I’ve written about lipstick on Indigo + Canary many times, but here’s a quick recap: It’s a tough product for me. I have super full lips and often feel like wearing lipstick makes me look clownish. But as I’ve gotten older (and, perhaps, my lips have gotten a little thinner?), I have started to feel like lipstick is the thing that makes me look — and feel! — pulled together. When I’m wearing lipstick, I’m doing the #adulting thing. I feel like a grownup. However, this whole uncertainty about lipstick has a side effect: It also makes me extremely picky. If a lipstick is too drying, it gets tossed. If it doesn’t have the staying power to last through a morning meeting, out it goes. (Side note: As the mother of a toddler, purging things from my home has become a big part of my self-care. Getting rid of stuff feels so good.)
Well, guess what, friends?! I had the chance to take four shades* from Koras Cosmetics out for a test drive, and I’m kind of in love. Read on for the full review!
SPOT this Linda sandal by Jimmy Choo ($695)…
…SPORT that Siren Lipstick in Ravishing from Vapour Organic Beauty ($22). —Aleigh
(Images via Nordstrom and Vapour Organic Beauty)
Models with bright red lips are all over the runway right now, but you don’t have to wait until those new spring fashions arrive to add a little pop of red to your pout–red lips are perfect for fall, too.
To find your most flattering shades, look for lipsticks or glosses that match your skintone. If you have fair, pink-y skin, look for a cherry red shade. If your skin has olive tones, opt for a brighter, fire engine red (slightly more orange than the cherry red). Dark skinned girls look great with pretty much any shade of red (lucky you!), but deeper shades, or shades with a dash of purple, really stand out.
Here are a few of my favorite shades:
Nvey Eco Advanced Lip Color ($28) in Rust Red Shine and Red Orange Slight Shimmer.
This post was shared September 26, 2011
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