Look Of The Week: Let's Talk About Red Lipstick

What's your favorite red?
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September 25, 2014
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Revlon, cat-eye, red lipsticks, elf, lorac, the body shop, NYX Cosmetics, look of the week

Judging by the comments section on last week’s LOTW, I’d say you were just as inspired by Trista’s Cranberry lipstick article as I was! So many of you were rocking that bold red that I just have to join you.

I fell in love with the classic red lip in the mid-'90s, thanks to Gwen Stefani, but today I gravitate more toward bright pink, berry, and wine shades. Scrolling through the comments last week was like a rediscovery of pre-teen Tamara’s obsession with ruby red lips.

Here are my favorite red lip looks from you beauties last week:

(Shout out to "Dana with a question mark," "Jeminycrickets," and "Mjá.")


And here’s how I'm wearing the look:

I decided not to do shadow for this because I wanted the lip to be the primary focus. Since I have pretty oily lids, I did go ahead and do an eyelid primer (Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer) and then applied my base, concealer, and brows. I used a gel liner (*gasp* I know, I deviated from my Jordana pen!) because I wanted a thicker line and gel lends itself better to layering in my opinion.

I drew a line from inner corner to the outer corner, extending just beyond the eye in an upward flick motion, and finished with a couple coats of L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Lashes in Blackest Black.

Moving on to those lacquered lips, I prepped with a quick scrub of my e.l.f. Exfoliating Lip Treatment and a thin layer of The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm. Once the balm sunk in, I lined and filled in my lips with the NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Hot Red.

I don’t always use liner when I wear lipstick, but I like it with a red lip because it gives it more punch and staying power. To seal the look, I layered on Revlon Matte Balm Stain in Standout. This is one of my all-time favorite matte red lip colors. It's comfortable and it has such a great blue undertone that I think compliments a lot of skin tones. Additionally, it is super long lasting, so you know I’m sold.


Before I leave it to you to flood me with your lovely faces (and please, please do), I have to give honorable mention to this white liner look that "g_babes" was rocking on Instagram last week. It reminded me of Samantha’s post a while back that made me really reconsider wearing white liner.

The floor is yours, show me your look of the week in the comments, or tag me and use #xoLOTW on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.