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Like LBD (little black dress), every woman must own a red lipstick. I said it before and I’d say it again, it is sexy and fierce. Femme Fatale.

But then again, I can’t fault you if you find it intimidating. While I go all out vampy red running errands or cruisin’ around with the hub, I do tone it down when I’m at work in scrubs (okay, sometimes!).

For today’s post, I’m featuring a recent addition to my red lipstick madness a.k.a collection. The shade is Ruby from Burberry’s Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick line ($30, 3.5g/ .12 oz, Nordsrtrom). It’s a beautiful blue-based red that looks a tad darker from the tube but wears true to description on my lips. It glides easily and one swipe renders an enviable opaque coverage.

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For comparison, here are some swatches from my favorite reds to-date:

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So going back to the main idea behind this post, here’s how you can transition red from subtle sweetness to mighty gorgeousness!

Subtle

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1. Moisturize lips with a lip balm.

2. Lightly apply red lipstick.

3. Sheer it out with a brush or finger.

Mighty

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1. Line and fill lips with a lip liner, this helps with the wear time.

2. Apply lipstick with a brush or straight from the tube.

3. To mattify and intensify, cover lips with a thin sheet of tissue then lightly pat on translucent powder. Reapply red lipstick (you can repeat this step 2 or 3 times).

Easy peasy, sissy!

How do you wear red?

Kathryne

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