Red on my mind…

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:

 

 

 
 
 

Aishwarya Rai

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian

 

 
 

Dita Von Teese

 

 
 
 

Rihanna

 

Images from here, here and here

What are your favorite reddish lip colors?

Thots,

Tiwa

  

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My 2011 Grammy Review

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!! I wish you a great time loving yourself and your loved ones.

So on to the Grammys. The show was all kinds of boring, but looking at the positives, this is what I observed:

  • The tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was nice.
  • Then, I was bored through most of the show, until Cee Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Muppets came on the stage. The performance was very colorful. His outfit was crazy, the muppets were so cute and Gwyneth looked great! I loved it.
  • I also enjoyed the short tribute to Dolly Parton (by Norah Jones, Keith Urban and John Mayer). They performed “Jolene” which is one of my favorite songs by Dolly. I love me some Dolly…she is as real as they come.
  • Talking about John Mayer, did he look like Johnny Depp last night, or was it just me?
  • Last but not least the performance with Rihanna and Drake was great. I love Reggae, so the “breakdown” in the performance was refreshing.  
On to the “Fashions”…My stand out person of the might was Monica. She looked elegant and very pulled together. As always, her makeup was on point!

Monica at the 2011 Grammys

 

 
My honorable mention is Eva Longoria. Something about her whole look really catered to me. Her makeup was clean and her hair nicely styled.

Eva Longoria at the 2011 Grammys

 
 
What did you think of the show?
  
Thots,
Tiwa
  
 

LIFT 2011

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!
 
Happy New Year to you and yours! I wish you all the best 2011 has to offer. I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who is reading this…Without you, there would be no need for me to share 🙂
 
I love you all!!!
 
Off to some random information…I think Rihanna looked soo beautiful on New Year’s Eve. Great way to bring in the new year!
  

Rihanna on New Year's Eve. I am loving her hair and makeup.

Image from Here
Thots,
Tiwa