Y’all know I love me some red lips. It’s the ultimate easy glamour look that appears immediately once you swipe the ruby red color across your lips. Red lipstick makes this mom of 3 feel instantly more put together, even when I’ve got wet hair rolled up in a haphazard top knot…notice photo below!
I try new red lipsticks as often as possible because I’m always on the search for the perfect red lip. My newest love is with tarte’s LipSurgence natural matte lip stain in “fiery”($24) shown below. It is such an unusual lip product because it looks like a fat crayon, has a soft tip that twists up from the bottom for more color, smells like peppermint, and is extremely matte in color. I adore this product, except for the claim to increase moisture by 6000%- woah, that’s a lot- I’d have to disagree with that. Because of its matte nature, there’s no way it can feel like a chapstick, and it doesn’t. But, it’s not as drying as other stains and matte lip colors I’ve tried and I actually enjoy the way this stain feels.
The first two females that come to mind when I think red lips, are Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese- one extremely hip and edgy, the other uber feminine.
But both of these ladies are glamorous in their own right with their bright mouths, even though their styles are pretty different. You can read about what Dita thinks about her signature red mouth and fave reds here.
So of course there are a zillion ways you could wear your makeup with red lips, but I’m going to share with you my go-to look. Since red lips are quite a statement maker, I like to keep the rest of the makeup fairly subdued and simple and let the lips speak for themselves. Here’s what other makeup products I like to pair with my red:
And to see if this tarte stain truly stays put, I put it to the “baby kissing test.” I can’t stand it when I kiss my kids on the cheeks and they come out looking like Bozo the clown w my lip color splattered all over them. So I dove in and kissed miss Viv with my bright red lips….drumroll please…
And she came out clean as a whistle on her left cheek- no red stuff to distract from that pretty face! Look how happy she was to not have mommy’s face paint left on her!! This is what has me sold on this lipstick, I need more colors so I can continue kissing my kids without the embarrassing mommy stain!!
Have you tried this tarte product or any other lip stains that pass the kissing baby test??