So you may know my perfect partner in life...Mieke Dumont. We refer to each other as "Jinx" because we basically share a brain.
We love much of the same style, tastes in fashion and interiors, parenting, love, friends...I mean the list goes on and on but there is one thing we absolutely do not share and that is the ability to look good in bright lips. Yes, the girl can pull off any hair color and lip color and I am insanely jealous...in the best, most loving way ever!
I dream of having cotton candy colored hair and fucshia lips but I just don't have the skin tone for it and add in dark hair its almost impossible for me to pull off anything that doesn't have the word "Nude" or "Buff" in it. As seen in my boring lip time line below.
Until now...thanks to the Make Up Guru, Gregory Arlt, and his support of me diving bravely into color, I found out us golden under toned, freckled, brunettes can have a pop of color too!
Here are my 3 favorite reds that don't make me look like a hussy, a Kardashian, or like I'm in costume. They are the perfect true reds without being pink, orange or too blue. (PS you can only buy the Marc Jacobs with a special card at Sephora so we found the same color in a different brand)
The loveliest true red by Marc Jacobs in So Rouge. Its exact doppleganger is by Bite in Gazpacho (below)
Bite (and Marc Jacobs) deliver HUGE jolts of color and feel luxurious. We actually adore the bite better for its more matte appearance and staying power.
An oldie but a goodie- Loreal Infallible Lipliner in Red Wine
Goes on smoothly with a ton of pigment. It is slim enough to get every line perfectly and matte enough for me. The red is a darker brick red without being burgundy or vampy.
The reason I found out I too can be like my stunning jinxy....Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Liner in Rocksteady.
It's not the name of the color that sold us...Its the color of Rock Steady by Urban Decay that made us fall in red heaven. Its the perfect true red, not too blue or orange and definitely not too pink. Its creamy so you don't feel like you need a lipstick on top.
Red is a great way to instantly bump up your daily style! It feels like you're "ready" even if you're just in jeans and a tee with a clean face! But a little fancy too.
PPS Thank you for not laughing! Selfies are not my thing...i get so embarrassed :)