I’ve never been much of a Valentines Day fan (I’m a proper romantic I am 🙈!), but it does give a good excuse to pucker up with some sexy red lipstick, which is much more up my street 😀!
Red Lipstick is always my go to, whether it’s to compliment a glam look…
If you find the right shade, it can completely transfer a smile (or pout)…but before I list some of my favourite Red Lippies, lets just take a minute to run through a little lip care
- Before applying lipstick (especially if it’s a matte finish), I always make sure that my lips are smooth and in good condition. A Lip Exfoliator is fab for this….and if you go for a sugar scrub from Lush, it tastes delicious too!!
- Use a Primer. Yes Primer is not just a winner when it comes to skincare, but using a Primer such as MAC Prep + Prime Lip, it will also help to nourish and smooth lips before the application of lipstick, as well as helping to reduce lipstick feathering and give your lippie a professional and flawless finish.
- Lip Liner is a must when it comes to giving your red lipstick a clean edge and preventing bleeding. Always make sure that your pencil is nice and sharp before you use it.
- Maintenance. If you’re eating and drinking, naturally your red lips will need reapplied. Make sure you blot your lips with a napkin before topping back up.
The following lipsticks are all favourites of mine, but Bobbi Brown’s Red Carpet is always my ‘go-to’ 💋
Bobbi Brown – Lux Matte Lip Colour : Red Carpet – £28
MAC – Retro Matte Lipstick : Ruby Woo – £17.50
My last choice isn’t a Red, but with this super cute valentines edition I had to include it in my list!
Lancôme – L’absolu Rouge Valentines Edition : Rose Lancôme – £27
What’s your go to shade? Have tried any of the above and if so, what’s your thoughts?