Wednesday, 13 April 2011

FOTD: Red lips!

I don't do red lips very often, but I do love the look when I do. But it's odd, I get stared at so much when I wear red lipstick. Very weird!

I'm wearing a New Look dress here that I got for £8 in the sale, and which has satisfied my hankering for a peter pan collar. I wasn't sure the taupe would work on me but it's just different enough from my skintone to look ok. I'll try to get an OOTD featuring it soon, because it's quite lovely. But here are two of my favourite bloggers wearing it in the meantime: Afeitar  and Dani Don't they both wear it beautifully? The hairband is from Primark, and is intricately beaded with pearls and grey stones. It's as close as I'll get to one of these babies, alas!

What I'm wearing:

MAC Moisturecover Select concealer

Urban Decay Primer Potion on upper lids
MAC Woodwinked and Urban Decay YDK mixed on lids and a shadow I can't recall in the crease
Avon Supershock Gel liner in black
Maybelline Colossal mascara in 100% Black

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Sleek Scandalous blush with NARS Albatross buffed over the top
MAC Brow in Spiked

Rimmel Rouge Diva lipliner (a really fantastic red lipliner which is so pigmented and smooth it could also be used as a lipcolour)
MAC So Scarlet lipstick (LE from my beloved Cult of Cherry collection)


  1. Aww you mentioned me :D :D thank you! I was just looking at your pic and recognised the dress before I saw you'd linked to me :) I actually think red lips really suit you, you should definitely wear them more often and people probably stare because they look so good! xx

  2. Gorgeous! Loving the red lips :) xx

  3. People probably do stare because you look beautiful, that colour suits you perfectly! So Scarlet is such a gorgeous colour too (and it looks so different on you compared to me!).

  4. the red lips are definitely it! fierce! x

  5. im a total red lippy fan too - rimmel's Alarm is my fave! x

  6. I wanted that dress so much (after seeing Afeitar wearing it in fact!!) but it was never in my size in the sale... You look lovely in it though, the combination of red and taupe works surprisingly well (as Afeitar shows!)