Jul 28, 2011

Russian Red

So I didn't want to title this post the cliche of "lady in red" but then I realized I'm not clever enough to think of anything else...so I named this post after my favorite Mac lipstick, Russian Red.  Between Ruby Woo & Russian Red, I have to say (though I own both) Russian Red compliments my skin tone more.  It's also a little more subtle & matte than Ruby Woo. Maybe I will do a post on the differences between the two?

I think a lot of girls are timid by red lips (mainly because it's such a huge shock when you look in the mirror), but like anything new, it just takes some getting used to.  And just to reiterate my #1 rule when applying red lips for the first time - apply the lipstick before your eye makeup & blush - work around your lips so you don't overdo the rest. And more importantly, have fun! 

This is one of my favorite dresses (on sale at a BR outlet on top of that!)  I love structured dresses & I tend to gravitate toward button-down dresses.  The slight A-line is the perfect length (for my short legs) while also adding volume & femininity.  The picture of my legs below honestly motivates me to continue to run.  Naturally, I have very shapeless legs, so it took over 200 miles (says my Nike+) to eventually get them this way. Gotta keep doing it.
banana republic dress, LAMB heels, hermes bracelet, russian red lipstick
special thanks to DRU!!! from WWT for the tip: if lighting is bad, just make black & white...problem solved!
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  1. I was about to ask you about recommendations for red lipstick shades and then I read this post (it's like you have ESP!). The dress is very pretty and the black and white picture is fabulous (although glad there were good pics of the blue shoes, too!).

    Yeah...I really need to run on a consistent basis.

  2. YAY! Glad to see you're back. Sorry to hear about the accident with your hand! Red is definitely your color and I love the blue heels with the dress. So pretty!

    xx, becs

  3. what a beautiful look, the dress is amazing!

    H&C from Amsterdam

  4. Love the combo of red and blue! I've only started wearing bright lips as a look in the last year and I have to agree, everyone should try red sometime in their lives! That's a good tip too on starting with the lipstick first.

  5. Okay first off you take the best inside pics ever. Second, that outfit it sooo cute. Third I would love to see the differences between Ruby Woo and Russian Red. I may go make up shopping soon.

  6. i love that red lipstick on you! i've heard lots of good reviews of russian red and i need to check it out!

    btw, i'll have to try the black and white tip for bad lighting. thanks! :)

    ♥ kileen
    cute & little

  7. oOoo, very nice! you're right, it's not too much. Juuussstt right!

    Now i'm wondering what I would look like with red lipstick. Right now they're orange because of these damn cheese puffs...

  8. Love this bright shoes! And your hair has a retro vibe that is lovely. :)

  9. you are gorgeous! i'm drooling over your shoes. xx

  10. Dark, smokey eyes + red lip. Makeup faux pas? LOOKS GOOD, MAN.

  11. WOW! You look so nice! Love the clutch especially!

    Happy Friday!


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  12. You're beautiful! And you have such great, well muscled legs... Good job with the running! I can't run to save my life :P

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