5 Shoes Every Guy Should Own
A perfect outfit is nothing without the right pair of shoes. What you choose to slip on your feet can make or break an entire ensemble -- no matter how well-coordinated, how well-planned or how well-structured your outfit is. To make sure that all your hard work in expertly color-coordinating the ideal get-up doesn't go to waste, here are five -- that's right, five -- shoes that every man should have lined up in a neat little row on the floor of his closet.1- The sneaker
Casual wear is an important part of every man's lifestyle. You can't be in the office all the time, right? And when you're relaxing on the weekends, chances are you opt for a great pair of jeans and a laidback shirt. When you're in casual mode, be sure to adorn your feet accordingly by including a stylish sneaker to your shoe collection. This Roma Pigskin vintage '60s Puma trainer is a perfect example of how to dress down your look by styling up your gear.2- The casual shoe
Since not every laidback occasion is sneaker-appropriate, you're going to need a second type of casual shoe. This second footwear option comes in the form of a lace-up shoe with a thin leather sole. Today's casual shoes are sleek, structured and void of any bulk -- just like Steve Madden's Boarder shoe. This shoe will look immaculate paired with a straight-leg jean.3- The black dress shoe
For those high-brow formal occasions, or for a regular day at work, the black dress shoe is a classic item of footwear to own. There are no exceptions to this rule. Aldo's Cilda loafer is just one example of the many styles of dress shoe you can own to mix and match with your slacks and suits. With its barely there sole and elongated toe box, it's a chic shoe that'll effectively gussy up any formal or business outfit.4- The brown dress shoe
In today's fashion world, brown is the new black. While black is still a classic color and reserved for ultra-formal occasions, brown has become an acceptable alternative for occasions that are less decorous, yet still proper -- like the boardroom, for example. The Hermesilas model of dress shoe from Aldo is the perfect pair to slip your feet into and head to work.5- The ankle boot
The ankle boot is an important shoe to add to your collection -- especially for the fall. It's a functional piece because you can wear it in varied ways. For instance, you can wear your ankle boot with a business suit or a pair of jeans and it will complement both looks successfully. These black leather, square-toe boots from Gordon Rush are a prime example of a sophisticated shoe that you can pair with almost any pair of pants.
Easy Lip Tips
To keep lips going all day, first pencil all over lips with a soft lip pencil. Apply lipstick over and blot.
To make lips look fuller, line lips with a pencil and then blend the edges with a sponge applicator. Cover with gloss or petroleum jelly.
To keep lipstick off teeth, pucker lips into an extreme "O". Cover your finger with tissue, and pole it into your moutn. Slowly twist it out of your mouth, eliminating any excess color.
To achieve a pouty, sexy mouth, emphasize your top lip by dabbing just a touch of gloss in the center.
Highlight your lips with a verylight eye shadow color that coordinates with your lip color tones. Place it right in the center of your upper and lower lips.
To balance unevenly shaped lips, use a lighter colored lipstick on the smaller-sized lip.
To keep lipstick in place while dining, keep lips off utensils. Use your lower teeth and tongue to do the work.
Gently rub with washcloth over lips before applying lipstick to smooth out lips.
Apply foundation around the lips give a precise look without lip liner.
For Full Lips:
You are lucky if you've been blessed with those large lips. Women everywhere are trying to replicate with collagen. But large lips can take over your face if you're not careful.
You really don't need lip liner, but if you like the look, soften edge with your finger or a Q-tip.
Don't wear any lip color that is too glossy or shiny.
For Thin Lips:
Draw slightly beyond the lip with a neutral-colored lip pencil. Then apply lipstick. Your lipstick will "catch" onto the liner.
Apply white shadow on center of lips over lipstick and spread slightly.
Don't wear a very dark shade of lipstick. It makes lips more smaller.