Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Perfect Red Lip...

There are certain makeup items I avoided for most of my life, well, until the last few years anyway. Things that I thought didn't suit me at all, wouldn't make that much difference to my appearance, or that I associated with a completely different personality other than my own.

Black mascara was one - hard to believe I know, but I wore brown for over 40 years in the absolute certainty that black was too tacky and dramatic for my colouring. I balked at eyelash curlers - thought them decidedly strange contraptions that reminded me of torture tools from the Middle Ages (why would anyone even consider inflicting pain on their precious eyelids?) Bold black eyeliner was another - ooooh noooo! Way too tarty and extreme for a pale-eyed fair-skinned beauty like me...

But now? Honestly I can hardly believe that person was me - I look back at those funny little foibles and laugh myself silly, because these days I wouldn't dream of stepping outside the door without using EVERY SINGLE ONE of them!

But, still there was one last frontier that hadn't been breached - the red lip. Absolutely not, never, forget it, no way, are you kidding, red lips with red hair? Sure I've worn & loved coppery shades and the occasional berry when I was feeling particularly daring, but bright fire-engine red lips? N.O., and I mean NOWell...lately I've had my suspicions that maybe, just maybe, I hadn't found the right shade for me. You know, the one that just absolutely leaps out and says "I am The One!"?

And then, as luck would have it, the entire range of L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lip Colour turned up as part of my Blogstar prize. There are three reds in the set, and I'm tickled pink red to say that one of them, Continual Crimson, is The One! It's what I'd call an orangey red, one that flatters my yellowy undertoned skin in a way that I didn't think was possible. I'm planning on writing a full review of this brilliant product shortly, but for now, may I present to you MY ravishingly red lippie.

And here it is on my lips...

I'm delighted to have found a red at last that I feel comfortable wearing, happy as a clam actually. So what's the next personal beauty barrier I'll be breaking through? I'm thinking...maybe...false eye lashes? Lol, that one might take me a wee while longer :-)

Are there any makeup products that you simply won't wear? Are you a fan of bright red lipstick? Have you found your perfect shade yet? Please do let me know what it is - I'm on a mission to track down some more :-)  

Take care of you,
kats xxx


  1. This looks absolutely stunning! The red lips + the red hair look amazingly good! Would love to see you venture into false lashes ;)

    1. Thanks Jas - I'm getting there (slowly) with the lashes :-) It'll be such a hoot trying to apply them, but I'm quite intrigued to see what a difference they'll make :-)

  2. It's funny how we change over the years :) Believe it or not I was one of those Goth gals back in the day. :)
    A year ago I could never see myself wearing red. I was always ALWAYS a pink girl. But I now enjoy wearing red more often then any other shade :)
    So happy you've found your perfect red and I must say it looks fantastic on you!! What a gorgeous shade and it goes so well with your stunning hair :)
    I'm also yet to take the plunge to wear false lashes. We should be buddies and take the leap together hand in hand lol :)

    1. Hey Gemma honey, you're on! I'd love to have a lash buddy - I'm thinking of placing an MUA order for that stunning new matte palette, so I might just add a couple of pairs of falsies to my cart. I'll let you know when they arrive and we can flutter together :-)

    2. Sounds great to me :) I'm ready when you are sweets :) x

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    1. Whimsical thank you for your lovely comment my dear - golly the right shade makes the world of difference :-)

  4. This shade of red looks stunning on you! How exciting to have finally found 'the one'! I only opt for red lips when I go to a big party or event so I have found the perfect one as of yet

    I just have to say, I love the way that you write! Its funny, entertaining and informative! I cant wait for your future posts :)


    1. Well don't give up T&T, I'm sure the perfect red is out there just waiting for you to discover it. Hopefully it won't take you as long as it did for me :-) And I'm so touched by your comment hon, thank you so much :-)