Word on the street is that red lipstick is staging a comeback. I had my first encounter with red lipstick when I bought a 1997 issue of Spin magazine and it fell open to a picture of Gwen Stefani, bindi on her forehead, all platinum blonde hair and red lipstick.
Gwen is a red lipstick crackerjack. It just suits her. Unfair but true. The trick is to find the right shade. If you’re blonde, go for a blue-ish red. If you’re a brunette, you want to think along more orange/coral lines.
There’s no doubt that red lipstick will give you confidence.. the first time I wore it, at the tender age of nineteen, I was getting all sorts of comments and looks. I’ve long since thrown out that tube of lipstick and I never replaced it, but I think I’ll start looking again. The MAC website has shades such as Lady Bug – a yellow tomato. It kinda makes me hungry. For lipstick.