Healthy Red Lips

A bare face and bright red lips strutted down many runways for the New York, Milan, and Paris Fall 2010 fashion weeks.
Cleopatra was known to make her pout rouge by crushing carmine beetles for pigment and ants for a base.
Andy Rooney brilliantly stated, “A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens.”


Are you ready to put on a bold pout?


Here are 3 healthier, robust reds to add to your Cleopatra palette without becoming an entomologist:


1)Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in colors Cherries in the Snow and Certainly Red ($7.99).

These thrift conscious reds deliver moisture with moderate reapplications.  Note: these reds wear more pink than the actual tube color.

2)Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in color Legendary ($22.00)

Smashbox delivers with a beautifully formulated red.  This creamy red feels lightweight while jam-packed with moisture.  Long lasting.

3)Cover Girl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in color Eternal Flame ($9.29).

A gloss formulation accompanied by a second tube that seals in moisture and provides shine.  Moderate reapplications. goddess.huntress. recommends removing this lipcolor with jojoba oil. A fun product for a younger set.

These reds were picked by goddess.huntress. from data collected on the Environmental Working Group’s cosmetics safety database.  On a scale of 0-10 (0 being low risk, 10 being high risk) the lipsticks listed above came in at 3 and 4.
Visit the Environmental Working Group website to see if your products are listed in their database and see how they rate.

goddess.huntress. +  friends test wore these reviewed lipsticks.

Lip Stats:

  • A study by US consumer group Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, in October 2007 found 60 percent of lipsticks tested contained trace amounts of lead. The FDA followed up with their own study and found lead in all the unnamed lipsticks tested and at higher levels than the consumer study in 2007. Read about both of these studies here.
  • During the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I began the trend of chalk white faces with sanguine red lipstick.
  • In the late 1940’s, chemist Hazel Bishop created kiss-proof lipsticks

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  1. I want to buy red red red! Well done…Very Beautiful!

  2. You know who looks hot in red lipstick?? VAN and YOU!! I can’t pull it off… why?!?! last time i tried i felt stupid. help goddess.huntress!!