|Photo from Harper’s Bazaar.|
I have had that old beauty classic—red lipstick—on my mind for a few weeks. I have never been that into lipstick, I usually prefer a gloss if I’m going to wear anything on my lips at all, but after seeing Linda Rodin in a picture that accompanies a recent interview she gave to Into the Gloss (on aging, definitely worth a read), wearing her bright red lipstick, as well as a very pretty girl over at Garance Doré’s wearing a mix of two red lipsticks, I’m wondering if I need to rethink my stance on it.
|Love this photo of Linda Rodin with her pooch. By Tom Newton.|
|Jenna Lyons of J. Crew. Fur, feathers, and red lipstick! Photo by Getty Images.|
I usually go for a smoky eyeliner in a neutral color like dark taupe over a big dramatic lip color, plus it drives me crazy that lipstick will fade over time, or migrate and possibly end up on your teeth. I feel that when you wear red lipstick you have committed yourself to checking on it frequently! Also, I’m not convinced I look that good in red lipstick. It obviously draws so much attention to the mouth, to the teeth too, and I’d rather have the feature that stands out the most to be my eyes, which I think can take the scrutiny!
That being said, I recently attended a really wild show in Manhattan called Fuerza Bruta: Wayra, as a chaperone for my son’s 7th grade dance classes. A reviewer described it as ‘a circus on acid’ and I would agree with that assessment. Most of the female performers wore red lipstick, bright cherry red, and I would love to know what brand they used because those gals were crawling through a gigantic pool of water above the audiences’ heads (it really is a crazy show) and whatever formula they wore had to be super waterproof and long-lasting. Any thoughts on who makes such a formula? MAC maybe?
|Female performers at Fuerza Bruta: Wayra. Red lipstick that stayed put! (Their dresses sure didn't.)|
|Chanel Lune Rousse, left, L’Oreal Candy Apple, right.|
My go-to red lipstick is Chanel Rouge Coco in Lune Rousse. I like the deep shade of it and the fact that it has no shimmer at all. I can wear it alone or use it like a stain and put my absolute favorite red lip-gloss, L’Oreal’s Colourjuice in Candy Apple, over it, which is what I do most often. Hardly ever during the day, however, only at night!
|These are what I reach for when I go red!|
Do you wear red lipstick? During the day, at night, or both? If you have a favorite brand or shade, let me know what it is!