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Be daring in red lipstick

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Red lipstick is daring and fun! There’s trepidation for many women around wearing red, mostly due to how bold it is, but the secret to any woman wearing red lipstick is finding the right shade. I asked some ladies to do a lipstick experiment with me to see how one red would look on our different skin colors. I think everyone looked great in it but…there was trepidation…mandyonduty
“It’s too bright”, “Don’t think it goes with my skin tone good?” etc…I think this shade of red worked on my United Nations segment of women friends, but as always, beauty is personal. We’re all wearing ‘Nars Vesuvio’ and I’m giving this lip color away to a few ladies who tell me why they’re up for being daring in red lipstick, so we can be daring together. Just leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
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Here are some before and afters of ladies who don’t usually wear red lipstick, but were up for trying it.
Ms. P here doesn’t even wear makeup, but a little hair zhusing and a red lip, and voila! Instant glam!
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Ms. S has one orangey red lipstick and she loves this one.
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I’ve  been meaning to buy Nars Charlotte which is a darker red (seen here http://wp.me/p5C7hM-RH) for almost a year now, but this turned out to be my first one. My risqué lipstick right now is MAC ‘D for Danger’ (paired with MAC Beet lip Pencil) which is bright pink. From my red lipstick research I also really like Smash Box Disorderly.mandy on duty lifestyle blog, mandy on duty mom blog, mandy on duty washington dc, mandy on duty style blog
Here are 3 other ladies with 3 different styles, and skin tones looking fab in the same lipstick:
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You can pull this off too. I’ve been there with the red issues, but my millennial sister told me to stop being ridiculous and just try it. Turns out trying red lipstick is soooo much less painful than childbirth. So it’s not that serious.

12 Comments

  • Sheryl Neal
    December 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I have been battling Breast Cancer since May and have lost my hair,eyebrows and lashes. It has been very difficult to feel good and feminine during this journey. I think this lipstick would represent “Cancer,you got to go”… and I can look fabulous no matter what!!!!

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    • Lora Alexander
      December 13, 2016 at 1:54 am

      I think we have a winner!

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      • Sherry Pearson
        December 14, 2016 at 1:16 am

        Lora, I totally agree!

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    • Mandy on Duty
      December 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Sheryl, I love your attitude! You definitely deserve to look fabulous while kicking that C word to the curb! You are a winner!

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  • Sherry Pearson
    December 10, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Mandy, I’m way too pregnant to be ‘hot’ but that color is really pretty on me. I’m definitely gonna get that lipstick. Thanks for letting me be a part of your red lips group experiment 🙂

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    • Mandy on Duty
      December 13, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      You know what would be cool? If you took pics of you in the lipstick while in labor! Yes!!

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  • Nicole
    December 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    You ladies look great!!!! I love red. Got on my red coat now.

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    • Mandy on Duty
      December 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Thanx Nicole! I’m sure your coat is fab! Are you pairing it with red lipstick?

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  • Ayo Scorpio
    December 7, 2016 at 3:56 am

    First of all of you ladies are beautiful in your natural state, but I must say that lipstick sure brightens things up. (Congratulations Sherry! Hi Lora! Lady in the bold necklace, you look GREAT! I recognise you from your first interview!) I don’t wear makeup though I am partial to mascara and lipstick (subtle shades). I like red lipstick – on other people – I have a small face and I’ve always thought that bold colours would ‘overload’ my features so I’m never without my Burt’s Bees lip balm (Yes, I’m addicted!) HOWEVER! NARS Charlotte looked stunning on you Mandy, and I really thought that that would be the red I’d try, but NARS Vesuvio really compliments all these ladies’ skin tones so I’m game! Pick me! #NARSVesuvio!

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    • Mandy on Duty
      December 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Bold colors will not overload your petite face. The red will make a statement – small but mighty!:)

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  • Sherry Pearson
    December 7, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Stop playing and just ‘randomly’ select me…cause it’s obvious that shade of red has my name written all over it 🙂

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    • Mandy on Duty
      December 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      I’ll see what I can do! You do look hot in the color!

      Reply

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