Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Red Lips

Red lipstick is a universal classic color and has yet to go out of style. And I've been meaning to buy and wear this color, but every time when I draw this color onto my lips, I'm just so afraid of getting out from my room! I think, I can never pull off this look! It's too bold for me I guess? Or maybe it was just me? Or maybe bcuz I didn't know the right way how to apply it! hehe..

As much as I love to see people who can pull off the red lips look, and would love to try out the look, I think, it won't and can never look good on me! tskk. Hmm...I don't know la, but I still prefer to stick to my usual lip color; pink, orangey, brownish, nude, pale, soft red, and so on.. So, whenever I'm in doubt, I always go back to these usual favourite colors of mine.

It's much safer I think. (Oh, I'm such a boring person! Don't dare to try out different things! heee)

So anyway... the other day, while I was browsing some stuff at Topshop after work, the SA came to me and asked me to try out their make up. They have some new colors/stuff according to the SA. Oh, I do love their make up so much. It's really really awesome. (I'm gonna switch to this brand bit by bit!) So I tried different, different colors on my skin. I even tried their purple lipstick! And surprisingly, it looked good on me! I guess because I have a naturally pink/almost red lips, so..when I glide that purple color on my lips, it turned out to look nice with that two color combo, I think? Hmm..

I didn't buy the color though because I still look the "same" like any other make up look I tried before.. I said to her, I wanted to look something different. Something that I've never tried before..so she asked me a few questions, and suggested me The Red Lips Look, as it's the IN THING, she said. Well...I know and well aware about that, it's just that, I'm not the kind of person who would wear just about anything on the trend/fashion even if it won't and does not look good on me... But, she did ask me to try it first..

So yeah, I played around with the colors they have... I tried mostly red shades..

Oh myyy...I tried so many different look, and the SA convinced me that I look nice with the red lips look, and I can pull it off. Unsure of her statement, I even asked a pretty girl beside me who were trying to find the right shades for herself too! Haha. Sorry babe, I had to kacau your shopping moment! But yeah, she agreed with the SA too.. But still, I was so not confident with the look! Part of me said it was okkkayyy. Not too good, but not too bad either. But part of me said it kinda look "over" and dramatic and bold (in an ugly kind of way! haha). Part of me said I don't know! haha. Of course lah, this was my first time trying a red lip look (unless you count the Tarian India & Tarian Melayu contest I entered during primary school, as well! ;p), so of course, I was pretty nervous as to the outcome! But the SA keep on saying how nice it looked on me, blablabla... - I thought maybe she was just trying to sell the stuffs.. So I said to her, I wear that color first..and will decide later..

Well, I was alone and had no one to tell me whether I look okay or not. And I didn't want to buy something that I'm not sure of, that I would wear it again and again..although it just cost me about 40 plus..  I mean, why buy something that you REALLY unsure of! So yeah...I walked around the mall with that shocking red lips (it's kinda like a bit of orange too, I think..), and I noticed that every one who were near/noticed me, would glance at me, and leaving me feeling a bit of self conscious! haha. I don't know whether because it's too red and look SO weird on me...or because it's nice? (HA HA ;p)...maybe they didn't even realize about my lips, maybe it was something else and I'm just being so perasan and so paranoid and self conscious lebih lebih. LOL ;p

But...as soon as I entered the car (A'ai fetch me), he was kinda surprised with my look/make up (with that bright red lips and bronze powder I put on my face! huhu) and said it's kinda a bit too much!!! Hahaha! So there you go! That explains why the weird look I got just now? LOL.  Okayyyy...no more red lips for me, I guess! ;p

Okay..now you be the judge! hehe

Oh well..can't really see I think? It's the only picture I took, and plus, the color has fade a bit by the time he arrived to fetch me... Ahhh...never mind! I have another photo of me wearing a red lipstick..and this time, it's REALLY red! hehe

This one! Heeee ;p 
Does it match my earrings and my top? hehehe

I was trying out different look in my room, last time.. This was my attempt to look like zaman dahulu kala. (That explains the ugly bold eye brows. LOL) And yesss....I failed terribly! Heeee. Well actually, I got an invitation to attend a fashion show for MIFA or something..for the Raya Fashion Show, and the theme was "A Tribute to Saloma".

And the dress code was "Dress to the Era". It was really on short notice and I had nothing to wear and none of my clothes in my wardrobe can really suits the theme. So I thought of playing around with make up pulak lah... And tried to match the red lips with my top and earrings and shoes. But then, yeahh..I've failed terribly.. hahaha! ;p

Oh yeah, and I ended up not going to the event pun! haha. Well, not really because of my outfit nor make up...or whateverrr. It's because I was workingggg! Sobs... That's the thing I hate about working, because when you started working, there are so many events that you had to turn down as you're so busyy and got no time! Oh, such a bummer! tskk. Oh well...that's life, ain't it? Nothing's really pretty, Wany. Including your red lipstick! LOL. Apa kaitan.. ;p

So anyways...what do you think? Do I look okay with the red lips look? Or stick with this kinda make up? :)

A much simpler, nudy make up! hehe

Well....I think red lips would only look nice on special occasions, and not to be worn for a daily look, right? Hmm...I think, I'm still gonna brush up my skill for this red lips look again, till I won't look terrible...at least to my eyes! LOL. Cuz it's nice to change the style a bit, isn't it? hehe ^_^

Have a great day everyone!



  1. Hi I think you rock the red lips pretty well :)
    you should go for it!

  2. yang gambar 1st tu...kaler merah dia kena dengan u.......

  3. hi wani,
    saya ni your silent reader =P
    my 1st comment ni, heheheh
    ni opinion dr org yg bute fesyen
    it is ok to wear red lipstic, for me la, but kalau saya sendiri, maybe sy x pakai
    tp ni pada saya, if u want to wear red lipstic, minimize all the other parts
    mata shud look very natural, like matte soft brown?
    and mmg kene nampak flawless means ur foundation concealer everything agak tebal
    no shimmer when u wear red lips...
    no bronzing powder etc...
    yg lain kene nmpak agak nude...
    sebab, bile letak kaler yg 'garang', dia akan jd center of attention... obviously kite taknak org rasa muke kite mcm meriah sgt if semua pon nak kene menyerlah sgt...
    so... itulah pendapat saya..
    phewww..panjang le pulek

  4. Everyone can wear red. U just have to find the right red.

    Red yang pic 1st tu u nampak young.

    Yang 2nd tu nampak classic.

    Both pun ok je.

    To me, i pakai red lips masa special occasion je.

  5. i rasa red lipstik sesuai dengan u.cuma bg i, kalau u pakai baju warna selain merah.then it will suit u..

    maybe u can check michelle phan vidd tutorial on youtube.ada satu vlog dia aja, macam mana nak cari red lipstik yang seswai

  6. I'm a big fan of rich red lipsticks and always get compliments whenever I wore them. Tak kira kat office, events, siang, malam. I have my own rule to wear red lipstick casually, minimize ur blusher and never put eyeshadow. Ada juga dalam artikel "Seksi Dalam 60 Saat" majalah Cosmopolitan isu September :)

  7. dear

    i think the red doesnt suit you..

    you look fab with natural color


  8. boleh la try red lips. looks nice on u lah :D

  9. U pki apa pun cantik lah wani! :)

  10. kak wani u should try red lipstick !!!

  11. wow sexy look with red lipstick!

  12. Red looks ok on u :)

  13. red for raya sangat ngam... silalah.

  14. sorry wani..u look old with red shades...pakai utk special occasion fine la..but nor daily use...u look like at the age of late 30's dear..

  15. I'm a total stranger but I am in LUUUUUVVVV with your blog. I LOVE the first shade of lipstick on you. You look very natural and beautiful and like you have a natural glow with that shade.


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