Every since fall started I have just been crazy about dark mauve-y lips, berry tones, and deep purple shades. But I recently got bored of wearing the same colour family all the time... sometimes you just want to go Red Ross.
(give it up for a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference)
I was sent this stunning picture of Deepika Padukone and of course as always I was in awe. Her simple greyish eyes paired with a bright red lip just showed elegance. But it seemed like I couldn't find a close up- of course I also refuse to update my Instagram so I can "zoom"- psh who needs that kind of luxury.
But the internet works in mysterious ways. As I was searching for pictures for my hair as one does, I came across a very similar look worn by selfie god Kim Kardashian.
I couldn't resist. So I took the plunge and got myself a bright red that would suit my skin tone.
Choosing your red:
It's always tough to find your perfect shade of red. Nowadays the options are endless: bright red, deep red, coral red, raspberry red, neon red, brick red, and just plain old red. Even I have a few reds that I feel work for me and even more that don't. I personally prefer a blue-toned red which really makes my skin look golden and my teeth beam bright white. Orange-y reds really over power my face and I feel super awkward wearing a fire engine red.
Therefore I opted to use the Sephora Cream Lip Stain Always Red 01 ($14) which is by far the best red I have ever tried. I quickly like to line my lips with any burgundy lip liner that crosses my path to deepen the colour ever so slightly and I go in with a nice thin layer of the liquid lipstick. This formula is dry, matte, and non-transferable- it's ah-mazing. My quick tip is to wear a really thick lip balm or lip mask a few min before applying the lip stain and then just kissing off the balm gently. You want to retain as much moisture to the lips so the lip stain doesn't fall into the lip lines or even worse...........crumbles.
If you want to see how to recreate the Classic Red Lip look check out my video below, and let me know what you think!