beauty: bare face + berry stained lips

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New York’s face melting summer heat is finally here girls!  This gives us more reason to keep our faces bare.  This week I’ve been walking around bare faced with just a bit of berry stain on my lips, and I’m really digging this look. It’s pretty, fresh, and most importantly easy!  Just sunblock, eyelashes, lipstick, and you’re out the door.  Lately I’ve been wearing Givenchy’s le rouge rose dressing, it’s a lovely bright berry pink that is muted enough to wear in the office, but can be layered for more impact as well.  The formulation is quite nice and there’s no smell/taste to it, which is a major plus.  But I’d encourage you to just use whatever bright lipcolor you already have and just have fun with it, now’s the time.

[image credit: fashion over season]

Beauty: The Perfect Nude Lip

[Lipstick Queen, Endless Summer ‘Hang Ten’, $22]

I’m not a lipstick girl. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I think lipstick appears dated and matronly. BUT, I do love THIS lipstick! It’s the only nude that I’ve found that looks good with tanned skin. Because it is somewhat sheer, it conforms to your natural lip color while still being opaque enough to create a soft muted effect that makes your eyes sort of pop. When going for an ultra matte look, I blot off the excess and dust with a thin layer of sheer setting powder. The texture feels natural and it’s got added UV protection as well. Definitely a holy grail product in my book, so thought I’d share.