Monday, January 29, 2018

in the red

It took me a really long time to start wearing lipstick. And I know I've mentioned that I prefer a minimal makeup routine [ and I do ] but I think think there's nothing prettier than dewy skin, voluminous lashes, and a red lip. I alternate between red and red / orange depending on what I'm wearing, but I almost always go for one of those two colors. Also, I don't know if it's just me, but I almost never wear lipstick to work. The most I do is a lip balm or oil. But I love wearing it on the weekend! I think it adds the best pop to casual weekend wear. And I work in an office where no one see's me, so do I want to waste a good red lip on that? 

Despite the boldness, I think there's a red out there for everybody. Harper's Bazaar made a video showing how Dior's 999 can work on everyone, even those who aren't sure about lipstick. There's a reason why it's a classic!

I normally have a rule of spending more money on the necessities, like a good tinted moisturizer and concealer and then mixing in drug store finds for things like mascara and lip color. I usually go through phases where I won't wear lip stick for long periods of time anyways, so what's the point of spending more when I can just get it for less? I do stand by this rule with the exception of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. I got a sample of one and not only was it red, but it was so good. 

Nars | Red Square
It's a red / orange and it goes on so smoothly. I wore this here! This is my favorite by far!

Nars | Cruella
More of true red and really pretty. Wearing it here!

Maybelline | Heroine
Warning: This doesn't move once it's on, but it's so good and the orange is truly orange. Don't be afraid to try it, though! I wore it here!

Revlon | Romance
I've had this color for a while, but I really like the color and how it dries. I have a few Revlon lip colors and they've always been good! I wore it here!

What's your favorite brand / shade / color?

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