#TBT: Holiday Red Lips With Lauren Bacall

#TBT: Holiday Red Lips With Lauren Bacall

There’s no better time than holiday season to swipe on a red pout.Sure, red lipstick is a classic beauty item with timeless appeal, but did you know that a red lip can also make you look healthier… and skinnier?! That’s right, lack of sleep, zits, a bad hair day, and even weight gain all seem so much less obvious with a killer red pucker.

Pulling inspiration from screen siren, old-Hollywood icon, and wife of the great Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, we’re rounding up our favorite classic red formulas (from this decade, of course):

Unlike many balmy and glossy counterparts, Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm ($25) in Blood Cherry lasts for hours and delivers the creamy finish.

Classic, dramatic, show stopping red: Tom Ford Lip Color ($52) in Cherry Lush. That’s all.

Smith and Cult Lip Lacquer ($22) in The Warning is described as a sheer cardinal, meaning it’s perfect for those who want just a hint of red.

Do your lipsticks always dry out before you can finish a tube? Stowaway Creme Lipstick ($15) in Scarlet is smaller than your pinky finger to avoid any waste, while also fitting easily into the tiniest evening bag.

While the adorable packaging will first catch your eye, the intense matte formula of Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick ($28) in Strawberry Red will have you reaching for it again and again, day and night.

Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick ($26) in Iris is an earthy, muted red, which is the perfect shade to match its list of all-natural ingredients.

TIP: Red lipstick formulas are more advanced than ever, meaning they can actually last for longer than you want. To remove, try Bite Beauty Lush Lip Wipes ($12). Stop tugging at your mouth, you’re causing wrinkles!

Click here for a simple video tutorial on how to wear a red lip right (and make it last all night!).


-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com

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