Who doesn't love that classic red lip? Even if you don't wear red you must admit it is classic and timeless and if you think of the ultimate red lip women like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe spring to mind. Today I'm going to go through some of my favourite products that achieve the 'perfect' red lip.
No red lip is complete without a good base so that calls for a good lip pencil. I have four favourites I love to use.
The PS Love pencil in Red is a great inexpensive product that is a dupe of ruby woo! At only €2 you really can't go wrong.
MAC's Brick Pencil is a stable in my opinion. It is the perfect blue toned red pencil and the Mac lip pencils are some of the best on the market. It will set you back €18
Next is the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in True Red. This is great for on the go as the tip remains sharp as the name suggests.
Last is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Crayon in Famous Red. This is an all in one... You can use it both to outline and fill in the lips with ease and it's great to throw in your handbag for touch ups!
Out of the countless red lipsticks I have I managed to narrow it down to just two for my favourites. These are the ones I reach for the most and also I have found they last a bit longer than some of the other lipsticks.
The iconic YSL no. 1 lipstick is known throughout the world as the 'ultimate' red and it is truly stunning. The texture, the colour, everything about this lipstick screams luxury and class and it is my favourite *cue dramatic music*
The NYX Matte Lipstick is a great alternative if you didn't want to spend the €32 the YSL one would set you back. I personally think blue toned reds are more flattering and this is a lovely cool red.
I love liquid lipsticks and especially when they are a dark colour as they just last so much longer then a regular lipstick or lip pencil.
I have three below that I go between most times you see me wearing a red lip.
Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favourite makeup brands. Whenever I go to the USA I stock up on her products as they can be more difficult to get here. She has amazing liquid lipsticks and the Red I love is Sarafine. It is just stunning!
The Too Faced Melted Lipstick formula is lovely. It is like a hybrid of a liquid lipstick and regular bullet lipstick combined so it feels nice and hydrating on your lips while having the staying power of a liquid lipstick. The shade is Melted Ruby
Last up we have Stila's Beso Stay All Day Lipstick. This one would be the brightest and boldest red and I love it! It is you typical Marilyn red and paired with a simple black liner you look like a 60's glam queen!
Hope you enjoyed reading this post and found the perfect red for you! A red lip is something that will never go out of fashion and these are the ones I highly recommend.
Until next time,