Happy Easter to all those celebrating!! I'll be spending the day with my parents and my brother's family. My three nieces will be keeping me busy with Easter egg hunting! Can't wait for all the sweets and my Mom's special dinner! Woooo hoooo!
I love a good red lip. I find red lips to be so elegant, chic, stylish, and timeless. The 1920's is my favorite era and women were know for their red lips and nails. I personally love nothing more than wearing a great red lipstick, black eyeliner, and a fresh red manicure. I'm actually obsessed with black eyeliner and never leave home without it but that's a story for another time! Red lipsticks can sometimes be very intimidating to me. I feel like if you mess up the application, you can't get away with it and you'll definitely have to take everything off and start from scratch again. I feel like it's not as forgiving as a nude lip! BUT...nothing looks sexier to me. I'm currently crushing on two red lipsticks...one by Nars and the other by NYX which was a total surprise to me!
Let's chat about the details...
Let's chat about the details...
Nars as a brand has been a favorite of mine for many years. When I first started looking for a red lipstick, I made a trip to Sephora and I went aisle to aisle looking at all the red shades each brand had to offer. I'm sure you can picture it now. My Mom and I hollering at one another saying "found a good one!" I didn't want a matted lipstick and was looking for a darker shade gloss. I ended up choosing Nars' Quito because it was a bit sheer and the shade was darker so it wouldn't be super overpowering. I liked this because I hadn't worn a red shade in so long and I didn't want to feel overwhelmed. Quito was just perfect. Every time I wear it, people take notice. It goes on super smooth with the applicator, is long lasting, doesn't have a smell, and adds just the right amount of color. This gloss is also moisturizing and has anti-aging benefits with is a pro for me! I would 100% repurchase this lip gloss. My Mom actually picked up this shade as well. I highly recommend you pick this baby up!
When I feel like spicing up my everyday look, I reach for my Nars Quito!
Second red I'm loving is NYX's Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Kitten Heels. I received this product in my Ipsy March Glam Bag and it's hands down the best product I received in the bag. I shocked that I loved it from the first moment I put it on my lips and my love for it hasn't faded as a few weeks! It's extremely pigmented, lasts for hours, and doesn't budge. It's extremely easy to apply with the stick applicator so it great for applying when I'm on the subway. (You'll still need a mirror though because I'll never try to apply red lipstick freestyle!) This gem is $6.99 at Ulta and honestly...it's a steal. I would happily pay $40 for it. It's just as good as my Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks. Truly! I would consider this to be more of a date night lipstick because you'll definitely be making a super glam impression with the richness of this color. This lipstick comes in 12 other shades and I'm also purchasing the more nude shades like tea & cookies or soft-spoken. This brand will definitely become a staple in my makeup brand.
Are you a fan of red lips? What are your faves?