October 20, 2009

Red Lipstick Shopping

This past Sunday, I had a sudden urge to buy some red lipstick. There's some sort of gravitational pull going on in the fashion world where everyone is wearing red lipstick, and I have succumbed to it. I can't remember the last time I wore red lipstick. I do remember going through a major brown lipstick with dark brown lip liner phase. Sometimes, I would even use brown eye liner, because the lip liner wasn't dark enough. Why do I admit these things? I do not know.

Anyways, red lipstick is something new to me. So, Sunday afternoon I rounded up the family for a trip to the mall. First, I went to ULTA to browse their make-up section. After grabbing a few red lipsticks I asked a sales lady to disinfect the lipsticks and then went to a mirror to sample them. At this time my husband and kids were in the restroom, which standard restroom time is about 10 minutes when my kids have to go. So there I was - alone, doing the best job I could to color within the lines. Just as I was finishing up with the last sample lipstick my husband came up behind me to let me know they were all finished with the restroom. I turned around and all of a sudden my entire family gasped. My husband, with a My gosh woman! What have you done?! look on his face, said "You look like our daughter when she plays with your make-up." "So you're saying I look young," I responded? Chuckling he said, "No. Not exactly." He was totally right. Errr! So I decided to go to Macy's and have a make-up artist help me out.

At Macy's, I went to the Bobbi Brown area where a lovely make-up sales lady sat me down (she must have seen the stained red smudged lipstick on me and felt bad) and gave me the 411 on red lipstick. She said to first apply the lipstick then clean up the edges with the lip liner. Normally, I do it the other way around. Ah-hah! She also said that the orange/red lipsticks tend to make a person's teeth look yellow, where as blue/red lipsticks help make teeth look whiter. "Hmm, let me think about which red I want... yellow teeth or white teeth? I don't know that's a tough one, but I think I'll go with blue/red." And we did...

I went with Bobbi Brown lipstick in Burnt Red.
It's funny how something as little as a new lip color can make you feel fresh and new. Kind of like a new hair cut.
I like it!
The necklace
This week I will post a tutorial on how to make the beaded fabric necklace I'm wearing in the pic. The tutorial uses a different necklace, but the method is basically the same. They're a lot of fun to make. Almost as much fun as wearing red lipstick =)




Anonymous said...

You look smashing... not kidding... what a wonderful color on you. I too wear red lipstick and always in the blue family because it's a cooler color that looks better on my skin tone.

Can't wait to see more about the necklace!

Enjoy your day!


GoyaDesigns said...

I love Bobbi Brown. Every time I mentioned her make up people always thought I was speaking of Bobby Brown from New Edition. Happy to hear Bobbi makes someone else happy too.

I think that Scarlett Johansson started that red lip trend. She always looks amazing.

Bobbinoggin said...

fun! I look forward to the tutorial. :)

jacqueline said...

You looks gorgeous with red! I adore Bobbi Brown too. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Mommafo said...

love the lipstick on you. gorgeous!

muebles en caceres said...

Pretty effective piece of writing, thanks for the post.

viagra online said...

Nothing like use a good lipstick to use at night! thanks for the advice!

Carol Lee said...
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Anonymous said...

I'm guessing this is what the comment you deleted said...but you're not supposed to choose 'cool' or 'warm' based on 'what colour you want your teeth to look' - women with warm skin tones look best with warm toned lipsticks, and vice versa. The lipstick you got matched with has strong undertones of orange and is actually therefore a (famously) warm red...as it should be with your warm skin tone.