Testing out the Trend: Red Lips

On the heels of our discussion about red lipstick a few weeks ago, Avon came calling.

Someone from the company e-mailed to ask if I'd like to try Avon's new Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 and since, by all accounts, lipstick is back with a vengeance and the Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 line featured a bright red hue called Charged Cherry, I was all over it.

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Beyond that, I couldn't wait to try on the same color lipstick that Reese Witherspoon wears in all the Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 ads, not to mention the Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 commercial. The last time I tried red, it was a Wet n' Wild red I found in my stepdaughter's bathroom drawer, and I was pretty sure Reese wouldn't be caught dead in Wet n' Wild.

 

Maybe, just maybe, all that stood between me and Reese-like perfection was Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in Charged Cherry...

 

 

It was time to find out!

 

When the Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in Charged Cherry arrived at my doorstep, I tore into the package and put some on. And WOW. Was it ever red. It was, like, SO RED. In fact, I was absolutely certain that if I had turned off the lights, my bright red Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in Charged Cherry lips would still be plainly visible, glowing in the dark.


Speaking as a woman who's been wearing nothing but lip gloss and a little liner for the last five years, all that red was frankly shocking. I felt like every Baptist I've ever known was crowded into that bathroom with me, staring disapprovingly at my brazenly bright red Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in Charged Cherry lips and shaking their heads. Soon, my cheeks were just as red as my mouth. But before I wiped off my markings of shame, I decided to take the evidence to you, my Internet jury.

 

There you have it. Bright. Red.

 

(Oh, and it seemed like as good a time as any to show off my new stripes and my side braid, too.) ((And by the way, I'm already hating stripes- When I put this dress on, I asked Punky, "What do you think?" And she said, "Well it kind of looks like you're IN JAIL." And now I'm thinking all I need is a Hamburglar mask and hat to complete The Look.))

Anyway.

 

 

Apparently, my Bright Red lips, freshly painted with Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in Charged Cherry, stood out like a beacon in my home, because in no time flat, I had a... visitor.

 

 

A visitor who didn't give a flying fork that I was obviously trying to conduct a photo shoot!

 

 

Um. HELLO!

 

 

Bright! Red...

 

 

Dammit.

 

 

So much for my review of Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick SPF 15 in Charged Cherry.

 

 

P.S. Despite my misgivings, my husband got home from work about thirty minutes after this "photo session" and said, "You look fantastic!"

 

So to recap:

Red lips + side braid + prison stripes = FIERCE.

But seriously, what do you think? Is the red too much or not?

 

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