Any­body else see­ing scar­let?

The clas­sic beauty shade makes a comeback.

ELLE (Canada) - - In­sider -

When did we for­get our love of red lipstick? In 1953, Chris­tian Dior wanted to make an im­pres­sion on guests at his haute-cou­ture show, so he de­signed scar­let-hued dresses and a col­lec­tion of vi­brant lip­sticks to match. Iconic, show-stop­ping reds—from glossy black to rich bur­gundy— have never re­ally dis­ap­peared from the run­ways, but in real life, the “your-lips-but-bet­ter” shades of nude and dusty pink be­came most women’s go-to colours. On­line beauty en­thu­si­asts were a lit­tle more ex­per­i­men­tal, post­ing In­stas of their Easter-egg-blue or metal­lic-grey pouts. The clas­sic red lip has re-emerged from be­tween these beauty po­lar op­po­sites, and it feels sur­pris­ing and new. Here’s to its tri­umphant re­turn. n

Clock­wise, from top: NARS Au­da­cious Lipstick in Shirley ($39); Ur­ban De­cay Vice Lipstick in Spi­der­web ($21); Char­lotte Til­bury Hot Lips Lipstick in Tell Laura ($38); Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Col­lec­tion Lipstick in M300 ($27); Rouge Dior Lipstick in Red Smile ($43). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

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