The Power of Red

November 10, 2011  |  Inspiration

In beauty, as in fashion, the color red makes a powerful statement. The right shade of red lipstick can completely change how you feel, act, and especially photograph. It’s this powerful transformation that is the subject of artist Alyson Fox’s book A Shade of Red.

Through a series of chance encounters and word of mouth, Alyson Fox visited, spoke with and photographed more than 100 women, most of whom had never before had their portrait taken. The only thread that tied them together was their willingness to wear a single shade of red lipstick (Revlon’s Certainly Red). The resulting photographs lovingly capture each woman s individual beauty and passion. At once a thought-provoking examination of female identity and a visual pleasure, A Shade of Red explores how women sometimes reveal their true selves by putting a face on for the camera.

Do you you have a story where the right shade of lipstick, blush, or eyeshadow made you feel transformed? Share your stories below and share your photos on our Facebook wall.

[images from alysonfox.com/book]

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