Here, for your lip-beautifying gratification, are some lip beauty tips and secrets that will have you going,"Hmm. That really works."
1 - How to get a pouty mouth easily.
Want a pout to your mouth?
The secret is to bring out your top lip. Just dab a little gloss in the center of it and you're good to go; it's that easy.
Bonus tip: If you put little bit of red in the center of both lips it'll make them look fuller.
2 - Make your own tinted lip gloss the easy way.
Take one of your favorite lipsticks (more than one works, too) and mix it with just a dab of petroleum jelly. This way you can get any color you want (and maybe one or more you didn't even intend on getting), make it as thick or thin as you want, and save money in the process.
Bonus tip: You can store your lip glosses in beautiful tubes or little round pots that you can get on the internet for cheap. You can even store your glosses in your own palette! Google a phrase like 'pretty containers for lip gloss round' or variations of that; you'll find that there are a lot of choices. How much? Anywhere from fifty cents to a couple of bucks, tops.
3 - Scrub those lips.
All of a sudden it seems like exfoliating your lips is the be-all, end-all of lip care. At least it keeps popping up everywhere I turn. So let's talk about it.
When you're brushing your teeth, do you brush your lips, too? If not, now is a good time to start.
Just like your skin, your mouth has dead cells (like when you get chapped lips or they just get flaky) and needs help being sloughed off.
Take your (wet) toothbrush and brush your lips in a gentle, circular motion. Apply lip balm or chap stick afterwards to moisturize your lips.
Bonus tip: If you don't feel like using your toothbrush, you can use a washcloth. Or you can purchase a lip scrub if you'd like to go that route. You can buy them almost anywhere that sells makeup - or even at drugstores - and they come in cute little pots or jars.
4 - Speaking of lip scrubs, why not make your own?
1/2 teaspoon of Olive Oil
2 tablespoons of white sugar. (White sugar has the best consistency for a scrub.)
1 teaspoon of honey.
Get a glass bowl (or whatever kind of glass container you want to use) and mix the three ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.
Note: You may find that the scrub is not grainy enough for your taste (so to speak); if that's true, just add a little more sugar until it's the consistency that you would like.
When your lip scrub is mixed, take a small amount of the scrub (the size of a quarter, maybe a little bigger) and massage it gently into your lips for a minute. Remove the excess with a paper towel and then apply some lip balm to keep your lips soft.
Use these tips and get the pouty, kissable mouth you so deserve. They work!
Lori Cline, Phoenix Beauty Examiner
You can visit Lori's website at Beautyandyourbeast for more great beauty tips.