Friday, 14 February 2014

Memoirs of the Red Lipstick

I am going to be bold enough to say that every girl needs a good red lipstick in their makeup bag. 

You could be having the worse morning of your life and be in the biggest flap, but somehow, magically that red lipstick glides over your lips and you are ready for the rest of your day. 

What is it about that wonderful rouge handbag sized companion that gives us all such a confidence boost? 

Can it be connected back to the 40s and the World War? With everything in shortage, kohl pencils weren't just used for the eyes, but running up the back of your legs to make it appear you are wearing expensive tights and red lipstick was also used for giving your cheeks a healthy flush. Times were so hard and everyone needed to toughen up too. It's as though their rouge was their last piece left from their life before, the one remaining item of normality left that made women still feel like women.  

So could it be that the spirit of all these women that had to sum up inner strength and power has been channeled into the red lipsticks of today? Maybe that explains the feeling you get once you've put your red lipstick on, you feel as though you can concur the entire world, the only thing that could get in your way is finding the right shoes to wear with your outfit. 

Here are a few Red Lipsticks that I use myself and love:

What is your favourite red? Any outfit inspirations that will go perfect with a red lip? 

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