Something has gotten into me lately. I don’t know what it is but I cannot stop wearing my personal favorite red lipstick, Chanel’s Rouge Coco #19 Gabrielle. It is as if I lived my whole life in black and white and now I am living it in color. There is just something so magical about applying this red, red shade that makes me feel empowered, confident, and a little like a Super Hero. Who would have thought that a shade of lipstick could have that kind of affect on someone?
While I will try desperately to remember that my red lipstick does not actually give me the power to leap tall buildings, I will definitely continue to pair it with everything from pale pinks and leopard… to whatever I have on tomorrow and the next day.
When I went to buy my new red lipstick, I had to try on several different shades. I noticed that even the really red shades turned pink on me, which were pretty but not what I was looking for. From a photographer and stylist’s perspective, I think red is an especially great shade for photos because the face can feel washed out a lot of times in photos, but a bright pop of red lipstick immediately brightens the face. Plus, if you choose one of Chanel’s moisturizing lip sticks, your lips will be bright and moist all day long!
So, ladies, have I convinced you yet to run out and treat yourself to a little red lipstick? Be sure to check out all of the recommendations from my close friends and family as well!
Photography: Jack Fussell for Flying House Studios