You know for a really long time I avoided red lipstick like the plague. I always felt like red made me look like as scary as Tim Curry in It. Well, ok, not that bad but more along the lines of Bozo the Clown whom apparently I was totally into as a child according to my mum but I do NOT believe her because dude, clowns scare the lipstick off my face. Do not want.
You know what’s fun about red lipstick?
It actually kinda makes me feel confident and dare I say a LITTLE sexy.
Even though I’m most comfortable parading around my house with it on while doing the dishes and not so much waltzing through the city with it on.
I’m actually a bit of a virgin when it comes to red lipstick. I remember at 16 I had this shade of wine (gosh I wish I could remember the name) lipstick from Revlon that I adored. I’m positive I likely still have a tube because I’m a makeup hoarder. I’m also positive it wasn’t the right shade for me at all but in a sense it was my first venture into red even though it wasn’t quite your traditional red.
I’m still a n00b when it comes to red lipstick though because it’s only been a few years since I started wearing it!
One of the things I’ve learned is it truly is finding the right shade of red for YOU! I’ve used the excuse to many times that red simply doesn’t look good on me and really that’s not the case. And I promise you that when you hear from many different makeup artists and sales assistants that it’s “about finding the right red” it’s true. Never were truer words spoken.
Personally for me, I’ve discovered warmer reds look best on me. I really like brick reds or maroons. Although I’ve been known to sneak a blue based, cherry, or ruby red in!
Don’t spend your life thinking red lipstick isn’t for you as you’ll be missing out on one of your makeup life’s greatest joys. If you haven’t find your red yet, don’t give up! It’s out there, waiting for you to discover it, and wear it while walking down the street on a busy day while flicking your hair or maybe just while walking the dog…
Don’t live your makeup life feeling like a clown in red lipstick.
You can do it.
What’s your favorite red lipstick that empowers confidence and sexiness in you?