Around Valentine’s Day, most women want to find a little something special to wear. Some opt for a sparkly clutch, others for statement-y earrings or a bold necklace. If you want to make your date-night outfit really special, though, my advise is to find your perfect shade of red lipstick.
I never wear red or pink in my V-Day clothing because I don’t want to blend in with everyone else, but lip color is the perfect way to incorporate it. It’ll take an hour or so of dedication in your favorite makeup department, but it’s worth the time.
The only way to tell what will look right on you is to try stuff on – my perfect red, Chanel Rouge Allure in “Fatale”, looks a bit brown-purple in the tube, but it reads a true, dark red on my lips. Things that look like a true red in the tube look hot pink on me, and I would have never known any of this without investing some time.
So if you’re looking for a special addition to your V-Day (or any) outfit, give it a shot. Red lipstick is a lot cheaper than a new pair of shoes.