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.
It was good hunting today, and by “hunt,” I’m referring to my trip to HomeGoods, where I went hunting for farmhouse decor for my office…even though I didn’t really find anything farmhouse-related that I liked.
It was still a productive hunt, though! — and I mean “hunt” in the truest sense of the word, because let’s get real, HomeGoods is like The Hunger Games of home decorating stores. If you see something you want, you better chase that down like a lioness chases down her prey.
But ya know, it was Caturday, and even though I was wearing sweats and a messy bun, I still wanted to wear red lips for #14DaysofRavishingRed.
An opaque lipstick seemed like a little too much for today, so I went with one of my favorite casual ways to wear red instead — by layering a red gloss on top of a nude lipstick.
The deep, cool-toned cherry red gloss I’m wearing borders on magenta. It’s Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Shine in Deep Cherry, and when it’s layered on top of a creamy nude brown (NUDESTIX Mystic), the brown tones down the intensity of the red, so that you end up with a casual glossy brown lip with a hint of red.
Of course, you can do this with any red gloss — doesn’t have to be a cool-toned cherry red like this.
This version of a red lip is suuuper laid back, so I like to wear it with comparatively chill makeup. I’m not really wearing a lot here at all, just clear brow gel, mascara, a sheer face tint, under-eye concealer and cream blush.
If you’ve never rocked a red lip before, but you want to — you’re just a little nervous to try — this is one way to take ’em for a test drive.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I ended up getting three denim and paisley Pottery Barn-esque Ralph Lauren throw pillows for the couch. Not farmhouse, but they’re cute. 🙂 I’ll show you some pics soon.