As September goes on, our agendas get filled with events: art week here, trade fair there; openings, launches, dinners. Time to mingle, to socialize and… to rock a classic red pout, green style!
It took me several weeks of research to pick lipsticks (lip tints and lip conditioners) that were: a. Fabulous red.
b. Toxin-free and vegan/cruelty-free. c. Free of any palm oil derived ingredient.
(NB: If you wonder why “that palm oil obsession” keeps occurring, you might have missed this post.)
So I searched for different textures: a classic lipstick with great coverage, more transparent lipsticks or lip tints… Not everybody looks good with an exactly contoured red mouth, and a red that works for me might not work for you etc.
Additional obstacle: as I proceeded with my orders, I found out that a lot of colours advertised as “classic red” turned out too brown, too pink, too mauve (?) – and I didn’t really understand why. Is it so hard to describe a colour? Or are red pigments all, I don’t know, toxic? Because when you try to sell a pale, terracotta brown for a red, aren’t you turning off customers? But anyhooo….
Eventually I ended up with two lipsticks, one lips-and-cheeks tint, and four lip conditioners/tints.
Enjoy the clean loot, reviewed in three heaps: classic red, cool red, and warm red!
This is a perfect classic red; not too cool, not too warm; not too light, not too intense. Wear it without contour – and it’s modern; accurately contoured, it’s – …immaculate.
Infused with blue and purple, ideal for cool skin tones – or a great eye-catcher on warm-toned skin.
Lovely coppery undertones!
I hope this has been of any help for those of you looking for a new colour to start off the season!
But wait, have you got a red lipstick you adore but it has been discontinued?
Or found a new, toxin-free lipstick/ lip tint you want to share?
Know of a gorgeous vegan brand? DO SHARE!xoxo