Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Lips For Valentines Day


Valentines Day is not a big holiday in my book and I'm not even celebrating it this year since it falls on a Tuesday. If I was actually going out for Valentines Day I probably wouldn't wear lipstick at all because the poor boy wouldn't get any kisses! This somewhat festive look was what I wore to my friend's birthday the past weekend (details on that dinner will be in my February wrap up). I am getting more and more comfortable wearing red lip colors out and about. I almost always pair a bright lip with simple eye makeup to let my lips do the talking (literally and figuratively!). A major reason I'm loving red lipsticks is that I usually do not set them with gloss so I don't have to worry about the wind blowing my hair into my face and smudging my lip color.


I am wearing Clarins' Joli Rouge lipstick in 704 Cupid Red which I applied with a lip brush. I do not have the full size version of this lippie but rather a small sample in those little foil covered tablets. The color looks like a rich red in the pan but on your lips it looks much lighter and almost strawberry like. The formula is very easy to apply and I found that it stained my lips so even after dinner and frozen yogurt, my lips were still bright red! This lipstick was very comfortable on the lips and while they got a smidgen drier as time went on, I just applied a bit of lip balm over top when I felt the need and all was better. To be fair, I was wearing this in below freezing weather so this was actually better than having nothing on my lips at all. I highly recommend trying this color out or any red lipstick for that matter.

Do any of you gals have plans for Valentine's Day?

14 comments:

  1. I love this look on you! You look so feminine and it exudes confidence<3 Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thankyou! I think red lips naturally adds 9023840328 confidence points as many girls are afraid to wear bright lips. It took me a lot of time before trying out a red lippie and I'm so glad I finally did. Happy Valentines Day to you too :)

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  2. Gorgeous! Since you didn't really celebrate it this year, I hope you had a lovely DAY! :)

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    1. Thankyou! I actually did have a very enjoyable day despite not celebrating Valentines Day :) Hope you had a good one too!

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  3. very pretty! never tried Clarins lip products!
    No plans!! just work boooo

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    1. I haven't really tried any Clarins products before but a lot of things look promising (lip perfectors, blushes, skincare, and just about everything else I lay my eyes on :X)! Hope you had a good day at work :)

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    1. Thankyou :) It is really pretty and it's making me want to go out and buy a bunch of reds to experiment with >.<

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  5. very pretty!! the color looks great on you xo

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  6. You look gorgeous. I love your lipstick so much! It's so pretty :)

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  7. That's a gorgeous lip color on you. Hope you enjoyed your valentine's day even if you didn't celebrate. This Valentine, I didn't celebrate because I had no one to celebrate it with. I did manage to buy a very yummy ice cream cake.

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    1. Thanks Pang :) I wish I had ice cream cake for my Valentines Day! :P I don't know if you'll see this reply but I tried commenting on your Valentines post and blogger wouldn't let me for some reason :/

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