Fashion Friday: Red Lipstick.

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

I’ve searched my whole adult life for a red lipstick that didn’t make me look like the walking dead on account of my dark skin and olive colored undertones. My friend Anita suggested I try MAC’s matte Ruby Woo. Despite my skepticism I did, convinced that yet another red lipstick would not work for my skin color. Well it works on my skin color and EVERYONE’S SKIN COLOR. At least I’m pretty sure since every female in attendance tried it on and we had a range from very white to Asian to me and it looked AMAZING on everyone. And it is matte so it STAYS IN PLACE. ALL DAY. SORRY FOR THE SHOUTING I’M JUST THAT EXCITED. I also bought the coordinating lip pencil and gloss. My lips shall never not be red. I even wore it work. YOU’RE WELCOME.

This week’s Fashion Friday is an outfit I wore to my friend Kate‘s for dinner and then drinks at Wolves.

Glasses: Garrett Leight via Shopbop

Lipstick: MAC‘s Ruby Woo 

Shirt: Woolworth’s (120ZAR, thanks Neha)

Necklace: Tiffany’s (I know what I said, but it doesn’t say Tiffany’s and I got it a looong time ago!)

Jeans: Mavi

Nail Polish: Essie in Bright Tights

Ring: This one from Mal Jewelry (my wedding ring while I’m in SA, it gives me confidence and makes me feel like a bamf)

Shoes: French Connection from a few years ago

Photos courtesy of THE HUBS

8 thoughts on “Fashion Friday: Red Lipstick.

  1. Beautiful. I think the part about the lip pencil is important as it helps it stay in place. To me the most important thing to have when you’re wearing the red lipstick is the attitude to go with it. Everyone will turn to look at you so you have to be ready to meet those looks.

    Also a compact mirror is a lifesaver, and friends who will nudge you when the lipstick strays.

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