When Diana and I started the What’s In My Bag series I thought; A) it would be a cute and fun way to show you guys what we actually use in our lives, and B) it would be interesting to see how our lip products change month to month and season to season.
What I’m most surprised about is B.
In January I was all about neutrals and nudes.
In February I started to introduce reds back into rotation.
Now in March, I don’t seem to want to wear any other shade than red. Whether it’s fully pigmented colour or a sheer wash on the lips, red is the clear winner for me this month.
WHAT'S IN MY BAG
CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Blush in 412 Orange Explosif; sheer orange-red lip blush that can also be applied as blush.
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 63 Rebel (Discontinued. See Rouge Coco Shine 138 Orange Poppy for similar shade); sheer orange-red.
GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lipstick in 304 Mandarine Boléro; semi-matte orange-red.
FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Punch (new shade); sheer red-orange.
FRESH Sugar Advanced Therapy Tinted Lip Treatment in Dream (new shade); sheer rosy pink
CHANEL Rouge Allure Ink in 164 Entusiasta; semi-matte red-orange liquid lip ink.
GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit (old packaging. Similar shade, 14 Redlight); sheer orange-red.
GLOSSIER Birthday Balm Dotcom; a clear hydrating universal salve with bits of shimmer.
NYX Pin-Up Pout in 12 Fiery; saturated orange-red lipstick.
BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask, original clear formula. Excellent for keeping lips hydrated.
The best pairing for a red-orange lip: CHANEL nail polish in 634 Arancio Vibrante | CHANEL blush in 380 So Close | Giorgio Armani in SÌ Passione | Milani Luminoso blush | NARS x Man Ray Fetishized blush
HOW TO WEAR RED LIPSTICK WHILE LOOKING EFFORTLESS
To bring a red lip to life and make it look effortless and less precious, I like to add a pop of red to the fats of my cheeks. I do this by first applying my blush as normal. Milani’s Luminoso is an all-around flattering peachy shade that flatters most skintones. Then I take a bright orange-red blush, like Chanel’s 380 So Close and I apply it only to the center of my cheeks. It brightens my complexion instantly and pulls together a red lip. Finally, I like to keep my eye makeup to a minimum by only using mascara. This keeps the vibe more casual and not at all overdone.
Heard of WoahStyle.com? If not, check it out – it’s one of Canada’s fastest growing fashion/lifestyle blogs. Nathalie originally started it in 2014 to showcase her personal style and to cover the latest trends. It eventually evolved into a site which gives tips and tricks to help you look and feel your best. As WoahStyle grew as a brand, Nathalie developed a deep and unrelenting obsession with beauty products. After trying and researching hundreds of products, many of them lip-related, she and Diana decided to collab and create Lipsick.