How to Find the Best Red Lipstick

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The classic red lip is one of those timeless looks that’s wearable no matter what season it is. Red is a power color – and the right red can make a serious statement. We all know NARS Dragon Girl looks great on Taylor Swift, but what red lippie works best on you? Proper shade selection can be tricky, so here are a few tricks to keep in mind during your next trip to Sephora.

Fair skin


Bright bluish reds (like MAC’s Russian Red) look beautiful on fair skinned gals with pink undertones. Bonus points: Bluer reds will also make your teeth look whiter! If you are fair, but your skin has a little more of a yellow undertone, stick to warmer shades in the brick red department. 

Medium skin

If you are more olive complected, orangey reds are more likely to flatter you. Bright tangerine reds (like YSL Orange Indie) will look lovely, so don’t be afraid to go bright! If your skin is a little more golden than olive, opt for a pinker coral color instead of a true orange.

Dark skin

Burgundy and wine shades (like this one) look absolutely beautiful with deep skin tones. Cherry reds look universally flattering on both cool and warm dark skin tones as well! As Coco Chanel once said, “The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” 😉

Obsession of the Day: Marilyn Monroe Spas Lipstick in Red #3

 

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It seemed only fitting to bring my Marilyn Monroe Spas lip color with me on my quick trip to Hollywood! The rich shade Red #3 was the perfect lippie to wear to the Marilyn themed event I mentioned in my last post. I felt automatically glamorous after I applied it. Here’s what it looks like on…


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Instant. Bombshell.

I legit want to wear this lipstick every day of my life. Liiiiike, I might like it even better than my usual classic red go-to: Ruby Woo. The color is gorgeous, but I really fell in love with the texture too. Makes me want to try them all! (I am also dying to visit one of the Marilyn Monroe Glamour Rooms. Stay tuned for more deets on that!)

This lipstick features high level color pigment with long lasting wear-enhancing polymers. This technology helps lock in color and shine for feather proof wear. Lip pampering Shea Butter, Illipe Butter and Hyaluronic Acid condition the lips while Vitamin A, C, E, Avocado and Jojoba Oils, moisturize, soothe and protect. It’s a fabulous product all around. Beautifully pigmented rich color paired with the right amount of moisture and staying power. It’s one of those power colors that makes you feel sexy when you wear it. Marilyn would totally approve and so do I. 😉