💄Red lipsticks – the trend that keeps on giving!
Aug. 21, 2020
Red lips have often been likened to the infamous little black dress – a timeless aesthetic. In fact, the red lip look dates all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians who were known to crush semi-precious stone dust onto their lips to create a red hue.
Ever since red lips have been proudly worn – for work and for play! That’s the beauty of a red lip, a vibrant shade can bring much needed glamour for a night out while a more subtle rosy red is the perfect partner to the white shirt you wear at work.
As you can see there are plenty of different red lip looks you can sport – so many it can be hard to choose! To make your life a little bit easier we’ve taken the time to list our favourite red moments!
Red lips and a coating of gloss
The glossy red lip look was made famous by none other than the world’s most beautiful and glamorous woman, Marilyn Monroe. And who wouldn’t want to look like the sexy star of old Hollywood?
All you’ll need is your favourite shade of red lippie and a lip gloss to apply afterward. The gloss will take your run of the mill red lips and make them shine like a diamond. What’s more, adding some gloss will give your lips some much needed lubrication as you go about your day meaning you’re far less likely to suffer from any unsightly dry and cracked lips! We can practically feel the moisture in Instagrammer @houseofbeesublimate’s pic!
A trusty rosy red
We all want to look rosy. And there’s no better way of doing this than wearing a rosy red lipstick. Just look at Instagrammer @emkayglowin to see our point!
For the best results we would recommend starting off by lining your lips with a rosy red lip pencil and then filling in the rest of your lips with a lipstick.
To achieve next level rosiness, you can even go a step further and dot some concealer onto your cupid’s bow and trace the edge of your bottom lip.
A creamy and moisturizing red
The beauty world at the moment seems slightly obsessed by all things matte. But it doesn’t always have to be matte for it to matter. In fact, red lipsticks formulated with a bit of cream will give your lips some much missed sheen.
The cream will give your lips enough moisture to get through the day without you having to resort to applying gloss on top. We’re guessing Instagrammer @kayasungguh didn’t have to carry a lip gloss in her bag when she snapped this cute pic!
A vibrant matte red
Remember how we said your red lips don’t always have to be matte? Well that doesn’t mean that matte lips aren’t a Godsend every once in a while!
Matte will allow your lips to wear the most vibrant and concentrated shades of red – giving you a bold and chic look! If you’re looking for a matte red lip we would recommend going all out and picking up a brick red colour – your lips will be so bright they might just stop traffic! Just take a look at Instagrammer @elinor_makeupartist to see what we mean!
Mix in some orange tones
We know what you’re thinking – orange isn’t for the faint hearted. But this doesn’t mean it should be excluded from your makeup bag! Orange lips are increasingly becoming popular in beauty culture and rightly so! Orange lips are particularly appealing on those with olive complexions – if that’s you then don’t waste any time, your perfect orange lipstick is waiting for you! Just look at how amazing an orange shade looks on Instagrammer @its.alix!
An attention-grabbing Bordeaux red
Who wouldn’t want their lipstick to match their favourite red wine? The Bordeaux red shade is guaranteed to turn heads while giving you a fun vampy vibe! It’s the perfect way to add some edge to your look without breaking the bank! Check out Instagrammer @nickysatanabis rocking the shade!
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Stay Young Forever? ✨
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My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
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