Friday, November 14, 2014

Go red or go home.

I love a good red lip, so today I've put together some of my favourite red shades. I've got a mix of finishes and types of red so if you're also a red lip lover I suggest you stick around! 

Topshop Rio Rio is a very orange-y red shade which I got a lot of use out of through the summer months as I find for me it looks better on darker skin than my super pale casper complexion in the winter. The formula of this one reminds me a lot of the Mac satin finish as it isn't quite matte yet there is no glossiness. P2 Chilli lip liner is also a very orange toned red and I find it works beautifully under Rio rio. These lip liners are really lovely and they last for an amazing amount of time. Essence All you need is red is a fairly sheer shade which is very glossy on the lips. On first application it is quite sheer but it can be built up to pack a punch. The shade is a little bit pinker but it still has a more 
orange-y undertone. 

 The Look Beauty Cherry bomb lipstick and liner are both very pink reds, the formula of the lipstick is very creamy and again reminds me of Mac's satin finish. The liner is quite hard which is something I really like as in my opinion it makes it so much easier to use. As with most lip liners the lips have to be well prepared before use to avoid patchy application. L'oreal's Colour riche lipstick in Scarlett creme is also very pink toned but it also has a slight blue undertone. The formula of this is very creamy and it leaves a little bit more gloss and shine than Look Cherry bomb. Out of all the shades I have today this is the one that makes my teeth look very white. 

The last two lipsticks I have are shades that don't really fit into either the pink or the orange category. The OCC Lip tar in NSFW is what I would describe as a blood red. It is the most amazing deep vampy red and I get a lot of wear out of it in the winter as it looks amazing against super pale skin. The last lipstick for today is the Rimmel Lasting finish lipstick in 107. This is the most amazing matte berry red. The formula of this one is amazing as it is a really matte finish yet it feels very hydrating on the lips. This is another shade that I use a lot in the colder months. 
Left to Right - Topshop Rio rio - Essence All you need is red - Look Cherry bomb - OCC NSFW - L'oreal scarlett creme - Look Cherry bomb liner - Rimmel 107 - P2 Chilli 


  1. I do love a good red lip and these are great, I've still yet to get the Rimmel 107.

    Diana x

  2. Oh oh I love me some Red lips! To bad the only lipstick I have out of those around here is L'oreal & topshop! I love a deep red color
    Xo Victoria

  3. I love red lipstick, and this just fuels it even more. Great post!
    Angie x

  4. I really want to try the OCC Lip Tar! It looks so nice and sounds great ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  5. Oh my what a collection of reds! Definitely love the OCC lip tar one! Great selection for this season :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

  6. I love Rimmel's 107 lipstick but I never have the confidence to wear it as I'm always conscious of smearing it over my chin when I'm eating or that I'll look too "made up". But I'll dig it out and see if my opinion has changed :).

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

  7. I love red lipstick, all of these shades are stunning but I especially like the Essence one :) xx


  8. There are some stunning shades there! You can't go wrong with a bold red :)

  9. I have a similar one to Rio Rio which is actually from the Kate Moss collection :)

    Alice x

  10. The Lip Tar looks gorgeous! I really want to try some of them. x


  11. I love a red lip, Topshop Rio Rio looks gorgeous I'll have to purchase it!

    Sophie x |

  12. I love a good bold red lip and these shades are gorgeous! Tbh I am finding it hard to pick one! love them all <3


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