Cheetah Print and Red Lipstick

by Tina on February 13, 2014

in Beauty, Fashion

traveling mama red lipstick

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!

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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

Clothing: Coat and Sweatshirt: Zara, Pants: Saint Tropez, Booties: Aldo, Earrings: Samsøe, Ring: Similar Here, Necklace Similar: Etsy

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Karen February 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

you look gorgeous in these photos Tina! love that shade of red on you :) I’m not a big lipstick person but I may have to go do some lipstick shopping soon!


Tina February 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Thank you! You just need to try a few shades to find the right one for you. You will look amazing!


Celena February 14, 2014 at 1:02 am

On my way home, I bought a new red lipstick! Thanks for the inspiration. I was feeling blah and, after your post, thought that this would be the perfect remedy ;)


Tina February 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

How fantastic! You will have to let us know what color you chose!


Celena February 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I bought Maybelline Colorsensational shade 645, Red Revival ;) How appropriate for a name!
It is red with blue undertones (everything seems pink on me). I love it…. especially for the price!


Celena February 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

PS: I also love your cheetah print top! You look fab :)


Camryn February 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

Love the earrings! You look slamming!


Seerlee March 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Love the red lip; and cheetah print blouse!


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