Big lashes + bold lips = a purr-fect pairing! The combo is one of the fastest ways to get a dramatic makeup look without using a ton of different products.
There are times when “I’ll be done with my makeup in 20 minutes” really has to mean 20 minutes…and not 45, and in order to prevent El Hub from yelling things like, “You said you’d be done in 20 minutes an hour ago!” I’ll pop on the biggest, fluffiest, most dramatic pair of false lashes I can find (I keep a few pairs around because you just never know) and a bold lip color — usually a fiery red, hot pink or colorful coral (basically, if it’s a color that could stop traffic, it’s a contender).
I love doing this look because it’s so much quicker than looks with intense and complicated blending on the lids or dramatic winged liner, and I can play up both my lips and eyes with minimal effort.
Melted Liquified Lipstick in Melted Strawberry is one of several new Melted Lipstick shades available now at Too Faced counters and online for $21 each. Melted Strawberry’s a smooth, lightweight full-coverage creamy red. When I use it, I prep my lips first with a lip balm because these lipsticks can be kind of drying, and then I apply it with a lip brush to get a nice crisp edge.
Another perfect pairing…
A new fave from TJ’s!
Honestly, I don’t know why I didn’t figure this out sooner, because I’ve loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches since I was a kid, and this is another version of that classic combo.
I grab a scoop of peanut butter from the jar and throw a handful of TJ’s Roasted Plaintain Chips on a small plate. Then I dip one of the chips into the peanut butter until I’m all nommed out, and/or my eyes have rolled back into my head from food ecstasy, and I can no longer see straight.
Seriously, it is that good!
I think what makes this work are the contrasting tastes and textures — the crunchiness of the chip with the smooth, sticky peanut butter and the mix of salty and sweet.
I’m drooling at the thought of it and can feel the My Fitness Pal app giving me stanky side-eye for failing to stay within my daily calorie count. #storyofmylife
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,