Written by Coco Zai Levine
Edited by The Irresistible O
red lips have become a staple in the pin-up and burlesque community.
After much experimentation, here are some great products for achieving
that classic look.
The lip products are classified for burlesque and pin-up under two categories; durability and "pretty-ability".
this is not to suggest that these products aren't pretty-they're all
perfect for creating gorgeous looks. The point of these lippies is that
they will not budge once applied. That means that these will withstand
one hundred degree stage lights and sweaty dressing rooms. Also feather
and fur boas and other costume pieces or props will not stick to your
lips. When you go home at 3:00 am, your lips will be as red as the first
time you put it on. Long last liquid-to-matte lipstains are the key.
These are also perfect for applying glitter on top of your lip color:
Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Underage Red is a on the pricier
side of the list but definitely worth it. It's easy to apply without a
liner because of the thin brush and highly pigmented.
Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Ever Red-dy is easy to find at pretty much
any major drug or grocery store. It isn't too expensive and works like a
charm. It's very bright and a little goes a long way. With this brand
you'll want to apply the lip balm it comes with or apply glitter after
putting on the lipstain.
Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo is one of my daily go-tos. These
Lip Creams are easy to throw in your purse, easy to apply with a thin,
precise brush, and extremely inexpensive. You may want to apply two or
three coats (dry in-between coats) to get the boldest color.
products in the next category are perfect for photo shoots or events
where you won't be doing a lot of running around, performing, etc. and
have time to touch up if necessary:
Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo is perfect for that classic matte red.
This color looks great on everyone too! You'll want to apply a primer
beforehand so it's easier to apply the lipstick if you're going straight
from the tube instead of using a brush
Intense Butter Gloss in Apple Crisp is super bright, super pigmented,
and makes your lips look juicy! You'll want to apply a lip liner first
to prevent the lip gloss from bleeding beyond your lip line.
Arden Anniversary Lipstick in Red Door Red is great if you're looking
for a little shimmer. There are little gold flakes in this light red
that look great in the light.
makeup world is constantly changing and growing. So get out there and
try new products to find your perfect reds! (Other highly recommended
brands for red lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jeffree Starr, Melt
Cosmetics, Pretty Zombie Cosmetics).
-Coco Zai Levine