|My red locks after a session with Aura|
Illamasqua lipstick in Maneater
So I never thought I'd love another lipstick the way I love Illamasqua's Box, but now I have the conundrum of falling madly in love with their newest red: Maneater. The newest collection by Illamasqua, I'm The One, is all about self-love and embracing Numero Uno, so the brand has taken to social media to encourage followers to send pictures of themselves wearing these sultry shades, using the hashtag #ImTheOne. And, trust me, this lipstick shade will make you want to take selfies right and left. It's a classic red shade, but with a matte twist. The intense color will last all day without making lips feel dry and crackly.
The Davines Alchemic line is all about concentrated pigments, for natural or color-treated hair. Alchemic shampoo contains a gentle cleanser derived from olive oil, but while hair is being cleansed the shampoo deposits pigments onto the hair. The conditioner also deposits pigments, and hydrates the hair using milk proteins. With the combo, hair is left brighter, more vibrant, and moisturized, rather than stripped of your color. I use the Red line, but it's also available in Silver (not just for grey hair, also for blonde hair that's been over-exposed to the sun), Golden, Copper, Tobacco, and Chocolate. This stuff really is genius for your color-treated hair (or natural hair), and bonus that it keeps your hair smelling as good as it is moisturized.
Deborah Lippmann Supermodel
You ever wish you could have that fun, sheer, candy-colored nail lacquer, but without being all streaky or cheap looking? Well this the nail lacquer for you. I would call it a "jelly" nail color. This is such an easy red for anybody to wear because it's so sheer, but you can build the color to be more intense, without any streaks in sight. Dree Hemingway collaborated with Lippmann to create this incredible color, and I really haven't found anything else quite like it. If you're scared of reds, this is a good foray into the world of red. It's flirtatious and fun.
I'm obsessed with Becca's Beach Tint. There's no other way to say it. I love every single shade. I love the texture. I love what it does to my skin. If you're not familiar with Beach Tint, it's mostly used for a long-lasting cheek color, but it really is a multi-use product because it makes for a great lip color as well. it has the long wear of a stain, but is a lot easier to manage without staining your fingers and ending up with weird streaks on your face. It's a wet product, but once it dries down, it stays put. Papaya is their hot red shade, and the smallest amount gives you an incredibly fresh just-off-the-beach look. It's also a great shade to use on darker skin tones. Don't let the name fool you though, this is not something to use just during the summer. I use it year round!