It’s such a great time for bold lips right now, and winter opens the door to deep shades and lush textures. I’ve hunted down four universally flattering favorites that would safely carry you through all events of the season calling for deep, berry, or fire engine red lips. These cover all your bold lip bases.
THE BASE: Pre red lip, I prefer a scrub and bit of primer, but bare minimum, moisturize, then wipe off and outline and stipple lips with a drier formula lip pencil like Southern Fringe Lip Liner in Nude.
OPTION 1 | Best for Day to Night: A moist, buildable formula. Sheer to opaque maroon red via ILIA Rouge a Levres Femme Fatale. The unique blend can go from a sheer wash of color to deep dark brown – red in three coats, and holds moisture in perfectly.
OPTION 2 | Best Statement Lip: Rouge Bunny Rouge Hues of Enchantment Color Burst Lipstick in Raw Silence. Aptly described as screen siren red, this color is a *face done* with little other makeup at all. Its creamy pigments last long and are true to color.
OPTION 3 | Best Holiday / Party Mood Lip: Lipstick Queen The Metals in Wine Metal. A Gorgeous burgundy bordering plum/grape deep shade with prismatic pigments for multi-faceted and long wearing wine lips.
THE ACCENT: ILIA Lip Gloss in Love Buzz. Wear alone for an unexpected fresh burst of color or to add moisture and dimension and gloss to another shade, especially Lipstick Queen Wine Metal or ILIA Femme Fatale.