Monday, 17 August 2015


L - R: Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red, Topshop Rio Rio, Revlon Lip Butter Wild Watermelon, Maxfactor Cherry Kiss, Rimmel Kate Kiss of Life, MAC All Fired Up, Maybelline Color Drama Light it Up

Who doesn't love a red lip?!  I'm not gonna lie, the best part of this post for me by far was getting the photos - it was so satisfying seeing them all together like that!  The red lip is timeless, classic, and there is a shade to suit everyone.  Over the years my make up addiction has seen me particularly fall in love with lipsticks, and I've managed to accumulate quite a few reds into my collection.  Being so pale, I've tried many different shades of red and found that only certain tones suit me - these 7 shades are my favourites and cover all types of finish.  
For a matte finish, there is Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red, Topshop Rio Rio, MAC All Fired Up and Maybelline Color Drama in Light it Up are perfect choices.  1975 Red is a classic orange toned red that was inspired by Gerry Hall's infamous Vogue Cover back in the 70s.  I find that orange tones suit me best and this is one of my favourite purchases  - the formula is totally perfect too.  MAC All Fired Up is a more pink toned red, which I love to wear on a night out with some winged eyeliner.  
For a more creamy finish, Maxfactor Cherry Kiss has a glossy yet bold finish that leaves my lips feeling moisturised, and for a more subtle look Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon is the way to go.  This is a juicy red colour that has a sheer finish, so it's a good way to get some colour without it being out and out red.  

Apologies for the gratuitous lipstick photos in this post, but don't they look pretty?!  What are you favourite red lipsticks?  Do you like any of these? xx



  1. I love orange tones in my red lipsticks too! The Topshop Rio Rio and CT 1975 look quite similar, so seeing as I can't afford CT anything, I might pick Rio Rio up! x

    Martha Jane |

  2. My two fav red lipstick are nars lip pencil in dragon girl and of course charlotte tilbury 1975.

    Alexandra x

  3. Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red and Topshop Rio Rio look like the perfect orangey red, love this post x

    Lucy |

  4. As per my eye is drawn to Charlotte Tilbury! 1975 Red looks such a gorgeous shade!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour


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