Monday, 3 August 2015

The Perfect Red Lip♥

We have all been there, attempted to be brave and rock a red lip, wishing it turns out as amazing as Taylor Swift's. Sometimes you can get it on your first attempt, or other times it fails miserably, each time. I've been trying lately to get the "perfect" red lip, and have found some products that have helped.

Since red is quite a bold colour, I suggest using a lipliner to make sure the lipstick doesn't "bleed" over the line, in other words, so it doesn't smudge down your face. The one I use is the MUA Lip Liner in Red Drama. It's creamy, pigmented and glides on your lips very smoothly.

I would say that choosing the right lipstick is the most important steep, because, some red lipstick smudge extremely easily and can actually stain your face (sounds worse than it really is), meaning they're very messy. I have three which I highly recommend.

Firstly, I recommend the Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Trendsetter. Not only is this a gorgeous red, but it is super long lasting, as the name would suggest. It is a lipstick, with the staying power of a lipstain. What's not to love?

This lipstick definitely wins the award for the prettiest print on the lipstick bullet for sure! The Avon Colortrend lipstick in Kissable is probably the most affordable of the bunch. It has been one of my favourite lipsticks for ages now, and it is so creamy, meaning it applies brilliantly. The lipliner is almost an EXACT match for this lipstick, bonus point!

My final recommendation, and the most luxurious lipstick is the Burberry Kisses in Military Red. Firstly, it has gorgeous packaging, which has the Burberry logo on it, though it isn't very clear to see in the photo. This is most definitely the most pigmented lipstick of the three - a dot in the centre of the lip and blend it out, and it looks great!

Those are my secret products that help create a "perfect" red lip. What about you? Any products that help make getting the red lip easier?


66 comments:

  1. Great post! I LOVE red lipstick and hate when it does not turn out that bright red that I long for! This is some great recommendations that I will need to check out! I also find that if I put chap stick on before red lipstick it dulls out the color as well! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! If I ever apply lip balm before lipliner, it doesn't apply as well! x

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  2. Great post lovely! I love red lipstick -not as much as purple lippy- but I love it nonetheless. I need to try out this combo. xx
    Sarah | The Girl with the Winged Liner

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    1. Thanks! I like purple lipstick too! x

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  3. Thanks for your link on twitter.
    I love purple lipstick at the moment, but I do love my MAC russian red - that lip liner looks fab for the money though! x

    Chloe // chloexlogan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've been wearing purple quite a lot lately! Oh Russian Red, I don't own it but it looks absolutely gorgeous! x

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  4. I'm a sucker for a bright red lip, these are gorgeous picks!

    lillies and lipbalm
    xx

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    1. If I'm going somewhere nice for a special occasion, red lips are perfect! x

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  5. Thanks for the recommendations- I love Revlon but also like the idea of your application technique with the Burberry. You should post pics of you wearing them!

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    1. Revlon lip products are so good! I was going to but I thought they'd all look similar in the photos x

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  6. The only one I have tried is th Revlon and I love it. It does stay quite a long time as it gives you a little lip stain which I don't mind because if I don't bring the lipstick with me and only have gloss, I can touch up with that. I totally agree with the liner when wearing red. It's a must have!

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  7. Great picks Jasmine! I'm a sucker for red lipsticks. I heard good things about the NYX Suede and I really want to pick this one now. xo

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    1. Thanks! Oh I've never heard of that one! x

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  8. Love a red lip! My favourite is topshop's velvet lips in velveteen ribbon but I will try the revlon one

    aboutgameema.wordpress.com

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    1. Same! Ah I want to try topshop's makeup! x

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  9. Great Post. I love a red lip in the fall and winter.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, they look amazing in Winter! x

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  10. Love your post of achieving the Perfect Red Color!! Love your tips!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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  11. I just bought I mac lipliner and it totally conquer me!
    xoxo

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    1. I've yet to try Mac but I think the mua lipliners would be a great alternative! x

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  12. I've never thought of using the MUA lip liners, but as they're so cheap I'll definitely have to check them out :)

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  13. those seem like good products. never tried them tho. thanks for sharing!

    http://www.kaidarul.com

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  14. I never wear lipstick but I think I need to try this. Very nice!

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  15. I love a red lip. How wonderful that you have the Burberry red! I haven't tried MUA lipliners yet, but your red liner looks like a good one

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    1. Yes I managed to claim a free sample of it! It's great! x

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  16. I LOVE red lipsticks however these are some I haven't tries. Oh well, I guess I will just have to buy more! Thanks for the post and review!
    xoxo
    Alicia
    www.lifeofafatigirl.ca

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  17. I have been trying to pull off red lips, but they never turn out right! I think its time to try a lipliner. www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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  18. I love red lips. I will definitely look into your suggestions

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    1. Same, and you should, they're great! x

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  19. <3 Those colors though! I really should try red again.

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  20. I love that it is so cheap too and MUA is a great budget makeup brand http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

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    1. Yes, even their red lipstick seems pretty good! x

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  21. I wanna try that Revlon lipstick! It looks amazing!

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    1. It's fantastic and worth the money! Just don't swatch it on your hand because it will stain aha x

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  22. Red lips are my favorite! I would love to try that Burberry shade. The packaging is so pretty too!

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    1. Adore them in Winter! I managed to claim it as a free sample and it's amazing! x

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  23. I loved Military Red! Or just any red haha. My favourite is Mac Chili xx

    www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Red is just so classy! I've never actually heard of that one! I don't own any mac lipsticks, but I liked the look of Ruby Woo x

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  24. I don't think I could pull of a red lip. I feel like its the shape of my mouth or something, but I don't think it would look good

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    1. You probably would pull it off! You should try it x

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  25. I love red lips! So far I have only really liked my elf red lip pencil. I am still on the hunt for a good lipstick in red!

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    1. Red lips look amazing! We don't get elf here in the UK! I recommend the ones I mentioned, all brilliant x

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  26. I absolutely love this! I am a lipstick fanatic and have probably 15 reds, but you can never have enough!
    xoxo
    Alicia
    www.lifeofafatgirl.ca

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    1. Thank you! Girl, I adore your thoughts, you're so right, can never have enough makeup! x

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  27. I've never tried the red lip thing yet, but I love the look! Going to have to try it!

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  28. I own that MUA liner and it's so good! Can't believe it was only £1!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. It honestly feels like it costs a lot more money! x

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  29. Burberry lipsticks are the real deal!! Great post... Defo going to try that mua liner xx

    www.yveschild.com

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  30. I own the MUA red liner and I absolutely love it!
    Defo need to stock up and get another one....

    Alexandria from lexislifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I'll definitely be repurchasing it once I run out! x

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  31. I love this post! I don't own any MUA lip liners but have been getting into their products lately - I love a good red lip!

    www.zeenaxena.com

    xx

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    1. Ah thank you! Ooh definitely get the lip liner! Can't beat a red lip! x

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