Too Hot To Handle: The Perfect Reds for Mercury in Retrograde

Emotions go haywire, people feel hot tempered, and relationships may burn out.  The cause?  Mercury in retrograde.  Yes, that large sphere 48 million miles away is causing us earthlings -- especially Geminis -- to heat up this month. While the planets appear to be spinning backwards, our feelings may also take a turn for the worse.  Mercury is the planet of human interactions, after all.  But instead of letting our feelings become heated, let your lips be the ones to light a spark.  Because Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, retrograde is the perfect time to introduce some solar heat into your beauty look with the perfect red.  Though these colors may appear a bit bold for Spring, have no fear. Let your newfound fearlessness take over, and start adding some flare to your pout.

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BING CHERRY + SINFUL + BERRY JAM

To get that hot, Mercury red combine Bing Cherry, Sinful, and Berry Jam.  For vampier purple tones, add a generous amount of berry jam to the look.

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RED FANTASY + NOB HILL RED + ORANGE SORBET

A brighter orange-red for combines Red Fantasy, Nob Hill Red, and Orange Sorbet.  In order to achieve that perfect flicker of orange, make sure you mix that color in last to make it very prominent.

 

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CREAMY MAUVE + CLASSIC CORAL + TEQUILA SUNRISE

For a sweeter Mercury look, mix Creamy Mauve, Classic Coral, and Tequila Sunrise together in equal amounts.  This combination will create a subtle yet powerful orange-coral for your lips.

 

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Amanda Kaplan, Contributing Editor