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{style inspiration | how-to : red lips for the holidays}



. . . and how could not feel festive in red lipstick? and so, for upcoming dinner invitations and holiday soirées, a guide to the achieving the perfect red . . .


how-to | the perfect red lip :

1. Prep It — gently exfoliate lips with a lip scrub to ensure a perfectly smooth base
2. Hydrate It — moisturize lips with a lip balm or milk
3. Prime It — prime lips for a silky smooth application
4. Apply It — for precision application, use a lip brush
5. Blot It — for longevity, blot and reapply (facial blotting papers work wonderfully)


lipstick colours as featured above : chanel in passion /// nars in jungle red [& here] /// yves saint laurent in le rogue [& here] /// tom ford in cherry lush /// dior in warm red







[image sources : one /// two – product layout by joey bailey for {this is glamrous} /// three /// four /// five /// six /// seven /// collage : one /// two /// three /// four /// five /// eight]

Contributor, Australia

Inspired by film noir, F. Scott Fitzgerald novels & the thought of a summer spent in Paris, this high tea connoisseur enjoys photography & designing & making her own clothes. Joey has been buying fashion, wedding & interior design magazines since a wonderfully young age, and would spend hours browsing through their glossy pages making ‘inspirational’ scrapbooks. Never spotted without high heels, a sketchpad, a pop of pink lipstick & a strong coffee— Joey adores great love stories, chandeliers, crème brûlée, the French countryside & sequins & sparkles & her long time sweetheart— the love of her life whose kisses still give her butterflies …

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  • anonymous — hello! yes, there are two links — one before the “+” and one after — just copy and paste them in your browser and you should be able to shop from both links x

  • Anonymous said...

    Hi again,

    I’m so sorry to bug you, but the link didn’t work!!
    If you get this message, I’d still love to know the colors!!

    Thank you!

  • kari — yes, nars — good eye :) the two colours are: +


  • Anonymous said...


    Just wondering what the lipstick is that the model is applying, (below how to: the perfect red lip tutorial? It looks like a NARS?


  • This is such a perfect and inspiring tutorial! I can’t wait to try it on my own! The photos are simply breathtaking!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  • So lovely! I usually go with a more orange-y red (Nars Heat Wave, the BEST) but I think for the holidays I am going to go bluer to a true red. I’ve got Revlon’s Red Revival and it’s a pretty amazing color as well.

  • wow,love the red lipstick!!!

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