Sizzle-Status: Really Red Lip Looks

Sizzle-Status: Really Red Lip Looks

There are many beauty-related things that I like to yell about ("why isn't metallic blush a thing"?, sprinkle lips, earthy glam nail ideas...there are too many to list), but there is one cosmetic pet peeve that really, really grinds my gears; when people classify pink lipsticks as red. 

Is this offense that serious? Nope. But it baffles me. Can some people really not determine whether a given color is pink or red? Sure, there are lipsticks that blur the line since they land somewhere in the middle, but just, I don't know, look at yourself in the mirror before you start spouting incorrect color identification. 

Yes, this is a whole thing for me. Because red lips are a classic—and have been for quite some time—and they don't deserve to have their vampy, vixen reputation downplayed or diluted.

On that note, here are four fantastically fabulous makeup looks that feature, you guessed it, really red lips.

1. @cakeyconfessions

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This look is just completely divine. And that red lip hue, which is evidently thanks to Gerard Cosmetics' Immortal Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick, just pulls everything together. Really digging the matchy-matchy-ness of this.

2. @silviatrentin

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This super cool snap perfectly highlights why red lips are so phenomenal; even when you keep all of your other makeup minimal, you can still make quite the impact by swiping on this vivid hue. Oh and that hair color is gorgeous, no?

3. @dezzzymua

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This gloriously glowy look is all-around amazing. And that striking red lip is just the cherry on top. 

4. @katie_michaelis46

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Katie Michaelis paired extra dramatic "spider" lashes with a lighter-end-of-the-spectrum red lipstick (it's Morphe Brushes' Liquid Lipstick in Hot Shot, in case you too wanted to snap it up) and it really WORKS. Miraculous. Bonus brownie points for the nail polish hue coordination. 

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