I think it’s very rare to find a woman who hasn’t found their perfect red lipstick, apparently there is one out there for everyone. It doesn’t matter what age or skin tone, you’ll be able to find one to suit you. I’ve picked out a few of my favourite red toned lipsticks, meaning they aren’t always a true red but you can see the hint of red regardless.
First up is Sleek’s Cherry, this is in a sheen so it leaves a nice glossy finish on the lips. This is a great colour for a evening look because it is quite dramatic and vampy. The red mixed with the plum tones make it a really beautiful colour. The colour pay off is great too – all of the above swatches are from one swipe.
Next we have an orange toned red in MAC’s Lady Danger (matte). I got this in one of my back to MAC’s (don’t forget to save those empties!) and fell in love with it. It’s an amazing summer colour, this is definitely going to be in my make-up bag when I jet off on my holiday in July. The mix of colours make this a really vibrant lipstick, it has great staying power too.
I’ve been a big fan of Rimmel’s Kate lipsticks since they arrived on the make-up scene. This red called ‘Kiss of Life’ is a real true red. I love these lipsticks because they leave your lips feeling ultra moisturised and they smell really good too. I’ve actually got a few of this range in different colours, the best thing is they are so inexpensive!
Lastly we have my favourite red of them all, my holy lipstick grail if you will, Ruby Woo by MAC (matte). This doesn’t budge off of your lips if you use a good lip-liner, it’s withstood drinks and food with very minimal top up by the end of the day. This is one that I’ll repurchase over and over again, I always get compliments when I wear it.