Fairy Tale Red

I found my perfect shade of red lipstick—NARS’ Cruella. It’s not too bright, and it’s a bluish red so it compliments the cool undertones in my pale pink skin. When I showed Daniel he said, “Whoa, you look like someone out of a fairy tale!” Best lipstick compliment ever. Now I wear it when I want to feel a little bit magical.

perfect red lipstick


  1. Dana

    I love it! I have such a hard time finding the right shade (warm skin tone but most lipsticks turn pink on my lips) so I know how exciting it must be to find the perfect one! It looks beautiful on you!


    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Dana! You should try Sephora. They’ll let you return makeup even after you use it, so no loss if a color ends up not working.

  2. Katherine

    You really do look like someone right out a fairy tale! Pretty, pretty! I have similarly pale skin… I’m always too chicken to wear such a vibrant color, but it looks wonderful on you. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks! You should! Next I want to try a bright magenta. :)

  3. Shawn

    Great lip color. I have used pretty much the same color for years. Maybe I should try a new one just for fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Kristen

    Oh I love this red on you! I’ve been meaning to try and find a red just like that. I recently have tried bright orange (shocker since it’s Pantone’s color of the year, ha) and I really like it! It’s bright but I get a ton of compliments on it – I use Kate Moss’s lipcolor that she created for Rimmel. It looks crazy bright in the tube, but it looks a little more sheer on my lips. Plus it makes my blue eyes really pop – Oh the power of awesome lip color! :-)

  5. Lucy

    The red is gorgeous! My question actually pertains to the font you use! I loved your previous font post but would you mind giving away the name of the one you used in these photos? I love it!

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