Call it a lipstick-defining moment. In Beauty for a Purpose’s Kiss & Tell series, real beauties – from entrepreneurs to boldface names – share the inspiring stories behind their most triumphant moments while wearing a favorite confidence-boosting shade.
Spending her days helping celebs like actress and singer Lucy Hale get red-carpet ready, mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan is a pro at picking the perfect lipstick. Her tips: Take your entire look into consideration (will hair be pulled up? are there bold colors on the dress?), and don’t forget to match the mood (are you going for classic, or fun and flirty?). While nude shades are a staple for her own lips, she’s known to branch out with a bright red lip for a birthday dinner (at the encouragement of one of her favorite star clients).
“I recently was backstage at an awards show with a client and after a full day of work—and a quick glimpse in the mirror—I was feeling pretty worn out. Fourteen hours after I had originally done my makeup, I needed a quick pick-me-up to help me look and feel awake. I grabbed mark. Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Cha Cha and threw on a red lip. I’m not usually the bold lip girl, but it did exactly what I wanted it to: I instantly looked put together, I felt great, and most importantly, I felt confident and ready to keep working!
Wearing a great lip color instantly makes you feel pretty and more confident. No shy girl who hopes to blend into the background is going to reach for that bright red lipstick—she leaves that for the girl who wants to boost her spirits and confidently take on the world.”