The Absolute Perfect Red-crimson Lip

Ever since I
saw Jessica Chastain’s amazing lip color in Miss Sloane I have been obsessed
with finding the ultimate red-crimson lipstick.


I have
searched high and low for a color even close to the Miss Sloane lip, but
everything I found was too something. Too red (and not all of us can pull off
red lips every day) or not blue enough, or too dull, too dark, too pinky, or
too lifeless.

On shoots I
will just mix up the color I want or need, but in my daily life I need to have
a lipstick I can grab and go.


I got super
lucky a couple of weeks back when Tarte

sent me a box of makeup to use on my
Luca Magazine Spring 2017shoots. The box contained the entire collection of lip
paints, and in there was the absolute perfect red-crimson. For me this is the
color of the season, and let me tell you why.

Red is
great, but it can be overwhelming. For those of us who aren’t supermodels red
isn’t always a win, and isn’t always the perfect shade. Sometimes it just feels
too much. Sometimes a red lip feels like too much work.

Red can
cross the line between projecting confidence and projecting sex-bomberage. One
of the reasons I loved Jessica Chastain’s lip in Miss Sloane was that it at all
times made you feel that she was in charge, she was powerful, she was strong,
but at the same time it eluded the overtly sexy connotations of a traditional

Red-crimson is
still a sexy color. It’s just a little more manageable. And it’s also a little
unpredictable. It goes with so much more in your closet than a regular red does.


It looks quite pinky here, but Fly is actually deeper and less pink.
(see Jessica Chastain picture above)

It makes
your teeth and the whites of your eyes look sparkling white. It compliments
cool skin tones exquisitely, and it leaves your lips looking a little bitten,
which is quite alluring!

spring/summer 2017 bold lips are a major makeup trend. Red-crimson gives you a
power lip, but it is a power lip that fires up the gorgeous tones in your skin,
looks stunning with a tan, and once again – it goes with verything!

The Tarte
red-crimson is in their new Lip Paint collection so it has a matte finish and
lasts all day. The color is Fly.

cosmetics are available at Ulta, Sephora, and on the Tarte website.

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