Overcoming My Fear of Red Lipstick

Ed’s note: Today’s post was written by one of our readers, Anita Samuel.

When browsing for new gloss, I’d always look to lighter colours and never bothered looking at a red. I honestly thought red would age me or make my lips look smaller. I don’t know what started my fear, but I’ve avoided it like the plague since I first dressed these smoochers in cosmetics, and would always opt for nude or pinky glosses. I figured these lighter colours would make my lips seem fuller, more natural and also complement my olive skin.

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How I Became A Red Lipstick Lesbian

Alex red lips

Ed’s note: Today’s guest post is brought to you by the lovely Alex Harmon.

I’d always considered myself a lipstick lesbian. That was until the editor of My Fair Lipstick asked me to shoot over some photos of myself wearing lipstick for the website. I was stumped. I didn’t have any photos with painted lips because I don’t actually wear lipstick. I’ve never owned any either. At best, on a special occasion, you might see me sporting some of my girlfriend’s lip gloss. It’s pink and tastes good. That’s the extent of my knowledge.

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13 Tips For This Month’s Style Dares


After an awesome run of FABruary with thousands of pics uploaded, Fox in Flats is taking the styledares into March and we couldn’t be more pleased. It’s the perfect way to step out of your comfort zone or find an excuse to dig out those neglected items from your wardrobe. If you’re yet to take part I really recommend it. The Fox in Flats community are so supportive and encouraging. And it’s just a lot of fun. Here are some ideas to keep it cruelty free.

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Australis – Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick


Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

Brand/Product: Australis – Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Cha Cha.

Price: Mine was sent for review, but you can buy it for $12.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Big W, selected pharmacies or shop online.

Cha Cha Australis lippy

Our reader Chloe in Cha Cha

Verdict (Yay or Nay): What can I say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipstick.

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Red Lips For Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Instead of forcing “romance” into your life or relationship, why not focus on something nice for yourself instead? I spoke about red nails earlier this week, but a dash of red lipstick is another way to brighten your day.

Who suits red lipstick?

The other day a friend of mine said she thought red lipstick didn’t suit her dark skin. To that I say, “pffffftttt, wrong!” But I understand where she’s coming from and the caution she feels. Red lipstick is bold. It’s eye-catching and for those of us who don’t ooze self-confidence that can be a little daunting.

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Wearing Bold Lipstick On Full Lips

Natio Flame

Ed’s note: This post was written by our Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

So you may have read Emma’s post on her fear of wearing bright lippy on thinner lips and how she overcame that fear. Well I have the opposite problem. I avoid bright lippie because I have fuller lips and fear bold lipstick will make me look like a clown. Like Emma used to do, I tend to stick to lip gloss. But I took inspiration from Emma and decided I’d give bold lippy a go.

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