Choosing Red Lipstick – Good enough to eat?


Red lipstick is a timeless beauty look and the only accessory you need to lift your mood or for a glamorous evening look.

Image: Kate Bosworth – Photo By Pr Photos

And, it is not just beautiful actresses such as Kate Bosworth, pictured, who can pull of the look, there really is a red out there for everyone.

But, when investing in a new lippie, don’t get bitten by synthetic chemicals. On average, women apply their lippie five times a day, lips are licked and lipstick is absorbed.  

Choose a healthier brand such as Ere Perez, who has a beautiful natural range of lip colours, made from olive oil, high in Vitamin E and antioxidants, making it super conditioning and protecting to lips.

Here at BB HQ, we are also absolutely loving Bite Beauty lipsticks, right now. Bite Beauty is made from natural and food grade ingredients, which may nearly just be good enough to eat! Each lippie is anti-oxidant rich, boasting the equivalent of five glasses of red wine resveratrol to help restore and maintain youthful looking lips.

So, when it comes to choosing a shade suited to you, look at your skin tone, hair and eye colour.

If you have a neutral or warm based skin tone, orange based reds will suit you. Try Bite Beauty’s Luminous Creme Lipstick in Apricot. Gorgeous on sunkissed blondes and similar to the colour Kate's wearing.

If you have a cool skin tone, or are particularly fair, going for a cooler, less vibrant shade such as Ere Perez’s sizzling Olive Oil Lipstick in Fiesta, a ripe cherry red. The colour can be built up from a subtle sweep, to fuller volume. Red hot on redheads.

If you really want to make a statement, opt for a matte finish, highly pigmented red, such as Bite Beauty’s High Impact Pencil in Pomegranate. This neutral based red suits all skin and hair tones, but is particularly stunning on brunettes and dark skin tones. When used with Bite Beauty's Line & Define Lip Primer.

By Nina Weston


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