Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.

Audrey Hepburn

The Power of Red Lipstick

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!

You Are Powerful

Beauty is power and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret.

Charlotte Tilbury

For some people (ladies and gentlemen alike) makeup is a form of self-expression, for some it’s a confidence boost. I truly believe we have to love ourselves in the skin that we’re born in without needing the makeup to hide behind. Cosmetics have made such a huge global impact and many amazing creators have come out and expressed themselves and their artistry, if they were afraid to do so before.

Some of my favorite leading industry makeup artists I suggest to follow:

Wayne Goss
Charlotte Tilbury
Lisa Eldridge
Hung Vanngo
(I actually had an opportunity to meet him and get some expert advice! Images below.)

Uncovering Your Potential

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

— Marilyn Monroe.

I believe in the transformative power of makeup and really enjoy helping people discover a different side of themselves with different looks I create. But true happiness and confidence always starts from within.

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