The water-based colorants of Outlast Lip Stain give lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of color that won’t come off, lasting for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick. Its easily applied like a marker (it has a marker tip) that makes it easy to define your lips- just draw on color without any hassle.
Tip- Stains can be drying, so make sure to moisturize lips beforehand. Apply lip balm before doing the rest of your face, and let it sink in. Blot off prior to applying stain. We alos lipe to press the stain into the lip with a finger to give it a softer, more natural look. Just press and roll with index or ring finger.
Now, on to the review! We tried Lipstain in 402 Scarlet Pucker, 427 Nude Kiss, and 450 Saucy Plum. Here’s what we thought:
Nude Kiss is amazing, and the biggest surprise of the three. The tube is an odd, pumpkin/rust/brown color that we would’ve never even glanced at in the drugstore. THIS IS WHERE I STRESS TO TRY NEW THINGS…you never know. We rolled our eyes at it when we took it out of the package, but it’s become a daily staple. On lips it tints just a smidge, and reads a brown, “belle du jour” type nude. It really adds a bit of “something” to a basic, every day face, Like our own lips…but better.
Scarlet Pucker was a bit bright for us, a true candy apple red, but is great if you’re fearless and want fire engine lips. WARNING: This is a BOLD lip look.
Saucy Plum is THE BEST EVER. The name is deceiving, as is the color of the tube that contains it. It’s a dark, cranberry brown case, another color we wouldn’t have dared try. However, once applied it becomes the most perfect red lip in history. No joke, this shade is holy grail status. More blue based than warm, but completely gorgeous. Our search for the perfect red is OVER!
Outlast Lip Stain comes in 7 other shades, and we cannot wait to try them all!
We can’t beat the heat for you, but we can give you tips on how to trick your hair into submission. Here’s a few insider tricks to smooth, polished hair even during a heatwave. Best yet— you don’t even have to leave the beach!
1. Lace Braids- braids are a great way to keep hair in check and still look cute. Stray pieces that don’t want to behave? Humidity causing formerly sleek strands to frizz? Braid ‘em back!
The best part of this style is that it’s nearly effortless - braiding requires no drying, straightening, or styling to work, and actually looks best on messier or second day hair. Too hot to shampoo and style? Just throw a lace braid or two in front, a few braids in back if you feel like it, and pull any length into a messy bun or chignon. Cute and keeps you cool!
2. Dry Shampoo- One of our favorite tricks is to carry around a small can of spray dry shampoo to tackle grease and frizz. Spray into roots, finger comb through, and leave down or pull back.
(Spray shampoo also gives a great second day texture, making ponytails and buns seem fuller.) It also works great to counteract suntan oil that may have seeped into hair from a day at the beach. If you don’t have time to shower after hitting the sand, this is a great way to look fresh!
3. Salt Water - if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em as they say! next time you go to the beach, fill a spray bottle with ocean water to bring back home with you (or create your own DIY salt spray at home.)
Next time you shower, spray towel dried or even dry hair with salt water for a tousled, just-been-at-the-shore texture. We’ve been known to use it during the colder months to achieve a perfectly windblown look.
4. Slicked Back Pony- Another take on the greasy hair and dry shampoo? Let the oil be your styling aid.
Pull back oil slicked hair into a sleek pony (add more tanning oil if need be!) and secure tightly. Leave the pony sleek, or use the dry shampoo to give texture and fullness to the tail.
As for how she keeps the fringe so flawless, Fetherston said that she now cuts them herself, ideally EVERY DAY:“This is the story of how I first came to acquire perfect bangs,” said Fetherston. “I lived in Paris for a long time, and I was introduced to a magnificent hairdresser — an Australian man whose name was David Mallett. He said “If we’re going to have a relationship you’re going to need to come here every week. You’re representing my work.” He’s not a diva, he was just scared. So I would come by once a week. He would wash, blowdry, get it really straight, and then he would have me stand up against the wall. It was very intense. He would literally snip hair by hair by hair. And then he would sit down, blow it, have me stand up. It would be this dance going on and on. Sometimes he would get it in one shot, other times it would be bad. It was like sex. Like, “Do you think it looks straight?” “I don’t know, do you?”
“To me, it depends on what kind of hair you have, but the secret is don’t use the brush too much. If you have a blowdryer, you need to get a nozzle on it that comes to a very thin, razor sharp slit. The smaller the slit the better. Your head has a curve. Here at the curve is where things can go wonky with the bangs. Just take the hairdryer and shoot that air super hot, not even using a brush. The power of the air and the heat through that razor slit just pushes them down. Within two minutes you can get them straight. Don’t use a round brush. Then you just have to have a steady hand. I start between my eyebrow and my eyelash.”Last piece of advice before wrapping up and getting down to the celebration at hand? “Wind is not your friend. Carry a comb and hairspray.”