolder shades that I love to rock this time of year!The top color is in 70 Perfect Plum and that strawberry red is 60 Soft Raspberry. They own several more shades that are even deeper and brighter so no matter what preference you have for lip color, they’re sure to have one for you — see all the shades in the Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick line.
Let Your Eyes Be the Star of the Show
If your lips are really, really bad try to focus on your eye makeup. Do something bold and eye-catching. It doesn’t have to be bright colors or a black smokey eye, it can just be a long, bold, statement wing and fluttery lashes. It’ll make your eyes stand out over your other features — like the dry lips. 😛
Nude lips always look great when you have bold eyes going on. The Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick in 110 Almond Nude is perfect! This is my go-to method when my lips are in bad shape and need a break from liquid lipsticks.
Everything I mentioned in today’s post can be found at your local Walmart, which makes implementing these tips so much easier on your wallets, am I right? And with Walmart’s everyday low prices, you’re guaranteed to get a deal!
What’s your favorite shade in the Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick? Do you have another go-to trick that you use when your lips are sending out S.O.S. signals?
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