How to Get the Perfect Pout

lipstick2So, you’ve finally fallen into a “groove” with a daily skincare routine. You know it’s important, and you’re pretty consistent, right?

The problem is, most women forget about the one particular area of the face that also needs a little TLC; their lips! You too?

That was me about 10 years ago. I started noticing my lips were getting drier. They even began to flake which was really annoying when putting on my lipstick. I was using a super-moisturizing formula thinking that would help, but, instead, it made them look worse!

Then it hit me.

We exfoliate, or use a facial scrub to get rid of the dead skin on our face, but we totally forget about our lips. Duh!

I began using a lip scrub 2-3 times a week. Problem solved!

You can make one yourself by putting 1/4 teaspoon of sugar in the palm of your hand and adding a little olive oil; just enough to form a thick paste. You can apply it to your lips with a finger and draw circles on your lips back and forth a couple of times. Rinse, blot, apply your lip balm or lipstick, and you’re good to go!

So what else can you do to get the perfect pout?

You can keep your lips looking and feeling great between scrubs by using a lipstick made with Castor Seed Oil like KmS Mineral Essentials Lip Perfection Lipstick. Castor Oil is a super-moisturizing oil which creates a barrier between your lips and the elements, locking in moisture and keeping your lips supple and
kiss-a-ble soft!

And when you’re not wearing lipstick, wear lip balm. Putting it on your lips before going to bed is a great way to prevent dryness overnight. 

If you smoke, stop. It’s not only bad for you, it ages your face by 10 years. Enough said.

Want fuller lips but would rather skip the injections? (Me too!) Use a nude lip liner and line your upper lip slightly outside the lip line. Apply your lipstick (color inside the lines), use a highlighter at “cupid’s bow” then apply a dab of lip gloss like new KmS Hydra Lip Gloss in Diamond Pink in the middle of your bottom lip.

Pucker up!

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5 Ways to Perfect Your Pout

poutEver wonder why some women seem to have perfect lips? They look well conditioned and their lipstick always looks flawless. So, what’s the deal? Were they born with it?

You’re probably pretty good about keeping to a skincare routine, but you may be missing one very important part of it; caring for your lips! Doing the following consistently is the key to perfect your pout!

Exfoliate

Lips are part of the skin, and just as we need to exfoliate our skin every few days to make way for the new skin cells, the same goes for our lips. A yummy, sugar lip scrub is perfect for the job because it not only removes dead skin from the lips, it also leaves them super smooth and completely moisturized.

Moisturize

You probably thought this would be #1 on the list, but, did you know it doesn’t do any good to moisturize if you don’t use a scrub first? It doesn’t matter what you spend or how many times you use a lip balm, if you don’t remove the dead skin first, the moisture won’t penetrate deep enough into the skin. 

Use a lip primer

Does your lip color seem to fade throughout the day? Do you feel like all you do is reapply? A lip primer does for your lips what your face primer does for your foundation. It makes sure your lipstick looks just as gorgeous hours after you first applied it!

Use a lip liner

Tracing the outline of your lips with lip liner or a highlighting pencil before and after applying your lip color keeps it from “bleeding” outside your lips.

Blot your lips

Most of us use more lipstick then we really need which leads to extra color settling in the corners of our mouth. By placing a tissue between your lips and pressing  your them together, any extra color will transfer to the tissue.

Do you have a tried and true tip for flawless lips? Share it with me below.