LIPSTICK IS BACK!

I have been putting my lipgloss aside and I have been wearing RED LIPSTICK since CARIBANA weekend in Toronto! Happily, confidently too ... and I say so 'cause I remember the first time my dad saw me in red lipstick, he thought I looked like a hooker. That was years ago! LOL!

Instead of "Ohh La La," I wanna scream that Usher song, "OMG." I am that in love with red lips!


Lipstick is back - Monami Magai
I know, we grew up on lip gloss and it's scary to try something bold like lipstick. But, trust me! Lipstick is coming back in a big way. Peter Som and Oscar de la Renta featured very bold lips at their fall shows. The best advice I can give for this trend is: Don't be afraid of lipstick. It might feel weird putting on lipstick when you haven't really used it before, but you will definitely get compliments when you walk out with a bold red or pinky-purple lipstick.

Red Lips - Sandra Ganzer
Fall is the perfect time of the year for a strong red lip. It's timeless (think Chanel) and perks up your face at a time of the year when it can start looking dull. I like to do a red lip with very little else on the face, just clean fresh skin. The matte red lip is more wearable for everyday, but glossy can also be done for a retro-Guy Bourdin kind of vibe.

This look is so easy. Prime your skin and spot conceal. Powder the T-Zone for extra shine control if you need it. Line your lips lightly with a nude lip pencil if lip color on you tends to "bleed", and then apply your favorite matte lipstick. Blot, reapply, then blot again. If you want to go glossy, apply a heavy gloss to the center of your lower lip and work outward using a lip brush. Trace a little powder around your mouth to keep the gloss from running into fine lines. Fill in your brows, making them slightly longer at the ends and fuller than normal and finish the look with some clear mascara on your lashes. Hot!

Bold Red Lip - Kristen Gallegos
This was seen at the Proenza Schouler and Givenchy shows. The face was pale and matte. But then the focus was on the lip. It was a very defined, dark wine or blood red lip. It's a strong look for the season that really makes a statement! You can achieve the look by getting a wine or blood red lipstick and a matching or slightly darker lipliner. You want to make sure it's really defined and perfect. And make sure your skin is evened out so the color really pops! A good trick is to put a little concealer on the lips before, so you start with a clean slate and it also helps to keep the lipstick on longer!

My Favorite REDS ....

RED (Color Design) - Ruby Kisses by KISS Cosmetics
First bought Ruby Kisses in St.Lucia, sold at Valmont and RJ Clarke


Revlon Outrageous Lipcolor Lipstick - Creme 48 RED ZONE $5.99
I bought this in a drugstore years ago, and it's it's still creamy and bright today.  
... And nope, I don't throw out my makeup every few months. 

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