Red Lipstick Has Magical Powers

I LOVE red lipstick. So glamorous. So feminine. So classic. And at the moment, red lipstick helps me feel sassy despite the fact that I'm nowhere close to having my pre-baby body back and don't feel comfortable in most of my pre-baby clothes.

I used to feel awkward in red lipstick. I loved it on others, but felt like there was no way I could successfully rock such a bold lip color. Then one day I just said "Fuck it!" and there was no going back; I had experienced the magic firsthand.

Red lipstick is perfect for those moments when you feel like you need to up the ante a bit. It was always my go-to in Nashville when friends would text me at 4:30 all "Let's meet up for drinks on our way home from work!" and I would feel frumpy and stale in my business profesh outfit that I had been wearing since 6:30 that morning. I knew I could just bust out my red lipstick and BAM! I would feel instantly sassy and ready for drinks downtown.

I recently stumbled upon an article declaring this to be the perfect red for me, so I figured what the hell and immediately ordered it on Amazon Prime (the ultimate enabler for my love of small, fun impulse purchases) and two days later, ta da!

Ding ding ding!!! Winner winner chicken dinner! It is the perfect true blue-red that I have been searching for. You can also see me wearing it in a couple of pictures here.

And yes, I am wearing my sleeping kid in the above pictures. Just keepin' it real, guys.

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I am way more excited about this than I probably should be, but it is THE PERFECT TRUE RED on me that I have been searching for for way too long. I am PUMPED!

I wore it to brunch the other day and suddenly my yoga pants and unwashed hair felt almost glamorous... almost.


Tami said...

I love it! I noticed the other day how you always have a bright lip and I thought "I should wear lipstick more." Might just have to scoop this one up!

Mack N. Cheese said...

i look terrible in any lipstick at all but you look GORGEOUS! ;)

Helga Weber said...

You look great!

It took a while to get used to red lipstick. I tend to stick to pinks and nudes (Mac's Honey Love is my fave) but I like dark and loud lipsticks every now and then.

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