Thursday, September 16, 2010

Buzzworthy Classic: Red Lipstick

Is there anything more definitive in the world of cosmetics than red lipstick? From Marylin Monroe to Gwen Stefani, this beauty staple has been making women feel glamorous for centuries. The versatility of red lipstick is endless and there's no one that can't pull off this look! The application of red lipstick is a little trickier than your average lipstick application. Since the color is so bold, precision is key. A sloppy red lip with leave you looking like the Joker. I like to line my lips with a red lip liner (MAC's Brick is the perfect, perfect red) and then fill in my entire lip with the pencil. I also like to apply my choice of red lipstick (this time it was Barbie Loves Stila in Joy) with a lip brush, to ensure an even application and blot with a tissue (so it doesn't end up all over your teeth). I kept my eyes neutral (a wash of MAC's Woodwinked), since I wanted my lips to be the main attraction. Fair toned girls should stick with a blue based, true red. Medium skin tones look best with orange based reds and girls with darker tones should stick to purple reds (think Beyonce). What's your favorite red lipstick? 

22 comments:

  1. i love brick by mac also!

    i still struggle with balancing the eye/lip thing. cause i feel naked without black eyeliner. NAKED.

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  2. wow you pull of a red lipstick so well. I don't know about me though, I can't wear red :( I think Im alot safe with orange :D thanks for a lovely comment hun! you look so pretty! <3 xxx

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  3. For some reason, I can't pull off red lipstick. But it looks soo pretty on others! (:

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  4. You look good in red. It's a classic and classy color.

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  5. im so scared to try red lipstick. this one fits you PERFECTLY.

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  6. you look PERFECT with the red lip omg! im going to try pull of this look when i get my tom ford lippy dhfgjhgfadjgds NEXT WEEK. but if it looks crap, i aint posting pics lol

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  7. red looks gorgeous on you! I need to find a good red for my coloring. That's my mission!

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  8. my favourite red lipstick is Mac Viva Glam Cyndi and Double Dare cremesheen glass.

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  10. that red lipstick looks awesome on you! :)
    ciao!
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  12. you look glammed up fierce! i love red lippies on women. i feel like its so bold makes a statement and also makes you look mysterious in a way. it's also very sexy and wearable! loveee it!

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  13. YOU ROCK the red lipstick!!! Usually it's so hard to find the perfect red but this one looks great on you!! Love it!! :)

    xoxo
    Cydia

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  14. gorgeous red lips! unfortunately bold red lips do not pull off to me ><

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  15. after reading this, I think I want to get my first pair of red lipstick! You look so gorgeous in red! and I love it more cuz its Bold but not BAM in your face! Love it!

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  16. thank you dolls for all the great feedback! if you are afraid to try out red I would suggest Viva Glam Cyndi- it looks good on everyone!

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  17. this looks amazing on u! i have yet to find my perfect red..maybe I will find one with new VV collection..can't wait to find out!!

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  18. u look gorgeous ,, red looks super on u
    ,, i love reds too
    been wanting to get russian red by mac =)
    right now i have chill ,, and i like to mix and match colors =)

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