Are you ready for 14 Days of Ravishing Red? Stay tuned as we explore ravishing red 💄 lipsticks, lip liners and glosses every day on our way to 💕 Valentine’s.
Blackened matte red lips were my “going out” lip color in the mid-’90s, and I still lurve them, but back then I couldn’t just whip out a matte red tube of magic from my makeup bag, like BAM! There was a lengthy process involved.
First, I had to line my lips with a matte black eyeliner. Next, I had to fill them in with said liner, and finish with one, or sometimes two, meticulously applied layers of my red lipstick du jour.
On the occasions when the lipstick wasn’t matte enough for me, I would then dust a layer of loose matte powder on top.
I knew I had it right when I looked like a vampire 🧛 who’d just eaten a few people for dinner but forgot to wipe her lips.
Ah, kids today! They’ll never know the trials and tribulations we endured in the pursuit of the perfect vampy red lip.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,