Gone are the days when red lips were a kind of challenge to patriarchal society - today, following the example of Marilyn Monroe, who painted her lips immediately after waking up, we shamelessly come to the office with bright lipstick early in the morning without a twinge of conscience. And this does not shock anyone or even slightly surprise.
But what is especially good about red is its versatility. Unlike fuchsia and burgundy, which we wear in spring and autumn, respectively, it has no seasonality. Even the division into morning / evening does not apply to this makeup item: the same shade looks equally good with a suit at a business meeting and a little black (or sparkly) dress at a party.
Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick (shade 300), Gucci
Lipstick Rouge G de Guerlain (shade 821), Guerlain
Lip Color Palette (shade 1), Clé de Peau Beauté
Matte fluid for lips and cheeks Diorific Matte Fluid, Dior
Why go for red lipstick right now? Firstly, all winter novelties will be just nice to get out of the cosmetic bag, because they are incredibly good-looking: some have the bottles covered with glitter, others have pigment flickering, the texture of the third has stars engraved and further down the list. And secondly, it is likely that in the current climatic conditions you will like it more. “In winter, the skin color of most of the inhabitants of our latitudes becomes even lighter, almost alabaster. And against its background, red looks even more spectacular,”says Ekaterina Ponomareva, leading MAC makeup artist in Russia and the CIS. This season, she recommends opting for velvety matte or, on the contrary, vinyl and glossy textures, combining bright lips with an even tone (no contouring or draping) and minimal eye makeup.
Lipstick Rouge Pur Couture (shade 13), Yves Saint Laurent
Lipstick Time To Shine (shade RedRock), MAC
Lipstick Le Rouge (shade 213), Givenchy
But, as they say, there are no perfect ones, and such a cool color for many reasons has its pitfalls. “Red does not make mistakes - any unevenness will be very clearly visible,” warns Ekaterina. Therefore, together with lipstick, it makes sense to purchase a contour pencil and base, which will become "good allies of a perfectly clear contour and lasting effect."
If the lips are prone to dryness, the situation is aggravated with the onset of cold weather. Bright shades only emphasize this, and matte textures can further increase the discomfort. “The salvation will be a balm or the same base,” says Ponomareva. - And drink plenty of water - this makes your lips smooth. All models know this secret.”>