Thursday, 26 August 2010

How to wear red lipstick (without looking like a drag queen)

It has taken me many years to come across a red lipstick that didn't look absolutely horrendous on me. I've got quite pale skin, but not gorgeous milky white like Dita Von Teese. It wasn't until I paid a visit to MAC that I finally found my match. They matched my skintone as NW25, for reference. 

I've got a cool skin tone, and the lovely ladies at MAC told me that I would need to find a lipstick with blue undertones (which Ruby Woo has). I tried a few before I came across this beauty, which immediately made my skin come alive. 

When I've got it on, I obviously make sure that the red of my makeup is simple. I quite often wear it with my favourite pair of shoes, the Vivienne Westwood/Melissa collaboration with the big red plastic hearts on the toe, and I almost always get compliments on it.

So pleased I've found a shade to suit me, and I always feel really ladylike when I've got it on. As well as that, the lipstick has a really creamy texture. I bought the Mac Cherry lipliner to match, and start off by lining my lips (very carefully!) with that before filling in with the lipstick. Sometimes I add a bit of Lipcote, but it does stay put pretty well on its own. I usually re-apply once during a night out, just to ensure the red stays as vibrant as it was at the start of the evening, but you could go the whole night without re-applying. 

Bye for now!



  1. Beautiful red I've never had the guts to wear such a daring colour but always wanted to! x

  2. Ooh you should try it, it makes you feel amazing! x

  3. Thanks for commenting on my post!

    thank you for the red lips advice.. im always cautious in wearing red out, although i rarely do it lol

  4. I don't think I'm ready to take the bold step of wearing red lipstick just

  5. I agree, it is important to wear the right shade of red to be able to pull it off. I love red lipstick!

  6. haha i look like a drag queen with red lips, that's why i've admitted defeat and never worn it in public lol :(

    lovely blog :) xx

  7. red lipstick always makes a statement! Come Follow me & vote XOXO