Monday, March 31, 2014

makeup monday: the art of the red lip

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about three years ago i walked out with my lips painted red for the first time.
apart of me was kind of embarrassed to have such a bold lip,
but the other part of me felt like a real woman.
ever since then i have been a complete addict when it comes to red lipstick.

i am constantly asked which lipstick i wear.
so i wanted to share a few of my favorites that are always in my makeup bag.
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1. revlon color burst lip butter: candy apple

this is my favorite lipstick. kaitlin can attest to this but i have literally about four tubes of this
on hand all the time. you can find it in my car.. anywhere and everywhere, i have it.
its the perfect shade of red. for a redhead i find that a super bold red looks almost maroon,
so i tend to go for more of the orange-y red hues. the great thing about this lipstick is that
it's not matte. i love a good matte finish but on the daily i like my lips to have a little gloss..
plus if your like me and you want to give your man a smooch, this kind of lip wear is an
easy wipe off on your sleeve kinda thang.

2. revlon colorburst lip butter: juicy papaya 

when i am feeling flirty i wear this pretty pink lipstick. its so light it gives you a touch of pink.
i love that its not bold at all. when beach weather comes, i like to wear this with a little mascara
and my beach hat.

3. revolon colorburst matte balm: standout remarquable

when i was in seattle kaitlin kept on busting out this super sexy maroon lipstick.
i had never worn a color that bold before. but there is something about a bold lip
that brings confidence to a lady! so i went to rite aid and found a color similar to hers,
painted it on my lips.. and i felt like a new woman.
the great thing about this is that it stays on ALL DAY. so you can sip coffee,
eat a sandwich, and not have to worry about reapplying.

4. revlon colorburst lacquer balm: tease seductrice

i am not going to lie, i love this one because it could be sisters with the candy apple red that
i love so much. its a nice oragne-y red color, and it keeps my lips moisturized all day!

5. loreal color riches: fiery viel

i dread the day when i run out of this one. i have had this one for a few years and it's lasted
me so long because you don't have to wear a lot of it.
this bad boy is straight up orange. i love to mix it with other colors!

6. revlon : fire & ice

kaitlin and i  did a lipstick swap while i was in town. this one she gave me is one of the
original red's of the revlon line. you can't go truer red than this one. i love it!
i feel so classic wearing color.

i hope this helped if you are on the hunt for the perfect red for you. or if you are a makeup
hoarder like kaitlin and i, give you more idea's of what lipstick you should try!

happy makeup monday!

x's + o's,

chelsea diane 


  1. I just got a Lancome red lipstick in the mail as a sample after buying my mom perfume for her birthday. I don't often go red (because like you said, it can be scary to be so bold!), but I'm looking forward to trying it! - sarah

  2. I love the Revlon Matte Balm, and Fire and Ice! Another favorite is Mac's Russian Red. : )

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  4. Looking so beautiful. I like red lip gloss..
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