Makeup

Ed obsession under $10: The perfect red

I’ve shied away from the classic red lip for a while now, sticking to my trusty makeup bag full of lip balms, glosses and stains. That is, until I made my pre-New Year’s beauty resolution: Rock red lips at holiday parties this season. I’ve got a signature style (tomboy chic meets French gamine), so why not have a signature beauty look?
 

Something about a bold red lip always felt slightly clown-y to me, until I sat down with GL’s beauty editor Kelsey to sift through zillions of tubes in our beauty closet. Kels helped me pick out my new fave shade: Maybelline’s Are you Red-dy, a perfect cherry red with blueish undertones that secretly whiten my smile. It’s probably the least intimidating red out there—a great starter red. One layer gives you a swipe of quick color, but you can apply more for a brighter effect. It’s also super moisturizing and miraculously didn’t end up all over my face, even hours later.

 

This universal shade is sure to be flattering on all skin tones. Can you guess what I’m wearing tonight?

 

 

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Are You Red-dy, $8, ulta.com

BY JESSICA D'ARGENIO WALLER ON 11/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

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