2.16.2009

R is for red.


If asked what my favorite color is, I'll usually insist on having two: Pink and red. However, reviewing my posts I seem to be drawn to red in many things I choose to surround myself with. At the shop I work at there are often times where people will buy multiple items all in the same color, and not take note of it until I say something. Sometimes it's not their favorite color, but rather the color they are drawn to that day depending on the mood they are set in. I've also experienced this in shopping, as I'm sure many have, where I pick one color over another because it feels more right. In lighter moods I gravitate towards pinks and yellows, even though I know yellow looks horrible on me. Serious moods have me trying on black and gray things, which are often taken out of my closet not too long after a purchase because they are too "practical".

Red though is a whole other story. I can be drawn to red in any mood or situation and find that if I do not apply red lipstick when going out, I feel much less confident and more blended in with the world. Red lips demand attention, if I am speaking to you, you will listen. If I smile, so will you. Red lips can turn your day around, if you are having a bad hair day, feel invisible, or find yourself needing a pick me up in the middle of a workday. I have a few favorites, including "Lady Bug" and "Chili" by M.A.C., and "Red Velvet" by Chanel.

What's your favorite red?

13 comments:

Atomic Mama said...

"russian red" by mac. lovely.

Solanah said...

Oh yes, I've been meaning to try that, and it looks great on you!

Breathless said...

"Red velvet" by Besame.

It's the dead of winter here in sweden and everyone is wearing black and grey, and all I can think of is baby blue and floral prints! I'm a crazy woman!

Casey said...

I just picked up a tube of MAC's "Russian Red" yesterday, and it's definitely worth trying! :) I don't love it quite as much as my beloved Revlon red lipstick (which sadly, I can't find anymore... *cries*), but what I do love is that depending on if you layer it over a red liner, or top it off with a pink gloss, it can take on a different look. Yay for versatility! ;)

Red is one of my favorite colors; I used to be more of a pink girl, but I find red matches my personality a bit better. ;) lol!

Caroline said...

hmmm... prolly BRIGHT red, or DARK red, either way they are all beauitful!

Q's Daydream said...

I'm all about red too! I have to has glossy red lips when I leave the house :o)

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Lauren said...

hmmm, I love red lips as well but feel like they wouldn't work well for me because im only 16! Maybe on special occasions though

The Church of Vintage said...

Red excites the brain. In marketing red is used a lot because of that as well it's linked with "passionate",aka, impulse shopping.

I generally mix my own, haven't found the perfect red yet:(

Lauren said...

oh by the way thank you for commenting on my older post about confusion and style! I didn't see your comment till now but thanks!

boylerpf said...

Any red on the lips is gorgeous...especially if you're Marilyn Monroe!

TERI REES WANG said...

..."Krazy Ketchup"..red!...come see.

http://terireeswang.blogspot.com/

or go see for your own self at ... www.krazyketchup.org

Meg said...

Ruby Red by MAC. Hands down. It makes me feel like old hollywood and a total wanderluster at the same time...