I'll be honest with you: I've never been a huge fan of red lipstick. Artistically (e.g. in a painting), I think it's wonderful. But in reality (e.g. on a person), in my opinion it almost always falls flat. Needless to say, I've never left the house with red on my OWN lips. This is purely due to some bias that I was unfortunately born with, and haven't been able to shake thus far. But recently, I've been wondering if I've done a switch. I was getting a much needed haircut two weeks ago (my first in nearly 10 months), when my hairdresser (in her adorable British accent) remarked that with my hair, skin and eye colour (dark brown, fair and blue), I would look simply fabulous with red lipstick. As far as I know, she wasn't producing her own beauty line, so I was fairly sure she wasn't just making this up to pimp products, but horror of horrors, she was being genuine.
Is it possible that I've had the look for that iconic red lip all these years and NOT taken advantage? Not even tried it out? My whole world had been shaken up by this one comment. Ever since then I've been thinking about it from all different angles. Waking up every day feeling either pro red lips, or anti. I haven't had the balls to try it out yet (I don't own any red lipstick, and have been far too busy to head down to a beauty counter), but rest assured when I do, you will be the first ones notified...
If I were to make the jump from no red to red, I'd want to make it noticeable and dramatic. That's just the kind of person I am. Tom Ford has just released a collection of "highly desirable, highly charged emblems of sophistication and femininity". Something tells me that Tom is the best option to guide me through this new transition.
What do you all think? Pro red? Or anti?
Should I conform after all these years of resisting this trend, however iconic?
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