Red: A Cosmetic Adventure.

In which I forge ahead into unknown territory, and stake my claim in a new land. One of bold new colorways and risky shades that I’ve never tried before.  I’ve never really worn much lipstick since I wasn’t the biggest fan of my smile. But with more and more to smile about these days, I turn to two of my New Year’s resolutions: Get Over It, and Try More New Things. Enter red lipstick.

So I ignored my typical tame shades of lip tint and went with this brick red color, followed by a shiny red gloss.

It did make me feel sassy, although this colorstay type I had from Almay that is supposed to be moisturizing really wasn’t. I had to keep reapplying it. There must be some sort of draw, because without fail, whenever I put on a fresh coat, Jason wants a kiss “Hello” or “Goodbye” or “Nice seeing you in the hall”. I would say that’s a win.

Jessica Alba

Tips on red lips:

  1. Don’t use red liner. If it doesn’t match it ruins the look.
  2. Brush lips gently with a towel or toothbrush beforehand to smooth dry areas.
  3. Play “down” your eyes, so those ruby reds are the star.
  4. If you’re using a stain, that will be your base layer.
  5. Be sure to conceal all areas of redness on your face, these will be more noticeable.

Find your perfect red and channel your inner siren. I will be doing as much of that as I can this year.

chart by stampcommunity.org

8 Comments

  1. Samantha says:

    Your smile is radiant! Btw so true about exfoliating, dry flaky red lips are just sloppy.

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    1. krystynfrye says:

      Ha, for real. Fight the flakes!

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  2. Cara says:

    Great tips for wearing red. This was my new year’s resolution last year, but I need to keep working on it this year! Your shade is perfect for you!

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    1. krystynfrye says:

      Awe thanks! I hope to force myself to do it more. What is the Black and white challenge you are working on ? Saw it on your blog.

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  3. two birds says:

    you look fabulous in red! seriously, you look gorgeous! great tip about covering up all other red on your face, i never would have thought of that!

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    1. krystynfrye says:

      Thanks! All little lessons I’ve unwittingly learned. I love your blog!

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  4. Megan says:

    You look so wonderful in red lipstick! I’m envious as I definitely can’t pull it off with red hair. At least not the shades I’ve tried in the past!

    Happy Thursday 🙂

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  5. krystynfrye says:

    I used to have red hair and I totally did it anyway! I bet you can find a shade to work. Hurray for the power of red!

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