If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.Coco Chanel
Red lipstick somehow makes me feel powerful, confident, and unstoppable. I used to be afraid of bold lip colours on myself, sticking to neutrals for everyday wear and busting out the red on a special occasion.
But then I realized, why do I have to wear it only for special occasions? It makes me feel incredible, so why not make every day that special day?
These days I wear red lipstick almost every day: the roles have switched and now I barely wear nude colours! I always say that the power of makeup is not that it can provide a mask for us to hide behind, but that it can accentuate our already beautiful qualities and give a confidence boost when we need it.
Some of my favorite reds of all kinds of undertones are shown and listed below:
From left to right:
Milani “Matte Confident”
L’Oreal “I Don’t”
Wet’n’Wild “Missy and Fierce”
NYX Suede “Spicy”
Maybelline 645 “Red Revival” (one of my first ever reds!)
MAC “Russian Red”
Urban Decay “Psycho”
Most of these finishes are a comfortable, long-lasting formula, some lasting longer than others, some slightly drier than others, but no significant difference at all! The color varies from a little more cooler blue-toned to a more warmer-toned red, which one suits you depends on the undertone of your skin color.
What is your favourite red lipstick? How often do you wear bold colours? I’d love to read your comments below!
One thought on “The Power of Red Lipstick”
I don’t wear lipstick, espcecially red. I’m more of a chapstick and Vaseline person. I did find your blog very bold and interesting.