Distressed denim and dark glasses may be de rigueur for some college students, but today, soon-to-be SMU senior Brooke Hayley Reagan proves that campus style is evolving into an education in the Classics.
Reagan’s blog Brooke Du Jour is a go-to source for budget-friendly glamour, and while spending the summer in Manhattan as an intern for Marie Claire, she’s picked up a red-hot habit. Sharing her Obsession Confession exclusively with us, Reagan reveals an addiction that’s likely to make you blush. Click here to read more Obsession Confessions!
The Obsession: Reagan is seeing red this summer, copping to a love of crimson lip colors.
The Confession: Blaming a middle school makeup mishap for her current obsession, the blogger notes, “Pairing blue eyeshadow with bright red lips was my favorite mistake! Thankfully, I’ve learned how and when to wear bold red lipstick, and now I’m all about keeping the rest of my makeup toned down so the lip can achieve its full dramatic effect.”
The Rationalization: “In my beauty book, a red lip can easily transition from the office to happy hour with your cute coworker,” Reagan asserts. “Plus, a red lip makes you look ‘done up,’ when in reality all you had to do was dress and dash out the door.”
The Collection: Rocking L’Oreal’s 312 Ravishing Red and CoverGirl’s 215 Passion Passion this season (left), Reagan prefers beauty bargains. She also admits to an affinity for Yves Saint Laurent’s “gorgeous” lipsticks, however, adding, “Nothing beats a classic true red lip! And don’t forget to smile.”
Shop It: Find Reagan’s picks from L’Oreal and CoverGirl at Target or your nearest drugstore. Score lip colors from YSL at Neiman Marcus and Sephora. We also recommend shopping locally at Dallas Pinup in Deep Ellum, where you’ll find a few of our favorite reds by Besame Cosmetics (left).
Headshot courtesy of Brooke Reagan. Gwen Stefani and L’Oreal images via NZGirl.co.nz; Drew Barrymore and CoverGirl images via Amazon.com and MakeoverMyWorld.Blogspot.com. Besame Cosmetics image via LadyDamona.Blogspot.com.