Saturday, 15 September 2012

all shades of red


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
8 - Darphin: Rouge Flamboyant

 
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

  All my lippies, more than shown, are living in this bag.



 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!






4 comments:

  1. I have very thin lips, so I never wear lip stick, but my daughters wont leave the house without RED lip stick.
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  2. Great collection and the bag is lovely and surrealistic!!I have quite full lips and when I was younger I avoided to wear red lipstick because of the naughty Lolita effect, but now I really can't survive without it even in its brighter shades!
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  3. I have thin lips too, but I´m cheating a bit with the lipliner. The lolita-effect was a problem for parents and my teachers in school too, but I was into punk, so I didn´t care!

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  4. Nice choices you got the control!

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