Temptation to enhance the appearance of…….

In preparing to write this post, I was reminded of a box that I found while unpacking.   The item had been given to me as a gift by a local M.D.  With the box in hand, I studied its contents and pondered dare I, dare I not.  The box contained a  “ lip enhancer.”  It was handed to me several years ago by its inventor, a local M.D.   At that time, she had expressed an interest  

*Corbin photo

*Corbin photo

 

in providing  Noevir’s eye gel for use in conjunction with her latest invention because it contained an ingredient that would quickly heal the skin around the lips.      

The box advertised “sexy full lips in seconds without spending thousands on surgery or collagen treatments.”   It also stated you could “ reduce lines on lips and around your mouth.”  The device was designed specifically for enhancing the appearance of the lips.  There were pictures of her daughter before and after using it.    The difference in her lips were noticeably improved and did not look overdone.   My first reaction was “wow!”   She quickly demonstrated how to use it and told me she was negotiating a contract for distribution.  One of the young women that worked for her told me how effective it was in producing the desired result, as she herself was using it.  They raved about how it worked wonders for women who had lines forming around the upper lip.   As I was leaving,  I thought, how cool and  couldn’t wait to get home to try it.  But then I remembered she said to be cautious.  If not done properly, it could stretch the skin.     

The results:  I don’t have any to share.  After,  I got it home I put it away. I got to thinking, what if it stretches my skin to the point of no return, then what?  After years of use, what is the impact on your skin.   I wimped out.   As I pondered once again whether to try it or not, I chose not to.  So I slipped it back into the box where it will remain.    To this day, I haven’t seen anything like it in the mainstream market.  I suppose it just didn’t sell.      

The take-away:   I’ll feel better being safe than sorry, especially when it comes to my face, since it’s the only one I’ve got.     I’ll stick  to my lip liner, gloss, and conditioner while accepting my thinning lips and try to take this thing we call “age” in stride and enjoy the ride.       

                                          Sexy, Pouty Lips

On that note, the  “pouty lip”  has taken many women by storm  and hundreds of them have pursued getting them.   I know a young woman who took the surgical route to get her “pouty” lips and it was a dreadful mistake.  She was strikingly beautiful.  However, her lips were overdone and frankly it  ruined her appearance.   Suffice  it to say, I am not a fan of this procedure.      

On that note, I leave you with the following recipe for sexy, pouty lips:     

You will need:  concealer, loose powder,  lip liner, lipstick,  and lip gloss     

1.   Apply a concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin tone to your lips.  Powder lightly with loose powder.     

2.  With light strokes, line your lips on the outside rim of the natural lip line. You want to use a natural color for the lip liner.  Get a color PALER than your lipstick  and line around your whole mouth. Do not go crazy with this so you don’t  end up with what I call  “fish” lips.  Smudge  the lip liner very well.     

3.  Apply the lipstick or use a lip brush to apply it.   A  lip brush aids in the lip liner blending better.   Choose a light, natural lip color.  I find that a lighter color always make things look bigger.  Blot with a tissue. Then smear more lipstick for lasting color.     

4.  Apply lip gloss to the center of the bottom lip. This will draw attention to the fullest part of your lip, giving you a natural “pouty” look.
 
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