Thanksgiving is officially over so now we can start looking forward to the winter holidays! For me that means Christmas parties, family get togethers, and taking lots of pictures. With that said, I always pay special attention to my makeup, and this year I want to rock the classic red lip.
I had always been hesitant before. I didn’t think I could pull it off for two reasons: my baby face and my slightly discolored teeth. Luckily, I’m starting to (finally!) grow out of my baby face, and I was given a box of Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips to test out – and they are an absolute game changer!
After only a few uses I noticed big difference and I can finally pull off the red lips I’ve always dreamed of. If you want to rock a glamorous holiday look with me pick up some Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips at Target and show off your dazzling smile with confidence!
I had never used whitening strips before, and I was shocked how comfortable and effective they were! These strips give you professional results from home for a fraction of the price – meaning you can get a sparkling holiday smile without the inconvenience (and cost!) of a professional whitening treatment. The great thing about these is that you can put them on and go about your day – I was able to talk, laugh, and even drink water while wearing them. After I got to my desired shade, I started experimenting with red lipstick and I loved the result! Red lips highlighted my freshly whitened teeth beautifully!
To provide a canvas for the look I did my regular foundation routine and filled in my eyebrows just a bit to frame my face – I also recommend exfoliating and moisturizing your lips. You don’t want dry and flaky skin to take away from your gorgeous smile!
After that comes the fun part! I paired my red lip with winged eyeliner for a glamourous look, loosely inspired by Taylor Swift’s flawless makeup. I am definitely not the best at doing my own makeup – but I do have a few tips to make the process a little bit easier!
- Use a lip brush to apply the lipstick. First trace around the edges and then fill it in. This makes it easier to stay neat!
- If you make any mistakes dab them away, don’t wipe. Wiping is going to smear the lipstick all over your face!
- When you are done, trace your lips with concealer to give a clean edge.
- Stick your finger slightly in your mouth, and close your lips around it and pull out – this keeps you from getting lipstick on your teeth!
If you want to recreate this look remember that the Crest Whitestrips can be found at Target – there is an awesome deal going on: Get $7 off your purchase of Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips at Target.com: http://clvr.li/1vwTKSS . If you don’t need them for yourself, they also make a great stocking stuffer! I know that I would be thrilled to find them under the Christmas tree if I hadn’t already gotten them!
Have you ever tried Crest Whitestrips? Did you love the results as much as me?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.