I’m one of those people who love the idea of wearing red lipstick, but hardly ever wears it. I could list several reasons why this is the case, but the two main ones are: 1) it’s much easier to pull off a standard pink/neutral lipstick with any makeup or outfit, and 2) because I hate being the centre of attention, and red lipstick demands a lot more attention by itself thank pinks and nudes.
However, once in a blue moon, when I need a pick-me-up, I turn to my favourite reds for help and I suddenly remember why the ‘Red Lip Look‘ is so favoured by many of us.
It hides a multitude of sins – If you’re ill, it will make you look healthier. If you have a pesky spot wanting to steal the limelight, red lipstick will gladly make sure that sucker stays obscured in the background. If your eye makeup is a bit imperfect, a red lippie will make it look like it’s all part of the look!
Yes, It can be worn with a smokey eye – I’ve found it to be a myth that red lipstick only looks good with minimal eye makeup. On me, I quite like a heavy brown and gold smokey eye, such as the one on the pictures above, paired with red lipstick for a super glam look!
It has the power to make you feel fierce – It’s actually quite magical how, suddenly, my self-esteem and confidence get a big boost when I’m sporting a red lipstick! I have no idea why, but the world is a much less scary place when looked through the eyes of a red lipstick.
Although I’m pretty sure my red lipstick collection will never come close to the size of my pink/nude lipstick stash, I believe having one or two fail-safe reds is essential and potentially life-saving for any girl. Oh dear, that statement made me feel like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde!
The two reds I feel most comfortable wearing are the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout (the one I’m wearing on the photos above), which has a very creamy and easy to apply formula, setting to a matte finish on the lips, and the Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in #01, which has a more traditional matte lipstick formula and is very long-wearing.
How often do you wear red lipstick? How does it make you feel? What’s your favourite red lipstick?
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