Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Red Lips: Make It Work With These 4 Tips

Happy Wednesday loves!
How is everyone's 'hump day' coming along? Fine, I hope. It's still a little dreary in my area so once again I felt the strong urge to stay in my bed and call out of work....but I didn't.
When I originally picked out this 'fit, I wanted to highlight the Liz Claiborne beaded sweater that I thrifted for 99 cents.  How it started out as a beautiful white treasure until I stuck it in the wash with something pink, therefore turning the whole sweater a salmon color. And how I then had to bleach it 4 times to turn it back to its original color.

Sweater-Thrifted (Liz Claiborne $.99)

But then I decided that I would instead highlight this awesome red lip gloss that I found at Bath and Body Works a number of years ago during one of their Semi-Annual sales. A friend of mine used to tell me that red lipstick was for hookers and whores and I beg to differ. For a while I thought the same thing, I thought it looked downright tacky. I even thought that my lips were to full to be covered in red paint-I would look like nothing short of a clown. Until, I tried it!

Shorts-Thrifted and DIY'd (GAP $.99)

Goldie Gloss-Bath & Body Works (Pomme)
I actually think its quite chic and sexy. And above all, it's a classic that will never go out of style. Of course since first trying it, I have found some tips that are particularly helpful when wearing it. 

Trick #1-Go light on the rest of your makeup to avoid looking like a clown. For example, instead of using bright eyeshadow, use neutrals or maybe opt to only use mascara for the evening.

Trick #2-Make sure your nails don't clash. If you are going to wear red nails, try matching both of the reds. Otherwise, go for a more neutral color polish.

OPI-Coney Island Cotton Candy

Trick #3-Keep the rest of your wardrobe simple.

Clutch and Vest-Wet Seal

Belt-Thrifted ($.99)

Tip #4-Be precise. In order to avoid smudging lipstick all over your teeth, refrain from applying it while riding in the back of a taxi. To prevent your lipstick from bleeding, apply concealer or a light colored lip liner. After applying your favorite shade of red, put your finger in your mouth and purse your lips around it; pull it out slowly to remove excess color.

I hope you all have enjoyed these tips. If you know of any other suggestions that would help feel free to share.

Thanks for reading.

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  1. I have at least three shades of red lipstick but so scared to wear them because my lips are so tiny, I think that I may try it now.

    1. It's one of my all time favorite colors to wear now!

  2. Thanks for linking up honey! Have a great weekend! Kori xoxo

  3. I am so not a red lipstick girl, but I wanna be. I'm definitely gonna follow your tips.

    1. You should definitely try it! Let me know how it works for you.

  4. LOL about applying lipstick in the back of a taxi! :) Just liked you on FB and became your newest follower. Cute outfit! My shorts days are over but I admire those that can still wear them.

    1. It's true! I bet all those ladies who work on wall street apply their lipstick in the back of the taxi!! Thanks so much for visiting and following. I appreciate readers like you!

  5. Every woman wants to make their lips gorgeous by choosing right colors which suit to your skin. Professional Hair and Makeup Artist Melbourne


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