Monday, February 6, 2012

The Search For Red

A few years ago, some friends (who will remain nameless) made fun of me for wearing lipstick.  But you know what I don't care.  I like it!  It's fun to play a different part, try something new, experiment.  It's not permanent so why not!

Lately, I've been wanting to experiment with Red lipstick ! I see it all over!  Seems everyone on tv, movies, red carpet, etc. is wearing it and I really want to jump on board!  It's just hard to find the right shade of red.  My pale skin, pink undertones and blonde hair don't help the matter.

I mean Michelle looks amazing below, why can't I give it a whirl!


Some time last week I stumbled upon Aarean's post, over at The Color Issue.  Her readers gave her great ideas of some colors to try.  Here are the most frequent suggestions she received:

  • Revlon: Just Bitten (Flame, Gothic)/Candy Apple/Fire and Ice/ Certainly Red
  • Burts Bee- Red Dahlia
  • Nars Heatwave
  • Stila Cranberry (glaze)
  • MAC Ruby Woo

Last week, after seeing Rachel McAdams sporting amazing red lips on GMA and Live with Kelly, I decided to tweet her sister to see if she knew.

Source: My Pin

You see her sister is her make-up artist.  Surprisingly, she answered me.  Anyone else get excited when someone actually answers your tweet? I know I do (and I know my girl Susan does!)

@ecnorris I'm not sure as I couldn't be there. If u want a good cherry red lip use@COVERGIRL outlast lipstain #305 and a clear gloss.

Here are some other's that inspire me to wear red!

Kristen Bell


Naomi Watts


Someone pretty and with great style!

Karla from Karla's Closet thanks Kristen for the source!

MakeupGeek also has a great post about finding the right red.  Here are her Top 5
  1.  NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – “Forbidden Red”
  2. Revlon Matte- "Really Red"
  3. NYX- Round Lipstick "Snow White"
  4. MAC- "Viva Glam I"
  5. Stila Long Wear- "Lover"
Now, I don't think Red lipstick is something for everyday, but it's something I want to try at least one day!  Hit follow and stay tuned as I document my search for the perfect red!

Do you wear red lipstick? If so, what's your favorite shade?



  1. haha...this is me, naming my namelessness :) anyway, the pic that yu dont have a source for is Karla from Karlas Closet blog :)

    1. I didn't call you out! You called yourself out :) Thanks for the source; I'll add her as a source!

  2. i call this girl out too. i don't have a favorite red lipstick, i would much rather make fun of people that wear it.

  3. You'd better post of picture of yourself wearing the perfect red lipstick when you find it!


    1. I just bought a couple to try out. But seeing as how I have on sweats and zero makeup pictures will have to wait until another day. But there will be pictures!


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