Ah yes, an obvious next choice after the liquid liner is the hall of fame red lippy. EVERYONE suits red lipstick. Ya just gotta find the right shade. An absolute winner is NARS lipstick in JUNGLE RED. It is seriously Gwen Stefani worthy. I am yet to see anyone who doesn’t suit this colour red. Don’t say you can’t wear red because you have thin lips either…get all Kirsten Dunst about it and embrace the crimson honey. Red on the lips is classic, yet makes you look instantly contemporary – so you’re going out and you are just wearing jeans, Converse and a white tshirt? Slap some red on your kisser and you’ll look instantly fuckable. Hit up NARS in general though, it’s a pretty radical brand. A few honourable mentions that I carry in my lipstick wardrobe as far as red hue’s go is LADY DANGER by M-A-C (sozz) and RETROFURIST OPAQUE LIPSTICK by LIMECRIME – pretty much the colour Snow White woulda worn if she wasn’t off shagging dwarfs.
As many of you are aware, I am pretty much married to my acrylic nails. Unfortunately they aren’t too kind to your own nails or cuticles. Which is why I always make sure I apply hand cream throughout the day and especially at night before zzzzz. CLARINS HAND AND NAIL TREATMENT is bloody LUSH. It smells like heaven and makes your hands feel like 30 bucks. (That’s how much it costs) – so worth it though! This shit is so addictive it’s like hand cream crack.
When my folks were handing out eyelashes, I’m pretty sure my sisters got dibs on it ’cause it’s almost as if I was given pubic hair by accident. For seez, my eyelashes are ridiculous – and not in a good way. Which is why I need all the help I can get! Eyelash curlers save my life. Hmmm, that sounded a bit dramatic, but Imma trying to get a point across ‘ere! If your eyes are your window to your soul, then don’t be skimping on them! shu uemura is pretty much the Rolls Royce of eyelash pimpers. Look into it.
Hands up who is addicted to lip balm??!!! Yeah man, it’s mental. My lips get dryer than a nun’s fanny if I don’t apply some lubrication on the regular. CARMEX is THE BEST. Plus I love how it comes in a little yellow tin, it kinda gives it that retro feel. I first got hooked on this when I worked for Urban Outfitters, and we used to sell around 2000 of these suckers in a week! We kept them in cookie jars throughout the stores and they constantly needed refilling. You can get it at most pharmacies and I seriously suggest you do. I bet you’re an addict after the first time you try it. Keep them kissers kissable ladies!
I have advised you in countless previous posts to remove your make-up before you hit the pillow. Easier said than done when you roll in at 4am looking like something that lines the bottom of a birdcage and you would rather stick a fork in your eye than get involved in any sort of beauty regime. Face wipes is proof that God is a woman. NIVEA in my opinion are ze best. It’s slightly creamier than other brands, and better at removing eye make-up without dragging the fine skin under the eye. You should be keeping this in your bag as well in case you spend the night in the company of a male, and you wake up the next morning resembling Pamela the Panda. Just run these under your eye and BAM! the dirt is gone. They are also great for when you just wanna refresh your make-up before you go out and haven’t got time to shower. Just wipe this over your mug then reapply. God, it’s scary how much you lot need me.
The two best things for a glowing complexion is loads of water and loads of sex. But if like me you are not indulging in the latter, you may wanna get your paws onto BENEFIT HIGH BEAM. I bloody love BENEFIT. The packaging is adorable (I am easily sucked in by a good container) and whilst it may look a bit ‘novelty’ it defs does the job. Just run this glorious stuff along your cheekbones and brow bones before (or after actually) your foundation and you will look like you’ve just had the lay of your life. Hey! Some of us have to make do with material things.