Red Lipsticks For Occassion Wear

Monday, 20 July 2015
Red Lipsticks For Occasion Wear
I am partial to a red lip every now and then, especially when I'm going out somewhere, but the question: is out of all the options which red do you choose? So this post aims to help that dilemma get solved, enjoy!
Red Tinted Lip Balms
The Wash Of Colour
Not everyone is a fan of the bright, in your face reds, and not everyones lips can deal with having a matte drying lipstick on them. This is why tinted balms and sheer moisturising lipsticks are your friends! The two I have here are the Makeup Gallery Colour Moisture Lipstick in Deep Red and also Benefit's Benebalm. The Makeup Gallery lipstick gives an amazing wash of sheer red colour, without a large price tag as this lipstick retails for £1. Benebalm is a gorgeous moisturising red lip balm, with quite a high price at £14.50, but the packaging is cute and pocket sized, perfect for if you need a moisture boost.
Red Tinted Lip Balm Swatches

Rimmel Provocalips
The Last All Day
Rimmel recently, well I say recently, it was a while ago, released a new long lasting lip range: Provocalips. I ended up getting two shades Play With Fire and Kiss Me You Fool, which I got as a Christmas gift.  Both are stunning reds. Play With Fire is a bright in your face red and Kiss Me You Fool is a darker blue toned red, which looks stunning on paler skin. When I say these are the 'last all day' I mean it, I wrote a post about its amazing staying power, I had to invest in an oil based makeup remover just to get it off at the end of the night!
Rimmel Provocalips Swatches

Illamasqua Sangers
The Matte Red
I love, love, love this lipstick! You have no idea how much. I am not a matte lipstick person, my lips are constantly dry and usually they cannot stand any non moisturising products, but Illamasqua's Sangers, they can stand. This is such a perfect product, it packs such a punch of colour in one swipe and is quite long lasting. Though it does transfer and needs a top up every now and then, I would definitely wear this out because it's such a nice lipstick.
Illamasqua Sangers Swatches

Bright Red Lipsticks
The Brights
If you're looking for another couple of reds that pack a punch, these two certainly do that. BellaPierre Ruby and Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang are the definition of that. Ruby is a bright blue toned red, it has a creamy texture which glides on to the lips so easily. Big Bang is along the same lines, but is a liquid lipstick and has a much more glossy finish, definitely the one to choose of you want a glossy almost liquid lip look.
Bright Red Lipstick Swatches
If you're going somewhere and were thinking whether or not to wear a red lip, I hope this helped! I'd love to know if it did. Do you like the reds I featured? Was I missing any?


  1. Great picks! I love benebalm for a more natural and moisturising red lip. My favourite red lipstick has to be the NARS audacious lipstick in 'Carmen' it is such a beautiful shade and is extremely long lasting!

    Toni x

    1. And there goes another lipstick onto my wishlist!xx

  2. I always love a good red lip and even for everyday wear if I'm feeling bold :D I love the Illamasqua shade swatch and currently use the Nars Annabella lipstick and really want to try the new Burberry Military red shade xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    1. Military Red does look beautiful, but I'll have to save for a while!xx

  3. I love red lips on other people but I'm never brave enough to wear it myself! x

    Jordan Alice

    1. I used to be the same but then I took the plunge and now I love red lips xx

  4. Love every shade you mentioned, my go to is Ruby Woo by MAC!

    Alice | Sheer Beautiful | Bloglovin' x

    1. I've had my eye on Ruby Woo but so many people say it's quite drying and I don't think my lips could handle it xx

  5. I love Red lipsticks. They are usually my go to colour. At the moment my favourite is Loreals Blake lipstick
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

    1. I'd love to try that it's been on my wish list for a while xx


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