Friday, February 8, 2013

Red Lips

Some time ago, I professed my hatred for the coveted red lip. I swore on my cat's life that I would never, ever, e.v.e.r. attempt the trend because I knew I would look like a clown, just like everyone else.

And then I realized. I don't hate red lips. Actually, I kind of like them! Like every super bold trend, I'm nervous to try it. Red lips are the perfect way to stand out in a crowd; to show everyone that you're confident -- and the introvert in me is terrified of that!

While spilling out my anxiety over the gorgeous cherry lip to a co-worker -- whom, I might add, is the queen of the bold lip -- she looked at me and simple said "Just do it." To which I replied, "Well, okay!"

And it was those three simple words -- just do it -- that inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone. I have red glosses that I pull out every now and then, and the color looks great with my blonde hair and skin tone. So why am I so afraid to try out a more solid, bold version?

Cherry Lips

So I think this weekend I should take the plunge and try out the bold lip trend. If I hate it and look like a clown, well then that's that, but at least I can say I tried! If you want to see how I look with red lips, then I suggest you follow me on Instagram!

What are you opinions on the coveted red lip?



julia rose. said...

Ahhh I was such a red lip hater myself... but I'm warming up to the idea. Make my teeth look whiter? I'm in!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

NARS in Flamanco is definitely my favorite!

Sparkles and Shoes

Little Miss MBA said...

I was the same way as you-- terrified that I just wouldn't be able to pull off a red lip. But once I tried it, I absolutely loved it. Now I save it for date nights with the bf or special events; I still don't think I'm bold enough to wear it as a daytime color. I just requested you on Instagram and can't wait to see pics! xo

Courtney @ Little Miss MBA

Shannon Rice said...

The red lip is definitely scary at first! I've tried it a couple of times and still get nervous every time I wear it, but it's definitely worth it!


Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

i love red lips on the right person...& i just saw your instagram pic & i LOVE that red color on you!! looks so pretty!!!! thank you so much for linking up loverrrr!! happy friday!!! xoxo

Brittany Michelle said...

I love red lips, I wear them all the time. As a makeup artist the thing to keep in mind with a bold red lip is to make sure that you do a simple shadow on the eye or you will look like a clown. Less is more and pick one area of the face to highlight!

My favorite red, is MAC Viva Glam I with a dab of MAC Plushglass Gloss in Butterfly Dream!

Great post!

Brittany Michelle

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

I was super scared to try red lips too! Never thought I could pull it off, but my husband actually really encouraged me to try red lips... So I went for it and love bold lips now too! :-)


P.s. I'd love for u to link this (and any other beauty posts u might have) to my beauty Linky party Makeup Monday! :-)