Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Red Lipstick

I get a lot of comments about the red lipstick I wear. 
People ask me what I'm wearing.
People tell me they don't have the self-confidence to wear red lipstick. 

In any post where I am wearing red lipstick, it's this one. A beautiful MAC lipstick called 'MAC Red'
It's the best red lipstick ever! When I want to wear red lipstick (which is always) this is the one I reach for. I recommend it for sure! I know that MAC has a lot of amazing red colors, so if you're looking for one I'd suggest going there.

The self confidence thing...
I don't know how to tackle this one.
Because when I wear red lipstick I don't feel brave, I just feel like I'm being myself. 
If you wear red lipstick and it makes you feel self-conscious, that's not good. Only wear clothes/makeup that make you feel absolutely comfortable and beautiful. It's ok if you don't feel good about wearing red lipstick.
I feel most beautiful when I wear red lipstick, so I wear it a lot. 
But that's not how everyone feels.

If wearing little to no makeup makes you feel beautiful, then do that!
If you hate dresses, then don't wear them.
Don't feel forced into any fashion/makeup. 

The key to this self-confidence thing is not caring about what anyone else thinks about your makeup & clothes. 
When I feel really awesome about what I'm wearing, I just don't care what other people think. 

I hope you all can get to that point. 
Because I'm really happy with who I am, and I wish that for everyone.

Do you wear red lipstick? 


  1. Aww this is such a gorgeous post Christina! <3

    Not only are you a beautiful girl on the outside, you have a heart of gold and a total beauty within; a real rare quality to find these days, so I count myself lucky that we have met through blogging! It's never easy to blog about confidence, but you've done it with a pure honesty and found a warmth that is both refreshing and wonderful to read :) You are so right; we should do what we feel comfortable with, not everyone is the same and it's about finding what works best for you. There's so much pressure these days, especially with the rise of beauty blogs, but your attitude is exactly the right one; we should all do what we want!

    It's funny; I used to never have the confidence to actually wear much make-up, I just didn't have a clue so I didn't even try. Now I feel so much better with it, and looking back at 2013 when I started my blog, I hardly wore much lipstick, but now like you, I find a bold lip (pink usually) makes me feel like me. Red lipstick used to make me feel so self-conscious, but I've gotten more used to wearing it and like to occasionally for the blog, but not so much out and about, unlike the pink.

    I'm so glad you're happy and content with yourself, you are amazing, and have one hell of an amazing blog which you should be so proud of!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    1. I was so nervous about this post! I kept on writing things and deleting them, rewriting. I'm so glad it's coming across right! I just didn't want self-confidence to sound like an easy thing because it's really not.

      Thank you for always being such an amazing person & friend. I really hope we get to meet each other someday soon!

      You look gorgeous in pink lipstick! It looks amazing with your hair and skin tone. :)

  2. look great !

  3. I have it and I love it too...You look very pretty....:)

  4. I Loooooove love red lips! I always want to pull them off but whenever I have it on, my lips ( already kind of large) just look... huge. Like, the kind you want to tone down. Plus, it clashes with my hair a lot of the time. But that MAC color is literally the perfect color red. To me, most reds swatch out to be a magenta-y pink toned red and yeah.. I don't know whats going on with that but, it isn't red. I feel confident with an amazing base of makeup (foundation, concealor, etc.) and the perfect winged eye and eyebrows.

    -briannaly xo.

    1. I'm all about perfect winged eyeliner! I wear it everyday! :)

  5. Woah, those were powerful words! But they really helped (me, at least). I like wearing red lipsticks because I like how they look on me but I also like to wear any other colour if I like how it looks on me because (as you said) it makes me feel comfortable and makes me feel more like me! And sometimes I feel a little low when my friends tell me that I wear a lot of makeup but I try not to pay any attention to them because if I like the reflection that the mirror gives to me when I'm full of makeup, it's okay.
    Well, that was a lot of me! I don't like to write about me me and me on the comments of someone's else blog but I felt I had to, I'm so sorry :( BUT I also really like seeing photos of you wearing red lipsticks, it fits perfectly to you <3 You look so stunning, I swear! x

    1. Thank you Camila! Never feel sorry for commenting here about yourself! I love it! :)

  6. I'm in love with MAC, especially their lipsticks and this color is absolutely amazing! Love it!

  7. what a gorgeous shade x

  8. This is such a powerful post and it's a message I've put out there on my blog a few times. I believe people look so much better wearing things that they're comfortable in than things which they aren't. Red lips are my favourite too, in fact I feel bare without lipstick on and that MAC is a gorgeous shade! x

    Pickles & Pinafores // UK Fashion Blog

  9. I think you're on point with the self-confidence and comfort explanation! Everyone's style is unique.. if only people understood that more often :)

    Ayesha xxx

  10. I love to wear red lipstick and that mac lipstick looks amazing on you! ;)

  11. I love how red looks on you:)
    Keep in touch xoxo

  12. Beautiful post and you look gorgeous!

  13. Love the colour! Think I need to invest in a MAC lipstick once. x

  14. I love how you emphasize how everyone has their own things that make them feel comfortable in their own skin--that's a great thing to stress as confidence looks good on everyone. :]

    from It's Really Rosie

  15. There are so many red to try, and to build your confidence with. I dived straight in and over the years I've found one that suits me and makes me look like me ! Great post go you <3
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography -

  16. My favourite red lipstick is Ruby Woo by MAC! It's the perfect deep red to match my skin tone :) Another really good one is Riri Woo by Mac but I think that might have been limited edition.

  17. I need to buy a MAC Red lipstick, it's just one of those things every girl should own :)

  18. This red lipstick looks so gorgeous and great on you! I'm still on search for a perfect red lipstick which suits me, maybe I should try this out in the MAC stores!
    Btw , it would be great if you could follow back on Blogolovin :)
    -Beverley (

  19. Nice color! I love red lipsticks!


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