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Must-Have Lipstick: Rouge Coco

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

I’m loving this new lipstick color by Chanel.

It looks so pretty in this picture. I can’t wait to try it. This lovely shade is Mademoiselle. The formula is Rouge Coco, a new hydrating cream color lipstick.

It comes in 30 shades and is $30.

Finding a Red Lipstick You Love

red-lipstick

Red lips are so glamorous. A woman who wears red is daring and confident.

But there are many shades of red. How do you choose the correct one for your skin tone?

If you have fair skin, choose a cool red with a bluish cast to it. Stay away from warm reds.

Olive skin looks good in warm brownish reds, like brick. Stay away from reds that are too orange.

Dark skin tones look good in dark reds with blue tones or deep brownish reds. You should also stay away from orangey reds.

If you’re afraid red will be too overpowering for your face, try applying lipstick with your fingertip instead of from the tube. This way you can dot on as much or as little color as you like and it will stay sheer.

Here are some examples in a range of colors from Nars:

Fair
afghan-red
Afghan Red (satin garnet)

fire-down-below
Fire Down Below (semi matte pure blood red)

jungle-red
Jungle Red (semi matte bright red)

Olive
manhunt
Manhunt (sheer poppy red)

sephora-flame
Sephora Flame (semi matte deep red brown)

shanghai-express
Shanghai Express (semi matte warm brick red)

red-lizard
Red Lizard (semi matte full powered red)

Dark
scarlet-empress
Scarlet Empress (semi matte blue red)

tamango
Tamango (glistening cabernet)

viridiana
Viridiana (rich burgundy)

All Nars shades are available at Sephora.com for $24.

Rediscovering Lipstick

lipstick kiss

Lip gloss has been in fashion for several years now. I’m tired of super glossy lips with just a hint of color. I found an old lipstick in a drawer the other day and decided to wear it to work. Wow. You should have seen the attention I got. Not just at work, but in my car on my morning commute.

I wore a rosy pink color, not too dark, not too bright. I added a touch of gloss in the center of my bottom lip to keep it feeling modern.

So my advice, is to try wearing lipstick again. They don’t have to be the power lips of the Eighties. A sheer color will do. But it’s nice to actually have color instead of just gloss.