and Merry Christmas to you! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and had a great time with your family. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year because everybody comes together, chills and eats good food. But do you know what’s coming next? Right: New Year’s Eve
Three things are important for having a great night: true friends, a good look & alcohol (sorry but that’s just the content of New Year’s Eve) – and I help you to get one of them
My DIY helps you to get soft, beautiful lips (which you need for a long lasting and good looking lip). Because of the dry heating air inside and the cold air outside our skin and lips are more drying than usually. In my case I can slap on as much lip balm as I like and it won’t help a thing. Wearing a matte lipstick looks more like a dried fruit than a nice look.
And it’s not one of these DIYs where you need tons of stuff “everybody has at home” – am I the only one who never has anything of the materials you need?
However, in my DIY you’ll need: oil, sugar and a lip balm
I used coconut oil because it’s very moisturizing and soothing but you can also use honey or olive oil.
First of all you mix the sugar with the coconut oil. Do not use too much oil! With this step you create a peeling.
Afterwards you apply the peeling on your lips and start to rub in circular motions. This helps to remove all the dead cells which are the reason for your dry lips.
Then you should wash it off with some water and pat it dry with a towel.
If dead cells are still visible repeat the scrub. Now your lips should feel moisturized and soft. To prevent any drying apply a lip balm what isn’t that fatty and pat a little bit of the cream on your lips. If you use too much product your lipstick will slip of very fast. I used the Rosebud Salve balm.
After the balm sinked into your lips take a lipliner that matches your lipstick. You can also use a lipliner which is a few shades darker but be careful with this (unless you want to look like all models did back in the 90’s). I’m using the stone lipliner from Mac with the eponymous lipstick.
Then fill in the lips with your lipstick. If you overdrew your lips or made a mistake just use a q-tip to correct it.
Finally you can highlight around the lips for example the cupid’s bow and your natural line. For this I am using the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat.
When all is said and done your lip look is finished! I would recommend peeling your lips once or twice a week (or if needed). I really love this little hack and use it on a regular base!