The absence of the retro-themed series does not mean it's left our minds, because everywhere I look I'm seeing 60s-inspired trends. One that I've never had the guts to try until this year is red lips.
I have to thank my makeup ladies at Aveda for turning me on to it. I buy most of my makeup from Aveda (good for the environment, kind to animals, not overpriced and everything smells great!), and on a recent trip to refill my powder, one of the ladies asked if she could give me a makeover. Makeovers never go that well for me, but I was on my way home and had some extra time, so I figured why not. The purple eye shadow she used wasn't really my style, but the red lipstick was goooooooorgeous. So I bought some. Well done, Aveda Lady.
Since then I've found a couple of other products to keep the red looking fresh all day without having to constantly reapply. I start with Maybelline Superstay in Keep It Red for a base coat...
In the interest of being a fair and balanced blogger, I have to share with you what I read on SheFinds today regarding red lips:
"One of the trends fellas claimed to hate the most [is red lips]. Let's face it, red lipstick probably reminds them of their moms, it makes them not want to kiss you, and God forbid it gets anywhere near their work shirts..."
To this I have to reply, Reason No. 282 Why I'm Still Single.