Call it an 80's flashback, but lipstick seem to be 'in' again. Everywhere I look, pouty lips stained in fire engine hues - its like Im trapped in a Robert Palmer video clip.
Being one to never venture far from gloss, I decided to jump on the bandwagon & give it a try. In my mind it had to be the perfect shade of red, something to flatter my skintone, not make me look like Crusty the Clown. It also had to keep my lips moist, nothing worse than seeing a girl with cracked lipstick flaking off (which seems to go hand in hand with red lipstick for some reason).
Not prepared to invest too much until I was fully committed to the look, I trotted off to Priceline to find the 'look for less'. Cautiously, I wandered up and down the aisles, until I came across the L'oreal Colour Riche lipsticks - lipstick that has a moisture strip running through the middle of it.
Looking at the display, 90's Supermodel Linda Evangelista seems to think the shade 'True Red' is good enough to adorn her smacker, so if thats the case, its good enough for moi. And I'm happy to say, its a great colour! A little intimidating at first to suddenly be making my lips the focus of my face, but I got so many compliments, I just had to pass on my recommendation. True Red seems to be a shade that suits everyone & is long lasting. Perfect!
A few small hints when applying such a daring shade however.
* Make sure you rub a little foundation over your lips first, giving the colour something to grab on to.
* Use a lighter shade of lip liner to tone down the intensity of the red - this is just personal preference but I think after experimenting, you'll agree.
* Never ever ever add gloss, unless you're going to a 'Trashy Vegas Hooker' party. It's just tacky.
Enjoy this trend while it lasts ladies!
Photos courtesy of Fabsugar.com, Unique Wedding Ideas & L'oreal.