Friday Favorites: Spring Lipsticks

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TGIF and happy spring! I’m sharing 25 of my favorite lipsticks for spring in today’s Friday Favorites segment! From classic nudes to vibrant pinks and corals, your lipstick game will be on point this season! Also, in case you didn’t see my tutorial earlier this week for how I make my lipstick last all day long, check it out here! Have a great weekend! xo

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MAC | CHARLOTTE TILBURY | NARS | CHANEL | BOBBI BROWN

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MODELS OWN | CLINIQUE | NARS | TOO FACED | CHANEL

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MAC | LIPSTICK QUEEN | CHARLOTTE TILBURY | ELF | STILA

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L’OREAL | MAC | L’OREAL | LORAC | MAC

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The Green Spring Duster

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Hey guys! I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m currently having one of those weeks where I know I’m crossing a lot off of my to-do list and I feel productive, but at the end of the day, I still feel like I’m running around in circles and not accomplishing anything. Do you ever have those kind of weeks? Despite the busy week, today I’m gearing up for a busy work weekend – I’ll be shooting some fun content that will be up in April, and I’ll also be prepping for a few new projects and trips I have coming up! Make sure to follow my insta story for a behind-the-scenes look at it all!

Today’s look is a fun casual look that is great for the weekend. I paired my trusty Gap denim skirt (also seen here and here) with my J.Crew turtleneck and new green embroidered duster coat. I am seriously obsessed with this duster! You have seen me wear my green trench vest and coat numerous times on the blog (here and here) but I’m really excited to have a true duster jacket, with some fun extra detailing on the back. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate these blue velvet boots?! I have been wearing boots almost every day since October, and I can’t wait to strut around the city in these babies for spring. I hope you enjoy today’s look and see you tomorrow for my Friday round-up of my favorite lipsticks for spring! xo

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SUNNIES | DUSTER *same | TURTLENECK | SKIRT *same | PURSE *same | BOOTS *same

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DUSTER, BOOTS (C/O LULU’S) | TURTLENECK (J.CREW) | SKIRT (C/O GAP) | SUNNIES (C/O SEE EYEWEAR) | PURSE (C/O OLD NAVY)

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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How To Make Your Lipstick Last All Day

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Lipstick has become a beauty staple for me the past few years. I wear it almost every day, and I get a lot of questions from friends and readers which types of lipsticks I wear and how I actually make it last all damn day. My friends are always pretty surprised that I can go most of the day, while eating and drinking, and still have my lips pretty much fully intact. So today, I am sharing  5 steps that will make you lipstick stand the test of time…or until you decide to wash your face. See below!

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1. Exfoliate and moisturize
I wash my face every night, and I always make sure to exfoliate my lips because wearing lipstick as often as I do, it can easily dry out my lips. Some people use lip scrubs, but I found that using  a washcloth and water works just as well and is a cheaper, easier way to exfoliate my lips. Before I go to bed I always put on a very moisturizing lip balm. Vaseline (regular or lip balm)  works best because it locks in the moisture and my lips still feel soft in the morning. Other brands I use are: Smith’s, Hempz and Burt’s Bees.

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VASELINE | VASELINE | SMITH’S | SMITH’S | HEMPZ | BURT’S BEES

2. Prime area
I have seen several beauty bloggers, or even my friends, apply lip balm to their lips immediately before they put on lipstick, but I actually say ‘no’ to this! Since I moisturize my lips the night before, and apply a regular chapstick when I wake up – I don’t put any balms on my lips immediately before because I want my lipstick to stick on my lips – which works best if they’re a little on the drier side. Instead, I’ll apply a little lip primer, or even just foundation or concealer to prime and prep the lip area.

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When I was younger and I would watch my mom do her makeup, she always used lip liner before she applied lipstick – but I didn’t follow suit when I started wearing lipstick because for some reason I thought it was an “old lady” way of doing lipstick and I wanted my make-up routine to be a fast as possible. I finally changed my ways and I will never go back. Moms really do know best, am I right?! I can visibly see and feel a difference  about my lipstick if I don’t line before applying lipstick. I like lip liner because it acts as a base, defines my lip line and I don’t have any “bleeding” from my lipstick. I start at my cupid’s bow and make a little ‘X’ – I picked this trick up a few years ago and it helps create that perfect little bow. From the ‘X’, I line the rest of my lips.

4. Fill in the linerSimplyAudreeKate.lip.3If you just do the lip liner and and apply lipstick, the middle of your lips will fade faster, so I always completely fill in my lips with liner.

5. Apply lipstick and outline with linerSimplyAudreeKate.lip.4Now it’s time for lipstick! In this tutorial I am wearing MAC smoked purple – I have found that matte lipsticks work best for lasting all day. I know the Kylie Lip Kits have become really popular lately, and even matte lipsticks, and it’s because a glossy/shiny lipstick will smudge faster and stick to your glass, food ,etc. but with a matte finish, you have a better chance of having it last all day!  After I apply the lipstick, I use my liner again to re-define the outside of my lips and blend it all together.

Also, I do have a darker lip liner that matches the Smoked Purple that I typically use, but since this color is such a deep shade, I also like using a lighter berry shade to brighten it up  and make it more wearable for spring!

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So there you have it folks! Those are the steps I take to make my lipstick last all day. You can shop a couple of my favorite brands and shades below! And on Friday, I’ll be doing a full spring lipstick guide! xo

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MAC | CHANEL | MAC | ELIZABETH ARDEN | TOPSHOP | ELIZABETH ARDEN | NARS | MAC

 

PIN THIS FOR LATER!! 

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Jump(suit)ing into Spring

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Oh hey there, spring! Yesterday was the first official day of spring but it’s still pretty cold over here on the East Coast! Since I can’t fully embrace the warm sunshine and bare shoulder just quite yet, I’m sharing another one of my favorite “light layering” looks. I took my new spring piece – this striped jumpsuit from Lulu’s, and layered a thin mock neck underneath and added a denim jacket for another layer, just in case. You can also swap out the denim jacket for a leather one for a night look. I’m excited to wear this jumpsuit again when it’s warmer out and pair with a funky necklace. Have a great day and you can shop this look directly below! xo

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EARRINGS | JACKET | JUMPSUIT | TURTLENECK | PURSE | CUFF | RING

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JUMPSUIT, TURTLENECK (C/O LULU’S) | JACKET (VINTAGE WRANGLERS – L TRAIN VINTAGE) | PURSE (C/O SKINNYDIP LONDON) | EARRINGS, TURQUOISE JEWELRY (C/O MULBERRY AND GRAND) | GOLD JEWELRY, SUNNIES (VINTAGE)

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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