Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Obsession Du Jour 10.19.10

Now that the weather is finally getting cold, red lipstick has been calling the song of the sirens to me.

I love red lips in the winter. Everyone wears a red lip differently, personally i like to wear my red lips when i am dressed down. I like to wear it with jeans and a white soft slouchy tee or even a Heather grey t to switch it up. I like the juxtaposition of a classically dressed up red lip with a casual downtown vibe. I also am a fan of red lips in the winter because I love red against white skin, something about it reminds me of a cool snow white.

My favorite red lipsticks are:
NARS Jungle Red
MAC Russian Red
Chanel Lacque in Red Dragon and Cormorandel.

What is yours?

Two of my favorite red lip inspiration photos:



Me rocking a red lip with a white tee and a braid. This was taken in the dead of winter when I was VERY pale. I love the look of red lips and white skin! (This is Chanel's Red Dragon)

Whats your favorite way to wear a red lip?
x

34 comments:

  1. Mac Heartless! Perfect neutral red

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  2. I adore that photo of mary-kate olsen. You look amazing with a red lip too.
    I recently got Heartless too so I'm looking forward to trying that out soon :)

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  3. You look amazing with the red lip and the braid!! I love it with I love Beyonce's red..and it last all day without having to worry about red teeth;)

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  4. You look so different with red lips! Pretty! I like MAC's Ruby Woo.

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  5. I never thought of wearing a red lip with a slouchy tee but it looks amazing! Great post, Dara :)

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  6. I love Chanel Samoa...kind of sheer Red, and I love Chanel Vendome. I also just got Chanel Rivoli which is darker but gorgeous.
    You look great with the red lips.

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  7. You look so different with a red lip - love it! Try Mac's Brave Red; it's beautiful.x

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  8. STUNNING (both you and MK)! Like you, I like a red lip if I'm dressed down but I also think there's something so chic about doing a red lip with jeans and a crisp white dress shirt

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  9. Love the red lip look on you! MAC Ramblas Red is a lovely colour - it sits midway in between a cherry and a wine red. Love the new blog layout :) xx

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  10. I like a red lip against slightly tanned skin and nothing else! A red lip is the epitome of timeless elegance... check my blog out if you ever want a taste of London :o)

    http://blushcrush1.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is one of my fave photos of you! Dara, you look devine! Speaking of Georgia May Jagger and red, right now I really like red lipsticks from the Rimmel Colour Show Off range. They are SUPER bright and matte and I love matte. You may want to take a look. x

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  12. I bought True Red lipstick from Revlon (latest collection) but haven't dared to wear it yet. You look great in that picture! I like the combination of the grown up red with the girlish braid...

    www.theredpipette71.wordpress.com

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  13. I like to wear it dressed down like you too. My favorite red lipstick is Mac Chili!

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  14. Mac ruby woo is my favorite, i love that its so matte!!

    xx

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  15. Hi Dara, I am here to totally beg!...I feel lost doing my make up without watching your videos...you are my guru in make up- I started make up because of your videos...please please please...there are so many of us...are you letting go of all your youtube fans because of jerks or some other reason? I need your videos so bad it's not even funny! didn't write down some products I thought I can always refer to them when I want to order...DARA SAVE US! we need you ...i beg you to come back and grace those who love you.

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  16. Love the red lips, I really want to wear brights on my lips but haven't dared yet but I think I will.!
    x x x

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  17. In love with Makeup Forever's #21 Red! Just the right amount of sheen to make it super sexy and wearable day & night with full lips.

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  18. MISS YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS........

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  19. love mac's ruby woo for the perfect vintage lip!

    Love MAC's vivaglam cindi lauper for a toned down red lip :)

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  20. I just bought a new red lipstick. I bought Rimmel's Jet Set Red. I think it looks good with my bare skin and little makeup.

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  21. You are one of the reasons I've given the red lip a chance. And now I love it so much.. especially when worn dressed down. You are so right.

    Yes.. And I am one of those who really misses your youtube videos...

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  22. i love MAC Russian Red. but it dries my lips

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    ♥ El'Aundra

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  24. I've been thinking about getting chanel's laque in either draon or cormorandel for a while now. Could you please please pleasseee do a video or blog post reviewing them? :)

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  25. I haven't stopped by to say Hello in ages and ironically enough I came to work with glossy red (work appropriate) lips. I am wearing NARS Afghan Red with Bad Education gloss. Not a true red or scarlet but it's definitely out of my neutral comfort zone. I kept eyes very light - Burberry Rosewood on lids/crease and bottom lash line with MAC's All that Glitters as a high light and a very thin black eyeliner - MAC Blacktrack fluid line. A defined brow and lots of black mascara. I keep my face simple - tinted moisturizer and a bit of bronzer to sculpt. I like my new Fall/Winter look. But I'm sure I'll go back to smokey eye and nude lip by the end of the week.

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  26. I just got MAC Lady Bug and Tarte Matte Lip Stain in Fiery. I also like to wear a red lip while dressing casual.

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  27. I love the red lip on you...so pretty!!!

    XOXO, CC

    http://thecupcakecartel.blogspot.com

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  28. thanks for including a picture of you in the post! I always want to see you rocking the trends/favorite things you're blogging about. love the look :)

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  29. i miss your youtube videos too - would love for you to do one on your red lip look.

    i used to wear red lips back in the day... i.e. 1985, (worn with a suit i bought from a jumble sale). if i recall, the lipstick was by barry m and was a blue red shade.

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  30. just a follow up - this influenced me to buy a Dolce & Gabbana red lipstick. Luckily it was Saks F/F sale time. I got Ultra - a pink red but it's bright nonetheless. I am loving this red lip movement.

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  31. Red looks stunning on you! I could never pull it off without looking like a geisha ):

    I miss your youtube videos. on a side note, you look like you've lost so much weight - is it due to that exercise regimen you mentioned previously?

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