Red Lips, No Knickers?

By | August 16 2007 | 23 Comments


The mammy has a favourite expression relating to the wearing of red shoes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve blogged about it before. She reckons that gals who wear shoes of scarlett have no morals, and therefore, no keks. So what she’d have to say about red lipstick, well – I can only guess. But jezebel springs to mind.

She’ll have to lick it up though, because red is a huge trend for autumn. Now, I know people are turned off by it and find it hard to wear, so if you’d like to try the trend, but aren’t sure you can carry off the thick, matte Hollywood style pout that’s been on all the catwalks, why not start by trying something a little bit more sheer?

Like, say, this Lancome Juicy Wear Sheer Duo? It’s an Ultra Lasting Sheer Color & Full Shine Lip which you layer over the top. Glam, but not cakey and scary. Perfect for a first time out red, and at only €21 from Strawberrynet, it won’t break the bank either.

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23 Replies to "Red Lips, No Knickers?"

  • Tina10 says:

    Kirstie – I really like the lippie colour you have on in the ‘About & press’ section pic. Do you know what brand/colour it is?

  • beautfan says:

    I have a pair of red chews that I adore – they cost me almost €200. I have loads of morals though.

  • Red says:

    I have red sh0es & questionable morals… actually have almost as many pairs of red shoes as I have black ones, and what would mammy say about scarlett hair??!

  • Red says:

    I managed to spot I’s typed the ‘s’ word & changed it slightly, but actually typed it again so my comment got maderated! :-(

  • ams says:

    I have about 5 pairs of red ones – I just cant say no!

    I think this is a bit of a gimmick though – i have the topcoat and its just an average lip gloss!

  • Red says:

    Did anyone see the pic of Monica Belucci on the Beauty page in Style last Sunday?? I think she’s incredibly sexy & beautiful, but the pic didn’t do anything for her & she had that lip liner below the lip line thing going on – I was very disappointed!

  • PinkPanther says:

    I don’t leave the house without red lipstick. Even to the supermarket. Don’t know what that says about my morals

  • Aphrodite says:

    Red – mammy would definitly have to say you’re a woman of easy virtue with all that scarlet going on

  • Red says: mammy obviously knows her stuff then! ;-)

  • girlfriday says:

    I agree, a slick of scarlett is all you need! Let the moralisers be damned! I think Chanel do fab red lipsticks – I have a gorge one called Barcelona Red – looks dark in the tube, but fab on. Also, has anyone seen the new Lancome add for some class of new formula lippie? The shade the model is wearing is just delectable, but it doesn’t say on the ad what it is called. Any thoughts?

  • SJP's Mole says:

    Buying a red lipstick is one of my all time beauty fantasies, but I’ve always been too scared. I bought a red lip stain called Shhhh! from MAC once as it was v. subtle and the MAC woman told me it was a good way to get used to wearing red. But even then I felt self-conscious and threw it out after a year or so. And I also felt it made my lips look smaller. But I really want to be able to wear red lips!!

  • Neevil says:

    Girlfriday is this the add?^F1_Lips^F2_Lip_Lipsticks^F3_Lip_Lip_Shiny&vname=name&&

    im looking at the different colours but im not exactly sure which is the one the model is wearing!

  • Red says:

    If I had to guess I’d say she’s wearing 308 – Rose explosion..

  • ladybird says:

    If you’re put off by red lipstick, try a red lip gloss I have the pout lip slick in Posh Girl and it’s more like a stain than a really strong lipstick or even gloss. mammy would not like me today as I’m wearing said lip slick and also red pointy toed stilettos!!!

  • ladybird says:

    Oh, but just to clarify, I am wearing knickers.

  • Red says:

    Mmmmm… pout! I have my lip plump on, keeps the pucker conditioned & silky soft, looking forward to trying out the bust cream!

  • ladybird says:

    I gave up on the lip plump – I kept waiting for something to happen……but all that happened was i got tired of waiting!

    I like it as a gloss but I’m entirely convinced that it does anything else other than look good!!!

  • Red says:

    It definitely doesn’t actually ‘plump’ but like I said, lips have never been better!

  • baby in a corner says:

    i love the minty taste/smell as well!!

  • My mammy always says that about red shoes too. Maybe they went to school together.

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