By: Colleen Martin
I recently finished an almost two-year stint with orthodontic braces (for the second time in my life. Let that be a lesson to you, kids – always wear your retainers!). Since it wasn’t my first rodeo – and, frankly, I’m a lot older now than I was then – I wanted them to be as unobtrusive as possible, so I ended up getting the white ceramic kind instead of traditional metal ones. It didn’t take long for me to realize though that lipstick and white braces do not mix. Try as I might, it was impossible to keep it from smudging all over them. So much for unobtrusive. I can’t say I was very happy about this new development – how on earth was I going to go two years without lipstick? I vowed then that once I had my braces removed, I was going to live in bright, bold shades to make up for lost time (and show off my newly straightened teeth, of course!).
While my rather ambitious plan for all-out daily glamour didn’t quite pan out (a girl’s allowed to be lazy every so often, am I right?), my newfound adventurousness led me to discover a whole slew of colors I never would have considered before, ones that are surprisingly flattering and wearable with my red hair.
Here are my faves:
Rock it like a Redhead!