With it being such an important time, having just had Remembrance Sunday. I made sure I got my visit in to see the popular, Tower of London Poppies. I timed it perfectly last week, with Remembrance Sunday fast approaching and the fact they are due to take the amazing sheet of red down shortly.
Having seen fellow face bookers upload poppy pics galore, I was keen to have seen them for myself. Having made it, I was welcomed by not only an overwhelming sight of red poppies, but an overwhelming amount of visitors.
Clearly a popular attraction amongst the public, the poppies have held quite a sentimental place in all visitors hearts. With them marking the 100th anniversary, since the outbreak of the events of the First World war. I have visited the Somme, which marks events that took place in France, during the First World war, now acting as a physical memorial spot that can be visited allowing people to show their respects. Now, the Tower of London with its' flourishing bright red creation, acts as the same purpose allowing visitors near and far to pay their respects, to those that were lost.
To mark the occasion I have picked a few appropriate reds, to arm your cosmetic cupboard with.
Topshops Lipstick, with its' smooth matte finish in Rio Rio, is bright with a orangey undertones making it an ideal bright red lipstick for those of us with a medium/dark complexion.
Prefer a stain? YSL is the answer.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache, stays put for hours, acts like a gloss, however works as a stain. This more berry colour might be better suited to a paler complexion, however comes in a variety of shades.
A staple in most Make-up artists kits, this is an appropriately named red. Danger by Mac, is dangerously bright and poppy in colour, with a matte finish it is enough to take any day outfit to night.
Pillar Box red is a rich, classy red. Brighten that LBD with a flash of this on the hands.
War paint by Topshop holds coral hues, making it perfect as a fun daytime red.
Whatever your red, remember anyone can wear a red lip, it is just about finding the balance of whether you suit a more orangey red tone or a deep, richer red. Experiment and have a play around until you get it just right.
Purchase that poppy and match it with your pout.