It's gonna get sappy up in here.
It’s Chrismukkah season, Cindy Lou Whos! Maybe you’re all over Mariah Carey already, but, sorries, I’m not. It’s a festive time to be alive! You’re going to have to argue with your parents/siblings/in-laws soon enough, you might as well enjoy eating cookies at work now. And, most importantly, doing your makeup all glam 24/7. If you don’t wear red lipstick every day from now until the New Year, really, what is wrong with you?
My red lip JAM right now is Rouge Dior in Favori Red (#752). It’s that perfect cherry red that makes your lips look like you just bit them in the cold or something. My bargain pick is Covergirl Blast Flipstick in Stunner. It comes with a red lipstick and a gold, shimmery topcoat, which is just fun. And my HIGHLY PIGMENTED AT A MEDIUM PRICE POINT pick is O.C.C. Lip Tar in NSFW. A little bit because of the name. I say, try any of these, or stick with the favorite red you already have. (You have one, right?)
As far as how to wear it, go completely barefaced or add charcoal eye shadow. Obviously one look is gonna be more appropriate for daytime, but really it’s up to you. Choose your choices.
THE BAREFACED LOOK
I did lip liner and two coats of the Dior. On the rest of my face, I just did a little powder, NARS Orgasm Illuminator, and filled in my brows. So not nothing, but kind of nothing. No mascara. “Chic” is a word so overused that it no longer holds meaning, but I think this look is chic. If you know what I mean.
THE CHARCOAL EYE LOOK
I added black liquid eyeliner and the charcoal shadow in this Tarte palette and lots of mascara. I also added some bronzer to warm up my face. The whole look took seven minutes, swear to Lil' Baby Jesus. It’s gonna be my go to for allll my parties this season. (I haven’t been invited to any parties.)
Still not in the holiday mood? Maybe you need to watch The O.C. Chrismukkah episodes. Remember that time I had a guest spot?
So who’s with me? All red errythang? What’s your favorite lipstick? And who’s your favorite fictional TV boyfriend? I’m sooo torn between Seth and Sandy Cohen; it’s really gross.
All Allie wants for Xmas is for you to follow her on Twitter: @allierileyjones.