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Erythrophobia

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Erythrophobia

Collared Shirt - American Apparel                                    Sweater & Jacket - H&M

Trousers - Lord & Taylor                                                 Sneakers - Nike (Flyknit)

The last time I wore red lipstick the biggest thought on my mind was how to escape the heat the wouldn't let up last summer. Now that things have cooled down, here's another take. I've only ever done a red lip once in my life believe it or not. A red dress twice for monumental life events and zero is the exact number of times I have lacquered my nails or adorned my feet with this viscerally enthralling color. To be frank I am afraid of red and all the meaning it can hold. While I would like to say that I displayed caution and such while choosing my first red lipstick I actually picked the shade on a whim (after realizing that I had in fact spent more than 30 minutes inside a mall!) I've always felt wary of the red blue pairing as the connotations lean so obviously towards American patriotism and ultra-preppiness. But I think the key for this look was to pair and layer many different but similar shades of blue together. Even though the blue's differed in terms of shade they all had cool tones, balancing out the warmth I feel a red lip suggests. Definitely more keen on trying out quite a few make up type looks this fall/winter season so watch this face (or space)