BEAUTY BAR: That Classic Dark Lip

Oh lipstick, how do you truly make one look so sophisticated and classy? Do we thank Hollywood starlets such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe for bringing this simple, chic statement to life? Or do we thank our mothers and grandmothers for sharing with us a simple secret to looking ready to own anything? Yes, I may be a guy, but I will never forget the one time my great-grandmother told me that a lady NEVER applies lipstick in front of a man. It is the one thing that leads her to taking control of life as well as power over any man that comes her way. As I laughed at the thought of this, I strongly believed that women wearing lipstick were in control, poised and of course, classy.

This Fashionista is all three with her deep red lip, classic black leather jacket, blue jeans and booties. She proves that to wear lipstick, you do not have to be wearing a little black dress and heels. You can be casual, comfortable and ready to take on the day. To add to her look, she added emphasis on her top eyeliner, complete with a gold tone eyeshadow to bring out her eyes and a voluminuous mascara. Her outfit is perfect for a day out with friends and perhaps even a night on the town. This Fashionista proves that you are in control of the lipstick look; the lipstick will not own you!

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To complete the look, you will need a matte red lip, along with killer mascara for extra definition on the eyes. Don’t forget your favorite natural toned eye shadow that will make sure to bring out your eyes, especially for you dark-eyed ladies!