Red Lips Project – Be Bold

Let the colour on your lips speak volumes.  Hollywood glamour divas such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor come to mind, who won hearts with their bold red lips, but are you ready to vamp up the red look to keep it modern and young.

Marilyn Monroe

Then it begs the question: how could you update that look to a unexpected take on the red lip?  Here are some ideas for you.

Shine like a red diamond!

Glitter might be your best bet. Pat Mcgrath was the precursor of the glitter red lips trend and offers the shimmery BlitzTrance, an unfussy glitter lipstick that is a joy to wear, try the Rebel Red shade.


Uoma Beauty has a line of glitter lipsticks called Black Magic, easy to apply and oh so sparkly!


Another approach to this trend comes from Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat – a glitter gloss that can add shimmer to any of your favourite reds! Empower the daring diva inside you!

Badgley Mischka NYFW SS20

Orange is the new red

Moschino SS20

Wear orange-red lips for a fresh and youthful take on femininity. The way to go now is to prep your lips every night to the best they can be.


Try Esteé Lauder’s Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum every night, and you will wake up every morning ready for your fine layer of a healthy looking orange red.


Mashaalla loves the Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in 404 Sari Dore. Et Voila, a preppy look with a young attitude.

Kiss kiss

Make your lips look very kissable!


Work your lips applying your preferred red with your finger, staining mainly the center of you lips, top and bottom, finish off with a light gloss such as Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil, wich is already a classic of the make up “necessaire”.


Effortlessly sexy.

Moschino SS20

Waterproof, smudge proof, long lasting and BOLD


Wear a plum red on summer, yes, summer! The trick to not look overly formal is to pair it with a dewey face with no other colours competing with your lips.


Pick a smudge proof lipstick such as Mac Pro Longwear Lipcreme lipstick in the shade Endless Drama, apply it with loving care over your lips removing the excess with a tissue.


On your eyelids, some translucent or crushed pearls shimmer.


This could be an interesting update on your make up routine for the season. Take inspiration for Zoey Kravitz at the golden globes.

Contributing Author: Angela Bender

Photo Credits: Marc Jacobs, Bora Aksu, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Moschino, Badgley Mischka

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