Science Proves That Red Lipstick is Sexy!

Marilyn said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but science says differently now! If you’re looking to get your man’s attention, you might want to pick up Monroe’s signature red lipstick instead.

According to a recent “Study” science has proven that red lipstick is the sexiest lip color!

The University of Manchester released a study yesterday proving that red lipstick really is the sexiest lip color.  To prove it, scientists tracked the eye movements of men as they looked at women wearing red lipstick, pink lipstick and no lipstick and found that they looked the longest at women wearing red lipstick – almost three times longer than they looked at women wearing none.

So, that does it! Red lipstick it is! In case you don’t already have that perfect shade of red, we searched for the best, truest red lipsticks available and compiled a list for you so you don’t have to waste time researching. Yes, we love you that much.

 

Here Are The Best Shades of Red Lipstick:

 

urban decayUrban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69, F-Bomb and Manic

Let them eat cake…and keep their lipstick intact in the process. Introducing Revolution Lipstick – a luxe, badass take on the notion of a “classic lipstick.” The brand’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives this formula creamy texture, insane color payout and non-drying extended wear. It applies smoothly – no dragging or skipping here – and with three fierce shades of red in the line, there’s one bound to flatter everyone. Try 69 for a bright red, F-Bomb for a true red, and Manic for a deep, intense red. The gunmetal case looks gorgeous on your vanity and prevents breakage, while also supporting the soft, creamy formula.

Price: $22, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s stores, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com, and UrbanDecay.com

 

 

paris cargo lipstickCARGO Essential Lip Color in Paris

CARGO introduces their first ever lipstick collection with a bold red for fall. Essential Lip Color packs a two in one punch – high color saturation and lip plumping benefits in one covetable product. The formula includes Maxi Lip, a combination of peptides that greatly increase moisture and reinforce connective tissue for instantly fuller and more voluminous lips. Olive Oil, Jojoba and Shea Butter Extracts also flood lips with essential moisture to enhance the wear and feel of the lipstick.

Price: $22, Available September at CargoCosmetics.com, Ulta, Beauty.com and Nordstrom

 

 

joystickKardashian Beauty En-Joystick Lipstick in Rose Parade and Retro Red

An intense, long-lasting lip color with a rich creamy formula that glides on easily to create bold, beautiful lips.  A precise tip makes professional-quality application a breeze and eliminates the need for lip liner.

Price: $8.99, available at ULTA, CVS and Sears.

 

 

L'orealL’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red

This lightweight red lip stain is designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine. Never heavy and never drying, the weightless formula glides on for a unique and bold, red lip color experience. Colour Caresse Shine Stain has a moisturizing, water-based formula that leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. It contains a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments for clear, luminous color.

Price: $9.99, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers like Walgreens.

 

 

red lipsFlower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color in Dahlia Dahling

From FLOWER – the NEW full cosmetics range co-founded by Drew Barrymore and available exclusively at Walmart – Pucker up! This pure, intense color has incredible lasting power. Infused with Emollient oil for a rich, creamy application, this velvety matte formula will leave lips with an ultra-smooth finish and, as an added bonus, give a voluminizing effect.

Price: $6.98 each, Available at Walmart and Walmart.com/Flower

 

 

flowerFlower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color

From FLOWER – the NEW full cosmetics range co-founded by Drew Barrymore and available exclusively at Walmart – A hero product, this high-shine luxury lipstick is infused with emollient oils to help improve shine and allow for a rich, creamy application. It will leave your lips with a pure, intense color payoff.

Shades: Nude Narcissus, Morning Glory, Sweet Peony, Ginger Lily, Coral Floret, Tulips 2 Kiss You!, Petunia Petals, Rose Bud, Black Rose

Price: $6.98 each, Available at Walmart and Walmart.com/Flower

 

 

by terryBy Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-Balm in Bang Bang

An “aqua-glossy melt-away” balm that glides on, adds shine, moisturizes, smoothes, fills-in, protects lips, this red lipstick offers an unprecedented combination of color and care. Between a gel and a balm, its aqua-cream texture restores lasting comfort as it sculpts and coats the lips in a radiant splash of shine. A glossy, plumping and enveloping film adds a sensation of freshness, enhancing a radiant smile! An SPF 10 UV filter maintains the lips’ youthful appearance by protecting them from climatic aggressions, pollution and photo-aging, a guaranteed high definition protective color screen.

Price: $35, Available at Barneys.com and Beauty.com

 

Wondering how to apply red lipstick? Check our our tutorial on how to apply it as well as why it’s time to try red lips.

Tips & Tricks on How To Get Noticed


I’m really getting the hang of wearing red lipstick now. Ever since I did my Bold Red Lips video for Mary Kay I’ve been a lot braver and have been wearing red lipstick a lot more often. I think I kinda like how it looks with my red hair!

It’s easier than ever for me to get the perfect red lips with Mally’s Perfect Red Lips kit. It’s the 3 piece solution to perfect red lips for any skin tone. I don’t have to fuss around with shopping for the right shade of lipstick and the right liner to go with it so having a bold red lip can be part of my 15 minute beauty routine now.

Mally Red Lips

Wearing red lipstick can be really overwhelming and scary for many women. But when it’s done right, it’s super fierce! This fool-proof lip system allows you to get the perfect, bright, stay-put lip! The primer helps prevent the lipstick from traveling, feathering, staining your lips, and fading. Infused with vitamin E, the lipstick is comforting and super hydrating while still being long wearing. The lip liner is creamy and easy to apply, and it lays down a beautiful, puffy line that really helps make your lips look fuller.

I always recommend doing the rest of your makeup subtle and classy so you can get noticed for the right reasons instead of looking like a tramp. Perfect red lips are a great “accessory” and a nice pop of color to any outfit.

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I’ve always been a little self conscious about the shape of my lips, so I never wanted to highlight them with bright red lipstick because I didn’t really want people looking at my lips! But my husband says I have very nice lips and he loves the shape of them, so hear that for 10+ years has given me the strength to be more adventurous with my lip color choices.

GET THE LOOK

To get this “get noticed look”, remember less is more. Keep simple with a flawless foundation, basic neutrals for eye shades, brown or black eyeliner and mascara. Click here to check out my 15 minute everyday makeup routine for a detailed breakdown.

For getting that perfect, get noticed lip, I use Mally’s Perfect Red Lips kit. The kit comes with the perfect shade of red lipstick, a matching red lip liner and a lip primer that makes lipstick application perfect every single time.

Statement necklaces are a huge trend for spring and will get you noticed in a good way! The bigger, the better when it comes to statement necklaces. Look for colors like mint, coral, yellow, neon pink, creamy orange and any shade of blue.

This is my favorite statement necklace…

mint necklace

Don’t forget that if you are getting noticed, you’ll want to smell fresh and clean! Scrub down with a great body wash like Dial – a trusted brand that has outlasted all the fads.

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America’s trusted brand for 65 years, Dial® continues to deliver clean, healthy skin for you and your family. Dial® Healthier Skin. Healthier You.®

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dial® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dial®.

Spring Must-Have: Maybelline Color Whisper Weightless Gel Lipcolor



When the warm sweaters and thick coats come off, so should your heavy lipstick. Spring into warmer weather feeling lighter with new Maybelline New York’s Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational®!

If you’re searching for translucent gel color that is a lot like a tinted lip balm, but offers richer pigments and more color, then you are going to love Color Whisper by Color Sensational. It features rich color pigments that are suspended in a light and airy gel that delivers sexy, soft, see through color with a touch of shine. It’s an amazing how weightless it feels on lips compared to most lipsticks that have heavy waxes and oils.

Give your lips a breath of fresh air with our top 5 tips for soft, kissable lips!

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    No Smoking: Ditch the cigarettes, not just for the health of your lips, but for the health of your body too! It increases wrinkles around the mouth and makes your mouth taste and smell like an ass tray. It’s just not sexy!

    No Straws: Drinking through a straw might be better for your teeth, but it’s not better for your lips! You can always whiten your teeth with whitening toothpastes or treatments, but let’s face it… botox and fillers are expensive!!!

    Moisturize: Make sure you keep lips hydrated, especially during the winter months. Keep a tube of lip balm with you at all times and be sure to layer it on as often as necessary. It will keeps your lips plump and wrinkle free!

    SPF: We know that we’re supposed to put sunscreen on our faces and body, but don’t forget your lips! Get lipstick or lip balm with SPF 20+ in it to make sure you are protecting your lips from sun damage which can cause wrinkles.

    Exfoliate: Make sure to give your lips extra TLC during the winter months. Gently scrub lips with an exfoliant or washcloth, just be sure to put on a thick layer of lip balm to protect lips afterwards.

Once your lips are all plump and moist, pick one of the 20 gorgeous colors of Maybelline New York’s Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational® and primp your pucker!

Our readers are already loving Maybelline Color Whisper! We’ve heard so many good reports back about it. And here is a picture of one of our readers, April C wearing Maybelline Color Whisper in “Cherry On Top”…

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Isn’t that gorgeous?!

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Head over to the Maybelline Color Whisper website to participate in the “Dare to Whisper” sweepstakes. Users can select any color and then share their whisper for a chance to win all 20 shades, or select the Coral Ambition shade and fill in the blank for a chance to win $5,000!

Maybelline New York’s Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational® empowers you to make a statement in soft, sexy sheer color. Because sometimes a whisper says more than a shout. Dare to whisper for a chance to win fab prizes! Just click here.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Maybelline via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Maybelline.

Gift Ideas: For Teens and Makeup Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for teen girl in your life? We have a list of fabulous gifts we KNOW she’d love!

Stila - Snow Angel Color Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Snow Angel Color Palette – $39 at www.stilacosmetics.com

Create as many holiday looks as there are snowflakes in the sky with Stila’s NEW festive holiday color palette that comes in a cute snowflake-shaped pan. This set contains 12 flattering cheek colors and 18 versatile eye shadows that can be worn wet or dry for a countless number of looks. The palette comes with a deluxe Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara to complete any look in seconds. Use the included step-by-step look book for inspiration and tips so you can be an expert in no time at all.

 

Stila - Written In The Stars Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Written in the Stars Eye Shadow Palette – $20 at www.stilacosmetics.com

Your eyes will twinkle and shine with this heavenly eye shadow palette that comes in a whimsical star-shape. It contains 12 gorgeous, yet neutral eye shadow shades that can be mixed and matched for many different looks.  This set is only $20, making it the perfect gift for every girl on your list (including yourself) this Christmas season.

 

Stila - Luxe Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Luxe Eye Shadow Palette – $45 at www.stilacosmetics.com

This luxurious eye shadow palette features a mix of six cream-to-powder eye shadows and three micro-matte shades that are both versatile and sexy. You can play with different textures easily, even if you are new to makeup. The cream-to-powder eye shadows dolls you up with sparkle, while the micro-matte shadows deliver long-lasting color. This unique palette comes with a built-in mirror, look book manual and a Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Ladyfish (golden pewter). The perfect gift for a teenage girl that has recently started wearing makeup!

 

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Mary Kay Beauty Must-Haves for Fall 2012

I recently received some Mary Kay® products to review. The assortment focuses on the “Hollywood Glamour” trend. I’m glad that’s going to be a trend for fall because I’ve always wanted to try that “look” but have never really been brave enough. I’ll have to start learning quickly!

I had a blast trying out the products they sent me and I actually made a video about bold, red lips that I hope you will check out!

In the video I am wearing Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara in Black, Mary Kay® eyeliner in Black, Shy Blush (2C16), Eyeshadow in Honey Spice (1X26), Spun Silk (UK24) and Chocolate Kiss (1V10). In the video, I apply Mary Kay® Crème Lipstick in “Really Red” (050275) and Mary Kay®NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Red Passion” (047955) to create a bold, red lip look that is oh-so-perfect for fall!

Other Products I got to try out later include,

Lash Love™ Mascara in I ? blackCrème Lipstick in Red (#022850)

Crème Lipstick in Black Cherry (#022826)

NouriShinePlus™in Rock ‘n’ Red (#047953)

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I don’t usually wear lipstick because I don’t like how it feels on my lips, but I actually really liked the application, consistency and texture of the Mary Kay® Crème Lipstick. It will definitely be one of my personal must-haves for fall.

Some important things to note when doing a Hollywood Mystique style is to start with a flawless and fabulous face, followed by textured, neutral shades for the eyes along with polished and defined eyebrows. Finally, you want ravishingly red lips that make a bold statement. The result is a confident, sophisticated look that is not only classic but glamorous!

Enter the Mary Kay® Hollywood Dreams Makeover Contest for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, a professional makeover, personal stylist consultation and wardrobe.

Here’s How: Visit marykay.com to locate your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

Schedule your makeover and enter to win!

When was the last time you checked out Mary Kay?

Visit http://marykay.com/en-US/TipsAndTrends/Pages/default.aspx to find your new look for Fall.

To get a look like mine, and purchase the products I used, contact your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant or connect with one at marykay.com.

Ten of my lucky readers will receive a Mary Kay® NouriShinePlus™ Lip Gloss in Rock ‘n’ Red (ARV $14)and a Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara, I ? black (ARV $15) gift set from Mary Kay just for telling me your beauty must-have’s this fall! Reply below to let me know!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mary Kay. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules

Jump Into Spring Makeup Looks With Covergirl

 

COVERGIRL BLASTFLIPSTICK

-          Gives you the power to mix and match shades with the flip of a stick to achieve a unique look. Pat designed the creams and shimmers paired together and created a bright purple lip on the runway to represent a “modern day revolution”. I haven’t tried this one yet but I’m dying to see how it works. Looks like the perfect lipstick to have on your purse!


COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick – $8

 

COVERGIRL + OLAY TONE REHAB 2-in-1 FOUNDATION

-          Provides you with a second chance for your skin tone. The easy-to-apply liquid foundation covers discolorations, lines and wrinkles and helps improve skin tone overtime. I thought this foundation was going to be too much for my 20-something skin, but I was pleasantly surprised. It goes on smooth, not thick, and blends easily. It covers fine lines without filling them in and creating shadows. I was also happy to find that it worked well with my normal/oily skin without causing a breakout. This one is worth a try!


COVERGIRL and OLAY Tone Rehab Foundation – $13

 

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Save vs. Splurge: Beauty Products to Save On and When to Splurge

There are some beauty products you can easily pick up at the drugstore for a lot less, but when are they actually worth a heftier investment? This handy guide will help you pick which products you can safely scrimp on, and when you should pony up a little more cash for quality.

Splurge On: Makeup Brushes

When it comes to makeup brushes, you truly do get what you pay for. Drugstores sell inexpensive brushes by the dozens, but you’ll only end up having to replace them time and again. By investing in a high-quality brush set, SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfect Ten Brush Set ($60,) you can rest assured that, with regular cleaning, your brushes will last for years to come.


Save On: Eyeliner

There’s no reason to spend $20 on eyeliner when cheapie drugstore varieties work just as well. I like CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eye Pencil ($5.49.) If you don’t like wax-based eyeliner pencils, look for a kohl or liquid eyeliner instead.


Splurge On: Foundation

When using a product that will be applied to your entire face, it’s definitely worth the splurge for a quality product that works. Drugstore foundations generally don’t have a wide variety of shades, and don’t often allow you to test out a product before committing. By shopping at a department or specialty makeup store, you can test out a foundation before you buy, and even get a beauty expert to help you choose the exact shade for your skin tone. I like NARS Sheer Matte Foundation ($42) for its huge range of shades, making it easy to find the one that’s perfect for you.


Save On: Shampoo and Conditioner

It can be tempting to spend the wad on fancy salon shampoo and conditioner, but the truth is that drugstore brands get the job done just as well – for a lot less cash! Brands like Pantene have millions of dollars to spend on cutting-edge technology and research, meaning their formulas are able to deliver great results for a fraction of the price of more expensive hair care brands. Give a drugstore shampoo/conditioner combo like Pantene Pro-V 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Flat to Volume ($4.99) a try, and tell me it doesn’t work just as well as pricier brands!


Splurge On: Tweezers

Drugstore tweezers are a joke, which is why investing in a high-quality pair like Tweezerman Slant Tweezers ($20) is an investment you should definitely make. High quality brands have better gripping power than drugstore cheapies – plus, Tweezerman will sharpen your tweezers for free whenever you need it. What’s a better deal than that?


Save On: Lipstick/Lip Gloss

There’s no reason to pay $25 for a lipstick or lip gloss; for one thing, moisturizing and long wearing lipstick is available at the drugstore for $10 or less. For another, lip glosses aren’t designed to last long anyway, so why pay a premium price for a product you just have to reapply continuously? For inexpensive alternatives, try CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick ($6.99) or e.l.f. Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 ($1.49)


Which beauty products do you save or splurge on? Do you agree with my list? Leave your comments below; I’d love to hear your thoughts!