My Current Top Five Red Lipsticks

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I never use to be a red lip kind of girl, I always thought it looked too bright against my skin tone and washed me out on every occasion. However, towards the end of last year, I started being a lot more braver and sported the red lip on a number of occasions only to be given some lovely compliments which spurred me on to try different tones of red, be it a bright red, a pinky red and even the dark reds. Slowly, I started to gain a lot more confidence in wearing red lipstick and now I can’t get enough of it. So in today’s post, I thought I’d give you a little low down on my current top five, favourite red lip products.

pixi brilliance balm red

1) Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Rosy Red – A bright, cherry red that glides on effortlessly and leaves a lovely dewy finish to the lips. This balm is the he most perfect red for spring/summer and the fact that it is ultra-moisturising just tips it right over the edge.

mac ruby woo red

2) MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo – A classic favourite in the beauty world as well as my world. This lipstick has a matte finish that doesn’t dry out your lips and leaves a highly pigmented, cool toned red behind.

rimmel apocalips big bang red

3) Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang – This one has been a firm favourite for while. Super duper pigmented with a shiny  finish. You can either wear this just by dabbing little patches on and rubbing in for that pinched red look or full on glam with the bright, in your face colour. 

boutique plum luck red

4) Boutique By Sainsburys Lipstick in Plum Luck – The darker one of the bunch and the one that is the best bargain ever! Stocked in your local supermarket right now is collection of make up to die for. This lipstick is creamy, leaves a smooth finish behind and lasts absolutely ages.

mac viva glam rihanna red

5) MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam Rihanna – This bright red with a frosted finish is the newest addition to the collection. I’m never usually frosted lipstick fan, but because this was limited edition MAC (sucker for limited edition packaging) and part of the cost was going towards charity, I thought why not give it a go and I was not disappointed at all. This applied smoothly and gave the most amazing red lip.



  1. 6th April 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Gorgeous line up. The Rimmel Apocalips are really nice. I have a couple of shades & wear them all the time. I don't have this red shade but really like it

  2. 6th April 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I really want that Pixi product! It looks SO good on you! I wish I had access to to Boutique brand – that's a color I'd definitely wear!

    • 31st July 2014 / 2:49 am

      The Pixi one is so lovely. xx

  3. 6th April 2014 / 3:39 pm

    Don't they all so pretty lined up together for photo's?!

    The red really suits your skin tone to, you look gorgeous in every single shade!

    Oh, I have a giveaway at the moment! Would love you to enter. Kelly from | Daydreams & Daisychains

  4. 6th April 2014 / 8:27 pm

    the ruby woo is amazing I have one and im so gutted cuz its almost finished and I don't think I 'll be replacing ti anytime soon.

    • 31st July 2014 / 2:50 am

      Aww, I'm sure there's dupes though. xx

  5. 7th April 2014 / 7:16 am

    Ruby Woo looks gorgeous on you!


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