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Five Quick Lipstick Tips

Moisturise

Moisturise your lips before applying lipstick to prevent feathering and bleeding. Banish dry lips with a good lip balm or light touch of coconut oil. 

No Filler needed

Many of us women from African ancestry were blessed with beautiful big lips that people are now paying lots of money for. To get the fuller look without any needles apply lip liner just outside of your natural lip line, then fill in with your lipstick of choice. 

Lipstick on Teeth

To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth after applying, put your index finger in your mouth and pull it out. Any excess lipstick will end up on your finger and thankfully not your pearly whites. 

Double Duty 

Need some rosy cheeks but run out of blush? Lipstick can be used as a blush. Let’s not go for a Halloween look with a black lipstick, but if you have a neutral or pink shade dab a few dots on your cheeks and blend away to get the perfect look.

Pick the Right Shade

Choose the right shade of lipstick for your skin tone. At Dark Secrets Cosmetics we have shades to flatter every skin tone and help you look your absolute best. Shop here. https://darksecretscosmetics.com/shop/ Lipsticks on sale for a limited time. 

Times may be rough, but your lips look fab.

Bills bills bills. Not opening them doesn’t make them go away. You can use them as your cat litter but rest assured, they will send out a new assortment just in time for that litter to be replaced. Then as soon as you struggle to pay off one credit card bill your car needs a major repair. Such is life. However there is one item that even when things are looking bleak, you don’t want to avoid. Lipstick. Yes even when there is a recession, many women won’t go without it. It won’t put a huge hit on your finances and is sure to boost your mood. Rather than splurge on those designer shoes you can barely walk in that are sure to give you blisters and then languish in the back of your closet collecting dust. Treat yourself to a new lipstick. That pop of colour on the lips has an instant effect. Things are looking up. You’re ready to take on the day. Looking your best. Go for it.

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Don’t like your pout, don’t throw it out!

You tested out a new lipstick at the beauty counter. It looked great under the mirror lights,
the mirror that magically makes you appear to be ten pounds thinner too, but once you get
home you’re just not loving the colour as much. Here are 3 quick tips to make that
lipstick work for you. 

1. Blend Away

If a lipstick colour is too dark or too light and doesn’t compliment your skin tone,
try blending two different colours to get the perfect look. 

2. Gloss it Out

Add a very light coat of lipstick with a touch of clear lip gloss over the top.
Voila! A whole new look.

3. Line those lips

Find the right lip liner, the right lip liner can change the effect off a lipstick.
Try a liner that is one shade lighter or darker than the lipstick, or one shade
darker than your natural lip colour. You can add more or less lip liner and
then blend it with the lipstick to create a look that works for you.

At Dark Secrets Cosmetics we have lipsticks to suit every skin tone.
Try one out today, you won’t regret your purchase.

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Believe they are true

When someone pays you a compliment, do you say “thank you, I appreciate your kind words”
or are you quick to respond with a counter-argument?

Examples being: “Really, I haven’t lost any weight. Have you seen the size of these thighs?
In fact I’ve gained a few pounds, I’ve been eating too many pies.”

“I look younger, that can’t be, I look every bit of my age and more, no father time has
not been kind to me.”

“I look pretty today, thank you, but, I can’t hide these blemishes or clear this skin up.”

Does that sound like you? If so, work on erasing those negative thoughts from your mind.
If someone pays you a compliment, be glad they did and accept it.
There is no need to refute it, believe it is true. 

It’s always so easy to downplay our beauty and exaggerate our flaws. Everybody has flaws.
Even those who are considered the most beautiful people in the world have their own insecurities.
We must learn to see the beauty in everyone and focus on their positive attributes.
In doing so we will accentuate the positive in ourselves.

Wipe away negativity. Just like the energetic school teacher feverishly cleaning an old blackboard
in a classroom. They could wipe away the words but there would still be chalk residue.
The more words the teacher wrote and wiped away, the greater the build up of chalk residue
there would be on the blackboard, changing the colour from black to ashy grey to almost white.
That’s how negative thoughts creep in and settle in our minds, the longer we leave those words
of doubt engraved in our psyche, the harder they are to erase. It’s time for us to bring out that special cleaner.

There is no time like the present, start right now and celebrate something you love about yourself today.
Receive the compliments and know they are true. You are uniquely you, there is no one like you.

We come in all shapes and sizes, we come in all hues. Here at Dark Secrets Cosmetics,
we celebrate the beauty in you.

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Five top tips for luscious lips!

Once you have found the perfect shade of lipstick, you have to take care of your lips.
Your lipstick will glide on smoothly, enhancing your natural beauty and you are
sure to be a stand out if you follow these tips for luscious lips.

5. Exfoliate the lips. 

You can treat your lips with products right from your kitchen cupboard.
All you need is sugar, a natural exfoliant and olive oil or coconut oil to add
moisture. Mix an equal amount of sugar with olive oil or coconut oil, about
a heaped teaspoon will be just the right amount. Gently rub it in on the lips
using circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells, rinse with water and
gently pat try. 

4. Kiss

Pucker up and put those lips to use. Kiss your partner, peck a friend or family
member, grab your kids and give them a big old smooch. Kiss your dog.
Affection is good for the soul.

3. Smile

Don’t worry, be happy. Smile at your colleagues, smile at a stranger today,
you never know how you could brighten someone’s day. 

2. Beauty sleep

Don’t forget your beauty sleep. Life can get hectic but a good night’s rest
helps skin cells repair and regenerate.

1. Wear Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick! 

Once those lips are taken care of, you have the perfect base for your new
Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick.
Shop here. https://darksecretscosmetics.com/shop/
Wear it with confidence and show off those luscious lips!

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Be fabulous!

Be fabulous at 40! Be fabulous at any age!

Put on that happy face.

Cheers to 40. I used to dread getting older but now I embrace it. Not another year older but another year wiser.
I didn’t even celebrate my last birthday. Instead of going out with friends I chose to stay at home so I didn’t
have to say my age out loud, or hear it . The next morning I thought to myself, I am still one year older than
I was yesterday. Did my wallowing in self pity turn back the hands of time? Did my frown add another year
to my life? From that moment on I decided each new day is a day to be celebrated. And I would never spend
another birthday feeling sorry for myself because every day above ground is a blessing.

So how will you embrace the start of each new day? Do not let your age define you. You are never too old to
start again. Before you get to that next birthday have you set that plan in motion to realize your dreams?
I am not the same person I was in my twenties, and am grateful for the life experiences that shaped the
person I am today. I am still evolving. What else is there for me to learn and draw upon?  I look forward
to the next decade. 

Every new day is a chance to rediscover yourself. It’s time to stop procrastinating and be just what world is
waiting for. Put on that bold lipstick color, put on your happy face and seize the day. What lipstick color
makes you feel fierce and fabulous? Put it on today and say here I come world, here I come.

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Myah: This month’s best seller

This deep and dark matte lipstick is simply stunning! There is an incredible story behind this name.
This lipstick is about taking a chance and making it work. Myah makes me vulnerable,
protective, loved beyond all understanding and sad that time is moving too fast.
This lipstick is named after my granddaughter – Myah. She is a very bright six years
who is wise beyond her years and tells me always she loves me more.

Myah gives me hope that tomorrow is another day and all is well.
I hope this lipstick gives you the joy it gives me when I wear it.

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Makeup Tip

Toyin’s Tips 

When wearing makeup enhance your most flattering feature. If your lips are your best feature, wear bright or strong lipstick colours.  

Many women with melanin rich skin tend to have fuller lips. Accentuate your lips with a pencil liner that is as close as possible to the lipstick colour you are wearing. Alternatively you could use a lipstick brush dabbed on lipstick and line your lips that way. This works for me, I prefer softer lines. Many black women use darker lipstick liner, but I find the harshness of the colour could take away the beauty of full lips. I tend to avoid black pencil when lining my lips. 

Lipstick stories: Natural, or nude colours

These colours are inspired by my native land Mama Africa. The dirt road, different shades of brown surrounded with lush green untouched forest.
Trees alive, leaves kissing and breathing life to us. Osun the goddess of fertility has been watching over her people for years. The calm and peace
of the forest overwhelming. It’s a home coming, Africa my Africa.

The rich browns of the colour blend well with all melanin tones. These colours have a sophistication with a hint of mysticism that is charismatic
and sacred just like Osun. You will love these colours because they are your everyday wear that speaks boldly about your heritage.

You will love these colours. They speak boldly about your African heritage, but are suitable for absolutely anyone, wherever you are from.


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First impression

With Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick for darker skin tones, first impressions matter.

She sat at the table in the corner with a full glass of red wine. Blind date.
She sipped from her glass whilst glancing around the bar. The atmosphere is pretty chilled,
some couples appeared to have been together a long time, others not, you can just tell.
People watching can be fun, but then a guy arrives, and holds her attention.

He’s tall, confident looking, about the right age. Is this him? he looks furtively left and right….
yes, must be him! Eyes eventually meet and nervous smiles light up faces. Introductions are
made, more drinks ordered. Let’s hope he can actually hold a conversation, she thought.
Turns out they were talking for hours, getting on like the proverbial house on fire, and are
still together today.

Our lipstick is named after this tale of romance. I saw it all happen, I was there –
at the bar named Wicked Lady. I’ve worn it many times, and it gives me the sass and
confidence to seize the day, I’m sure it will for you!

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