Celebrate Spring With A Bright Pink Lipcolor

Spring is finally here! For some, that means warmer weather, lighter clothes and prepping for a festival-filled season. For others, spring is a time to update their beauty routine and try out the latest beauty must-haves. Well ladies, now is the perfect time to bust out your favorite pink lip colors. The brighter, the better!

There are many more shades of pink than the well-known bubblegum pink that we are so familiar with (you can thank Barbie for that). But not to worry! If a daring electric pink seems a bit too risque and you’re more comfortable with a subtle pink hue, we’ve got you covered, too.

Below, beauty bloggers Maricar from xoVain, Kileen from Cute & Little and Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog share some favorite pink lipsticks for spring:

1. Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in “Pink Buff”


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2. Lorac’s Alter Ego Lipstick in “Duchess”


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3. Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in “Sheer Liar”

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Courtesy of xovain.com

4. Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in “Eat Cake”

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Courtesy of xovain.com

5. Nars Audacious Lipstick in “Anita”

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Courtesy of xovain.com

Courtesy of xovain.com.

L-R: Sonia Kashuk, Lorac, Urban Decay, Nars,  Marc Jacobs. Courtesy of xovain.com.

6. MAC “Lovelorn”

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Courtesy of cuteandlittle.com.

7. YSL Rouge Volupte #8 “Fetish Pink”


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8. Body of Royalty in “Last Kiss”

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Courtesy of cuteandlittle.com

9. Body of Royalty in “Goddess”

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Courtesy of cuteandlittle.com


L-R: MAC, YSL, Body of Royalty. Courtesy of cuteandlittle.com.

10. Milani “Hot Pink Rouge”

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Courtesy of makeupandbeautyblog.com.

11. Milani “Flirty Fuschia”

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12. Milani “Flamingo Rose”


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13. Milani “Rose Hip”


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Milani Color Statement Lipsticks. Courtesy of makeupandbeautyblog.com.

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks. Courtesy of makeupandbeautyblog.com.

So ladies, are you shy and subtle or bold and daring? Let us know your go-to pink shade for spring!

Feature image courtesy of yourstylejourney.com.



MUST-TRY Korean Beauty Trend: Ombre/Gradient Lips

Already tired of ombre hair and ombre nails? Don’t give up on the ombre craze just yet! This summer, we’re encouraging all of our readers to try out the growing Korean beauty trend, ombre lips. We know what you’re thinking– this just looks like someone who ate a cherry popsicle. But trust us when we say there is much more to this look than what meets the eye. In fact, a quick glance at these celebs may have you convinced soon enough.

Ombre lips, also known at gradient lips, has been a popular look in Korea for years. It picked up tons of fans when a few members of Girls’ Generation used the look for their “I Got A Boy” music video back in 2012.

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SNSD’s “I Got A Boy” Concept.

Since then, gradient lips have popped up everywhere in Korean pop culture. Actress Yoon Eun Hye rocked the look in the popular drama “I Miss You” and more recently, actress Han Ji Min took part in a stunning photo shoot for Elle Korea where she showed off her (you guessed it) gradient lips. 

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Yoon Eun Hye in “I Miss You”

Han Ji Min for Elle Korea

Han Ji Min for Elle Korea

There are a number of reasons this look picked up popularity. Blogger Wengie points out that gradient lips creates small and innocent, doll-like features which fits perfectly with Korea’s “cute” obsession. On the other hand, others point out that a deeper shade of red on the inner lip has the opposite effect. Lips can then achieve the “just-bitten” sexy look.

Clearly, gradient lips can work for all sorts of faces and can quickly transition from innocent to sexy depending on your mood.

So how exactly does one achieve ombre lips? Luckily for you, gradient lips are quite simple:



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STEP 1: Go nude! (Well, just your lips.) Apply nude lipstick onto all of your lips. You can also use concealer or foundation to get the desired shade.



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STEP 2: Apply red or pink lipstick to the inner portion of your lips. You may reapply the color until you reach your desired shade.



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STEP 3: Blend outwards by dabbing it with your finger or smacking your lips together. Be sure to keep the color on just the inner portion of your lips to achieve the gradient look.



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STEP 3: Move away from innocent to sexy by emphasizing the umph– I mean, the color. Add a lip tint to your inner lip once again.



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STEP 4: Apply lip balm to the outer edge of your lips.



And that’s it!

Check out the video tutorial below for a better look at how it’s done with various shades.

Summer Beauty Trend: 3 Steps For BRIGHT LIPS That Last

This summer the new trend is bright lips. Of course, it takes more than  just the perfect lipstick to create lasting lipcolor. Lucky for you, we have some quick and easy ways to make sure your lips stay perfectly bright all summer long. Here are 3 tips for getting the perfect bright lip.

1. Exfoliate your lips before for smoother application.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ($22.50)

2. Store bright lipsticks in the fridge to prolong its life.


3. Use a lip liner to prevent feathering and to extend the life of your lip color.
Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner ($19)



Top 5 Natural/Nude Lip Glosses

Vibrant and bold colors have certainly risen in popularity. We can’t tell you how many women reach for their bright red lipstick on a night out. More women are also choosing colorful eyeliner and eye shadow to make their facial features pop.

Despite this, there are certainly still a handful of women who opt for for more natural-looking lips. Maybe you prefer to draw attention to your eyes. Maybe a nude shade better matches your skin-tone. Maybe you just simply like the look of natural and nude lips. Whatever the reason may be, we have just the thing for natural lip gloss lovers.

Audrey intern, Paulina Lee, is here to give some insight on the top 5 Natural/Nude Lip Glosses currently on the market.

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1) Bobbi Brown- Rich Color Gloss in Pink Buff ($25)
This lip gloss gives lips a beautiful glossy appearance without the stickiness.  It also provides a layer of moisture, which gives even dry lips the appearance of a smooth gloss finish.  The pigment of this is a bit more on the matted side.

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2) Smashbox – Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss in Forever- Whispering Pink ($22)
Although the pigment looks glittery in its container, it isn’t so when applied.  When applied on your lips, the color comes out as a pretty pink shimmer with just the right amount of gloss.  It’s great for a fun night out and another plus is its lasting quality– one application can last for hours.

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3) Benefit – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion ($16)
Not only does this lipgloss give a youthful appearance, but smells wonderful to boast.  The pigment of this lip gloss is much more sheer than the two above, but still retains the a pretty glossy quality without feeling sticky.

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4) Revlon – ColorStay Overtime Liquid in Forever Pink ($10)
This gloss is long-lasting as one side is the pigmented color while the clear end of the stick acts as a sealing conditioner to maintain the glossiness.  It boasts a 16 hour lasting quality to it, allowing the subtle pop of color to last throughout the day.

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5) LUSH – Lips Liquid lipstick in Perspective ($19)
Like all LUSH products, this lipgloss is made from entirely natural ingredients such as rose wax and jojoba oil.  It is not as glossy as the others and may need to be touched up with additional clear gloss, but it stands out with its vibrant yet subtle pigment.  Also, this product unique in its versatility, as it can also be used as blush or eyeshadow as well.