Wednesday, 9 December 2015

My Top 5 Red Lipsticks





Tis the season to be festive and with that comes sparkly dresses, beautiful heels and of course a red lip. I'm a huge fan of a red lipstick. I wear it all year round, day and night as it's such a classic shade but there is something special about wearing a red lip around Christmas time. Today's post brings you my top five red lips from deep blues to cherry reds. 

I had wanted to try the Velvet Matte lip pencils for ages so when I found myself in a Space NK back in the summer I made sure I picked one up. I went for the shade Cruella which is a scarlet red and one of their cult classics. It applies like a dream and lasts for hours through drink and food. It's enriched with vitamin E which makes it creamy and non drying. Just how I like my matte lip products. There is a reason Cruella is a classic and why you need it in your collection. 

I personally feel like everyone should own a classic Chanel red, La Fascinante was my chosen shade. The rouge allure velvet range is soft, smooth and extremely comfortable on the lip. It's matte but with a hint of luminosity which makes this my favourite red ever. I have been asked what I'm wearing when wearing this on so many occasions and that is testament in itself at just how beautiful a shade it is. The entire range is 100% worth a look. They're pricey but oh so worth it. 

Ruby Woo is another classic. You would be hard pushed to find a Mac addict who doesn't have this in their collection. Coming from the retro matte range, it really is as matte as they come and your lips need some serious prep before applying but it's worth the extra work. It's a vivid blue based red and the one I wear the most during the summer. It's rare that I finish a lipstick before needing to throw it out but I'll be having to repurchase this next year for sure. 

I have the mini version of Military Red from when So Post did a sample session to enable you to choose one of three colours. I went with a red obviously, it is Burberry after all and I loved the shade name. The Burberry Kisses lipstick collection boasts 28 rich satin shades of beautifully buildable colour. They're creamy, last a good few hours and give continuous hydration. It's everything you would want in a lipstick, plus the shade is pretty incredible. Again, pricey for a lipstick but I'd happily pay this and more because they're that gorgeous.

The Clinique Pop range came out this year and each shade is a lip colour and primer in one. Cherry Pop leaves a moisturised pop of red on the lips and the lip product aims to keep moisturising your lips for 8 hours. When wearing this my lips do feel well nourished but the colour doesn't stay on as long as I'd like. A slick of Lipcote sorts it out so I continue to wear it because the shade is a gorgeous, rich red and the one I'll be wearing on Christmas day. 

What are your favourite reds?


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  1. Cruelly definitely looks like a classic, it's definitely one I always wanted to try!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I'm so glad I made it my first Nars lip product xx

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  2. I absolutely adore burberry lipsticks and definitely need to get a red one as I only have a nude and pink shade xxx


    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. Omg they're so luxurious! I really need to get more xx

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  3. A Chanel red lip is a definite classic and one that I aspire to own one day! Cruella is a gorgeous shade too!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. Definitely! Everyone deserves a Chanel red :) xx

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  4. I have three of the lipsticks you've mentioned here & love them. I need to invest in a Chanel lipstick! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. NARS Cruella is on my list too! I'm actually doing the same post later this week :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. I've been eyeing up Ruby Woo for a while now, I always worry about whether or not I can pull off a red lip though haha which has been putting me off! Cruella looks fab too!

    Sian xx Cakey Dreamer

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    1. Get a few cheap ones to have a play around with first and then go in with Ruby Woo rather than waste your money if you're not sure xx

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  7. I have two of the lipsticks you've mentioned and literally never wear them! Definitely need to be braver/bolder with my lipstick choices!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  8. The Cruella Nars Velvet Matte Lip is something I've wanted to ages - might just have to slurge in the new year! Great post xo

    Holly | www.thekittyluxe.com

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