Sunday, 6 July 2014

La Vie en Rouge



I don't know about you guys, but a red lip always makes me feel like a million bucks. So today I wanted to show you guys my favourite "red" lip products. A lot of these aren't truly red, they're more off red. Also, a couple of these lip products you guys will have already seen from previous blog posts. I just want to add that the pictures below are taken with natural lighting haha, in case you were wondering (and I'm wearing a tank top!  My hair covered the straps so it doesn't look like I'm wearing a top..:S awkward territory...eek.).

So let's get started.

1. Maybelline Babylips- Cherry
I'll start off with one I wear almost everyday. No surprise here, it's the Maybelline Babylips in Cherry. I wear this one everyday because it's easy to just slap on, it's moisturizing and smells delicious haha. It's perfect for school, on the go and one I would reccomend to start off with if you're new to colours since it's just a tinted lip balm and super sheer.




2. Mac- Lady Bug
This lipstick is actually my first "big girl" as in "high end" lipstick. It's a lustre finish which means it has a more moisturizing formula with a bit of shine to it. I would say this lipstick is a great pick to start off with if you're new to red lipsticks and aren't scared to dive right into them. It's a very natural red and buildable. This means it can apply super sheer and tint-like if you just dab it onto your lips for a bit of colour, or you can build up the intensity with a full layer or two. Either way, it's a beautiful red that will suit almost everybody.




3. Wet n Wild- Hot Red
This is the cheapest lipstick I own. I believe I bought this for under $2 at my local drugstore. I like this lipstick because when I first came across it, I thought it could've been a dupe for Mac Lady Bug, but I was kinda off haha. This lipstick is super bright, super pigmented and super cheap, so you can't really go wrong picking this one up. When applied lightly, it has a bit of a pink undertone but once you build up the colour, it's simply a bright red. The only complaint I have about this lipstick is that it can be drying. So just apply a good lip balm underneath and you should be good to go.



If you find that it's hard to tell the difference between Mac Lady Bug and Wet n wild Hot Red because of the pictures (sorry!!), here is a swatch of them side by side. Hot Red is on the left and Lady Bug is on the right! As you can see, Hot Red is a lot more brighter and pigmented where as Lady Bug is more sheer and not as bright.


4. Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick-107
This is actually my favourite lipstick to wear during the winter time. It's dark, vampy, but so wearable and pretty. It's a berry-wine colour with a matte finish. It's very long lasting and for the summer time, I actually like to lightly dab this product onto my lips for a slight flush of colour. Wearing this at its fullest opacity is too much for me during this time of year, especially during the day. But for the autumn/winter time, this lipstick is perfection. I think it smells really sweet too, kind of like candy.I also just wanted to add that with this lipstick I like to go quite simple on the eyes since it is very bold. So just some eyeliner and mascara would suffice. I think adding any shadows would be too much.


5. Tony Tint-01 
This is a lip tint that was featured in a previous post. It's by a Korean brand called Tony Moly I believe..I really like the colour of this tint, it's a deep red and it gives the effect you'd get after sucking on a red lollipop. When I wear this tint, I actually prefer to wear it on top of the Maybelline Babylips in Cherry to intensify its colour. This product however, works just as well on its own. It's a tint so it will stain your lips and stay that way all day until you remove it. It will become a bit dry after a few hours, but I think that happens with most liquid tints. So just apply lip balm with this product and all will be well :).



And those are my favourite red lip products! I hope I explained why I like each one well, and hopefully I kind of helped those of you who are new to red lips and are planning on getting your first bold lip colour :)

What is your favourite lipstick? Let me know in the comments below!

Love,
Kristie


26 comments:

  1. Kate moss 107 is everyone's favourite

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  2. came across your blog from zoella's and though i would check it out

    omg your blog is amazing :) i love the design will defo keep reading

    i have just uploaded a new post if you wouldn't mind commenting what you think

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    thank you have a nice day

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! And of course i'll check out your blog, thanks for taking the time to stop by :)

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  3. Wonderful post,dear!
    Keep in touch xoxo
    antonella:)

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    1. Thank you Antonella! And definitely! I'm a big fan of your blog :)

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  4. Hi
    Just saw that you commented on Zoe's blog. I like the design of your blog. I also liked that you had a side by side image of the swatch and the product on your lips. If you have a moment could you check out my new blog?
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    I also followed your Google+ .Could you also do the same? And I wanted to follow your Bloglovin but, I didn't see it Do you not have it? C
    Laura

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment! I do not have a bloglovin. But thanks for the follow! I followed you as well, and saw that you're a new blogger! I can't wait to see your blog grow :)

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  5. Love them all, especially the MAC and Maybelline ones. Red suits you perfectly!

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  6. I love MAC Lady Bug it's so nice! Red really suits you too :)

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  7. Rimmel kate moss 107 looks stunning on you!! love your blog would you like to follow for a follow? just let me know over on my blog :)
    http://heleenakhela.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  8. Rimmel Kate Moss 107 is one of my fav lipsticks of all time! It's so gorgoeus! Looks great on you too x

    Would love if you'd take a little look at my blog, follow on bloglovin if you like it and I'll follow back! xoxo
    The perks of being a hipster

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  9. Love love love this post! Sometimes it can be sooo difficult to find the perfect red lip and you've made loads of suggestions! I'm definitely going to need to purchase Rimmel Kate Moss 107 xxx

    http://emilar.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much , you're going to love it! Its a crowd favourite :)

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  10. How do u get so many viewers and comments???

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    1. Blog genuinely, meaning blog because you want to. People will see the amount of effort and love you have in your posts which will then attract viewers. I find that there's a likeability for those who blog because it's fun and a hobby to them , as opposed those who do it purely for the popularity. Just do what you love well and to the best of your capabilities and everything else will fall into place :)

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  11. Just came across your blog from zoella's and it is amazing :) love the design and the read is great :)

    i have just done a summer tag blog post and i tag everyone would be great if you check it out
    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

    keep up the good work

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  12. I love your choices in lipsticks. I don't really wear red because I feel like they are unflattering to my lips. But I do have one or two rolling around.

    <3 http://buildingtheconfidence.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! I'm sure you look great in them :)

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  13. wet n wild looks amazing! I may need to grab me one of those! Ive never heard of MAC LADYBUG, lovely post xx

    Hope you can heck out my blog also

    Shanna | http://www.mycurvesandlashes.blogspot.co.uk

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