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Latest lip color trend: orange lipstick!

According to Vogue, orange/coral lipstick is the hottest lip color trend!

“For women whose skin tone falls somewhere between warm and cool, that’s where a coral comes in,” says Dubroff of versatile pink-tinged versions of mango and papaya.

Listen closely and you could almost hear the collective intake of breath as designer Raf Simons’s neon-orange column skirt for Jil Sander came floating down the runway for spring. With its palette-cleansing power, the buoyant shade seemed an instant antidote to fashion’s dwindling love affair with all things short, dark, and moody. As it turns out, it’s every bit as compelling on the lips, where it radiates a similarly addictive blend of couture elegance and unabashed optimism. “Orange is bright, it’s beautiful, it’s a little bit extreme. It’s a great alternative to your classic red lip,” says makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi of the new summer staple, which looks as fresh with a Missoni bikini as it does with a crisp white Alexander Wang sundress.

Arriving in a range of juicy shades—tangerine, coral, papaya, cantaloupe—and textures this season, it’s also far more wearable than you might expect. “Orange is a punchy pop of color, but if you’re nervous about going for full pigment, you can always try a sheer stain or a mellowed-out gloss first,” says makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who pairs the vivid shade with a soft flush of peach on the cheek and a well-groomed brow.

With poolside parties and July Fourth cookouts offering up the perfect testing ground, Vogue has sifted through the season’s best colors by skin tone in time for the holiday weekend. Prepare to smolder (tastefully, of course).

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New from Talika: Smile & Kiss!

Discover the French secret to a kissable smile! Handy double-sided applicator makes it easy to keep teeth sparkling and lips glittering and looking their best. Ultraportable to touch up your ivories and freshen tired lips anytime, anywhere. The all-natural solution to a dazzling smile.

I’ve tried this product for over a month now, and I’m absolutely smitten! It does whiten your teeth, but I think I love what it does to my lips even more! Makes my lips so smooth – and a hint plumper! I keep it in my purse and take it with me everywhere I go! LOVE IT!

Dry, thin, lifeless lips?
Bring back the color, bring back the life! Nourish tired, withered lips with this natural formula of peptides, marine collagen, plant extracts, and essential oils of cinnamon and ginger. Instantly rehydrate and repair dry lips, reduce lines and lip creases, and revive the natural color and beauty of your lips.

Afraid to flash a smile?
Never again! Whiten yellowed teeth and chase stains instantly with this non-abrasive gel enriched with the safe, effective hydrogen peroxide formula approved by dental professionals around the world. Also contains essential oils of mint and lemon for an immediate sensation of freshness.

Application :
Smile (lips):
Apply daily onto clean lips as and when needed for intense moisturization.

Kiss (teeth):
Apply daily morning and night after brushing your teeth.

Key Ingredients for lips:

  • Biological cinnamon essential oil – stimulates and firms
  • Root of Ginger extract – activates the micro-circulation
  • Peptides – increases lip volume
  • Sea Collagen – moisturizes, fills in wrinkles and plumps lips
  • Black Pepper oily extract – stimulates the blood circulatory system
  • Jojoba and Avocado oils – restores and protects against external factors; hydrates the upper layers of the skin

Key Ingredients for teeth:

  • Hydrogen peroxide – whitens teeth and removes external and internal spots
  • Sorbitol – whitening properties
  • Mint and lemon essential oils – freshen breath

Smile & Kiss is wonderful! The directions are easy, simply apply the tooth whitening applicator after brushing, leave on for 5 minutes and rinse for a healthier smile. Lips are softer, smoother and youthful.

New! Smile & Kiss by Talika $35

A sample was provided so MHU could give an honest review.

NEW from Sara Happ: Sparkling Grapefruit Lipscrub!

Launching next month, Happ’s tangy new flavor yields the ultimate lip-sloughing experience—and guarantees a soft pucker for poolside kisses.

I’ve tried Sara’s lipscrub in Vanilla – and I LOVE IT! I love the way my lips feel after using it!

And now, this new, fun, summery flavor! Love it and I want it!

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Would you wear temporary lip tatoos?

I saw this new product on Stylist, and at first I thought – that’s interesting, might be cute…. but I’d never do it. Maybe if I were 10 years younger (and had bigger lips?).

Violent Lips has released a line of Temporary Lip Tattoos. The wet-and-apply stick-on tattoos come in an array of styles, including leopard, rainbow and glitter.

I don’t know that this will find a huge audience outside of popstars and teenage girls, but I could be wrong.

These lip tattoos will run you $15 for a pack of three, so I guess it can’t hurt to try it out?