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  • Pucker Up! Kerosene’s Guide to Red Lipstick.

    Published Aug 11 2022 in #beauty, #cherryvelvet, #makeup, #makeupaddict, #makeuptutorial, #pinup, #pinupmakeup, #pinupstyle, #redlipstick, #retroglam, #selfcare, #styletips

    Glamorous and timeless, red lipstick is a staple when it comes to that perfect pin-up pout.
    You may read this thinking it doesn’t suit you, but let me tell you, you’re wrong.
    There’s a red out there for everyone and once you find it just watch your confidence grow. Whether you are attending a special event or want to add a touch of chic to your every day look. A red lip never goes out of style!

    Model Kerosene Deluxe in red lipstick

    Undertones:

    There are many different shades out there but a red with blue undertones is the most universally flattering. Did you know that it even makes your teeth and eye whites look brighter? No wonder this was the go to choice for all those old Hollywood starlets...
    If you are a warmer or deeper skin tone you’ll look fabulous in an orange toned or burgundy red too!

    With so many different textures and formulas out there the choice can be overwhelming. These are my personal top picks with something there for all budgets and preferences.


    Kerosene's top picks for red lipstick

    What to pick?:

    Matte Liquid Lipsticks are perfect for days where you need your pout to last. They are often transfer and smudge proof and won’t need to be reapplied frequently. A lip liner is optional but not necessary but starting with a smooth, well hydrated base is definitely key since this formula can be a bit drying.
    Prep your lips with a lip scrub and light layer of chapstick about 30 minutes before wearing. 

    Red lipstick application in stages

    Cream or Satin formulas are your classics and give you a gorgeous pillowy pout. They do require a few more steps to get it just right. Lip liner in a matching shade is a must here for a defined shape and to prevent your lipstick from ‘bleeding’ into fine lines. Start by lightly sketching out your lip line and then dab on the red of your choice. For a longer lasting effect you can use the pencil to fill in the entire lip before applying your lipstick. Finish by blotting with a tissue and tidying up those edges for a crisp finish with either the same lip pencil or a small brush with a little bit of foundation on it. Blot down your lips with a tissue to remove excess and make sure you take this one with you in your purse, as you’ll need to re-apply throughout the day!

    Tinted Balm and Glosses will be your go to if you like to keep things casual and easy (but still polished). Perhaps a bold red isn’t really your thing or you like something you can just throw on without even really looking all whilst giving your lips some hydration and shine too. It’s a win win really..

    Model Kerosene shows a sheer tinted balm option by Julie Hewett

    Whatever you go for wear it proudly and you’ll look gorgeous!


    Love,

    Kerosene

  • Be Gentle with Yourself

    Published Sep 30 2021 in #bodypositive, #BoPo, #cherryvelvet, #selfcare, #selflove

    In 2020 we were introduced to a 'new normal'. We were (and still are) faced with uncertainty and life as we knew it was put on hold.

    Kerosene Deluxe
    Many of us stayed home and found ways to adjust and cope. With that came changes in our daily habits (eating, sleeping etc) and an increase in time spent on social media.
    Many of us (myself included) gained weight.
    I saw people posting their home workouts and quarantine related weight gain 'jokes'.
    Those words would have bothered me in my 20's, but as I've gotten more comfortable in my changing body and sense of self, I chose kindness.

    We were all just trying to cope. And each and every one of us does so in their own unique way. If you chose to get fit, that is wonderful. But, if all you did was relax, netflix'd and tried to stay comfortable and calm in a stressed & grieving world that is perfectly okay too.

    Kerosene Deluxe
    In fact, if you are reading this right now you are here. You kicked ass and made it through. Maybe your body has changed and maybe you are not 100 percent in love with yourself at this very moment and that's FINE...The one downside of the BoPo (bodypositive) movement is this pressure that we should completely adore every square inch of ourselves, but let's be honest, that's not always an option. Most of us have 'off' days or bodyparts that aren't our favorite, we are human. Throw in bodily changes during unprecedented times mixed with subjection to unrealistic beauty standards and its no wonder we are often left feeling less than..
    So how about we start with just being body neutral? Not ready for self love? Start with self kindness. Too soon to celebrate yourself? Accept and respect your body for getting you through each hard day.

    your weight will fluctuate, your value will not

    Here are some tips to get you started:

    Unfollow social media accounts that don't make you feel good about yourself
    Take time to prioritize your self care and do things you enjoy, I promise its not selfish
    Dress up in your favorite clothes 
    Don't dwell on things you cannot control
    Do not compare your life to another person's showreel

    I'm not saying these are magically gonna fix everything but remember that you are MORE than just your vessel. You are a whole resilient being with an immeasurable spirit. You are doing the best you can and you are enough 💕

    With love,
    Kerosene Deluxe