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“Never underestimate the power of red lipstick“, they say.
Unless you’re me, then you underestimate it all the time. I’m late to the makeup game as I only started wearing makeup a couple years ago for photoshoots and film work. I was so hesitant about applying colour to my own face that I actually photoshopped this photo from the previous photoshoot with red lips before I tried it on myself!
But I finally caved and got Besame’s 1946 red velvet lipstick that they used on Hayley Atwell aka Agent Peggy Carter (I’m still sore they cancelled the show…). It’s a deeper, almost brownish red with a semi-matte finish. I wasn’t sure how it would look with my slightly yellow-ish teeth, but it still works well! I only use it on special occasions when I have the time to meticulously apply it, but it’s a beautiful opaque colour and with geek street cred to boot! I mean, what vintage loving geek gal wouldn’t want Agent Carter’s signature shade?
Besame 1946 Red Velvet Lipstick – Amazon