I love a good red lip. Red lipstick is always my go-to when I can’t choose what to wear. It is also perfect for this time of year, and makes any outfit looked dressed up; it just screams glam! I always rock a read lip most around Christmas time. I just can’t help it. The majority of my favourites at the moment are liquid lipsticks because that’s pretty much all I wear currently. They have the longest staying power and my laziness means I am definitely not about that constant reapplying life. Also all of my favourites are matte. I can’t remember the last time I wore a lipstick that wasn’t!
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Exclusive Red by Blake
This is my absolute favourite non liquid lipstick. It’s such a gorgeous blue toned red and L’Oreal lipsticks always smell amazing (worth noting that if you don’t like strong scents I would avoid this one) It’s gorgeous but you can definitely smell it when you’re wearing it. It is so comfortable to wear and isn’t even remotely drying. It also has great staying power for a non liquid lipstick, it does however do that annoying transfer to your chin when you eat certain foods (hello, burgers).
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Hot Pepper
I always forget about my bourjois liquid lipsticks and reach for my higher end ones instead. I have no idea why because these are amazing and I always get complimented when I wear them. Hot Pepper is a vibrant orange toned red that is extremely buildable. This is perfect if you’re a bit nervous about a full on red lip. You can do a light layer for more of a tint and build with your confidence. It’s more moussey than liquid in texture and beyond comfortable to wear. In fact, I’m pretty sure these are the most comfortable liquid lipsticks I own. It dries down to a semi matte and fades to look like a tint. That being said, the lasting power is pretty damn good.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
Stila liquid lipsticks are one of my all time favourites. They have a shade for everyone and the quality is amazing. Beso is gorgeous and possibly my favourite red I own alongside Too Faced Lady Balls. It lasts for hours and only transfers a minimal amount. Perfect for those Christmas parties where there’s lots of eating & drinking!
Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick in Kiss of Fire
If you are looking for something bright and fiery (hence the name) then Kiss of Fire is for you. It is definitely a bold one and I love it. It’s different to any other red I own and I get so many compliments on it. It’s got pink undertones and it’s just so bright. It borders on neon. My go-to for a night out (not that I go out much…).
Too Faced Melted Matte in Lady Balls
This is my newest addition and I’m so glad it is a part of my rather large red lipstick collection. It’s a true red that just looks amazing once applied. It lasts through large amounts of coffee and it has an entertaining name (because I am an actual child!). This one is similar to Stila Beso but I love them both equally.
So… if you’re invited to a last minute party or have no idea what to wear, just whack on a red lipstick. Stuck at home but want to feel glam? Red lipstick, winged liner and pyjamas is my signature look.
Honestly, red lipstick makes the world go round. You just can’t beat it.