Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Red Lip Edit

The Red Lip Edit - Colourpop, MAC, Tom Ford

There are few things in the world I love more than a good red lip.

Well, Party Rings, puppies, then red lips, if we're going to put them in genuine order.

It's easy to keep red lips for only certain occasions - but recently, I've been all over red for everything from running to the shops to going out-out. Intimidating at first - but try it with a super-lashy mascara, a fresh, simple base, and you're good to go. Here are my top red lip picks:

1. Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Dylan. I've already waxed lyrical about this glorious, wildly expensive little tube. A real suit-almost-everyone, neutral toned red shade, with a super-smooth, comfortable matte formula. If you can bear to part with the dolla, this is a perfect medium red. You can pat this in to the lips as a stain if a full matte red lip is a bit much - it works equally well used this way.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Dylan

2. MAC Retro Matte: Ruby Woo. An oldie, and a goodie. There's a reason this is a cult product. Sure, the Retro Matte formula is on the drier side (nothing compared to your average liquid lipstick on my lips, it has to be said) - but it will not budge once it's on. A vivid, medium-to-cool red - this is a punchier version of TF Dylan.

3. MAC Matte: D for Danger. This is a cool, berry-red - if you're a berry lip fan and not sure about a crimson pout, this is a nice way in. Super-smooth, creamy, easy to apply and wear - and as a bonus, it makes your teeth look shiny-white. It's a darker shade, for sure, but it's surprisingly easy to wear. Again, this looks really chic and modern patted in as a lip stain.

MAC Ruby Woo and D for Danger

4. Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips in Lost - a beautiful, warm, brown/brick red. This is in my favourite liquid lipstick formula - the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips. If you have a darker complexion or are olive-toned, this is a seriously flattering shade. The formula is ridiculously comfortable and long wearing.

5. and finally, Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips in Prim. Listed as a "dark blackened red", this shade is vampy, burgundy-red - on a dark complexion, this will look amazing. I love this shade as a statement - again, the formula is so light and comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing such an incredible red!
The Red Lip Edit
L-R Colourpop Prim, Lost, D for Danger, Ruby Woo, Dylan
And swatches - there's a red for just about everyone there. I absolutely love every one of these shades - what's your favourite red?

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  1. Dylan looks stunning!! I only have 2 red lipsticks - Ruby Woo & Nars Cruella. I'm more of a nude lip lover so can't really justify owning more than 2 if I'm not going to wear it very often! xx


  2. These colours are amazing <3
    I think I need to include those two from ColourPop in my next American beauty haul!
    ♥ Fran - xx

    1. Definitely haul the Colourpop colours-they are brilliant! X

  3. Tom Ford lipstick are amazing! I have one I got as a gift, I just wish they were not so pricey lol. Great post :)

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  4. These red lipsticks look gorgeous! The shade Ruby woo and Dylan look awesome


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