Red Lipsticks for Valentine's

Saturday, February 03, 2018

There is something about the colour Red...

and Red Lipsticks.

How instantly it brightens up the face and the undertone works with your eyes!

I am in love!

The only way I can make Red lipstick work for me is by wearing a base darker than my skin tone.
To fix the unevenness and from preventing red to accentuate it. And to mute out the pink in my skin because a yellow toned foundation with Red lipstick makes me look like a ghost. And then there are certain eyeshadows I shy away from. Clean minimal base, lots of mascara and Red lipstick.

Here are three hues I have pulled out from my collection. All drugstore pricing. Cruelty free as well.

L.A.Colors Pout Lipgloss Matte in Lusty

I am in love with the texture and everything about this and the fact that this is for $1. The staying power is amazing nor does it come off in patches. I bought all 11 shades from ShopMissA, boy! I'm glad. Lusty is true red with Neutral Undertone. I am wearing this in the GIF. Also, I was testing The Ordinary Coverage Foundation and all new makeup I received. This one is my favourite of these three.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam

I adore the texture of SMLCs. Amsterdam was a part of a set, the undertone is yellow and the red leans more on the red-orange spectrum. I don't know how exactly I feel about this kind of red. I wear reds with reds or whites exclusively. Nothing more nothing less sort of thing for me. This does bring out yellow in my skin tone.

Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss Matt Effect in Silky Red

This is warm Red with an orange undertone. The undertone of my face and body are different and hence the colour show up differently on the swatch on hands and lips. Check out the full review and swatches here. But I definitely don't like this one for it just slips away. 10 times blot-reapply is what makes this work!

This gif is made out of an accidental video. I accidentally turned on video mode and got occupied in clicking pictures on phone. Cropped out from whole 7 minutes of it. I have more Reds with more or less with Orange undertone. I need a Red with Blue undertone. Ruby Woo is all I think but I need a CF option, Milani maybe. Ooooh! that purchase will be celebrated. ;-)

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  1. Ruby woo and Sugar drop dead red are two reds I absoluetly adore .Love the gif you look gorgeous.

  2. I love love red lipsticks. I am always looking for a new shade and range. Matt of gloss, I’m hooked!

  3. I love a good red shade but I can never seem to find one that fits my skin tone. I'll check these out, thank you!

  4. I love red lipstick, it's always my go to colour on a night out. I haven't tried any of these particular brands though so I'll have to check them out.

  5. Ah, ah if there's one go-to beauty look we can always rely on in times of need, it's red lipstick. You look really pretty on the gif video :-)

  6. Yes, I love a lovely red lippy. Valentines is the perfect time too. I could do with a new one and these look so vibrant - pout ready lol x

  7. I recently just started wearing a red lip and LOVE it! I'm always in black so it adds such a sexy touch!

  8. I love a bold red lip. Those blue bases make your teeth look so white!

  9. I have seen that pout lipstick before. Matte is one of my favorites but it always manages to look better on others.

  10. I dont wear lipstick but I love seeing ladies wearing red lippy. It's not boring and it shows the "Boss" thing in you.

  11. I love the shade of red. I usually just wear nude lipstick, but maybe I should go for something a bit more daring.


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