Red lips might seem risky to some, but as a Makeup Artist, I tell you, anyone can wear red lips. Time and time again, I hear people saying, “my lips are too big for red lips” or “my lips are too small for red lips” or “I look like a night walker with red lips” or “Wow, I can’t believe you are wearing that color, it would never look right on me”… really???
Red Lips Rock! You just have to find the right one for you. Don’t be shy, don’t be afraid to try before you buy.
Tip of the Week: Head over to your closest makeup counter. Bobbi Brown, MAC, Sephora, Ulta are great places to start. Go on a weekday, when the artists are less busy so you can ask as many questions has your heart content. Try out as many lip colors as you can and walk outdoors (please make sure you sanitize the products before you try them on). Take a mirror with you outside and see how the color complements your skin in natural light. Armed with patience and time, you should be able to find that perfect shade for you.
Depending on your skin-tone, some colors might look better than others. Using the color wheel as a guide; one could say, if you have more yellow or olive undertones in your skin, then a lip color with more orange undertones would probably look better on you. If you have red or pink undertones in your skin, then a lip color with more blue would probably look better on you. But again, trying a color on against your skin is the best way to see what looks best on you. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to makeup, so don’t eliminate any colors before you try it out for yourself.
Below are some red lip colors I tried on for you guys. To be honest, I really don’t pay attention to my skin’s undertone, when it comes to lip colors. If I like it, I wear it.
Strut Your Stuff Kissable Lipcolour
COVERGIRL Lip Perfection in Burn
MAC Red Lipstick
Viva Glam I Lipstick by MAC...This has got to be my favorite red lipstick of all time
Chili Lipstick by MAC...This lipstick is matte, but there is a shine due to the camera's flash
Check out these beautiful ladies showing off their red lips:
Dita Von Teese
Images from here, here and here
What are your favorite reddish lip colors?
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought it would be nice to talk about what we love about our faces and bodies.
Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.
Many times as women we tend to focus on what we don’t like about our bodies or facial features…but today I wanted us to embrace what we do love. Expressing our feelings about the things we love about ourselves is not vain. It’s a way of empowering ourselves and embracing the positive things about us.
Ok… so let me start, lol. The things I love about my face are: My lips, skin and some days, I really like my eyes.
What are the features you love about your face or your body? What do you like to play up with makeup or clothes?
TIP of the Week: Why not try really hot RED lips on Valentine’s day, like this beautiful model below. I used MAC lipstick in MAC Red and clear lipgloss to achieve this look. You can tone down red lips with a neutral lipliner.
Michelle looking "Hot in Red"!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!