I’m in the midst of moving right now so I’ve spent a lot of time looking at everything in my collection so I can give away what I don’t want/need. As I was organizing my lipsticks I realized I have quite a large amount of reds so I thought I’d narrow those down to a handful of “can’t live without” shades and a few extras and get rid of the rest. Here are my top 5 favorites:
Karen Murrell Natural Lipstick in Rymba Rhythm
This lipstick was sent to me earlier this Spring by my friend Morgan as a part of an international beauty swap we did for xoVain (read about what she sent me here and what I sent her here). I’m still so in love with this color! I typically go for blue-based reds (which you’ll see plenty of in this list) but this warm orange red is so flattering! The texture of this lipstick is very moisturizing like a lip balm but it is fairly pigmented and can be worn sheer or layered for more opacity. It is also surprisingly long-lasting for a hydrating lip color and has a fun cinnamon-candy scent.
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
I won’t go into too much detail about this one since I just talked about it in the Ride or Die Makeup post but it is hands-down my favorite red of all time. It’s the perfect blue-based red shade and I think it’s gorgeous on everyone.
Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Bichette
Colour Pop is one of my favorite brands for affordable, high-quality makeup, and this lipstick is no exception. This is another cool-toned red but it’s on the deeper end of the spectrum. The formula is matte but very comfortable on the lips; it doesn’t feel like a true matte, it’s a bit more creamy. There’s more transfer with this one than with my normal mattes but I still love it!
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
I don’t own a lot of liquid lipsticks (I’m sure I’ll amend that at some point though haha) but this has been one of the formulas I’ve liked the most. It’s thin but creamy at first so I think it layers well, and it dries down to be very matte. It can be drying, especially in the center of the lips (inside) and the outer corners but otherwise I think it wears pretty comfortably for a liquid lipstick.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
I got a mini of this lip pencil for my birthday at Sephora and it was one of those lip products I’ve been eyeballing for a while but didn’t want to take the plunge and actually buy into the hype. Well, I’m officially on the Cruella train and I will never get off. The formula is very matte miraculously still comfortable, the shade is perfect, and the pencil makes it so easy to apply!
What are your favorite red lipsticks? Let me know in the comments!
Love and Hugs,