Are you comfortable wearing lipstick? I have a few girlfriends who look AMAZING in it (Jess, for one, rocks a red lip like nobody’s business) but I’ve always been a little hesitant even though I love the look. When several readers requested more beauty content and Nordstrom asked me to share their fall lipsticks on Design Darling, I figured the stars had aligned and it was high time I get over my fear of walking out the door with a painted pout. So I enlisted (who else?) my bestie Amy‘s second opinion and we spent an afternoon trying to figure out the best lipsticks for redheads before heading out for margaritas. I definitely found a couple new favorites but I’ll let you all be the judge!
Here’s a little cheat sheet to help you keep them straight:
Pretty packaging aside, I think the two I’ll wear the most are NARS “Jungle Red” (I’m already contemplating more colors) and Shiseido “Ophelia.” The first is the only red lipstick I’ve found that looks good on a redhead (with the smoothest application) and the second is a great pink gloss for days when I’m feeling something a little fancier than chapstick. (Though if you’re a chapstick devotee, I have a feeling you’ll really like the Fresh tint!) It was really fun to step outside my comfort zone and get in touch with my inner girly girl. I can’t wait to do a little more experimenting in Nordstrom’s beauty department (I decided to pick up this moisturizer as well so I’ll report back on that!). I’d love to know your favorite lipsticks in the comments!