The Perfect Red Lip

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Every once in a while…and I mean every once in a while, I will rock a red lipstick.  If you read Friday’s post, you will remember that red is not one of the colors that I go to very often in sewing, and it seems that trend has filtered over into other areas of my fashion life.  I do love red and I love that feeling of complete sophistication when I swipe on that creamy stick of rouge…perhaps I should wear it more often!

 Do you wear red lipstick often?  Do you wonder if you should?  Complete the questionnaire below to find out:


Well, I guess that clears everything up! 🙂

To help with your hunt for that perfect red lip color, I have collected five lipsticks (including a lipstick brush) ranging in price and brand to help lead the way!


Maybelline Color Sensation Creamy Mattes Siren in Scarlett – $8

Siren In Scarlet-CS Mattes-Pack


The Balm Girls Lipstick in Mia Moore – $17


Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick in Velvet – $21


Besame 1946 Red Velvet Lipstick – $22


Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Definition in Vermillion – $31

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company Lip Brush – $8


You now have that perfect lip color and a wonderful brush to put it on, that it is time to learn how to apply it properly.  For the best advice, one must go straight to the professionals.  Lisa Eldridge is one of my favorite makeup artists, and always creates stunning looks.  Her tutorial on red lipstick is a gem!


Click Here for the Tutorial

Have a wonderful day!


2 thoughts on “The Perfect Red Lip

  1. Mary Sorensen

    I love red lipstick once in a while too. One of the best things I learned in beauty school was that when you wear red lipstick (or any dark color lipstick) you keep the eye makeup minimal and then just the reverse is true – if you were pale lipstick then you can fully make up your eyes (liner, shadow, mascara). I love makeup. I never tire of putting it on every morning! : )

    Thanks again for your posts!

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