Author of “Read My Lips,” Meg Cohan, believes that lipstick is a turn-on, an icon, and an international symbol of the feminine mystique.
“Red is a color that causes changes in the body. It stimulates the appetite and increases blood pressure. It’s the color with the longest wavelength to the human eye” -Pallingston, 1999
My Top 4 Favorite Red Lipsticks:
Bite Beauty - This natural lip care company makes custom colors at their Bite Beauty Lab and sell their product exclusively at Sephora. MY favorite red is their VIB Rouge Creme Lipstick in Bright Red. It’s a cream formula which keep your lips hydrated all day. Its also the one used in their head turning beauty campaigns. That lip was everything.
Chanel’s “Pirate” - Maybe it’s their symbol of feminine class that makes me feel ultra chic when using my Chanel, but this lipstick looks beautiful on warm skin tones as it has a blue undertone. It makes the lips pop and has the just the perfect amount of shine. I’m also a junkie for the packaging.
“Ruby Woo” Extra Matte by Mac - This famous red is a must for every beauty lovers makeup bag. Made to last, this super matte lipstick screams RED FIRE!
Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in ‘Love’- I love the history behind this lipstick and its iconic look. It’s perfect for any skin tone. This lipstick has lasted since its inception in 1951 so it is truly a classic.
Lipstick has re-invented itself more times than Madonna. It allows the wearer to express a statement or represent freedom.- Stephanie Flor
“Lipstick is sometimes the first thing noticed and the last thing remembered” -Ragas Cohan, 1998
Written by Stephanie Flor edited by Karen Mowls