The classic red lip: let's talk about it

MECCA makeup expert Jen Horsley is back on the podcast to talk us through beauty’s most iconic – and contentious – look: the red lip. Then, New York-based artist and poet Amber Vittoria joins Kate and Zara to dish the details on her recent project, MECCA’s all-new logo, iconography and packaging.

Take notes as Jen, a self-proclaimed ‘red lip connoisseur’, shares her top picks for the perfect crimson pout and the quasi-rule we should all be following when it comes to lip liner…

…before Amber talks us through her creative process, designing MECCA’s new visual identity, staying inspired through the pandemic, and dipping her toes in the world of digital art and NFTs.

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Products mentioned in this episode:

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in ‘Red Carpet Red’

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in ‘Secretly’

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Cruella’

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’

NARS Lipstick in ‘Gipsy’

NARS Lipstick in ‘Jungle Red’

ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in ‘Heartbeats’

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Read more:

Watch: how to wear an iconic red lip, three ways

Find the best red lipstick for your skin tone

Find out more about Amber Vittoria

Explore Amber’s work on OpenSea

Hosts: Kate Blythe, Zara Wong

Guests: Jen Horsley, Amber Vittoria

Producers: Kerri Gordon, Michael Liberale

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MECCA Talks wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this episode at our studio in Naarm: the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging. We recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.

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