Today I’m sharing a post that’s both fun and slightly embarrassing…my red lipstick collection! I don’t know what it is with lip colors, but I’m always drawn to them first in the makeup aisle and end up picking the same color in different shades to try out. Red lips are one of my favorites to mess with (even if it’s a balm) because I think they look the best with my fair skin, blue eyes and blonde hair.
I’m sharing my complete collection plus swatches today.
The first two are from one of my favorite brands, ELF. I love it because it’s an easy way to try out new colors for a super low cost!
ELF Jumbo Gloss Stick in Movie Star: this shade is my go-to for everyday! You can build it up, but I usually put Chapstick on first then the gloss stick on top for that touch-of-red color. It leans pink.
ELF Matte Lip Color in Rich Red: this shade is one I picked up to wear for my sorority formal last year. It has a pink undertone.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 111 Kiss of Life: This is a more orangey-toned lipstick and one of the first red lips that I purchased! It’s a very true red.
Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies in 220 #textme: This is one I’ve had for way too long (and is definitely past the date of when you’re supposed to throw them away…) but I can’t seem to let it go. It’s more of a berry color but it’s sheer.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Ribbon: This is part of the Hello Kitty x Colourpop collection. I have the mini collection, Puroland. I wore it yesterday for the KU vs. Baylor game and screamed the entire game, and it didn’t budge the entire time. It’s a blue-toned red and definitely made my teeth seem whiter, which is a huge plus.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick in 520 Scarlet Soaked: This lipstick leans more orange/brick red, but I really like the formula so I wear it anyway. It’s not super long-wearing when you’re eating, drinking, etc, but it’s so hydrating.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Exclusive Reds in Blake’s Red: This is my favorite shade as a blue-toned red. I picked it specifically because Blake Lively and I share the same coloring and this works perfectly on me. I need to wear it more!
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard: This is way darker than my normal red color. I bought it after reading an interview in which Joy Bryant said it was her perfect natural lip and I wanted a red shade like that…but her skin tone is way darker than mine so I don’t know what I was thinking!
What’s your favorite red lipstick?