Remember when you were young, sitting in front of your mother's makeup table, feet barely touched the ground, you picked up a red lipstick, smeared it around and pretended to be a confident, grown up woman? Red lipsticks represent everything a woman should be: bold, classy, and beautiful. This is why throughout my younger days I always wanted to be able to wear a red lipstick without looking like a clown.
Unfortunately, trend shifted and nude lippy became huge again. So not until this year (I am 24, yes) I finally embraced myself and began searching for a perfect red lipstick for myself, and actually wear it outside. It is challenging to find a shade that works for your skin tone and avoid from looking like the red lipstick is wearing YOU, not the other way around.
For those of you who are still afraid to wear it, well...DON'T BE. I know it's quite intimidating, and for someone whose lipstick collection's consist of shades ranging from Nude to Mute Pink, I honestly know how it feels. All you have to do is find the one that works for you.
The good news is, I think I've found it. There are 2 shades that I think it goes perfectly with my color. I have a yellow, slightly olive undertone, and I am a Medium Tan. I normally stay away from the yellow-based red (like orangey-red) and lean towards the burgundy or deep red. So after an intense search and lurking from one drugstore to another, I found these two:
- NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White
- Wet'n'Wild Mega Last Lipstick Matte in Cherry Bomb
Wet'n'Wild Cherry Bomb
This one is a deep burgundy color, gives you the "vampish" feeling. I personally think it's beautiful and rich, but I'd like to use a lip liner (I like Rimmel 061 Wine) prior to application because of the matte finish of the lipstick.