|left to right: Revlon, L'Oreal, Cover Girl, Logona, Besame|
Every girl knows that finding the right shade of red lipstick is just as bad as shopping for jeans, swimsuits and bras. And no matter how much advice is dished out, you still need to just bite the bullet, buy the darn thing, and try it. Hence, how I've acquired this collection of reds (and not shown are two brands I simply pitched in the trash for being horrible).
Things to consider when wearing red:
A. always exfoliate your lips for smooth coverage
B. use softer shades for daytime wear, intense for the evening
C. keep the rest of your makeup clean and simple
D. be precise when applying because crooked edges are much more noticeable with red
E. lip liner is great to help with bleeding, but if you can't match the liner and lippie, opt for a natural liner color
F. blot and reapply for longer wear
G. and have a girlfriend tell you when it's on your teeth!
I tried on all my reds without liner to give a more true representation of the lippie color. Obviously I'm fair skinned so tend towards blue-reds. Lippies are reviewed from least expensive to most expensive.
And the winner is...
|Snood by Arthelia's Attic and cherry clip by Backseat Betty's Bootique|
...Besame in Red Velvet!
This brand gets a lot of buzz in the vintage world, but it is well deserved. The nostalgic packaging and great product are worth the price tag ($22). I hope you're able to find your perfect shade. Red is a color that will never go out of style!