Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Julep Lady in Red Lipstick: Quite the Stunner!

I'm not a wearer of red lipstick.  I'm a bit self-conscious about wearing bold lips and have just never felt like I could carry it off.  Until Saturday, when I went out and about wearing Lady in Red, a new lipstick from Julep.

Julep is known mainly as a Seattle based nail salon that makes their own polishes.  Julep has a strong online presence via a subscription based monthly program and they also sale their polishes via Sephora.  Established in 2007 by a former Starbucks employee that also has a law degree from Yale, Jane Parks, the company recently received a hefty chunk of change to expand into a variety of other beauty products.
I've been subscribing to Julep's Maven program for about 6 months now, and for the most part I've been impressed with the non-polish products included in the subscription boxes.  April's boxes featured two separate trios of mini-lipsticks, and I received the New York Jazz Trio in my Boho Glam box.  While these are not full sized, there is still a generous amount in each tube.  I initially thought the two lighter shades Tea for Two and Satin Doll would be the ones I'd wear, the red languishing in a drawer somewhere.  Turns out Lady in Red is the stunner of the three for me!

Creamy and intensely pigmented, this red is supposed to be flattering to all complexions.  It's one of those one swipe colors and I had no problems with the color feathering or migrating.   Lady in Red wore for a good 7 hours with slight fading due to drinking some soda.  It wore comfortably for most of those 7 hours and did not dry my lips out, but I did use the Hemp organic clear lipstick I got in my Eco Emi box as a moisturizing base underneath.
While I'm still not completely confident wearing bold lip colors, I'm glad I found a red that I really like and would wear!  Both the New York and Paris Jazz trios include Lady in Red and retail for $28 regular, $22.40 if you are a Julep Maven, although they are both showing as out of stock at the moment.  I guess they were really popular!  Did you get one, and if so, what do you think?

Disclaimer:  I purchased this.


  1. OOoooh that looks so pretty, also I think any red would look great with your skin and hair color!

    1. Thank you! I always feel so self conscious with bold colors, but I'm slowly getting over it.

  2. Lulubelle. please don't take this wrong, but I actually think that this red is much more flattering on you than the paler shades. You are a very lovely woman and it really lights you up! Don't fear it; ROCK it!

    1. Thank you, crystesmom! I shall attempt more bold colors going forward :-)