Red Hot & Long Lasting
Stop Signs, Kool Aid, Ketchup, Firetrucks, Popsicles, Race Cars, Hearts, Roses and........Lipstick!!!!
All known for being Red! Who didn't want the red popsicle or red corvette??
Then WHY are most woman scared of red lipstick like Im scared of matching socks or being stuck watching zombie movies???
(Sorry I cannot seem to type the work red without wirting it in red because it confuses my brain to see that word typed in black!:):):):)
I am a huge lover of red lipstcik but it did take a while for it to sit easy with me. To be honest it is not an easy color to wear. Red requires upkeep and touch ups. Let's be honest she is just hands down high maintenance like the girl who eats salad on every date. One of my biggest fears was always that by noon it would be dribbling down my chin and no one wants to be THAT GIRL!
MAC has some great Matte's with stronger staying power that they are famous for and recently I came across a great Stila red pencil type of lipstick that was pretty fab but I did not personally get to test out its staying power. I did however have had a client who raved about it.
SO DRUMROLL PLEASE...................
So Beauty.com joined the bandwagon with the release of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip tars and had a special free offer of the product. For those who are not familiar with the brand, it is hot amongst Pro Makeup Artist's and makeup enthusiasts. David Klasfeld, a fellow MAC Artist is the genius behind this company and product. He started on the scene with airbrush makeup and branched out to pigments and liptars and more.
I am gonna be honest when I first saw the tars they scared the poop out of me. Definitely reminded me of something of the cover a vogue shoot and I love that stuff but it didn't seem everyday enough for me to invest in for my own smackers. Maybe for my kit but I was just standoffish. They became quite the rav amongst fellow makeup artists and I thought if I hit a good sale I would give it a go. So I did for my kit! I was Still a bit skeptical but curious to what all the hype was about I saw an offer from beauty.com for a free Lip tar so I figured why not it is free, what is the worst that can happen? I did personally go for the screaming red color you see in this picture called "Harlot".
So I mustered up the courage and decided to be the test dummy. I was pre warned to use the size of a pin head which is great as it will most likely last my whole lifetime! Also the other tip is that it works bit and hydrated lips. So I applied a lip conditioner. One like Bert's Bee's would do as you do not want something sticky or greasy. I blotted my leps and with a lip brush applied it on the lips. I had no high expectations. I was waiting for it to start bleeding or wearing off possibly in the inner part of the lip as most stains do leaving that annoying ring arounf the lip (AWFUL). To my suprise NONE of this happened. I licked my lips and drank and talked and did what girls do. I decided to put it to the ultimate test and sleep with it despite how crazy my husband might think I am but I think he knows better by now :)
So I had put the lipstick on aound 6:30pm. This next picture below to the left was bedtime which typically for me can be midnight or later. Lighting is different but literally looks flawless. Now I chose to opt for no gloss on top and kept it more matte. I did use a liner this go round though with a fine brush it isn't needed and you can create a flawless line. the product is the consitency of white out in its pre gunk form :)it is more liquidy then expected but dries down nicely. I have to say the color wore through to the next day where it then started to become more of a stain that was fading but that is tried and true and I was amazed with the results! Outstanding for a red and no bleeding like some of the great lip stain chubby sticks can tend to do.
Truly any woman can wear great and look and feel fabulous! It is the matter of finding the right shade of Red whether it be blue or orange based it is one color I feel everyone can look fabulous iin and SHOULD ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY OWN! You would be suprised what a pick me up it is. During Pearl Harbor the women who went through a time of poverty always had money for their red lipstick. It was a pick me up that is why and you will see it even when you watch the film.
So build up that confidence and give it a go! If you are unsure stop by your local counter to have someone guide you with colors. If youwant a no nonsense product that is failproof be sure to check out the ever growing color collection of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars they will knock your socks off!!!
Go under the LIPS link :)
Things to consider
I will definitely be readhing for this product again for my red lip needs!!!!
What are your thoughts or concerns on wearing red lipstick?