The Classic | Red Lips


What is more classic than a red lip? We think that anyone can wear a red lip!

Experiment with how the colour's brightness, tone (neutral, blue or yellow-based), and finish (matte, satin, glossy). Take a look at the photos below or do a Google search. See how a celebrity or model with your complexion and hair colour wears red lips!


Be conscientious of the rest of your makeup, too - is it balanced? Or is the red lip the focus point? 

Here are our top picks for achieving a red pout.

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Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet ($5, link): These lip butters are best described as balm/lipstick hybrids. Katherine and I are both fans of many colours, but Red Velvet I love and despite having lost it twice now - have repurchased each time! That says it all!
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park ($25, link): Lip crayons are a very easy way to apply red lips and also let you "cheat" your lip shape too. It takes away the need for both a lipliner and lipstick. This shade is very pigmented and NARS also make great matte lip pencils too.
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Really Red ($6, link): This is a phenomenal classic red which is comparable to MAC's Ruby Woo. It's a brighter red, so keep the look fresh with an even base and blush.


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YSL Glossy Stain in 10: This amazing if you are planing to go to a festive dinner and know that you are going to be eating and drinking. The glossy look lasts a super long time and takes all the fuss out of a red lip - apply it once and it lasts all night long.
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 107: This is the middle swatch on the image below and is much more of a darker wine coloured red. Formula is great and really inexpensive.
Christian Dior Lipstick in 863 Holiday RedAs you can tell by the name, this is your traditional bright red lip that any girl can rock. Pair it with black eyeliner for a complete makeup look. 

Bottom to Top: YSL in Shade 10, Rimmel in 107 and Dior Holiday Red

Don't forget to blot!


Let us know what your go to red lip colour is!
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