Red Lips for Any Occasion

Produced by Allure with Burt’s Bees

Women often think of red lips as something special, like they have to be meeting the queen or receiving a Nobel prize to wear one. But that’s no longer true (actually, it was never true. But we digress…).

Red lip color, like Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard (with moisturizing jojoba oil, kendi oil, omega 3’s, and shea butter) and Burt’s Bees Natural Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked (which keeps lips at their moisture peak for a full eight hours thanks to beeswax, moringa oil, vitamin E, and raspberry-seed oil), can be worn anytime. For day, we love red lips almost totally solo—just add a little mascara and subtle blush and you’re done.

If you want to DIY it and create your own, personalized red (our favorite way to go with any lip color—call us crazy creatives); we’re really feeling a rich crimson at the moment. Our recipe? Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayon in Redwood Forest (a gorgeous rust-red shade in its own right), topped by Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick in Ruby Ripple and then Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Evening Glow. Perfection.

Come to think of it, maybe there is something special about red. Sure, you don’t need to be walking a similarly-colored carpet to wear it, but nothing brings more fun to your regular makeup routine than a classic red lip. —Emily Davis