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Red Lipstick

When it comes to hair and makeup I like a more natural, if slightly mussed up look.  I think that’s where my obsession with skincare stems from. You can’t pull off the “what, me? makeup?” look if your skin is garbage. I haven’t mastered it so a great foundation is key. And lots of sunblock, sleep and water helps, too. But generally, a little black eye liner, a little mascara, a swipe of lip gloss and some bed head, and here we have the look I aspire to every day.

But that’s not the point of this post.  Every once in a while you need to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.  I’m a classic-style type of girl and I’m a respectable 26-years-old, so I think it’s time to finally cross “Try Red Lips” off my Beauty Bucket List. I think I can pull it off. Maybe. Here’s my inspiration:

Carolyn Besset Kennedy  went for a shiny red; I’m leaning more matte, but either way, she wins with her simple execution of this look

In anticipation of this, over the weekend I bought Mac’s “Ruby Woo” lipstick. I expected to pay around $28-30 for this bad boy, so at $15, I consider this an absolute steal. The texture is very matte, but I have noticed the wear isn’t great unless I use a lip liner, so I recommend also buying a nude one to frame the lip line. Don’t get a red one. When the color fades, you don’t want an embarrassing red outline around your lips.

This matte, blue-toned red will look great on anyone.

I’ll be debuting it at my friend Shawna’s birthday this Friday. Wish me luck!