The first week of the Red Lipstick Challenge is complete, but not without fear, hesitancy, and yes, eventually, confidence. The first day I worried people were staring at me as if to ask, “Why are you wearing red lipstick at 8AM?” But as Laura pointed out to me on Twitter, it was probably just me worrying too much. The biggest thing I learned from red lipstick this week: Heads will turn. Maybe in good ways. Maybe in bad.
I realized it didn’t matter why people’s heads were turning, because wearing red lipstick actually made me feel more confident. I caught myself on the first day looking in the mirror almost not recognizing myself. OK, that probably had something to do with the fact that I also dyed my hair a deep chocolate brown the day before I decided to start wearing red lipstick. That aside, red lipstick made me feel pretty in a way most makeup can’t. There are very few products out there that possess the immediate transformative nature of a red (or any bold colored) lipstick.
Lipsticks Tried Week One (A Mini Review)
NYX Round Lipsticks in Pure Red and Electra: Pictured on Day 1 & Day 2 (first two photos). I love these lipsticks, but don’t bother asking me which color is which since the labels are on the lids and I’ve mixed them up at least three times. Moving on, NYX Round Lipsticks are really easy to work with since they are very creamy. If you’re prone to chapped lips, definitely check these out.
MAC Russian Red: Pictured on Day 3 & Day 4. Ah, one of the classic neutral reds! There’s only one thing about this lipstick that I do not like, which is the fact that it dries out my lips since it’s a matte formula. I definitely recommend wearing some sort of balm underneath if your prone to chapped lips. I also found it worked better with a red lipliner versus a clear lipliner or no lipliner at all.
(If you are interested in more in depth reviews of these lipsticks, let me know and I’ll definitely consider writing more!)
Have a Great Holiday!
This is my last post before jetting off for Thanksgiving. If you’re in the US, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your friends and family! Talk to you all next week! Also, are you following me on Twitter? If not you should! Because 1) I love Twitter and 2) If you follow me, you’ll basically see all these looks in advance since I do Face of the Day photos!