Continuing with the theme of Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to share my favourite red lipsticks that are perfect for really any day.
In my opinion, the perfect red is one that compliments your skin tone, is nicely pigmented and isn’t difficult to wear throughout the day. All 4 of these lipsticks make the cut. I’ve swatched all of them with Essence Cosmetics Lip Liner in Femme Fatale to line my lips.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Pink – I know I said my perfect red lipsticks but this one just squeaked in. A red leaning pink that is perfect for someone that is a little afraid of wearing a bold red lip. I love the cream finish of this lipstick and it is super comfortable to wear. This is also a great option for a work appropriate red shade.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam – The Soft Matte Lip Creams are one of my favourite lip product formulation in general. So when you add a bright, warm toned red, I’m really sold. Amsterdam has a hint of orange/pink to it that makes it different from your typical blue toned red. The Soft Matte Lip Creams have very good wear, plus are super comfortable on the lips. They aren’t fully matte (as you can see in the swatch) but the comfort level makes up for the in between finish.
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Creeper – So while the first two were warm toned reds, Creeper is a bold, blue toned shade. I have raved about the ColourPop Ultra Mattes in the past and it’s for very good reason. Once these are on, they stay on. Yes, they can be drying (especially if you put it on without a good balm underneath) but the fact that you don’t have to worry about red travelling all over your face and wearing off strangely. This shade of red is my perfect shade. It compliments my skin tone very well and has the added benefit of making my teeth look whiter.
Maybelline Color Sensational in Red Revival – Continuing with the blue toned reds, Red Revival is a much deeper shade that in some light can take on a wine hue. It has a stunning cream finish and applies very smoothly with great pigmentation. This type of red is perfect for fall and winter to pair with your vampy makeup looks.
What are some of your perfect red lip products? Or are you still on the hunt?
til next time…