Guest post by my dear friend and talented make-up artist, Gina Marie Wheeler. You can read about her background in Voyage LA Magazine.
Nothing says holiday makeup like a red lip moment. Everyone looks good with a red lip, which is why new and seasonal collections always include the timeless hue. There are a few common reasons why some people avoid the bold color and I’ve found that most of the time it’s just intimidation. I’m here to tell you, it’s all in your head. You can and should rock a red (especially during the holidays). MAC Cosmetics is my go-to brand when wanting extensive color options. The quality is superior to most and the price point is great. I’ve narrowed down the 300+ color options that MAC offers to 6 Lipsticks and 2 Lip Pencils. These colors can truly be worn by ALL.
PREP + PRIME LIPS
PRO TIP Before wearing any bold or pigmented color you need hydrated, soft lips. MAC makes this great lip primer that not only moisturizes, but eliminates feathering. Every lip product looks and wears better on top of Prep + Prime Lips.
LADY BUG LIPSTICK
DARE YOU LIPSTICK
RUBY WOO LIPSTICK
STUDDED KISS LIPSTICK
CHATEAU M RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK
PRO TIP If you worry about feathering, or fading, get one of these amazing lip pencils. They are creamy and glide on nice and smooth but set and stay for 8 hours. Line your lips and fill in with your pencil prior to lipstick for ultimate wear and color. You can also wear this Pro formula liner alone.
DIVA PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL
HE SAID, SHE SAID PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL
- Flawless Skin
- Groomed & Filled in Brow
- Bare Eye or Winged Liner
- Heavy Mascara or False Lash
- Light blush