Lip service: A guide to red lipstick for people who don’t wear red lipstick

Red lipstick

If it’s the holidays, it must be red lipstick time. Chances are, you already know where you stand on this. Red lipstick is one of those things that you either wear every day or not at all: for some women, it’s their signature; the rest of us can’t remember the last time we even bought a tube. This season, though, it’s a genuine trend again, with Rodarte and Escada among the designers who sent red-lipped models down the runways for Fall/Winter 2018. Is there a red lipstick out there for you?

1Get inspired by the icons

Gal Gadot

If you’re still in the “not for me” team, perhaps some of our favorite Jewish style icons will persuade you. Gal Gadot, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are among the stars regularly rocking red lips on the red carpet. The sassy, red-lipped Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is back on our TV screens for a new season. And actress and writer Lena Dunham was so enamored that she even penned an ode to red lipstick for Vogue magazine last year. “The revolution will wear red lipstick,” she declared.

2Find your perfect red

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3Apply with care

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Susannah Cohen is a fashion journalist, e-commerce editor (specialist subjects: lingerie and diamonds) and Jewish mom. Recently relocated from London to the West Coast, she’s feeling a lot more spiritual these days.