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?