I’ve secretly admired red lipstick on some of my favorite celebs but for some reason I’ve strayed away from wearing it myself. This past weekend I was in Georgetown shooting street style when my friend mentioned she was on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick. I invited myself to tag along. First stop was Sephora where I tried on NARS Dragon Girl. After I applied it I just felt silly…I looked at my girlfriend and I said: “I am doing the MOST right now!” Her and two other friends who joined us reassured me that it looked good but I wasn’t convinced. Bold red lipstick was a big step up from my neutral glosses. I quickly removed it and bought some boring Jack Black lip balm. Instead of giving up completely we headed over to the MAC store. Since I admire June Ambrose so much I figured I’d give her signature color Ruby Woo a try. I wasn’t immediately sold but after much self convincing I purchased it.
On my way home I checked Twitter and to my surprise I see twit pics of some of my girlfriends showing off their new Ruby Woo lipstick! I told them it was so ironic because I just bought Ruby Woo as well!
1. Mia (Make-up Artist) MiaandMaki.com 2.Jasmine P. (Jeweler) @jasminepennama| jasminepennamma.com 3. Elle Gee @ellegee47 |www.youngalumnimovement.com 4. Melissa (Vintage Shop Owner) @rifashionme 5. ME 6.Mani | @zuri_one 7. Nik Foster | @thenikkifoster 8. Morg @morganstats 9. Kelz (Model) @kellenicole| kellenicole.com 10. Toni @antoniathegreat 11. Carmen (Blogger) @godmeandmoney| GodMenAndMoney.com 12. Siobhan @uuteaeff 13. Jovi (Blogger) @jovizi | jovianzayne.com Related post: A Little Red Goes A Long Way 14. McGee @lmoney21
I know some may think, what’s the big deal? It’s just red lipstick..NO its actually much deeper than that. Carmen at GodMenandMoney.com wrote an amazing post -Black Girls in Red Ruby Woo about self acceptance, embracing your features and not becoming a slave to your own insecurities. I realized a part of me cared about what other people would think of me if I wore red lipstick. Well not anymore!