“Red lipstick is the beauty equivalent of a shot of expresso.”
I believe every woman should own at least one red lipstick. There is something about a red lip that evokes an aire of class and sophistication, along with a bit of boldness and sexuality. I know for some of us that burst of color is a bit out of our comfort zone, but that is what makes it so fun. I do not believe that red lips have magical powers, by any means, but there is something about the color red that has the ability to empower and build confidence. When you look up the color meaning for red, you learn that red is the color of fire and blood. So, in our minds it is associated with energy, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Just think of it as the little black dress for your lips.
1// Revlon Color Burst Lip Balm in Striking 2// MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger 3// Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in Big Bang 4// Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella 5// Tarte LipSurgence in Hope 6// NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie
No matter your skin tone or formula preference, there is a perfect red lip out there for you. All you have to do is test the waters a bit until you discover it. If you aren’t into bold pops of color just yet, try a lipgloss or tinted lip balm instead of a liptstick or pencil. Getting use to seeing color on your lips gradually may ease the transition. Week One of #PROJECTlipstick is challenging you to explore and discover the beauty of red, so if you don’t have a favorite red just yet, try out one of our favorites above!