The sweetest thing.

Let me be the first to say that when I think of red lips the word sweet isn’t really first to come to mind…

Other S words like Siren, Sexy, or Sinful come to mind first.

And yet, a few photos I saw recently showed me that, when paired with soft hair, subtle eye makeup  and a serene white top…

red lips can be as sweet as a kitten in a mailbox.

…OK ALMOST as sweet.

I used: NYX Round Case Lipstick Chic Red

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    July 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Maybe you’ve already gone over this (if so, could you point me in the direction of that post?), but HOW DO YOU DO A MATTE RED LIP?? My lips are healthy and moisturized and chap-free and it still goes on uneven and stays on for about a split-second. I’ve yet to find a primer that works (Two-Faced was gloopy and gluey and gross), and I don’t have sixty dollars to spend on a pencil, primer, lipstick, whatnot, and whatever else the MAC guy tried to sell me. Is there an easier and cheaper way?

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    July 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Try putting a matte concealer on your lips first like Laura Mercier or foundation. Choose a lipstick that is not super shiny either. I like to use tarte lip stain. It stains on forever and it’s matte but healthy looking. This is going to sound so shallow, but I loathed the thought of having ugly “having a baby” pictures, yet I obviously was not going to be focused on reapplying my lipgloss. I used my tarte lip stain and my lips gave me just enough color to not have the cliche ugly “giving birth” pictures. 🙂

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    July 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

    We were on the same page today. I achieved my look with Revlon’s Candy Apple Lip Butter, applied lightly. Sweet as pie.

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    July 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Is there a good red stain you recommend? I LOVE red lips, but I want a stain so it will stay on all day. I tried the new maybelline one and it didn’t stay. I tried the pencil of the Revlon “Just Bitten” in “Romantic” and I liked the endurance but the color wasn’t red enough.

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    July 24, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Are there certain shades that look better with certain hair colors or do you think it’s just based on skin tones? I’ve bought a few shades over the past, and they all tend to make my entire face look pink-ish.

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    July 24, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Get some wet and wild brand red matte lipstick. They have a package with one lipstick and a lip liner at Walgreens for $2. It works great!

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    July 24, 2012 at 5:00 am

    where do you get NYX stuff? i can’t find it anywhere!

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      November 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      Righty-oh, I’m definitely going to look out the bmslieh balm and eye palette. Haven’t tried anything from Boots 17 for ages but these look great on you. Thanks for posting.

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    July 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Hi Cara!
    I LOVE your hair color! Could you tell me the red color you used? Thanks 🙂

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