Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Blogmas Day 23 - Red Lipsticks

A red lip is always part of festive makeup looks, but there is so much choice now on both the shade and formula, you can be overwhelmed when choosing.

My favourite is this L'Oreal Coulour Riche Eva Red, which is a matte formula and is honestly amazing! As, it is matte, it isn't too bright but still stands out which is the main thing. I have also found this lasts for hours, even when eating/drinking, so is perfect for the festive season.
For a cheap buy, this MUA red is perfect and at £1 it certainly wont break the bank! It is more of a pillar box red and super shiny. It glides on easily without tugging at your lips and does last for a good few hours.
Max Factor do a huge range of different reds and this one is little more on the pinky side, so perfect if you normally only go for lighter shades but want to experiment with a red. I love the gold tube of this - it feels really festive - and looks super expensive even when it's not!
Personally, I love a berry red lip in winter and this one from Collection Cosmetics is perfect. It is slightly more on the red side, which doesn't make it too dark even though it is part of their vampy range.

When wearing such strong pigmented shades, a lip liner is essential to stop the colour bleeding out from your lips and also to define the shape. For all these lipsticks, I use Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva which is quite a light red so does blend in well with pretty much any red lipstick. It applies really well and doesn't feel drying, as some liners can be. As it is a pencil, I find it defines your lips well and doesn't go blunt too quickly.

What are your go-to red lipsticks that you will be rocking this Christmas?
Love Laura x

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