I love a good strong red lip. However, I can’t ever decide which is better – matte or glossy?
Both looks have positive and negative attributes in my opinion:
Matte– Easy to apply, doesn’t seep into mouth wrinkles, seems more understated for the color, sometimes feels drying.
Glossy- Very obvious, a “look at me” look, tends to run easier than a matte one, not at all understated, feels more hydrating.
So I decided to test the matte/glossy debate with two different red lip products:
1. MAC’s Russian Red lipstick- my MATTE look
2. L’Oreal Infallible lipgloss in Rebel Red- my GLOSSY look
Here is my experience with both looks. However, once photographed, they don’t look remarkably different like they did in person, unfortunately.
Personally, I must say I am a bigger fan of matte red lips overall. I think they look classier, but I also think they are easier to apply without messing up like the glossy type. However, in photographs, I rather like the appearance and oomph the glossy lips have!! Confusing??!!
In addition to my love of red lips, I am also in love with cream lace on shirts, like that of my Kohl’s
You knew I had to include this momentous look on my blog somehow!!! The lace sleeves on my new shirt I bought a few weeks ago just happened to fall into place with this current look that Kate took on, but I wore my lace to my 3 year old’s bday party cookout this weekend!! Not quite a royal wedding huh? Ha!
Happy birthday to my sweet sweet boy! You make my life more beautiful no matter what type of lipstick I’m wearing!!
So back to the red lipstick debate- do you go GLOSSY or MATTE when you wear red??