Today I am going to be talking about my four go-to red lipsticks at the moment. I’ve got some pictures and lip swatches to show you; but, I would first like to point out that in my lip swatch pictures I did not line my lips, nor did I clean up the lipstick with concealer. Of course, if I was going out with these lips, I would have done those things! Here are my reds of choice:
I really love this lipstick. It is so creamy and the application is very smooth. Usually when I wear lipstick, I go for a more matte look, but when it comes to this red I really like the slight shine of it. I love that it is not drying, and that it is super affordable! One downside is that I do find it transfers easily and I find myself reapplying throughout the day, but I don’t mind!
This red is more of a sultry cool-toned red. I really like this colour, and once again this lipstick is very affordable. I love that it has a matte finish; however, when I have dry patches on my lips this lipstick tends to accentuate them. Overall, I really love the colour and the finish of this lipstick.
I’ve talked about this lip pencil in my January Favourites post. I find that this lip pencil is actually very similar to the Rimmel lipstick. The colour is very close, and so is the finish. However, I love the NARS pencil because of the stick application; I find it very easy to apply. I also find that this product is slightly less drying than the Rimmel lipstick. As you can see, the colour bled out of my lips a bit, but it works great with a nice lip liner or some concealer to clean it up!
This product was my obsession for a very long time. I love the soft, velvety finish that it gives my lips. However, I find that the product is slightly goopy when you apply it; it is more of a mousse than a liquid. I’m not sure if it is just because this product is getting old or not, but it takes me a few layers of application to get it looking the way I want. Usually when I use this product, I’ll use a lip liner over my entire lips, then apply this on top. I have not included a picture of this because I wanted to showcase the product alone, but I find that it works really well.
That’s a snapshot of my top four go-to red lipsticks at the moment. I’m looking more and more into liquid lipsticks because the idea really appeals to me. I think I’ll be splurging soon, and if so I will keep you guys posted and create an updated list!
What are your favourite go-to red lipsticks?
See you soon!