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Laura Mercier Plumberry//Clinique Mightiest Maraschino//Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau in Sexy//Burt’s Bees Smooch//Buxom Full on Lip Cream in Kir Royale (not pictured)



One of the biggest misconceptions in beauty is that it’s hard to wear red lipstick. I think it can be very flattering and easy to wear…you just have to find a wearable shade! If you are not confident while wearing it you will be looking in the mirror all day to fuss with it. Choosing the right shade for you is key to wearing it with confidence.
 
I find myself grabbing the same five red lip products over and over again when I’m going for a red lip. I have other shades I love as well, but the brightness or the deepness of some shades make them a little more high maintenance. For every day red lips, I need easy and wearable, and I certainly don’t want to be looking in the mirror all day.

Laura Mercier Plumberry


The color pictured above, Laura Mercier’s Créme Smooth Lip Colour in Plumberry has been the shade I’ve reached for most often lately. The way it looks to me, it’s a cross between a red and a berry pink. Lip colors with berry in them are generally more flattering on me which is why I’m likely drawn to this shade. Another similar shade is Clinique’s Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino, which is more of a classic red. I love the formula of the Chubby Sticks because they are smooth and hydrating and the intense shades are beautiful.



Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau in Sexy is a gorgeous sheer red shade. I stumbled upon a brand new tube in my makeup drawer the other day (wonder how long that was lost for!) and was pleasantly surprised by how wearable it was, almost like a red lip balm! If you’re looking for something glossy, I’ve been digging Kir Royale by Buxom lately (and couldn’t find it ANYWHERE for this post), a deep sheer wine shade, and Burt’s Bees Natural Lip Shine in Smooch. 
If you’re new to red lips and you’re not sure, may I suggest Burt’s Bees Smooch…it’s glossy, sheer, and you can find it at the drugstore.
Happy shopping…

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