The red lip. It’s just such a classic makeup look, and a good pick for such a variety of situations. From dressing up a drab complexion when you haven’t had enough sleep to adding the perfect amount of glamour to an evening look, a red lip is never to be overlooked. I’ve tried many, many different red lips but I’ve narrowed down to my choices to something matte, something bold and something blue-toned. Still, whatever the occasion there’s a red lip in my wardrobe to suit.
Starting off with something new; the Fenty Stunna lip paint in Uncensored. It’s my first exploration into one of the most hyped brands of 2017, and it won’t be my last. Stunna lip paint is loud and unapologetically bright… it’s gorgeous. I’ve also seen it swatched on quite a few different skin tones, and it looks beautiful on all. Truly a universal red. It’s been designed to merge together high-impact colour with low-maintenance long-wear – it’s not the most transfer-resistant red that I’ve ever tried, but I wore it to a party last week (see here) and the colour remained intact throughout three course of food and plenty of wine, so that’s good enough for me.
A few red lip classics
Moving onto some more classic picks, we have Mac Cherry lipliner which is the perfect shade for lining lips whatever the hue of red. It makes sure lipstick doesn’t bleed or smudge and it deserves a place in everyone’s makeup bag. Also from Mac is Ruby Woo, which is one of those instantly recognisable shades. The driest of the dry when it comes to the formula, this one requires some serious prep prior to wearing it, but once it’s worn it’s sensational. Best worn with plenty of black liquid liner and plenty of attitude. Lastly we have Nars Luxembourg, which is a perky pinky red that gives a soft and smudged matte look on the lips. The Nars velvet matte lip pencils are surely such a good addition to any makeup bag as they’re ridiculously easy to draw on and they’re non-drying. There are loads of good red shades, too… red square and cruella to name a few!
What’s your perfect red lip?