The Red Lip Edit 

The Red Lip Edit

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, a red lipstick is essential to every makeup bag in my opinion. I own at least 10 red lipsticks in different shades across various consistencies – liquid, matte, satin you name it, I love them all! Today I’m bringing you three from my collection which can be perfect for Valentine’s Day including a high end, mid range and a drugstore lipstick as I feel a red lip should be bold and suitable for all pockets!

The Red Lip Edit

YSL Le Rouge Pur Couture – 01 Le Rouge

This YSL miniature came as part of a Black Opium Gift Set which is the perfect pair for any clutch bag. The full size retails for £27 and is high end from the three. Smelling great and rocking a bold red lip is perfect for Valentine’s Day or an evening out with the girls. This red lipstick is in a satin finish and will keep lips moisturised throughout the course of the day.

MAC – Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo is one of the most iconic MAC lipsticks to date. This retails for £15.50 and is mid range in terms of price point from the three. A staple in my collection, this is one of my favourite red lipsticks simply because it’s very flattering and I believe it suits every skin tone. Complete in a matte finish, this is long wearing and durable whilst eating and drinking throughout the day.

Maybelline – 965

Finally I have this drugstore matte red lipstick from Maybelline at £6.99, although if your quick Superdrug have a 2 for £10 across Maybelline. The consistency of this is very smooth although it has a matte finish. Its colour is true to form and as you can see from the swatches below, a little of the product goes a long way. This as well as the others can be transitioned from day to night makeup.

The Red Lip Edit

What are some of your favourite red lipsticks? Do you own any of the above? I’d love to hear your recommendations below!

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  1. 13th February 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I only own 3 lipsticks (lol hides face) they are all MAC, Ruby Woo then a pink and a purple (can’t recall the names). I wanna try the YSL one though, love the design.

    • shannonkara
      13th February 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Honestly, no need to hide your face! It’s probably worse that I own so many and hardly wear them lol! I do love Mac lipsticks but just wish the price point was a bit lower! The YSL one is gorge and will be kept for special occasions. Thanks for reading 🙂