Top Reds

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


I have been completely useless over the past month when it has come to blogging, but my life has dramatically changed a lot, and I still have no idea what's happening, but that's okay I guess. I am so happy to be back, and hope to be putting up loads of content over the next few weeks to make up for my absence! 

Anyway, recently I've been wearing red lipstick a lot, and when I say a lot it's pretty much been the only shade I've been wearing. I've been switching from my vampy shades into reds, and soon I'll be getting more into pinks and nudes so I wanted to share my top red picks at the moment! 

First up is Julianne's Red by L'Oreal, which I reviewed fully here not so long ago, basically this is such a gorgeous bright but wearable red. It lasts through the day and applies smoothly. Next is my favourite ever red, MAC's Russian Red, which I reviewed here, it's the most perfect red shade and has a matte finish, what more could you want? Also, the staying power is insane, it lasts through everything, I hardly ever have to reapply. Smooch Cosmetics' Devils Darling* is a shade I've only just started wearing, but it's made it's way into my top reds pretty quickly, I'm not sure what I love so much about this shade but I just do. It hasn't got the best formulation and I do find myself having to reapply, but the shade is just so worth it. Lastly is Makeup Revolution's Reckless Lipstick*, although this is actually a burgundy shade, that's still a type of red isn't it? This lipstick has been all over my lips for the past few months, and for £1 I really can't complain, it just ticks all the boxes; staying power, finish, shade.

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Reckless*
Smooch Cosmetics Lipstick in Devils Darling*
MAC Russian Red
L'Oreal Julianne's Red

When wearing red lips, or looking for a perfect shade, remember these tips:
  • A blue toned red will make your teeth appear whiter
  • A matte finish lipstick will last a lot longer on your lips, and usually prevent it from slipping around your face, but I'd recommend wearing a lip liner with any red shade to avoid a lipstick on face moment. 
  • There is a perfect shade for everyone, go to a makeup counter and try a few to find a good shade to suit you.

What's your top tip for finding or wearing a red shade?

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