Here is the next installment to my favourite lipsticks series. Since we’re closing in on Christmas, I wanted to do my favourite red lipsticks today.
When I pick a red lipstick, I do tend to go for more cooler toned lipsticks. I do have slight discoloration on my teeth left over from antibiotics when I was really little. Cooler toned red lipsticks do tend to make my teeth look whiter. Shades such as Bobbi Brown’s Red Carpet and Urban Decay’s 69 are really good at hiding any yellowness on my teeth. And speaking of teeth, all of these bar one are fab at not transferring to your teeth, resulting in the dreaded extremely flattering finger polish.
I’ll honestly wear any colour as long as I feel that it suits me, and shades like Smashbox’s Red Rage are very vampy but I love them. Vampy lipsticks are something that I wouldn’t have touched a few years ago, but again, tastes do change and I’m a lot more versatile in my lip shades these days.
Reds do tend to be more the colours that I wear on nights out. I love looking glamorous and red lipstick is just really classic. Shade such as Nars’ Rita and Clinique’s Passion Pop are stunning, as well as being really long-lasting on nights out. They’re less likely to smudge.
On a more day-to-day basis I prefer glossier textures and love Smashbox’s Be Legendary; in the Lip Lacquer formation. This gives an instant plum, healthy lip, and the colour is so flattering.
So those are my six favourite red lipsticks. Which ones do you like?
Have a lovely Christmas everyone!