3 posts tagged "Red lipstick"
With holiday fêtes fast approaching, red lipstick is soon to be my weapon of choice. (It’s the one thing I can put on in the back of a cab and look instantly festive.) However, with all of those tiny bites being passed around and bottomless glasses of bubbly, keeping your color intact can be a challenge. Sure, you can fill in your lips with a matching pencil, which in turn dries them out faster than a brisk walk through a blizzard sans balm. Or you can try makeup guru Diane Kendal’s trick to keep pigment in place and crimson from bleeding outside the lines: Using a synthetic brush coated in foundation, lightly work the base around the perimeter of your mouth, then seal it with translucent powder before slicking on your go-to shade. No nineties rim of waxy liner, no chapped lips—just a bold, budge-proof pout.
With winter apparel being unearthed en masse this past weekend, I can’t think of a better way to make the long, dark days ahead a bit less depressing than with a swipe of bright lipstick à la Rita Ora. While most of us will likely be wearing a scarf in lieu of a ruffled dickey, matching your mouth to an accessory—in this case, Ora’s paper poppy broach (worn in the U.K. to commemorate fallen soldiers and support current military efforts)—is a look worth trying. Another beauty cue to take from the British pop tart: Keep the finish matte and the color major.
We know we’ve already paid homage to Georgia Jagger’s good genes and affinity for red lipstick, but rare is the opportunity to see all three Jagger women (or at least the Jerry Hall-and-spawn contingent) all together and all sporting different variations of a scarlet lip. While the photo begs a “who wore it better” question—Lizzie in deepest red, Georgia in a shade or two brighter, or mom—we’re just so elated to have the visual trifecta that we’re going to leave well enough alone and enjoy the moment. You, however, should feel free to voice your opinion below.