I touched a little on red lipsticks in my About Face post and since Christmas is practically around the corner, I figured I would follow up with a little color series featuring the shade. I have a few eyeshadows and nail polishes I'd like to share with you, but first we're going to start with the lipsticks.
The two lippies I have for you are both warm, or more what I would call "tomato-like" in shade. They are not as blue-based as, for instance, MAC's Ruby Woo. These warmer shades fit my complexion better than the blue-based, cooler ones.
|MAC's Russian Red|
Certainly Red is part of Revlon's Super Lustrous lipstick line. It is rich, full of opaque color and leaves a nice sheen/shine on the lips.
|MAC's Russian on the left, Revlon's Certainly on the right.|
|Revlon's Certainly above, MAC's Russian below.|
|In direct sunlight: Revlon's Certainly above, MAC's Russian below.|
There are many, many options out there for donning a red lip, from drugstore options like Revlon and CoverGirl to higher end brands like Make Up For Ever, MAC and Bobbi Brown. Red lips are often considered sexy by the viewer and empowering by the wearer. It is a bold, unapologetic color that has been known to dictate moods as well as attitudes and once you figure out what shade is right for you - cooler vs. warmer - you can really have fun with it. I've shied away from its power for long enough... and now I'm ready to rock it unabashedly.
**Next up: an Urban red that cuts deep...