RED - the one hue that looks absolutely stunning on any complexion. It transcends race, gender (I've seen some men look brilliant in a red lip!) and is ultimately timeless. Worn on the lips, cheeks and the ilk the hue is here to stay (like it or not A$AP!) Here are just a few of our favorite crimson accoutrements that will surely delight the masses.
FOR THE LIPSRed Haute Find: tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint Fiery, $26
♥ Notes: We adore this retractable jumbo crayon with it's balm like texture, great pigmented lip stain. This hybrid lip product has an amazing moisturizing feel and the staying power of the color is the best! It's a great product to have in your bag for days you want a little extra pick me up!
Red Haute Find: hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Raven, $28
♥ Notes: The shade is a true red that goes on like satin.It gives lips full coverage and is dramatic in an Old Hollywood kind of way. Wear it with foundation for a truly polished look.
Red Haute Find: smashbox Love Me Be Legendary Lipstick Love Me, $19
♥ Notes: The densely pigmented bullet from smashbox goes on creamy and surprisingly moisturizing, with a delicate sheen. Cool blue undertones make this red lipstick flattering on all skin tones. The buttery formula and deep red color give lips with the ultimate finish that is both office- and evening-appropriate. Score!
Red Haute Find: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW-True, $18
♥ Notes: This scarlet red hue is opaque and ultra glossy. Calling this a lip gloss is a stretch - the formula is totally opaque (think high-shine metallic finish but on lips). It sounds completely over the top and that's what we love about it. We also love the lip brush that's included!
Red Haute Find: tarte Glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick Wild, $26
♥ Notes: It's a creamy, fiery red; and lasts nearly a lifetime! Tarte's Glamazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick is simply a beautiful, classic—and richly pigmented—red. And AMEN to that!
FOR THE FACE
|From Left: NARS Blush Exhibit A, $29; Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush 06 Rouge Passion $38; tarte Cheek Stain True Love, $30|
♥ Notes: This legendary blush needs no explanation! It's smooth, the color is beyond pigmented and it works on us all! This product should be in everyone's arsenal.Shoplist: sephora.com
Red Haute Find: Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush 06 Rouge Passion $38
♥ Notes: Silky and sheer, the shade looks alarmingly neon in it's jar but softens significantly when swept (and blended) over apples of cheeks. Mon petites, this blush gives cheeks a sweet burst of luminous candy-apple color. Dust it lightly onto fair skin; build it up on darker complexions.
Red Haute Find: tarte Cheek Stain True Love, $30
♥ Notes: This dewy blush has been a favorite of our for years! The yummy red shade gives you a healthy glow as if you just ran 3 miles yet look so stunning chic. The formula goes on smooth and you will just need a dab - added bonus: it's easy to blend can be worn in a plethora of ways from sheer to opaque.
FOR THE NAILS
|From Left: Zoya Nail Polish | Dominique $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Jade $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Gia, $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Chyna, $9 ; Zoya Nail Polish | Janice, $8|
Red Haute Find: Zoya Nail Polish | Dominique $8
♥ Notes: This blue-red polish has zero shimmer and looks sophisticated and sexy on short, well-groomed nails.
♥ Notes: This shade is as exotic, rich, and feminine as the name it evokes, with just the right amount of shine to make tips and toes stand out.
♥ Notes: This glossy orange-red hue is as pretty as a summer sunset, and it's actually wearable.
♥ Notes: It's brimming with ruby flecks (think Dorthy's slippers), so much so that two coats create an effect that verges on 3-D! With Pixiedust you don't need a base or topcoat to make this shade sparkle. The abundance of monochrome glitter seems to make it extra-durable—we love how it hardens our nails.
♥ Notes: The formula delivers rich, cherry red color with vinyl-like shine. It's full on vamp and for that we are thankful!