Out of My Comfort Zone: Red Lips!

YIKES - Red Lips!
My lips look a lot bigger when I do this.......

The older you get, the harder it is to try something different. That is why I have created a regular feature titled "Out of My Comfort Zone" for my blog. It will force me to try new things. Are you with me? So this week, it's red lips. I always admire the glamorous photos of celebrities with the perfectly made up faces. The fact is, most days, I don't wear very much make-up at all, and if I do it's make-up to not look like make-up. So today, I am going out on a limb and am going to do red lips.  For the sake of the blog, I am doing this during the day, but in reality, I would most likely only wear this at night.

I happen to have a red from MAC in my arsenal. I was wandering around the Nordstrom cosmetic department at Christmas time and went to buy a MAC pencil sharpener. I had a gift card and was determined to spend it. The very hip girl that worked there suggested this color for me telling me it worked well with my blue eyes. I have to admit, if I want to wear red, this one is pretty with the blue undertones. TIP: She applied the lip color, THEN lined around the outside. That was a first for me - liner after the lip color. She said it will help it not to run. So today, I am trying this myself for the first time. To begin with I used a lip exfoliator - FRESH: Sugar Lip Polish. It helps to smooth the lips. Then I applied a lip balm - FRESH: Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 to condition while I did the rest of my face. I then applied MAC's: All Fired Up Retro Matte Lipstick. Then MAC's "More to Love" Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

I'm not sure I will actually end up wearing this out. The older I get, the lighter the lip colors are easier for me to wear. I probably should have spent that gift card on yet another nude or pink lip color. What do you think about wearing Red Lips?

If you are interested in any of the products click on the names in my blog, they are linked to the products on the Nordstrom website.

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