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Go Red with Red Lipstick!

My "Go Red" red lipstick look! (Makeup: Brideface / Photo: Bluebird Photography)

Happy February! (Can you believe it’s already February?!) As you probably know, this month is dedicated to heart health awareness. But what you may not know is that cardiovascular disease the number one killer of women in the United States. So, being someone with a family history of heart disease and the publisher of a publication dedicated to women, I wanted to do something to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association in February… but of course in a fun and fabulous way! : )

That’s how the Lady in Red event came about four years ago, and we’ve sold out each year! We even found a bigger venue this year – ADC downtown – and THAT sold out too! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the success and I’m counting down the minutes until the event on Friday!

I’m so excited, in fact, that I got some of my gal pal bloggers together at a local makeup studio, Brideface in Covington, so we could all learn how to “Go Red” with red lipstick. I thought it would be fun for each of us to find the perfect shades and then share what we learned with our readers!

So, here’s what I learned:

  • Use matte red vs glossy to keep mishaps (i.e., red lipstick on your teeth) at a minimum.
  • Line your lips with a thin lip brush and the lipstick, matting it into the lip. Let dry before filling in the rest of the lip. This will avoid the pigment “creeping” into the skin around your lip.
  • Use a blue base red lipstick to make teeth look whiter.
  • Blue base red lipsticks are more pinkish (like the bright pink lipstick that’s very en vogue right now)
  • Yellow base red lipsticks are more coral-colored
  • Despite popular belief, you can play up both your eyes and lips (like my photo!) On the eyes, she used a purple-y shade (Stiletto by Benefit) and a “Red Lizard” shade by NARS
  • There’s a lot of advice out there about finding the right shade for you. But Nancy at Brideface snubs most of those rigid rouge rules. She takes everything into account, such as hair color, skin undertones, eye color and even your outfit. She said my lip color was actually inspired by the bright coral color of my earrings!

It was such a fun and informative night and I can’t wait to wear my new red lip on the red carpet this Friday! Thanks to all the ladies – Julie, Tamia, Katy, Brock and Marsha – who took part in the glam “Go Red” fun! Check out all their blogs about the night too:

Check out the webcast below to see our red-hot “after” pics!

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“Go Red” to Win!

I’m so excited! This is going to be a HUGE week!

Not only is our fourth annual sold-out Lady in Red event on Friday, but Cincy Chic will also be on Fox19 on Wednesday morning at 9:30am to do a sneak peek… AND I’m going to do a blogger event with Nancy at FACEing on Tuesday to learn how to find the perfect red color for my pucker! Click here to see some of her tips, and click here to see Nancy’s red lip style inspirations on Pinterest, but check back on Tuesday night for a recap of what I learned!

The bloggers and I are also doing an awesome promotion so that you can show off your best red lip look, snag swag bag tickets to Friday’s sold-out Lady in Red event and a bunch of other goodies. See below for promo specifics! Good luck and Go Red!

“Go Red” on Facebook by posting a pic of yourself wearing your best red lip to the http://facebook.com/cincychic wall. You’ll be entered to win TWICE if you make that photo your profile pic! One participant will be selected to win two swagbag tickets (which are sold-out, so this is the only way people can still get these tks!) Feb. 3 Lady in Red event –http://bit.ly/LIR2012 – a $50 gift certificate to Stone Creek, and a personalized FACEing makeup class gift certificate. (Photo must be posted by 5pm EST Feb. 2 to the facebook.com/cincychic wall, and profile photo must remain participant’s featured profile picture until 5pm EST Feb. 2).

My red lip look from Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa