There is no way Andrea from Fox in Flats is going to get to call me a chicken for failing the Red Lipstick Dare Round 2. I didn’t do so well with the 2011 Red Lipstick Dare – a little matter of being ill with flu and looking far too hideous to consider sharing my photographs.
I started a little bit late, but I did it! Seven whole days, an entire week, of siren lips! Here’s the evidence. Yay, I made it!
I have to confess that it took me more than a week to complete the Red Lipstick Dare. There was the little matter of a hangover on Sunday. I tried a red lipstick but I’m afraid it made me look like a zombie, so under no circumstances was I sharing those photos!
But I did do it! A whole week of a bold red lip. And I loved it!
Thanks for the dare, Andrea, and the opportunity to shake up my makeup routine. What I’ve learnt from my week of a bold red lip is that lipstick throws pink on me, no matter how red it appears in the tube. A blue based matte red lip suits my retro cute look and makes my teeth look whiter. It is far easier to do a muted eye and whack on a bold red lip when you’re running late than fiddle about with layered eyeshadows and liners.
I’ve learnt that I can do a casual red lip with orange skinny jeans, a rock chick date night red lip with smokey eyes, and a ladylike red lip for the office. I’ve gardened, worked, walked, exercised, shopped, laundered, partied, danced, cooked and done myriad other activities in my red lipstick. I did learn, however, that eating isn’t easy peasy lemon squeezy with a bold red lip, but a little ladylike attention to your pout works a treat. Or I could just eat less. Nah, that would never work.
I had so much fun with the Fox in Flats Red Lipstick Dare 2012 that I’m adding a red lip to my makeup regime more often. Love your work, Andrea!