beauty: breakup makeup

Just broke up with your boyfriend or husband?  I know a few of those.  And you think a trip to the cosmetics counter will immediately make you feel better and help heal your broken heart? Not!

Photo: Dolce & Gabbana
Photo: Dolce & Gabbana

But it can help perk up your spirits along with your daily workouts to obtain a great new bod so you also look better.  And it takes your mind off of the obvious.

You will be over your ex soon enough who doesn’t deserve you anyway and be so ready and in tip top shape for your new lucky fellow.  Believe me, he’s out there.  Next!

In the meantime some revenge glam after a breakup makeup ideas that might help:

Maybe you didn’t wine enough!

This season’s array of merlot-colored lipsticks will make a happy home on your lips. There’s a range of hues suited to every palette.  Raise your lipstick tube for a toast!

I Bette you’ll love this one.

Nars Audacious in Bette
Nars Audacious in Bette

NARS Audacious lipsticks are something of a gem among the lipstick-obsessed.  From first swipe, you’ll notice how well the color sticks to your lips and the creamy matte formula feels like air.

(NARS Audacious Lipstick, $32 at  Sephora)breakup2
Maybe you need a different kind of push-up.  This one from Benefit “They’re Real” push-up Liner.

After all, you want something with staying power, unlike your ex. There’s a lot to love about gel liner. This one has all those benefits without you having to wield or carry a brush. It won an Allure Breakthrough Award for taking the hassle out of getting the results of a classic gel. breakup3You just twist the small dial on the bottom to release the perfect amount of gel into the flexible slanted tip of the pen; as the waterproof formula seeps out of a narrow slit in the skinny end of the tip, the wider base gently pushes lashes out of the way so you can get as close to the lash line as possible. Some tricks we learned the hard way: To avoid clumps and uneven application, wipe the tip before each use. And once it goes on, it stays on—so be sure to have an eye-makeup remover nearby for touch-ups.  Available at Sephora or Shopper’s Drug Mart.

breakup4What about Serious Volume Spray?  Limp locks are so not sexy.

Use It to: Channel Brigitte Bardot’s locks by adding spray to your roots for that glamorously tousled look.

24K Root Envy Ultimate Root Boost,Sally Hershberger $32

Available at most drugstores

 GET GLOWING with something that makes you blush naturally.

 Paul & Joe Beaute
Paul & Joe Beaute – $18

Available at:

How about trying something new and scentsational:  


It’s all personal but you might consider starting this new chapter with a perfume that lets your olfactory senses know that a change (for the better) is happening.

That said, enjoy the search.  Let me know if you tried any of these and what you thought of them.flirt5


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s