Ask Style: How to Prep My Pucker for NYE?
In case I get a kiss at midnight on New Years Eve, I want to make sure my pucker is perfectly prepped. Do you have any tips about the best kissable lipstick and how to make my lips smooth?
—Lexie, via the Ask Style inbox
Get ready to pucker up buttercup, because NYE is this weekend! We assume you've already got your outfit and hair plans on lockdown, and now all that's left is prepping your pout. Let's be clear ladies—if you're not prepared, that dramatic kiss as the ball drops in the background is not gonna happen. So go ahead and use those extra days off work to whip your lips into shape with eco beauty expert, Paige Padgett's, tips to get the most kissable lips.
Exfoliate: Believe it or not, your lips look and feel lovely when they shed their top layer. Padgett has the best natural recipe to make your own scrub at home: "Mix raw sugar and coconut oil to a pasty consistency. Then gently rub the mixture in small circular motions," advises the beauty maven. Not only will the concoction buff your lips into a totally kissable state, but it won't hurt a thing if a little happens to get into your mouth. Oh, wait were you actually trying to eat the delicious mixture? We won't tell anyone!
Apply a mask: And you thought masks were just for your face—rookie mistake! Padgett sets the record straight with an easy blend of avocado and honey for the softest lips your guy ever had the pleasure of kissing. "Mix a quarter of an avocado with two tablespoons of honey, and mix into a paste. Smooth it onto your lips, and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water," says the expert. Sounds easy enough to us!
Kissable Color: "Before going to that swanky New Year's Eve party, apply your favorite color of lip gloss or lipstick," says Padgett, "I recommend Revolution Organics Freedom Gloss, because it's rich in vitamins and antioxidants, or Zuzu Luxe Lipsicks, which are gluten and lead free." The non-toxic, non-gooey formulas will be super inviting, not scary. After all, there's nothing worse than approaching a guy with ten pounds of sticky gloss on your lips. You want to kiss him, not get stuck to him!
Lastly, pop some mints and just try and resist the urge not to kiss and tell! With our secrets to scoring a kissable pout, it may be more than a little hard to keep your midnight dalliance to yourself!
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