Her shade description: Of all the influencers in this lineup, Victoria was the only one to pick classic red. She even had everyone in the lab (including me!) try on the color to ensure it flattered all complexions. "I find myself mixing many different reds to get this unique shade that is a bit deeper and a bit darker than Ruby Woo," she explained. This hue is a vampier version of MAC's classic ruby shade.
Her inspiration: She wanted to make every woman's "second red." Most people wouldn't give up their go-to crimson shade, so she wanted to create a deeper one. But this tint was the obvious choice in her mind. "Red is the most iconic lipstick color that you can think of," said Victoria. "Even the emoji is red lipstick!"
Her ideal name for her lipstick: Vic Woo, falling in the footsteps of Ruby Woo and Riri Woo (Rihanna's limited-edition take on the famous shade).
Her favorite way to wear it: She loves how red translates easily into multiple looks, but her top technique — as you can see here! — is to pair it with a cat eye. "The magic of red is that you can do only red lipstick and not even do perfect foundation," she shared. "You just do a BB cream, and you do the red and just a bit of mascara, and it's also perfect." She also loves the look of what she calls the "casual red," which is when the color is applied directly from the tube. "You have kind of blurred edges so it's not too perfect and defined . . . more like, 'I didn't make the effort.'"