Since my husband is probably having nightmares of being attacked by huge red lips and the guys at the office are probably wondering about his faint red mustache these past few days, I thought I would give him a break on Day 6 and go for another sheer. I’ve been using Lipstick Queen ‘Medieval’ Lipstick ($20) for the past couple years to give myself a sheer, sensual, just-bitten look. It’s the ideal lipstick for when you’re rocking a strong eye and you hate the way you look in nude lipsticks (I personally look like a cadaver when I wear a nude). This is the perfect red for first-timers. You know how people say Pinot Noir is the perfect red for first-time red drinkers? This is the perfect red for first-time red lipstick wearers. It’s more of a pigmented balm than an actual lipstick. With its hydrating silky texture, it’s comprised entirely of vitamin E and pigment that leaves a sheer wash of red.
The True Test
I can tell my husband has enough of my hijinks since he’s usually very enthusiastic to kiss me. Every time I approach, he leaves the room. Finally I corner him and lay a smooch on him. Ha! I can’t see anything but a smile on his lips. His lips look great. He eyes me skeptically and heads to the bathroom to remove what he thinks is lipstick and says, “not bad” in his reflection but then wipes off the remains and shows me there is color on the tissue. “See, there’s still color. But you couldn’t see it because it’s the same color of my lips,” he says, quite pleased with himself for his momentous discovery. Right… “Um, that’s the point honey. It’s a universal color that looks good on everyone’s lips.” And by the way, he did not look like he had anything on his lips post-kiss. He’s just being crusty. Actually, I better take that back since tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day and I’m holding out for purple Calla Lilies and Macarons.
The Verdictjanna Tags Lipstick Queen, Red Lipstick, Valentine's Day
Leave the back-to-school shopping for the soccer moms and celebrate Fall by revamping your lipstick wardrobe! Lipstick can’t make you look fat, remember? In fact, it can make you feel quite fabulous if you choose the right shade. The Fall 2012 fashion shows were all about the dark berry lip, but you don’t necessarily need to go all out vamp to be on trend this season. I mean even Pam wears a nice classic red:
Gif via Sodahead
I tested 5 gorgeous lipsticks — all varying in color, opacity, and price — yet they all come from the red berry family. Now if you’re thinking “Is she f’ing crazy? There’s no way I could pull off a red,” back away from your little safe pink lipgloss haven and trust me. These flattering shades will add instant sex kitten status, whether you’re blond, brunette, ginger, etc.
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