I don't often post on beauty products... If you've read this blog for a while you may recall the time I "got gypsied" at the YSL counter (you can read about it here). Nevertheless, I think a post on the red lip is something I can handle.
The little circle image is exactly how I feel when I'm trying to do my lips. It's like I'm suddenly 3 again desperately trying to stay within the lines so I don't ruin the entire picture. Ultimately, the struggle is totally worth it because a strong red lip instantly adds a dash of sophistication and polish to any look.
I'm not really into lipstick, but prefer lip stains. Revlon has a good thing going in this department- great hue's and affordable pricing.
Revlong Just Bitten is a lip stain on one end with a soothing balm on the other. I started wearing these a few years ago and really like them although I need to reapply when I'm out for the evening.
Recently, my friend turned me onto Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor (that's a mouthful). I purchased it in the color "stay currant" and LOVE it. It's like a lip gloss on one end and the other end is a clear moisturizing top coat. Full disclosure I put it on Friday evening, proudly smiled, and had red all over my teeth (no accident this blog is called Chic Geek!). So you really do need to let the color set and then apply the moisturizing liquid. When applied correctly, it has serious staying power, doesn't rub off on anything, and last all night without a second application! You actually really need to work hard to get it OFF at the end of the evening. I'd suggest using an oil based makeup remover.
So those are my two recommendations to get the red lip look this season. Do you have any favorites? Leave any suggestions in the comments area- I love finding new products to use.