Red Hot

For the last 3 months, I've been completely obsessed with the idea of a matte red lip. This is mostly weird because I can easily say red is my least favorite color and not a shade to be found in my wardrobe. I just always felt it was a hue that didn't suit me. I don't know if it's something in the air, but lately I just couldn't get a red lip off my mind. I wanted to give it a try, so off to the MAC COSMETICS store I went. After trying a few options, I decided on a lipstick in the color RUSSIAN RED and a lip pencil in the color BRICK. For someone who usually only wears shiny lip gloss, this was a huge departure for me.

The entire process takes a bit of effort and commitment and well, some practice. To reduce chances of feathering, I start with a heavy pencil outline then completely fill in the lip. The look is completed with a generous amount of lipstick that I apply with a lip brush. It does take a bit to get used to and
you will most likely have to have reapply throughout the day. Might I recommend drinking through a straw whenever possible.


Wearing a red lipstick promotes certain feelings of excitement in both the wearer and admirer and will make the heart beat faster. Be prepared for looks that last longer than usual. Apply with caution.