Dotted tule maxi skirt, $128, anthropologie.com. Image by: Anthropologie
We tried long-wearing lipsticks to find the best. Here are our top four picks!
When temperatures are getting sticky and you need to project a certain look for the workplace, dressing needs to become strategic. The cardinal rule to follow? Bigger is better, so think wide-legged culottes and breezy pleated maxi skirts. The extra wiggle room helps air circulate.
Silver sandals, $15, hm.com.
We tried it: Long-wearing lip colours
Although this lip product might look similar to the brand's popular Juicy Shaker, what is inside the bottle is very different: The formula is saturated with twice the pigments of a lipstick and wears like a second skin. More like a vivid lip stain than a matte lipstick, its weightless feel makes it very comfortable.
2. Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Rich Red, $35, bobbibrown.ca.
For massive colour payoff that lasts all day while keeping lips soft with no dryness or tightness, you can't go wrong with one of these sticks. We retouched only after a particularly messy lunch to fix a little smudging. With 16 saturated shades to choose from, you'll have a colour for every mood.
3. CoverGirl Melting Pout Gel Liquid Lipstick in Gell Yes, $11, covergirl.ca.
If matte is a bit harsh for you, but you don't want to look really glossy, then the latest lippie from CoverGirl is your pick. This long-wearing high-pigment lipstick has a gel consistency and goes on super creamy. Nonsticky, hydrating and with just the right amount of shine, this will be your summer go-to.
4. Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in Selfish, $8, walmart.ca.
If you're ditching Team Matte for a softer finish, you need to try this wet-effect lip colour. It goes on glossy with lots of shine and hydration but, surprisingly, isn't sticky at all. Plus, the colour lasts; there was a bit of transfer from eating and drinking, but the pigment stayed put.
In the simplest terms, microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) is the semipermanent process of tattooing eyebrows onto your skin. But before you say, "No, thanks," hear us out. Eyebrow tattooing was first popularized in the '80s—remember those thick, solid lines and blue-tinged dyes?—though what we see today is a much more natural-looking and refined version. Estheticians and cosmetics artists are now hand-drawing thin hair strokes using finer needles and a light touch, while mixing inks that don't fade to unnatural shades.