From the time I was first allowed to wear makeup, I have always loved red lipstick.
I’ve been thinking about simplicity and tastes evolving over time, and I also started thinking about all the things that I’ve always loved to wear, and always will. Red lipstick has to be high on that list.
Because of what it says about the person wearing it. It’s strong, it’s glamorous, it’s classic, even old fashioned.
Because it’s flattering on me. I’ve always liked my full lips, and bright lipstick instantly brings attention to something I like about myself. It automatically makes me feel good.
Because it feels like me. I’ve been wearing it so long, that it’s comfortable. And being comfortable in what you’re wearing always makes you feel more elegant.
These days, I’ve expanded into other shades and actually usually wear deep corals and pinks during the day. But I will always love red lips for these reasons above.
Are there things you are consistently drawn to, and do they meet the criteria above? When I think about any of the stylistic things that I’ve always loved, those three things seem to be constant.
Image above is me applying red lipstick on my wedding day, taken by the lovely Jillian Kay.