This is my lazy beauty series, where I experiment with ways to make us look and feel prettier. With as little work involved as possible.
Unequivocally, all women look better in lipstick.
You might not like the feel of lipstick, or it may not be your personal style, but don't misunderstand the fact that you look better wearing it.
Red lipstick, on the other hand, is scary. Most women leave the true red power lipstick to those making a bold statement. But it doesn't have to be your signature style (a la Gwen Stefani) or part of a Halloween costume for red lipstick to be fun and casual.
If it's the right shade, all women can wear red lipstick and look good doing it.
I decided to test my theory on a handful of my girlfriends. Two of the six women had never before in their life even worn lipstick. Two! These are my immediate friends. You have to wonder what we even have in common.
Befores and Afters. Judge for yourself.
L. was one of the lipstick virgins. Why don't I have a third after picture for her? Probably because we were all marveling at how the simple addition of lipstick made it look as if she had touched up all the rest of her makeup. (She hadn't. I watched. There will be no cheating on my lazy beauty posts!) Or we were blinded by how icy blue her eyes suddenly looked.
L. is wearing Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red.
(With both P. and S. we were battling florescent office lights, so forgive my photography.)
P. was the other lipstick virgin. Those poor, poor lips having never been adorned. Doesn't the red look dramatic against dark skin?
P. is wearing Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (applied by S.).
Look! Even red heads can wear red lipsticks! I think S. looks fantastic. A co-worker asked her if she was going out after work. See? Lipstick - especially red lipstick - says, "I'm going places!"
S. is wearing Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red.
Word of warning: a downside to red lipstick is that you can NOT make out in it.
But if I'm in my ratty sweats with my hair in a messy bun, but I have a good solid lip color on, then I feel like I can present my face to the world without shame.
Do you red?
(It would not hurt my feelings if you sent me your red lipstick pictures.)