Throughout history red lips have been significant and symbolic; for some they represent glamour and elegance, for others it’s all about danger and sexiness! Those of us that wear red lipstick often speak of feeling empowered and emboldened by its very presence on our lips. We feel more confident, courageous and powerful with it on, as if red lipstick has magical qualities. Then there are those of us who simply like red lips. Period. It becomes a signature, for which there is no substitute. When a woman is is the mood to wear red lipstick she’s embodying all of the above and her raw power.
Of course beauty trends evolve from season to season, but the red lip in some form is never far away, and this has especially been the case over the last few seasons. There were some lovely red lips seen at the spring/summer shows of: Missoni, Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana and Top Shop Unique.
Here at WOWBEAUTY we LOVE red lips, and we know that there is a red lip for everyone! As you can see from the pictures, our gorgeous models all look beautiful and unique with their red lips! We asked them to share how red lipstick made them feel and now we’d love to know about your relationship with it…do you wear it, how does it make you feel, have you always wanted to wear it but haven’t yet…#wowbeautylovesredlips
Wei Lin says “wearing red lipstick makes me feel strong and tough, but also elegant!( I have to be careful not to smudge it) Wearing it is like wearing one of my favorite outfits on my face:simple, sharp and strong, yet very feminine too. That’s me!
Anita says “Growing up as a tomboy, and recently embracing my inner glamour, I had never been one to wear red lipstick, it always makes me think of an era of glamour, beauty and abundance. Stars like Liz Taylor, Lena Horne, Jane Russell; 1950s glamour, Saturday matinee movies and dressing up in my mums stiletto heels, pearls and red lipstick! I had always fantasized about being one of those beautiful starlets, sipping champagne and watching Billie Holiday croon Stormy Weather but, had never dared to believe that I could achieve this, the surprise was, as soon as that red lip went on, I was that girl dripping with diamonds sipping from a crystal glass. A true Ginger rogers in Calamity Jane, oh so smooth. Yes honey, I became luxe! ”
Fiona says” Red makes me feel dressed up and glamorous! Sometimes I feel like its too much if I’m trying to do an everyday look”.
I am not big on make up rules, because ultimately I believe that you’ve got to do what makes you feel good…but there are some basic tips to choosing and wearing red lipstick so….
Here they are:
- Texture We are spoilt for choice when it comes to available textures eg. There’s Creme, matte, sheer, gloss, stain, oil. So there is something for everyone whether you want a full on red pout or a softer less done effect.
- Colour red lip colours can be blue reds all the way to the more orangey Reds, so it’s understandable generally if your skin undertones are
- Application pencil? Powder? Brush? Straight from the stick? Finger dab?
If you are applying a lipstick and want it to last as long as possible see our post on ‘how to make your lipstick last forever’