Saturday, February 03, 2018

Red Lipsticks for Valentine's Day

There is something about the colour red...

and a red lipstick.

How instantly it brightens up the face!

I am in love!

The only way I can make red lipstick work for me is by bronzing and using a corrector to out the pink in my skin. Red is never an effortless colour for me. I love clean, minimal base, lots of mascara and red lipstick. Red lipsticks with blue undertone bring out the golden-brown hues in my eyes.

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, and it does not come off in patches (unless you eat something fried). 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 the new makeup I received. This one is my favourite of these three.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam

I adore the texture of soft matte lip creams. 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 (warm undertone) 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 a warm red with orange undertone. The undertones of my face and body are different and hence the colour shows up differently on both. Check out the difference in swatches here, but I definitely don't like this one, for it just slips away. The only way to make this work is to blot and reapply!

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 seven minutes. I have more reds with more or less with orange undertones. I need a red with blue undertone. Ruby Woo is all I think of, but I need a cruelty-free option, Milani maybe. Ooooh! And that purchase will be celebrated. ;-)


  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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