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Get Red-dy!


Confession: I have never been able to properly pull off a red lip. Pink, purple, burgundy, even orange, I’ve managed to (mostly) master. But red? I look like a naughty toddler playing in mommy’s makeup. It just never seems to look rose-blossom right.

Until…Amy of Cincy Chic invited me and a few other lady-bloggers to The Bridal Studio to have our makeup–including the Perfect Red Lip–done by pros Mollie and Nancy of FACEing.

Reds, reds everywhere…

Gettin’ my makeup did

Marsha and Brock of Style Edit

Photographer April Smith was there to record the transformation, and Brock and Marsha, Kate, Amy, Julie and I posed and preened for the camera like pros.

  This is how you give good glam, bitches

You can show off by posting a picture of yourself wearing your Perfect Red Lip on Cincy Chic’s Facebook page! When you do, you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the sold-out Go Red event on February 3rd, a $50 gift certificate to Stone Creek, and a personalized FACEing makeup class gift certificate. Bonus entry if you make your Red Lip Pic your profile picture!

I made Mollie and Nancy of FACEing and photographer April Smith take a turn in front of the camera

Mollie used a combination of Revlon Crimson and Laura Mercier’s Neutral Brown liner on me (plus false eyelashes–my first time wearing them!). What shade(s) do you use for a red lip?

  • Julie

    February 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    What I love is we’re wearing the exact same shade of red– and we have two very different skin tones! So fun (and wish we could have chatted more!).

  • Tamu

    February 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    That red definitely works for you! And I LOVE your hair– it’s un-fussy, casually gorgeous.

  • Lisa

    February 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Absolutely perfect! Elegant and doesn’t scream “here are my red lips”

  • Closet Confections

    February 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Looks lovely! I have a cheap-y red lipstick by Wet & Wild that I LOVE. I found out that the secret to a perfect red lip is using a lipliner first.

  • Imali

    February 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Red is so fashionable at the moment

  • Laxmi from

    February 8, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Love it, looks really good, and of course, the hair looks fabulous as usual. I used to be scarrred of red lipstick-until on New Year’s eve. I decided that age 30, there shouldn’t be much that scares me, esp. in the way of make- up, so I gave in to the hype and picked up Ruby Woo by Mac, and I’ve never looked back.

  • Katie Martin

    March 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    That red looks so great on you! I can’t believe you have been brave enough to wear orange or purple lip colors and not been able to rock the classic red. But it definitely looks like that is the one for you, and it doesn’t look overdone at all. Great work by the FACEing ladies!I can’t wait to find my perfect red lip (and appropriate liner), especially since I don’t really wear a whole lot of other makeup. It’s still nice to have that pop. Too bad I missed the date to be able to enter into the sweepstakes.

  • Sadie

    March 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    You are certainly pulling off the red. You look sensational x x x