It feels like just yesterday I was plastering on layers and layers of
unflattering frosty pink lip gloss.
But what I’ve recently been gravitating toward is the bold red lip. Now I don’t know when or why I started picking up on this timeless trend.Maybe it is due to my graceful respect of Taylor Swift and all her gloriousness…
But wherever my infatuation came from was cause enough to be a driving force for a main source of imagery in my series Mysterious Attraction.
*^Click and read from the beginning.
But never the less red was never my color.
Which is odd considering it’s my mother’s favorite color and basically the color of CHRISTMAS!
But I just never gravitated toward it.
I didn’t hate it, I just never really thought about it as a favorite.
I think I own maybe a handful of red clothes at best.
But I will say that when it comes to the bold lip lately, red has been my go to.
Now I get that not everyone feels they can pull off a red lip. Sometimes I put it on, and rethink it myself. Or sometimes I’m just like ok you’ve been wearing it too much lately, Michelle. Give it a rest, and use one of the other hundreds of lip colors you own. (lip products and nail polishes are my weakness!)
And granted maybe there are people out there, who think that I can’t pull off a red lip as well as I think I can.
But I like it and that is simply all that matters.
So for any girls out there who have been wanting to try a bold red lip but are nervous to, I’d say go for it!
There are many shades of red too, you got your bright reds, your dark reds, your wine reds, your burgundy reds, your orangey reds. I can promise you, you can find at least one that suits your skin tone, and makes you feel timeless.
Because that’s the thing about a red lip, it transports us back to the glamorous days of old Hollywood, and silent/black and white films (even in a black and white film you know that girl was wearing a red lip!), or that old Marilyn Monroe picture of her in her white dress and it blowing in the wind.
There is just something sexy and classic about wearing a red lip.
And I for one LOVE IT! Do you girls get me?
Did you think I’d let this go any further without a little soundtrack?
notice the girl’s lip color 😉
HOW TO STYLE A BOLD RED LIP:
Featuring my fashion queen Demi Lovato
Black with red accents is always an A+
In these Demi looks that I chose to showcase, Demi pairs a bright red lip often with an LBD (little black dress) or some form of a white and black base with red accents. I love black, white, and red together. I love how neutral the white and black are and then BAM RED! I love to include red nails too. And if you’ve got some red jewelry or red heels include them! Gold or silver jewelry works fine too, depending on the outfit! Just be careful not to overload / over accessorize! Note: You don’t have to be all decked out in a dress to rock a red lip, as you can see in the second set of Demi pictures, she is simply wearing a more grunge leather look and still chose the red lip. The leather meets red lip is fire in my opinion, it’s spunky meets classy. It’s just about how you pull everything together.
Just some personal photos of how I worked in red accents to a black & white jumpsuit.
Another way Demi chose to embrace a red lip is to embrace red throughout her whole look!
Demi stuns that red carpet! When I saw her walk out in that dress, I was so proud of her! She’s actively spoken about her struggles with body image and to see her embracing her curves, and her body was a really inspiring thing. We Latina girls have hips, and butts, it’s just the way it is. We can’t help it. So work it girls! Own your style.
*Check out my 2014 Demi Lovato Style Steal HERE
* I do not take credit for any images used that aren’t specified as my own. *