Red is a rebellious colour and all the women I know, they own one lipstick in this shade. From all the colours out there, this one seems to be loved the most, worldwide. In spite of the shade being bright, it still manages to look great when paired with any outfit. Some women also believe that red lips stand for power, confidence and sensuality. I’ve asked a few of colleagues about what red lipstick means to them. Let’s see what they have to say about this gorgeous shade.
"A red lipstick is so much more than just a bold statement. It's one of those colours that makes you feel empowered, confident and effortlessly sexy. It's the perfect way to dress up your pout for work or for play. Find a red lipstick that complements your skin tone and makes your teeth look brighter!"
Junior Beauty Editor, Nidhi Kavle, Recommends: Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - 20 Pioneer (Rs 585)
"For me, a red lipstick is all about making a bold statement. A red lipstick can do wonders, it can make you feel confident and incredibly sexy at the same time!"
Social Media Coordinator & Partnerships Role, Aayushi Pareek, Recommends: NYX Professional Makeup Simply Red Lip Cream (Rs 350)
"In these past 5 years, I’ve spent a lot of money on red lipsticks. In my defence, I just couldn’t find a perfect shade that worked with my skin tone. Hence, my neverending stash of red lippies. I mean, red may not be my favourite colour, but it’s one that’s eye-catching for sure. Strange but true, it has the power to boost my confidence and sex appeal, instantly. I feel fearless and powerful when I wear a crisp white shirt and paint my lips red to work."
Beauty Writer, Sharon Alphonso, Recommends: Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick - Bawse (Rs 1.900)
"My love affair with makeup started when I first put on a red lipstick and felt my confidence shoot up when I saw myself in the mirror. However, the society that we live in branded me a slut and whore and that I was asking for it solely because I loved wearing a bold lip. But I didn’t let that stop me, in fact, I used it to channel and own my sexuality in the way I knew best. Slowly, red lipsticks went from being something I put on only at night, with a monochrome outfit, to something I wore through the day. Now, I put on a shade of red in the morning and it instantly ups my mood - I feel happy, beautiful and assertive. So if you ask me what a red lipstick means to me, it’s my way of saying ‘bold is beautiful’!
Senior Lifestyle Writer, Anandita Malhotra, Recommends: M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo (Rs 1,500)
"Red lipstick (if you find the right shade) can make you feel so much more confident. I use it when I don’t have much makeup on and am on my way to a party, or to meet someone and don’t have much time. In those times, my red lipstick always comes in handy giving my face a completely different look."
Lifestyle Writer, Cathline Chen, Recommends: Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick - Red Envy (Rs 488)
I was always a pink lipstick person (pretty basic) and never entered the red zone. I admired people who wore a bold red lipstick anywhere and at any point in the day. I wanted to experiment with the colour once to see if it actually suits. I wore it to a party and kept my eye makeup low key. And there was no going back. Now, my LBD and little red lipstick go hand in hand. The philosophical side me thinks: It’s funny how a single colour has the power to change the way you carry yourself.
Saachi Bamba, Editorial Coordinator, Recommends: M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Fashion Legacy (Rs 1,900)
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