These words escaped my lips recently, I was suffering from a very bad case of MUO (make up overload). I have literally been run off my feet trialing and preparing ladies for parties and weddings. As much as I love working sometimes enough is enough. I had a quick detox, a full day with no make up, avoidance of blogging and here I am drooling over red lippies.
I am into bright lips in a massive way, I recently made up a bride who rocked MAC Ruby Woo on her big day and I loved the end result. It was so refreshing to meet somebody who had their own definite style and wanted it to be reflected on the big day. She carried off a red lip to rival Madonna, seriously so much so that I am on a mission to find my own signature shade.
Ploughing through my collection I picked out 4 of my favourites which are very similar but have different finishes so hopefully there will be one to suit everybody. The tones also differ but from a non addict point of view you will get the same powow effect with all of them.
|Left to right: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Coral Queen 620, Revlon Matte Strawberry Suede 005, 17 Lasting Fix Hot Chilli, MAC matte Lady Danger|
Coral Queen - Gloss finish, pink undertones, would suit paler skin tones, very moisturising
Strawberry Suede - A very retro shade watermelon red/coral pink, absolutely stunning I would say this would suit most skin tones, a little drying due to the matte finish but well worth the need for a touch of balm
Hot Chilli - Not as drying as Lady Danger and Strawberry Suede, a definite orange red which looks fabulous on darker skins
Lady danger - I'm sure you all know about this one, as you can see it packs more of a punch than the others and is a true coral red which I LOVE.
As always with any bright lip bleeding is likely to occur so a liner is essential. I would not be without my Barry M lip liners, I adore them they are so cheap but do exactly what they should. I have the red (3) and the orange (24).
To alter the red or orange tones to any of the shades I fully cover the lip with the liner of choice so for example using the orange liner under Hot Chilli would make it much more orange verging on MACs Morange or vice versa using the red under lady danger adds depth which can carry little miss danger through to the winter months.
Here I am wearing 17 Hot Chilli with Red liner and a slick of coral queen over the top (I like to mix and match)
I am going to do a separate post on the eye liner because I cant believe how long the damn stuff lasts!
Hope you are all well : ) will you be wearing a bright lips this summer? And just out of interest to those married or engaged what shade did you wear on your big day or are you planning to wear?
Lots of Love