Thursday, February 21, 2013

Posh Obsessions! The Perfect Red Lip

I LOVE A RED LIP.  The love affair began long before its recent rebirth in every fashion magazine and on every blog.

When I was about fourteen my Mom took my to the mall--which on its face was nothing new. We spent A LOT of time there. However, on this particular day she let me pick out my very own lipstick.  She was likely tired of me borrowing hers lol.  But nonetheless, I was ecstatic, a real grownup lipstick from the Fashion Fair beauty counter!!!!! Back in the day, before it finally clicked for the beauty industry this was the brand--actually one of the only premium brands catering to black women.  But I digress.  I chose a beautiful vibrant red color because to me it personified femininity.  I loved that lipstick.  My favorite shade of NARs lipstick actually reminds me of it. Strong, vibrant and powerful.

Further to this point, I actually did an experiment a few summers ago for a friend (now converted and an evangelist herself) who did not fully believe in the power of a beautiful red lip. So, over drinks one day, I showed her.  Suffice to say she was astounded and converted.  I actually believe she went out and bought her own tube that very weekend--proudly telling anyone that would listen about the power of red lipstick. And too bad I don't get royalty checks from that exchange because I'd be rich. If I had a dollar for every time...

Anyway, the great thing about red being the color dujour is all of the great options available now.  Enter the reason for my post.  Via JCrew tumblr ....drum roll please...the perfect red lip.  Or at the very least a great variation on one.  Stay Posh!





The Lip: Bright and Bold
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying a generous dose of lip balm (we’re
partial to good ol’ Aquaphor).
2. Color the entire mouth with a Maybelline lip pencil in #50 ‘Red’.
3. Apply Hourglass Icon lipstick in ‘Icon’ liberally over the entire mouth
for killer shine. (I WILL SAY THIS IS AN ODD DESCRIPTION AS THIS PRODUCT HAS A MATTE FORMULATION--INSANE STAYING POWER)
4. Finish with a dab of RMS Living Luminizer at the bow of the lip for a perfect pout.

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