Thursday, March 11, 2010

Seeing Red

One of our new obsessions here at VPV is red lipstick. Red lipstick has been the choice of beauty icons past and present—think Marilyn Monroe and Gwen Stefani. This vibrant color, available in a shade that is perfect for you, is a great way to add a bit of glam to your outfit or brighten up a rainy day. Many women shy away from wearing red, thinking it is hard to wear. However, once you find your perfect red, you won’t be able to live without it! The secret to wearing red lipstick is finding the right shade for you. Before buying your new lipstick, evaluate your skin tone. If you have “cool” skin (pink undertones, and you look best in silver) pick a blue based shade of red; if you have “warm” skin (yellow undertones, and you look best in gold) try a warmer shade with an orange base. Don’t be afraid to keep experimenting until you find your perfect red. For a long lasting look try a stain, we like Cover Girl’s Outlast Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink; and for a classic red available in a variety of finishes we love MAC’s Russian Red. The final tip for wearing red lipstick is to keep your other makeup muted – you don’t want to look like a clown! A sweep of simple mascara and light blush and your look is complete.

Marilyn Monroe

Gwen Stefani

Diane Kruger

Valli-Spring 2010

The Sartorialist

Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain

MAC Russian Red

New this week at VPV (complete with red lips!)...



  1. love love love the red lipstick. but hate wearing it around my boyfriend, it gets messy!

  2. I still have Russian Red on my lips after going out tonight!



  3. i LOVE LOVE LOVE those over the knee socks. and red lipstick is so beautiful on everyone...every girl needs a good red lipstick!

  4. red is hot! thanks for sharing the tips, too.
    the mac russian red is rad. i'd totally go for one. my current red shade is the mac glam.