The Shopper’s Drug Mart “Lips and Scents Event”
Most of us are aware that Valentine’s day is just around the corner. So I ask you: are lips ready for your Valentine’s kiss? If you are feeling that they are a little lack luster, this article will give you some tips and products to try to make your kiss memorable this Valentine’s day. To begin with if you are getting low on lip liners, are in need of a new lipstick colour or wanting to add more shine to your lips with some gloss, now is the time to stop into Shopper’s Drug Mart to stock up on all those lip products, and rack up your Shopper’s Drug Mart Optimum bonus points. Now until February 14th, Shopper’s Drug Mart is having their “Lips and Scents to Love” event. What this means for you is thousands of extra Shopper’s Optimum bonus points when you purchase many of the lip products from an assortment of popular cosmetic brands. For example, you will receive 15x’s the bonus points when you purchase any Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick or Gloss in Love gloss. If you are a Clinique fan you will receive 20x’s the points for any make-up purchase. During this event you will also receive 3000 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points when you purchase any Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick. With the purchase of any Lise Waiter lip product you will receive 2,500 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points. If you purchase any Stila lip product you will be given 3000 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points. With the purchase of two Maybeline Colour Sensational Elixir lip products you will receive a total of 2000 bonus points. 2000 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points will also be given with the purchase of any two L’Oreal Paris Caresse or Colour Riche products. Revlon will also be giving 2000 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points with the purchase of any two Colour Burst or Just Bitten Lip Balms. With the purchase of any two Cover Girl lip products you will also receive 2000 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points. You will receive a total of 1000 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points when you purchase any “No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner”. And finally with the purchase of any two Quo lip products you will receive 2500 Shopper’s Optimum bonus points. So as you can see with the purchase of just a few lip products your Shopper’s Optimum points will really begin to add up, perhaps resulting in another free lip product.
Choosing the right colour of lipstick to suit your mood and compliment your make-up
There are thousands of different lipstick shades to choose from now a days, so it can be hard to know which one looks best and works best with your mood and make-up. The following is a list of common lip colours and what they suggest and work best with.
Nude Lipstick: At first this may seem like hardly a lipstick colour at all. You might even wonder what the point of having a “nude” lip would be. Still, this tone or colour has become quite popular in the last few years. Nude lip colours are not exactly nude, but a shade off your own lip colour. They make the lips look soft and understated. They range from a soft pink to a deep tan colour. Nude lips also work well when you are wearing very heavy eye make-up, and also do not compete with the blush your are wearing. It can be a soft subtle, gentle look warren in the day with a rosy pink or red cheek, or can be warren out at night to highlight or complement smoky, dramatic eyes.
Pink Lipstick: Always a feminine and flirty favourite. Pink goes with many colours and can also balance out the more dramatic eyes. Soft pink is soft and sweet, while a more vibrant pink ,energized and daring. Pink lips look great with most blush colours and natural toned eye shadows for a healthy, natural glow.
Mauves: Most people look good in mauve. It is less feminine and less traditional then pink. It can be a little artistic and daring. Dark deep mauves are very avant garde, while soft mauves are still feminine and romantic with a twist.
Plum or wine: A variation of mauve with a touch more red or blue. Plum or wines are more intense and eye catching than pinks, more traditional then mauves, and less racy than reds. They are a nice balance between sweet and romantic and sexy and sensual.
Red: A sexy, sensual, bold lip colour. Being that red is attention grabbing, be aware that it is also important to pick the right shade. Some reds have a cool, almost blue undertone that suit the more fair or cool coloured skin tone. Others have more of a yellow/ brown or warm undertone, often suiting the more darker or olive skin tone. If you are not sure which one you are, experiment with each until find one that looks right, or gets you some nice compliments. Also, when wearing red it is important to know that it should be the main focus of your make-up. Do not put on too much rouge or eye shadow. Lighter, more natural shades for both eyes and cheeks work best. Too much blush or colourful eye shadow can just make you look like a bruised tomato.
Other tips and tricks to make your lips kissable
If you are finding your lips are dry or chapped, exfoliate them before adding any gloss or colour. Simply combine a dollop of almond or olive oil with a tsp. or two of organic sugar. Gently rub this onto your lips which will exfoliate the dry skin and moisturize the lips. It is also advised to wear a moisturizing natural lip balm during the day or when you are not wearing lipstick. Perhaps even wear it under your lipstick.
If you want to make your lipstick stay longer and give it a matte finish simply blot it with a tissue and translucent powder. To create this look apply the lipstick with a lipstick brush to the lips, cover the lips with a tissue and blot some loose powder into the tissue over the lips. Repeat twice for best results.
If you would like the lips to appear fuller and more plump than try a shiny gloss or formula. This creates the affect of lips looking fuller by reflecting the light and giving the illusion of fullness.
For a more professional, long lasting lipstick application always apply lipstick with a make-up brush. It will give it better coverage and last longer.
Finally, for at tidy, neat lip finish it is advised that you use a brush to apply concealer to the perimeter of your mouth before applying any colour.