Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve rounded up a few of my most favorite shades of red lipsticks for you to rock! A costume designer – from my days on stage- once told me… “Honey just throw on a red and the world is yours for the taking”. Truer words have never been spoken… these days, I thrown on a red lip when cleaning, when wanting to feel put together, or just for fun.
Having brown/olive skin, it’s really hard to find a good shade of red. But not to worry my little brown girl peeps… There is no shortage of reds in my makeup bag which means I have weeded out the ones that don’t work to hand-pick my select few.
Some of these … like the Stilla and NARS shades are cult classics and have a fierce following. So if you see them in stock… snatch ’em up and send me one! I had to go to 3 Sephoras in Manhattan to replenish the Cruella from Nars! Finally got it!
These colors are great for all skin colors and are actually perfect shades of red, with just the right amount of orange but not too much of the pink.
- Bobbie Brown – Burnt Red 9
- MAC – Liptensity – Fireworks
- Palladio – High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm – Red Rush
- NARS – Cruella
- Stilla – stay all day – Liquid Lipstick – Beso
- Makeup Forever – Rouge Artist Intense – Mat 8