Valentine’s Day and the 1st day of the Chinese Lunar New Year coincides this year which I can imagine leads to a bit of a quandary for some. In terms of makeup, since red is the colour of love and red is auspicious to the Chinese, its your chance to slick on your favourite red lipsticks! Haha… not like I ever need an excuse 😛
Here are 6 red or red toned lipsticks I like and some wearable colours too for those who might be a little intimidated by red lips.
YSL Rouge Volupte #16 Red Temptation
Creamy in texture, opaque in color. Warm bright red that is not for the faint hearted but if you pull it off, its stunning! Chinese New Year is a good time to pull this one out and if you will be leaving lipstick on anyone’s collar, this is a good one to stake your claim with 😉
Lancome Color Fever #151 – Red Avant RM75
This was released in the Declaring Indigo collection. Yes it is B.R.I.G.H.T and its matte. A combination I rarely go with but this works somehow. Its not drying and applies smoothly. Amp up the glam with a touch of shimmery gloss in the middle (I use my magic gloss Guerlain Crystal Pearl gloss)
Rimmel Lasting Lipstick in Alarm RM19.90
Finally! An affordable option – I can almost see the relief in your eyes 🙂 Alarm is a bright red that goes on opaque on the lips and stands out a mile away. I like it although its not for the faint hearted. At that price you can afford to experiment 😉
Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red RM33
Well, the name says it all. Revlon Really Red is really red! Its glamourous and glides on creamy and easily despite being matte in formula. If you like pulling off a pin-up look, look no further than Revlon. Again at that sort of price point, you can afford to experiment! Try dabbing a touch of clear gloss over it too. Stunning!
Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque in Mandarin RM110
A new purchase I’m still feeling around before I post up a full review on this. I wanted to opt for the brilliant red Dragon but settled for Mandarin instead so I’d use it more often. Its a wearable coral red shade that is brighter than I expected and will likely suit many. Beautiful!
Dior Serum de Rouge in Raspberry Serum RM109
You have already seen Crimson Serum and I know many of you aren’t quite into bright red lips as I am, so try Raspberry Serum. A very wearable red toned shade that makes your lips feel wonderful, yet imparts a gorgeous toned down red lip for the masses.
Remember, when wearing red lips, keep your eyes and face light. You want attention on your pout (and it helps keep you looking glamourous instead of trashy 😛 ) so go with neutral eyes, eyeliner and mascara to define your eyes; and a light blush on your cheeks.
Did this help you? 🙂 If you want indepth reviews on any of the lipsticks I featured do let me know in a comment and I’ll try to oblige.