3 months ago with 2011 notes
It’s been a while since we’ve talked from our last lesson. You can catch the Introduction here, I haven’t forgotten about giving you all advice about understanding the fundamentals to beauty. In my previous post I discussed skin types, skin care, and color theory. Remember to hold on to color theory and if you need a refresh re-read the Introduction.
This lesson will be Part 1 of 2 about the Face. I’ll be discussing Facial shapes, contouring/highlighting, and undertone/shade.
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They’re a guide to understand what you can do with not only your hair but your make-up, they let you know where to put your highlights/conturing as well as your color and sometimes your eyeshadow. These are the facial shapes that are most common and many times people are a combination of both!
Rectangle: Your face is similar to Jada Pinkett Smith, elongated with a strong angular jawline that is the same width as your forehead.
Oblong: You have a facial shape similar to Kelly Rowland, elongated almost oval with an angular jawline that rounds out near the chin area. The angles are mostly coming from the cheeks of your face.
Oval: Your face is the holy grail and similar to Beyonce. It’s exactly like an oval shape and can wear various styles and not worry to much about contouring.
Round: Similar to Janet Jackson, your face is round all the way through towards the jawline, your forehead and chin area are the same widths with your cheeks being somewhat roundish. Your head also is small and compact.
Square: Similar to Ciara, your bottom jaw is larger than your forehead and angular from your cheeks towards you chin. Not elongated like a rectangle, this face shape tends to have what’s considered “high cheek bones”
Triangular/pear: Similar to Fantasia Barrino, both words are for the same shape, your forehead is much smaller than your jaw and cheek area. If you were to take a picture you could indeed draw a triangle on it.
Diamond: If your face is small on the forehead area and in your jawline like Kerry Washington, chances are you’re a diamond shape. This shape has a very delicate look and sometimes people confuse it for the triangle because of it’s pointedness.
Heart/inverted triangle: Interchangeable terms, your forehead is larger than your jaw and cheek area. Tyra banks is famous for this face and is definitely the opposite of the Triangle/pear head shape.
Highlighting and contouring
These two go hand and hand with facial shapes. We highlight and contour to ether sculpt certain parts we want to prioritize or to try and fake our way to an oval face shape. Bronzing falls into this category and depending on the nature of the bronzer is may be used for ether or both. You will see people saying they use bronze as a contour or as a highlighter.
Highlighting is using natural light and artificial light to your advantage, this techniques helps define the natural points on your face that should and sometimes glimmer. It helps distract the eye from under wanted parts on your face and creates a focal points or multiple focal points. Highlighting is used by most make-up artist and everyday people.
There are several places to use highlighting at which includes:
Underneath the arch in your eyebrow
On the tip or bridge of your nose
On your cheeks above where you place your blush
On your chin right underneath your lips
On the middle part of your eye and also your inner eyelid
Right underneath your nose, the philtrum or cupid’s bow.
Underneath your eyes in a triangle or V shape
These places grasp the light the most and help create a light airy feeling to your face.
Contouring helps sculpt your face. It gives delusions be using the darkest or deepest parts of your face and bringing forward the parts that are highlighted. An example and most popular is contouring your cheeks right underneath your blush. These brings fourth you cheek bones and creates a dynamic play on light and dark. Other places where contouring is common is:
Upper forehead area
Outside of the eyebrow
In the crease area of your eye
The edge of your eyebrow near your nose
The inner bridge of your nose Underneath your chin
These areas are classic places for placement of contouring.
*If you have a round face and want to look more elongated, contour along your cheek area and underneath your chin.
*If you have a rectangular or square face and want a softer look use highlighting around your chin area and upper cheeks. Combine that with a soft color for contouring such as a soft plummy brown and a nice peachy highlight. These colors create depth and warmth and that’s what you want if you want a softer look.
Contouring for all face shapes
Highlighting + Contouring
Highlighting + Contouring Nose job, cheeks!
Bronzers can be used for highlighting and contouring depending on the nature of the Bronzer. bronzers tend to have a softer color pay off and not as harsh as you as something like contouring powder which is specifically to place dark pigmentation on your face. Bronzer’s tend to stay in the range of being 1 to 2 shades darker than your skin-tone and complimenting it with a subtleness vs contouring powders. Bronzers can also be used for highlighting and can double as both depending on how they’re made. A big chunk of bronzers have shimmer in them warm hues vs cool ones, which cool colors recede from the face and as said before bronzers double as highlighters and contours.
There are different products for highlighting the most common among is cream, powder, and Bronzers. Some examples:
*MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Gold Deposit
*Milani illuminating face powder Amber Nectar
*The body Shop Shimmer waves 01
*Covergirl Queen Collection bronzer Q120, Q100,Q110
*ELF Shimmering facial whip
Undertones and Shades
By far one of the biggest things people struggle with is undertone. There are 3 categories with undertone, warm, neutral and cool. People can be ebony color and be warm. As people whom are ivory can be cool. Your shade is different from your undertone, shade is composed of Tonal value, remember what I said about light and dark in the intro section? Shade is from light to dark, you usually have 3 categories also Light, Medium, Dark, and always the in-betweens.
Shade : Light, Medium, Dark = From light to dark
Undertone: Warm, Neutral, Cool = How much blue or yellow you have in your skin concerning colors.
A good example of this would be the chart I posted up top with different Black women. Undertones are tricky and can also vary from season to season. Many people have two different foundations, one for the summer and one for the winter because your shade can change which can shift how your undertone works underneath your skin. In the winter I’am more yellow/golden and in the summer I become orange/red.
When trying to match up your undertone, it’s best to figure out your shade range first which can be challenging for many BPOC (Black People of color). After finding your shade range it’s best to try a few tricks to find your undertone on the scale of warm, neutral, cool.
+ Look at your skin in natural light, which color shines through the most? Don’t go by the ones in your face go by the ones in your neck area and open chest. This is wear you’re going to be matching your skin and undertone too.
+ Take a look at your arm and notice the veins, are they blue/purple? Most likely you’re cool toned. Are they green? You’re most likely warm.
+Use a pair of silver and gold earrings. Which one flatters you more? If silver does you’re cool toned, if gold does you’re warm. If both look nice you’re neutral.
+ Do you look wonderful in white t-shirts? you’re most likely cool toned. If you look a little bleb then more than likely you’re warm. If it makes no difference you’re neutral.
+When wearing yellows or oranges, do they compliment you? You’re warm. If not, I would suggest switching to cooler colors because you’re probably cool undertone!
+ If you burn easily most likely you’re cool toned. If you tan easily, you’re probably warm.
Although these methods are common it’s always best to go to a makeup counter before you buy a foundation in a drugstore. Many times in upper scale make up places like Sephora or ULTA you’ll be able to swatch and test. Also having someone with experience as a makeup artist working in the store helping you is important. Getting matched and testing two to three different foundations will help you determine what’s best for you.
Video about undertone
A better video about undertone!
*note not all BPOC are warm and if anyone tells you that tell them to shut up.
5 months ago with 1228 notes
Going on youtube and trying to learn makeup can ether be your greatest asset or it can be your ultimate downfall. There are tons of beauty guru’s out their giving advice and their own tips but when it comes to understanding the fundamentals it can be a game of chess. How do you understand the difference between shade and undertone? How can you tell your own undertone? How can you choose eyeshadows that are good quality and not over priced? What is pigmentation? Heck, HOW DO YOU EVEN APPLY EYESHADOW?
Take a deep breath and calm down. Don’t panic, every person who has been into beauty has always begun in this place. Like any other skill, it takes practice to get to the place where you want to be and it’s never to late to pick up this skill. YES learning how to do beauty is a SKILL people do go to school to have a career and earn a living at this.
That doesn’t mean YOU have to go to school but wanting to know the basics is understandable. Well I decided to try and break this down into lessons. There will be no buffering of youtube videos so don’t worry to much about high speed bandwidths and trying to find an adblocker for that stupid commercial from Verizon. This will all be reading and looking at pictures! Retaining knowledge is important in order to learn skills, I’m making this free to you and always available on my blog!
Warning it might be somewhat of a long post but is a very valuable post.
In this intro I’ll be discussing skin types, skin care, and color theory!
Where should I start? I’ll tell you, it’s not with the actual make up but understanding your own face is where you should start. That’s kind of a broad generalization but I do mean LITERALLY understanding your face. Many people start with makeup because they want to cover up the problem with their skin. EH EH WRONG ANSWER! You treat the problem at the root! It’s like someone taking pain killers because their back is hurting without looking at the source. They’re trying to solve a long term problem with a short term solution. Knowing the basics of skincare can save you a lot of trouble with makeup and can help on what type of makeup is good for your skin! There are 5 different basic skin types.
Oily: You wake up in the morning with film of never ending shine! Sticky to the touch and slick. Oily skin is more prone to have white heads and cystic acne.
Dry: can feel rough and tight, and is usually not acne prone. This tightness can be felt even after bathing. Another way to tell if you have dry skin is to take your fingernail and gently run it over your arm or leg. If you leave a line, you have dry skin.
Sensitive: You easily find that your face gets irritated with makeup on or changes in weather. Some reactions are itching, redness, stinging, etc. This one you want to be very careful what you use!
Normal: Oh man, you are lucky! Your skin is for the most part even and is generally free of blemishes or marks. Your pores are normal and you can use most products without worrying about reactions!
Combination: As many ladies of color suffer from. This skin type is a mixture of all of the above. Most find they have a t-zone, where the forehead and nose is oily and the cheeks are dry. Or they have a reverse t-zone. If you have random parts that are sensitive and some parts that are normal, that is also combination too!
Knowing your skintype allows you to create a skincare routine and also helps you to understand what makeup will be the best with your skin and what preventive measures to use to protect your makeup.
Skin is the largest organ on our bodies and it protects us from bacteria and other harmful effects. The skin on your face is just like your body but is way more sensitive then anywhere else. That being said not everyones skin needs to be taken care of the same way. Usually after understanding what your skin type you have, you will understand what you need to correct in order to have a balanced level. For the most part skin on your face is 5.5 on the ph balance scale, but understanding the intakes you need such as drinking more water if you have naturally drying skin or where you are located and how the climates can affect the changes in your skin. These are important factors to think of when creating a routine for yourself. These are the basic skincare techniques that anyone should apply to their routine.
Washing your face every morning and every night, should be apart of your routine. This is the most basic step. While many people use the same soap they use on your body, they don’t realize that many soaps that they use on their bodies are much harsher on the skin on your face because they are highly acidic on the ph scale (like 9 or 12). The skin on your face is sensitive! The harsh chemicals in the bar is way to much for your face. Cleansing your face gets rid of the dirt that is built up from the day and it gets rid of the oil from your pillows and sheets at night. There are different cleansers built for different skin types such as foam cleansers are really good for oily skin and creamy cleansers are excellent for dry skin. Make sure to read labels and look for skin care products that are targeted specifically for your skin type. If you choose to go the natural end of skincare, it’s the same thing be aware of the oils and the soaps your choose to use on your face. Natural skin care if just as effect as market skincare. Cleansing opens up your pores prepares you for the second part in a regular skincare routine!
2.Toner or astringent:
Toner or astringent is the key to getting even skin. Many people just think it’s meant to use to remove make-up but a toner/astringent, not only gives your skin an even look but it gets rid of the left over residue from your cleanser and prepares your skin for your next step. Skipping this step or not having a step like this can really affect your skin. It really strips the left over dirt a cleanser may miss! So you won’t be putting layers of build up on your face. You’ll start with a fresh skin every time! Getting a toner specifically for your skin type is important because some toners would be way to harsh on sensitive or dry skin. And also astringents are usually alcohol or chemical based which would also be way to much on dry or sensitive skin. Make sure to ask and double check labels before using one.
For the love of god, invest in an amazing moisturizer! The ultimate moisturizer is water but moisturizers are definitely important the because after washing your face it’s clean the moisturizers return the water that your face is missing. so for example when you get out of the shower it is best to put lotion or body oil on moist/damp body! It absorbs and seals into the skin leaving baby soft feeling. The same thing goes with your face, a cleanser cleans your face from dirt, if you don’t put anything after on it especially using a toner your face will be dry and tight. It’s a very important step ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT! The night is when you sleep and your skin regenerates itself. The moisturizer seeps into your pores sealing in that moisture you already have and adding. Invest in a good moisturizer and having a heavier one at night helps amazingly! As said before there are moisturizers that specialize for skin. People think getting a moisturizer for oily skin is bad but contrary to popular belief, oily skin needs moisturize a lot more because your skin is overproducing oil because it’s NOT getting enough moisture. If you are worried about aging, invest in an anti-aging moisturizer (tip if you start in your early 20’s it will really help)
Adding a scrub into your routine definitely benefits you! Sometimes using a cleanser is not enough, a scrub sheds that layer of old dead skin on your face and brightens it! You should NOT use a scrub everyday unless it’s a daily scrub. Use a scrub twice a week! If it’s an intense scrub you want to use that once a week.
Everybody can benefit from a mask. Start your skincare routine first then after about a week or two introduce your mask once a week. If you start out with a mask first, it will bring everything to the forefront and all your pimples will purge itself! If you can deal with the pimples go right ahead!
6. Eye creams
Best to use these at night because they sink into the skin and regenerate the eye area. The skin around your eyes is very very delicate, so using an eye cream that’s heavy with moisture and helps repair the elasticity will reduce dark bags. (as well as water and sleep). It’s not the fact that you actually have bags under your eyes it’s the fact that the skin around your eyes starts to stretch out and THIN out so you’re seeing the red blood vessels underneath your eyes. This happens to everyone so, getting an eye cream that promotes regeneration of under eye skin and elasticity is definitely the bees knees.
A lil more tips
+Lips balms! Real heavy lips balms at night keep your lips soft and kissable! Invest invest invest!
+Sunscreen is an amazing product and even as people of color we should use some. No matter how much pigmentation you have, you always can get skin cancer or burning! Getting a moisturizer with SPF is a great great alternative inside of getting a sunscreen by itself. If you have one by itself put it on in the morning right after your moisturizer!
You remember that color wheel you used in grade school art classes? Well let me tell you, you’re going to need it again. I suggest you break out the color wheel or go to michael’s and buy one, it helps so much in your journey into cosmetics especially for People of color.
In the color theory there are 3 naturally occurring colors in nature. These 3 colors are called primary colors. Red, blue, and yellow are colors that can not be made up or combined with other colors to create. Hence when they’re called primary colors
After you have primaries you have secondaries which are colors that are created by combining two primary colors. So red and blue create violet or yellow and red create orange.
Last is tertiary colors these colors are created by combining a primary with a secondary. Such as green combined with blue would create a blue-green.
Note that blue based colors are cool and yellow based colors are warm (red also sometimes can be considered warm). Blue colors create shadows and do not draw the eye vs warm colors are drawn to your eye. The warm colors appear closer to you because of how our eyes process colors. That’s why they make stop signs red and schools buses yellow. You notice them first over cooler blue toned colors.
Now, yellows can be cool by ADDING blue to them. And Blues can be warm by adding yellow to them.You will hear people say warm blue (aqua would be considered a warm blue) and then you have cool yellows (pastels yellow). You can also have in-betweens of the same color but different temperature (Cool grass green and warm grass green) the little difference is how much yellow or blue is added to the color.
Before i get into complimentary colors I want to touch on tone. Tones are just as important as cools and warms. Tone adjusts how bright or dark something is. Many people associate bright colors with warm colors, which can be true in most cases but there are warm dark colors to such as red based plums. Tones come from white and black, they are not colors.
when using makeup you apply the rules of color theory and use complimentary colors. Such as if you have green eyes you wouldn’t use green eyeshadow because it would look like one big mass of green. In the color theory you would use a opposite. A red based eyeshadow to help pop your green eyes. The color theory is good but you wouldn’t have an actual red, you would use a bronzey red or a red based orange or red based beige because in color theory you adjust to apply in real life not in painting or visual art situations.
Complimentary colors can be tricky because you start to mess with cools, warms, lights and darks. The opposite of purple is yellow so instead of wearing yellow lip color you would wear a yellow based lip color such as a warm yellow peach. It would still create the opposite effect without wearing actual yellow on your lips.
Keep color theory in mind because in the end it will help with our makeup lessons later on.
If you need more info on color theory this video is excellent in explaining
9 months ago with 3226 notes
Build your Makeup Kit as you become more Experienced!
SO many people ask me how to get started with makeup, what products I recommend for beginners, and the staples that everyone should have in their kit. Well, here is an in-depth post telling you what to try and how to use it… in simplified language to help even you complete “noobs” understand how to start out in the wonderful world of makeup art!
LEVEL ONE: Beginner
Start out with the absolute basics, so that you can become accustomed to applying different types of makeup to all the areas of your face.
Tinted moisturizer - gets you accustomed to applying moisturizer before you put on your makeup, and gives sheer coverage to start evening out your skin tone. BB creams are essentially tinted moisturizers, so you could try them as well. Use your fingers to blend a small amount all over your face and down onto your neck to prevent any “foundation lines”.
Concealer - Use this on any areas of your face that you need more coverage, such as over blemishes, under your eyes, and around your nose and mouth. Put a tiny amount on your finger and pat - don’t rub - this onto your skin to blend. Concealer comes in stick, liquid or cream (jar) form.
Pencil Eyeliner - This will help you get used to applying things around your eyes, and will help bring more definition. Draw short dashes along your upper lashline as close to your lashes as possible, and then connect these lines to create a smooth shape.
Mascara - Mascara is one of the most important products you can use. Carefully apply this to your upper and lower lashes, using only one or two coats. Wiggle the brush at the base of your lashes first to add volume, and then bring up through to create length.
Lip Gloss or Tinted Balm - These will just add a little color to your lips without being too dramatic. Gloss will make your lips shiny and add sheer color. Balm moisturizes and creates just a light flush of color.
Mastered all of these products and their application? Now you can move on to the Amateur level and try out new items!
LEVEL TWO - Amateur
Now you can start experimenting with all different kinds of makeup, and more importantly, brushes! You’ve already figured out the bare basics, and it’s time to elevate your look. You DON’T need to (and probably shouldn’t) use all of these products at once, but try them out to see what you like and what you’re comfortable with wearing.
Foundation - Apply this instead of your tinted moisturizer (but make sure you’re moisturizing first!) in one thin layer all over your face, blending down onto your neck to prevent foundation lines. If you need more coverage in some areas, add a tiny bit of concealer and blend it over top. Foundation comes in liquid, cream, stick, and powder form (if you are using powder all over your face, apply concealer first)
Powder - Use a sheer pressed or loose powder in your T-zone to set your foundation and to prevent shininess. *Do not use powder if you have dry skin*
Blush and Bronzer - Apply a light wash of color to the apples of your cheeks. Pick colors that compliment your skin (if you are light skinned, go for lighter colors, dark skin - pick saturated tones). Apply just a small amount at first, and then build up the color to your liking.
Eyeshadow - Start out with a small quad of neutral colors, like browns and creams. Watch a few YouTube tutorials and learn different application techniques before you go for darker or brighter colors.
Liquid and/or Gel Eyeliner - This type of liner will create very clean, sharp lines. It can be tricky to learn how to apply, but is definitely worth mastering.
Lipstick - Lipstick is a fun, and really easy way to take your makeup look to the next level. Start out with muted pinks to compliment your skin tone before you move on to brighter shades like red, fuschia or coral. Click here to see how to find colors for your skin tone!
Brushes - Brushes are important for applying all of the products I’ve mentioned at this level. There are tons of different types of brushes out there, (click here to see my brush guide) but the absolute basics to start out with are foundation brushes, a powder brush, a blush brush, a flat eyeshadow brush, a blending eyeshadow brush, and an angled eyeliner brush.
Once you’ve mastered these products and their application techniques, you can move on to the more advanced products at the Novice level!
LEVEL THREE: Novice
Lip Liner - Once you’ve fallen in love with lipstick, lip liner is the next step you need to take to make sure your lips look as perfect as possible. Lip liner keeps your lipstick from fading or bleeding into fine lines around your mouth. You can also use liner to create ombre looks, or all over underneath your lipstick to make a different color.
Lip Stain - Lip stain is a great option for when you’re on the go, because it is long lasting. It provides a sheer, matte wash of color, and can be worn alone or with other lip products. You apply this like you’re coloring in your lips with a marker!
Brow Filler - Filling in your brows is important, especially if you’re going for a more full-on makeup look. They don’t need to look gaudy, just natural and full. You can use a brow pencil, or just a bit of eyeshadow with an angled brush.
Contour and Highlight - After you’ve learned how to apply blush and bronzer, you can finally move onto contouring. Contouring and highlighting helps define your cheekbones (and other parts of the face) to create a more defined shape. Use a matte bronzer as a contour, and a shimmery highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones.
Face Primer - Apply this all over your face underneath your foundation to fill in pores and fine lines. Primer acts as a barrier between your skin and your makeup, to help create a smoother, more long lasting makeup look.
Eye Primer - Apply a small amount to your lids and blend in before applying eye makeup. Primer smooths out your lids to help eyeshadow blend more smoothly and show up more vibrant. It also helps prevent creasing throughout the day.
Think you’ve mastered all of these elements and their application? Now you’re completely unlimited! Try out glitter, bright colors, crazy eye looks… test your boundaries. Makeup isn’t meant to be boring, it is an artform! Use it however you like, as long as it is for good.
10 months ago with 126 notes
Alright, took only about 3hours to finish my Havana Twists. Considering this is the first time I’ve ever put in my own protective style involving extensions, I’m pretty damn proud of myself.
THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR NEXT TIME:
-Stretch my hair first, I was in a rush and didn’t want to wait to stretch my hair out and it shows. My ends had a hard time meshing with the hair because they’re so curly
- Rubber band the ends.
-Only use 2 or 3 pieces per twist instead of the recommended 4. I like the big hair BUT, I kind of feel like my head is drowning in this. Plus its hard to style in updos because none of my hair ties will hold all of this….which makes showering/sleeping a bit of a hassle.
THINGS I LIKE:
-It looks/feels very similar to stretched natural textured hair
-Using the method perscribed on the website for installation gives a very seamless look. Its like if you didn’t know my hair length you would assume that this is all my hair just twisted into sections.
-It gives me a goal to strive for on my natural hair journey, I’d love to have this look without any need for extensions. (Patience Hallease, patience.)
THINGS I DON’T LIKE
-Price: each bag is 12:99, this took 3.1 bags (so I bought 4 bags, and dipped into the last for the the last 2 twists) throw in shipping the hair to me and its a tad pricey. (about $65)
- They claim the hair is reusable…we’ll see about that…if it is then AWESOME!
-Comfort: The fullness once again kind of gets in the way while sleeping, and showering. It is really hard to put this hair up in a ponytail because its just so thick.
All in all, I love it. I want to leave this in for about a month then take it out give my hair a good wash and hopefully put it back in. The goal is to keep this style for the winter until about february or so. If it works out I’ll definitely start incorporating this into my yearly regimen. (3 months with, 3 months w/o, etc)
Right now in the mornings i’m just spritzing my hair with my water/Aloe Vera Juice mixture and massaging my scalp. Every other day I’m adding my homemade oil mixture and rubbing it over the shaft of each twist until I have covered my hair only.
I havent washed it yet…but when I do I’ll let you know how that turns out.
YES i need to know this cause i want to do havanna twists
Need a lip Scrub?
10 months ago with 94 notes
Lately I’ve been waking up with incredibly dull, chapped, non kissable lips. Not cool
So I decided it was time to go on a search for a lip scrub. Being the broke chica I’am buying a new lip scrub was out of the question. Oh hell what was I going to do now? Well like any cash pinching fly gal I came up with a quick simple solution which anyone and everyone should do!
[ I would recommend that you do this at night. Although right before school sounds awesome! Doing at night gives you the ability to use a heavy lip balm or chap before bed. When you go to bed your skin replenishes itself, that’s why night creams are heavier. Your skin soaks in the nutrients! Being the cheap-sake I am, I use Vaseline at the moment but you can always find a heavy night lip treatment. One I found for myself that I’ve used that works excellent is Neosporin Health overnight Renewal Therapy ]
What you need
Toothbrush (soft bristle or other, if comfortable. No electric)
Thick lip gloss or lip treatment
1. Wet a wash cloth with hot warmish water and lay it over your lips. This will give it sort of a steamy effect and help open the tiny pores in your lips and soothe the dry chapping lips.
2. After about 2-3 minutes or till the cloth turns lukewarm, time to get out a tooth brush! (recommended to use to bristle but if you feel comfortable using others go right ahead. But do not use electric!) Wet it with that hot warmish water and in small circular motions scrub your lips slowly (like your brushing your teeth extra slow). If you feel that this isn’t working for you purse your lips and move up and down in vertical motions. Do this for about a 1 minute to 1 1/2
3.Now put the tooth brush to the side. It’ll be making a re-appearance. Take your thick lip gloss or lip treatment and put it on as usual. In this I used The body Shop’s Aloe Vera Lip Treatment. Now take some of the sugar you have and sprinkle it lightly over your lips. Once you feel you have enough start rubbing it between your lips like you would a regular lip scrub. (Because it’s sugar don’t be afraid to take lick it you want!)
4. After about a minute. Take your tooth brush and rub in circular or vertical motions while you purse your lips. Once the 1-2 minutes are up! Take your wash cloth (if you feel it needs to bet wet) please by all means do this. Wipe off your lips And voila! Beautiful soft lips! Repeat if needed. Remember to follow up with a lip balm or lip treatment!