Favourite Red Lips 2016 | Blogmas

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I thought I would chat you through my Favourite Red Lips and the products I use for them. At this time of year, you cannot get me out of red lips; I live, breathe and sleep in them! I think over the past few years I have managed to collate my absolute faves of a variety of different reds (because there are more than just one!), different formulas and different brands/prices, so I will now press on for you and explain each one to the best I can!

The first product I have to show you is the Mac Matte Lipstick in Diva. I have been the proud owner of this dark red for nearly a year now and it has treated my lips with grace and elegance (how they should be treated, quite frankly!). It is matte so it can be quite drying and it is more expensive than the others I will be talking you through, so only buy this if you have the money and the perfect lip condition for it. I personally see this as the darkest lip colour I’m going to show you so it is obviously near the top of my favourite lipsticks list! This is definitely one for those who are more confident in applying a red lipstick and aren’t scared of bold colours because this is just that! It is so pigmented and doesn’t really come off when eating/drinking – maybe a little top up during the day but not much. I do love this lipstick and on days where I need my lips to last all day or a particularly special occasion, I will whip this one out as oppose to my others. Even if it is expensive, it’s there to be used and not looked at! This is available from Mac and to read my review you can click HERE.

This next lipstick is very much the dupe for Diva and is the renowned Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107. As much as Diva was creamy and fairly easy to work with, this is kind of the stepping stone towards it and is slightly easier to work with but still has the same amount of pigmentation. It isn’t as matte so doesn’t remove all the hydration from your lips but it does mean it needs applying more often after eating/drinking. This is only a fraction of the price yet is still so pigmented and such a similar dark red colour that I think everyone needs one in their collection! It also smells like cucumber! This is available from Boots and Superdrug. To read my review of this you can click HERE or read my VS. blog post on Diva and 107 you can click HERE.

The final lip product is a lip gloss and is the Tanya Burr one in Mistletoe Kisses. This was my first ever red and is brilliant for beginners as it’s so easy to use and any mistakes can be cleaned up much more seamlessly without disrupting the rest of your makeup. I know some people don’t like the feeling of lip glosses but this isn’t at all sticky and is quite pigmented considering it’s a gloss. It can look really effortlessly stunning on it’s own for a day-to-day red lip or if you’re a beginner and looking for something really basic to ease yourself in. However, if you don’t like this option you can wear it over one of the other lipsticks mentioned to make it glossy as oppose to matte (which I’m tempted to try soon). Also, as it’s a gloss, it doesn’t dry out the lips which is a massive issue for me at this time of year. This was limited edition, though, so I don’t know if and where you can now purchase this so I’m really sorry if you can no longer buy it! I’m sure there are many similar red lip glosses with little bits of shimmer in and smell of cherry!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love chatting you through certain products so let me know if you would like to see more of them! Also, don’t forget to let me know what other red lip products you love at this time of year or whether you’re now tempted to try any of these products!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow,

Rachel xx



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