I think red lips look fab on everyone but me! I love the studio 54 type look with red lips and black eyeliner - very Marilyn Monroe. It's one of those looks I've never been able to pull off, I've blamed my blue eyes. I think they clash with the red and its a bit too much. Crazy I know as plenty of people with blue eyes can look amazing with red lips. Maybe I used that as excuse not to leave my nude lips rut - who knows! Anyway enough was enough, I decided it was high time to confront my fear and popped into Nars for some red lips tips.
I bought a red gloss to ease me in to the trend, I thought the colour might be less in your face in than lipstick - perfect for a red-aphobics like me. The shade I bought is called "Norma" - Nars always have really catchy names so I'm not sure where Norma came from! It's a gloss and its a really deep red, like chilli red. It hasn't got an orange/pink undertone like some reds, its pure red...eek! Like all Nars products the packaging is simple and chic, a straight tube with a black lid.
As much as I love this colour, I'm still convinced red lips are me -I'm going to persevere with it, maybe I just need to get over the shock!
How do you find red lipstick?