(Really Red is a photo project celebrating red lipstick and the women who love it. If you’re a red lip devotee, please visit the launch post for more info & to submit your own. Afraid to go red? I hope these photos inspire you to find your own perfect shade!)
- Name: Haley
- Age: 26
- Red of Choice: The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bang Bang is the lippie of my dreams. I bought it after a Smashbox MUA approached me in the Sephora, introduced herself as the “lipstick whisperer” (on the name tag and everything), and asked to change my life. She did.
- First red memory: I love all bold lips but my very first red was from he brand Flirt! from Kohl’s in the color “Wicked.” I wore it with my Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume in college and then ALL the time after that.
- Tip for finding the perfect red: All makeup is in the application! Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Then balm. Apply your red by making a heart first on your top lip and make sure to fully line the bottom lip before filling in.
Related: my review of the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse