Swiping on a bold RED LIPSTICK is the equivalent to throwing on your cape as a superheroine to the beauty obsessed. You instantly feel like you can take on the world!
I probably own 50+ shades of red lipstick, not even kidding. (It’s a job requirement as a makeup artist right??!)
Even so, I’m always on the search for the perfect one…
We all know that the RED LIP is an absolute CLASSIC makeup look. A little history behind that – it gained popularity back in the 1920s by the flappers. They wore various shades of dark and scarlet red to symbolize their independence around the same time that women gained the right to vote! I’d say that is pretty powerful.
Now that Christmas is right around the corner, I tend to wear a red lip a lot because it just makes sense for all the festivities that are coming up! Red Santa suits, Rudolph’s nose, red holly berries, candy canes, you get it. And it was time to add a new red to my collection.
So recently I did a little digging and Googled,
“What are some of the most popular red lipstick shades of all time?”
The most popular answer to that question is shown above and right below in one of my most-watched YouTube videos as of recently.
Feel free to check out this short, but rich, makeup history lesson and to find out more about this iconic red Super Lustrous lipstick by Revlon. It’s been on the market since 1952! That says a lot about a lipstick shade because y’all know how cosmetic brands LOOOOVE to discontinue lipstick colors that don’t sell well. The fact it’s been around this long is a testament to its longevity and popularity.
BEFORE THE “FIRE & ICE”
AFTER THE “FIRE & ICE”
This red lip goes nicely with my tacky Christmas sweatshirt right??
Cliffs Notes of the video and this lipstick :
- The shade “Fire & Ice” by Revlon is considered one of the most iconic red lipsticks of all time. Revlon also made a matching nail polish by the same name.
- The color was worn by Dorian Leigh in the 1952 campaign for Revlon and she was considered one of the first supermodels ever.
- This campaign was so successful because, “the ad was the first to acknowledge that women wear makeup for themselves, NOT men! It empowered women to wear makeup for themselves for the first time, taking men out of the equation.” – via Bustle.
- How I would describe this color : it’s a bright classic red with a touch of bright pink (under certain lighting) that is fairly opaque and with a creamy satin finish. Super moisturizing too.
- The best part, it’s not expensive at all – can be found between $6 – $9 on various websites and stores.
What’s your favorite holiday red lip color of choice?
Here are a few other of my favorite red formulas you can shop below. My all time fave red lip liner is this $8 NYX Cosmetics “Red Tape” one.