Being that Marilyn Monroe is one of my favorite icons, it’s no surprise that I love a good red lip. Recently seeing Marilyn Reinvented photographs by Bert Stern at Milk Studios in NYC brought out my inner blonde bombshell — and everyday there after I wanted to sport a red lip whether it be day or night!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color ($24.00) in No #8 is my fav, as are Ruby Woo from M·A·C , Tesoro from Stila, Cruella from NARS, etc… and this shade is another one to add to my favs: ICON Holiday Collection from Hourglass. It’s dramatic and universally flattering and suits many of my different daily looks.
The collection includes Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick ($30.00), Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28.00), Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss ($28.00) and the brand new Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner ($28.00 — both sampled and worn!). They all comprise of an elegant lip collection in the best-selling deep blue red family.
A huge plus for me is that they are long-wearing and do not flake or dry out my lips. I am a fan of long-wearing cosmetics in general, as long as they don’t smudge, budge or flake! I cannot stand when the cosmetics feather or feel super-dry or flaky after application. That can apply to eyes, lips, foundation — just about every long-wearing cosmetic category.
Will any of you lovely ladies be picking up this red lip collection from Hourglass? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!
– Nicole Gordon Levine
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