For years I have searched for the perfect red lipstick. I’ve always wanted to pull off the whole chic red lips vibe, but somehow end up looking clownish or like I’m auditioning to play Jessica Rabbit. I guess I have a hard time finding a shade that works with my coloring because I’m fair with an olive undertone. Everything ends up looking too blue, too rust or too pink on my skin. The times I have found a great color, it’s usually discontinued in months…a big pet peeve I have with Lancome! So finding the right lipstick has felt more like a search for the holy grail.
I found it at the Chanel make-up counter while visiting Boston last summer. I’ve never bought anything Chanel, but was drawn to a tall stack of Coco Chanel books on display. As I was standing there, for kicks I asked an associate if I could pull off bright red lips despite my coloring. She reached in a big drawer and pulled out a sample tube then said in a heavy French accent, “try thees, eet ees exactly what you need.” She walked off and picked up the shiny black phone to finish a conversation she was having with another customer. I thought “okay, she must be really confident about this color.” I tried it and LOVED it! It was creamy, light and the perfect pop of red. No blue or pink undertones.
This one is the only lipstick that doesn’t cause my lips to peel – maybe it has fewer harsh chemicals in it than other brands? Not sure. I happily wore it most of last summer and find that it’s perfect for a winter look as well. Note: I do lightly apply my trusty Revlon liner in Sienna first to give it a touch more darkness and staying power. I blogged about that liner a while back in this post.
If you’re a fair-skinned brunette who wants a chic pop of color on your lips, I think Rebelle is the one.
For my blonde friends: if you can wear reds with a tangy coral undertone, Rebelle would work well for you too! I could see it worn to a holiday party wearing winter white. Nobody can rock all-white like a blonde.
Hope you’re having a great Monday morning.
Oh and this was not a sponsored post : )