When I was a teenager, and probably even younger, my favorite catalog to look through was the J. Crew catalog. Not only did I obsess over the clothes and and the images, but I also loved the look of their models. They looked so naturally gorgeous, but they also often wore this perfect red-orange lip color. It was so striking and gorgeous. I still remember it and now that I’m actually an adult, I’ve adopted it as my go-to power lip color. I love a glowing red-orange lipstick. If I’m going to wear something besides nude or pink, neon red it is! I often get questions about my red lip so today I’ve rounded up quite a few options to get the perfect red-orange lip yourself. Check out my favorite lipsticks, lip liners and more in today’s post!
I combed through the internet to try and find a few examples of the original J Crew lip, and found that even as late as 2011, J Crew was still using this incredible color on their models. It’s not a shy color by any means, but it sure does inspire compliments.
LIP COLOR (A-go-go) // TOP (old Shopbop)
One caveat I should mention is that my boys, and even Soren, do not care for a bold lip. Your hubbies may be the same way- but don’t let that stop you! I have suffered through plenty of little teasings and I’m hear to tell you you can handle it! If you like a lip color, try the lip color! Don’t worry about what other people might think before you even give yourself time to form an opinion about what you think. I’ve tried plenty of other lip colors in hopes that they will feel like me- and most don’t! I don’t get on board with a lip color easily. But I always feel great in my neon red-orange lip.
And, one more secret? I’ve NEVER seen anyone else in real life wearing it. Never. But I don’t let it stop me. I feel great in it so I wear the red lip. Maybe for you it’s red-orange or plum or dark red or true red or bright pink! You never know until you give it a shot. (Maybe even a few shots!)