Birthday Favorite: Red Lipstick.

I've always loved red lipstick, but never felt that I had the personality to pull it off. I've been on the hunt for three years. I tried so many and always felt uncomfortable. I would leave the house and end up rubbing it off my lips within 10 minutes because I felt silly. Not like myself.

So, I've been on a mission to find a color that I feel good in. And guess what? I did it. It wasn't easy, either. I did a lot of research. And I tried color after color after color. Finally, I found one that I love to wear out. A limited edition, discontinued color by MAC that I purchased from All Cosmetics Wholesale. (An awesome store, by the way!) It is called "Full Body." It is a deep red, but it isn't as dark on the lip as it looks in the tube. I top it wish MAC's Dazzleglass in Love Alert, which is a permanent color that you can still get. The Dazzleglass brightens it up.

• Red lips are hit-n-miss. You may have to try a few colors before settling on the perfect shade. Buy from a department store so you can return if you don't love it.
• Add a shiny lipgloss over your red lip if you want your lips to look more full. Dark colors tend to make your lips look thinner.
• Pair red lips with neutral eyes. Let your lips be the center of attention.
• Use lipliner or your lipstick will bleed. Not attractive. Not attractive at all. I use a neutral lip color because my MAC expert said to. She said red lips look horrible two-toned, so red lipliner isn't a good idea unless it matches the lipstick exactly.
• Red lipstick always seems to get on teeth, so prevent this by putting your finger in your mouth, closing your lips around it, and pulling it out. Works like a charm.

What is your perfect red lip color?


  1. Love the lipstick color on you! Red lips scare me. I've yet to try them out, but maybe your post will get me to be adventurous.


  2. Hannah, you totally rock the red lips. The color looks amazing on you.

    As for me, I have to say I am more a dramatic eye and nude lip kind of girl. =)

  3. You look lovely in this photo and the color is perfect for you. I am kind of a plain girl and my lipsticks are more on the pink side.

  4. That's a great looking color. I use MAC dubonnet.

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  6. your makeup is just perfect in this picture! i also love your hair color :) very cute

  7. I'm with Anneliese. Do you know what color your hairdresser uses?

  8. @Mindy & Anneliese: Thank you for the hair compliments! I'm seriously flattered.

    @Mindy: I have never colored my hair. It is au-natural. It is a reddish-brownish-blondish color. My stylist told me once that my hair would be considered "blonde" in the professional hair color spectrum. Which thrilled me. I was a towhead until I was 10, so being considered a "blonde" again makes me smile.

  9. hannah, i love you red! it looks oh-so-festive... i'm not sure if i could pull it off.

  10. Your lips looks awesome. Seriously. I have yet to wear lipstick in my life, not even my wedding day. But yours looks awesome!


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