I couldn’t give homage to the color pink without including its big sister, RED. Although Valentine’s Day is already over, Red is the perfect color to rock on any day and through all seasons. While pink is fun and flirty, Red is a very sensual, romantic color. It is elegant and grand, sexy and passionate and the universal color for LOVE!
Now doing beauty picks for everything RED was a bit of a challenge. There are a ton of red lip products and nail polishes, but there aren’t many other red beauty products since it is not a traditional color to use on the eyes, etc. With that said there are soooo many red lippies and polishes that it was pretty hard to narrow them down to a select few. I did my very best to give you a variety of RED beauty picks that are definite must-haves!
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Russian Red $16 – This is one of MAC’s top selling products. It has became so popular that MAC has even extended Russian Red into a Lipglass and Nail Lacquer. This is the perfect red for all skin types. It is a deep, rich red with cool undertones. This is a matte lipstick that is easy to apply and is long-lasting. If you like more of a shiny look then you can pair this with a clear gloss to get the achieved look. It is also the perfect red to wear both during the day and at night.
Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet $20 – You know I had to include this on the list! Velvetines are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and just so happen that Red Velvet is my favorite one. This product comes in traditional lip gloss packaging and is even applied just like a lip gloss. But once you try this out you will be pleasantly surprised by how different it is. This product is described as being a lip stain. But I think it is more of a lip stain/lipstick. It applies liquid but dries matte. It is the perfect red that is great on all skin tones. It last all day and is waterproof. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Stained Glass in Meta $18 – OCC! I love this brand. I first fell in love with their Lip Tars, but I have to admit that I fell in love all over again with their Lip Tar – Stained Glosses. This is a highly pigmented lip gloss that is similar to the traditional Lip Tar, but has a glossy finish. It can be worn over any Lip Tars to get a color-transformation or to just add more of a shine. It can also be worn alone to just get nice pigment of red on the lips with some shine. This particular color Meta is a red-orange color. This is a very bold color and is perfect for a fun look, since it is a red that tint of orange. I love wearing this one during the day.
Sugarpill Pressed Eye Shadow is @#$%! $12 – Red eye shadow is definitely made for risk takers. But many people would be surprised to know that red is actually very wearable and flattering as long as you apply it the correct way. A key to applying red shadow is to blend, blend, blend. It is also important that you keep an eye out to where you apply the shadow. I tend to stay away from applying red eye shadow to my lower lash line as it can make you appear like you have dark under eye circles or that you’re tired. This particular eye shadow is described as being a bold warm-toned red with a silver metallic sheen. It is great for a date night, special occasion or holiday.
NARS Blush in Exhibit A $30 – This blush screams RED! This blush is breath-taking. It is a big punch of color. This product is just as pigmented as it looks in the pan. If you apply it wrong, it can be very overwhelming, but the key again is to be mindful of the amount you put on and the tools that you use. When using this product it is best to have a light-hand and apply small amounts first and you can build it up if needed. I like to use a fan brush when applying this brush. It is perfect for giving an even, light application. This color is also great for all skin tones. It is a matte red, so no sparkle. It is great for achieving the perfect flush.
Dior ‘Vernis’ Nail Enamel in Red Royalty 999 $24 – You really only need one coat with this nail polish. It is that pigmented and the formula and brush is just that great. It is a creme red color that applies perfect and evenly. You seriously need one coat and you are out the door. This is a pricey nail polish, but it is worth it if you need a really good staple red nail polish in your collection. This nail polish has a chip-resistant formula that will keep your nails looking great and newly painted. It also has Shine and Sparkle activating ingredients that make this nail polish shine and glisten.
What is your favorite RED beauty product?!
<3 Krista Theresa