When I think back of myself in school, university, business, the underground fashion periodes I´ve been trough, good times and hard times - I always see myself wearing bright red lipstick and long red nails.
I still remember my first lipstick in the age of 11, when I found that old dry and stinky 50s one from my glamourous granny and kept it. And the first one in cherry red I bought on an annual fair for pennies when I was 13 years old.
My ideal of beauty is inseparably connected with pale skin and red lips. I´m not complete without. Surely I have eaten a ton of it trough my life so far. I always buy red lipsticks on my travels and have been searching for the perfect shade for years. I can say that I found it, but still trying new ones.
There is a litte collection of my favorite shades of cold true reds, warmer reds and pinky reds with its packings.
For a better view, I show you some swatches in the same order as the lipstickheart.
from left to right:
1 - Guerlain: Exces de Rouge
2 - Rimmel: Shocking Pink
3 - Too Faced: Drop that Red
4 - Markwins: # 00001
5 - Yves Rocher: Rouge Toscana
6 - Collistar: Rubino
7 - Mac: Lady Bug
from right to left:
1 - NARS: Funny Face
2 - Shiseido: Electric Red
3 - Art Deco: # 95
4 - Prestige: glitter DL-10
5 - KIKO: # 607
6 - Mac: Ruby Woo
7 - Dita von Teese: # 208
8 - Mac - Russian Red
I use all of them with Mac´s lipliner in beet, there is no better.
Besame´s Cherry Red is also a good one and when you need a kissproof one, I can recommend Lip Ink Red and Lip Ink Energy Red. The problem is, when you found the perfect shade, they change it or don´t produce it anymore, like iconic Chanels Nr. 1 velvet rouge...
If you ask yourself now, what my fave is, its not a surprise: Mac´s Russian Red!
The secret is, to mix it with Mac´s Ruby Woo on the lips...
I think that every woman should have different red lipsticks, the blue pigmented ones in cooler shades and the yellow pigmented ones in warmer shades - as you all know - important is, that it matches with your clothing.
Now the autumn comes up, with all the great green and brown tones, so go for a more yellow based lippy, the daylight will make the best out of it. To give a résumé as an make up artist: buy one true red expensive lipstick, that will fit you every season and will give you a selfconfident and feminin look, when you need it.
BTW, when it comes to nailpolish, I´m obsessed with red too.
A little detail from my bathroom cabinet:
Leave you with a huge super red kiss and wish you all a glossy weekend!