Ask Gemma Button to describe my “make up style” in 5 words and she’d do it in 3…
(1) A. (2) Red. (3) Lip.
Its true, there’s nothing I love more than a dramatic red lip and I have slowly but surely been building up a small collection/hoard of blue toned red, orange toned reds, mattes, sheers, liners. I think the obsession started when I happened upon the album cover for Taylor Swift’s album Red where Ms Swift was showcasing her now signature red lip. There’s something about red lips that just looks so classy and put together (and eye catching, and lord knows a girl likes to be a catcher of the eye).
I’ve talked red lips before where I’ve reviewed two of my favourite red lipsticks MAC “Chilli” and L’Oreal’s “True Red”. What I didn’t have in my collection however was a red gloss. I’m not a massive fan of lip glosses, I’ll be honest with you. I like my lip colour to be bold and pigmented – and I absolutely hate that sticky lip feeling where your hair sticks to your lips and the remnants of your jam doughnut clings for dear life to your bottom lip – not becoming at all.Laura from Laura Louise Beauty (a very, very talented make up artist!) gifted me this stunning Lip Laquer from Laura Mercier in Rouge Laque and I’m in red lip heaven (can you hear the angels singing?).
This Lip Lacquer has pigmentation similiar to the Apocalips and was a Limited Edition product released as part of the Art Deco Muse Collection, taken from the Holiday Collection that was inspired by the decorative architecture, style and mood of Paris in the mid 1920’s – very Great Gatsby-esque.This has everything I want from a red lip with the added bonus of a sultry shine to give my come hither pout a bit more oomph. This lacquer applies perfectly, a deep red colour which doesn’t bleed with a non tacky formula which stays put through a good couple of rounds of cocktails – it hasn’t faced the ultimate kissing test yet – give me time.