Friday, 26 February 2016


Lipsticks! More lipsticks!  To be even more specific/annoying, they're orange toned red lipsticks, but you probably already got that from the title.  These are my favourite shades of red lipsticks, I've found that orange toned reds suit my complexion the best, whereas blue toned reds just don't, to the point where I've got a couple in my collection that just lay there because I tried them and I just do not look right!  
Thankfully, I discovered that orange toned reds were my thing which has since made it much easier to shops for lipsticks and know in advance whether they will suit me or not.  
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco is my pick of the budget lipsticks; at £5.50 they are an absolute steal - they are of high quality and the colour is ridiculously bold and deeply pigmented.  I love Morocco because it is a bright, cheery red that has a matte finish, yet doesn't dry my lips out at all and lasts for a really long time.  This is only one of two NYX lip creams that I own and I definitely want to try some more out.
MAC Dangerous, £15.50, is a classic: the sort of red shade that you would associate with old Hollywood glamour.  I love wearing this on nights out, the matte finish is super flattering and the rich orange red colour stands out nicely against my fair skin.  
Finally, it's Charlotte Tilbury's 1975 Red.  Aside from the beautiful gold packaging, I love this because the colour is the perfect shade of red - it's deep yet bright with a radiant velvet finish.  The style and formula of this lipstick makes it easy to create the illusion of fuller lips too, and I can wear this without any lipliner underneath to stop bleeding.  

These are my three go-to reds at the moment, my spending ban is currently stopping me from trying out any more but I'm really happy to already have these in my collection!  What are your favourite red shades? xx



  1. Great round up! I don't really have any orange reds in my collection, I think I need to get Morocco stat!

    Kate |

  2. Ive always been a bit scared of orangey reds. But the charlotte tilbury one looks like the perfect balance between red and orange. X

  3. The CT one looks beautiful. My favourite is Loreals evas red, its very orange toned as well xx

  4. Every single one of these lipsticks has been on my wish list for the longest time, especially Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red - gorgeous shade!

    Lucy | Forever September

  5. I love the look of them all, I definitely need to check these out! xx
    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  6. I love orangey lipsticks! Can't wait to bring them out in summer x

    Martha Jane |

  7. I'm loving Morocco at the moment too :) definitely recommend trying out more of the range as they're some of my absolute favourite beauty bargains! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. Orange toned reds don't suit me personally but they do look amazing on some people. I think I'm more of a traditional red shade person and my current favourite is Berry from the new Marilyn Monroe Max Factor collection x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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