My Favourite Go To Red Lipsticks for Light to Medium Skin Tone

I was doing a post on what makeup i will be wearing for Christmas this year and i decided that i wanted to do this blogpost to show the red lip products i am loving for this festive season, and would highly recommend to anyone who is wanting to wear a red lip during the holidays. In the winter i love simple natural healthy looking skin with a lit-from-within glow, super black lashes, a thin band of black liquid-liner and a red lip.

I guess you could say that the lip does all the talking, and even though i can feel insecure at times wearing a red lip outside of my house, as i feel it draws a lot of attention and i am more of a 'blend in' rather than 'stand out' kind of woman. However i feel the most confident wearing a red lip during the winter holidays as i feel red symbolises Christmas and it is beautifully festive.

When it comes to a red lip and even lip products in general, people have different preferences, styles and expectations. Some may prefer a super matte lip that is smudge proof and long-lasting, others may find a bold lip intimidating so opt for a subtle red gloss to add a touch of colour and then there are some who love a bold brassy red that gives them a full luscious-looking pout. We all have our own preferences so i decided to show which products that i personally love. When it comes to wearing a red lip I always trace the mouth with a matching lip liner beforehand, it's an easy way to define where the lipstick should end and start, so it will turn out more perfected and less likely to bleed into the lines.

Glossy Full Red Lip
My personal favourite. A glossy shiny red lip is not as long-wearing as a matte but i feel its the most flattering on my naturally full lips. I also love that if i feel a little uncomfortable wearing it then i can easily wipe off, or i can achieve a thinner layer so my lip doesn't look as bold. Glossy lips make the lips appear more plump, healthy and youthful and they also don't enhance dry patches, which is great for me as my lips can get super dry. A lot of glossy formula's can also be hydrating on the lips which is perfect for the cold weather seasons and for more mature women, as well as women with extremely thin lips to help add fullness and dimension.

My Glossy Lip Lineup

Mac Cockney -£15.50 | Luminous Orange-Red with barely-there Gold Multidimensional Shimmer.
Mac Viva Glam Rihanna - LE | Neutral Scarlet Red with Subtle Gold Glaze.
Mac Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass - LE | Muted Red with subtle Pink & Gold shimmer particles.
YSL Rouge Volupte (17) Red Muse - £26 | Super Creamy Rich Warm Cherry Red.
Labelle Liquid Lipstick Vanity Red - £11.99 | Orange based Crayon Red (longest wearing liquid lipstick) 
 Loreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Ruby Opera - £8.99 | Ruby Pink-based Red.
 Makeup Academy Metallic Liquid Lipstick Glitz - LE | Rich Cherry Red with red and gold subtle shimmer

Swartches L-R: Mac Cockney - Mac Viva Glam Rihanna - YSL Rouge Volupte 17 Red Muse.
Swatches L-R: *Labelle Vanity Red - Loreal Ruby Opera - Mac Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass - *Makeup Academy Glitz.
Wearing Labelle Vanity Red

Retro Matte Lip
Nowadays it is all the rave to wear a matte lip, but a matte lip is not necessarily flattering on everyone of every age group. Matte lips are not as flattering on more mature women and can look bad on people with extremely thin lips and people with dry lips who do not exfoliate. Matte lips don't add dimension or fullness to the lips so they tend to look the most nicest on people who already have full lips. Matte formula's can be drying, therefor require more maintenance and preparation before applying. Exfoliation and a lip balm are a must before wearing a matte lip as matte formula's cling to dry patches and enhance them. They are long-wearing and some are even transfer proof lasting up to 10 hours. Some are so strong in pigment they can leave a stain on the lips which is perfect for swiping some gloss over the top to create a natural red lip. 

Matte Lip Lineup

Mac Cherry Lipliner- £12.50 | Bright Blue Based Red
LA Colors Forever Red - £1 | Pink based Red
Lipliners: I feel that you don't need a great deal of red lipliners, just three shades, one being a deep burgundy almost brown shade, a blue based red and a pink based red. 
Nars Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - £19 | A Deep Merlot Red ( the creamiest matte formula )
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo - £5.50 | Pink Based Cherry Red
Makeup Academy Reckless Velvet Lip Lacquer - £3 | Deep Merlot Red
Mac Russian Red - £15.50 | True Scarlet Red
Mac Ruby Woo - £15.50 | Retro Matte Deep Ruby Blue-Based Red
Labelle Matte Lip Vintage - £9.99 | True Pin Up Red

Swatches L-R: Mac Cherry - LA Colors Forever Red.
Swatches L-R: *Nars Cruella - Nyx Monte Carlo - *Makeup Academy Reckless. 
Swatches L-R: Mac Russian Red - Mac Ruby Woo - *Labelle Vintage.
Wearing Mac Russian Red

So those are my Favourite Red Lip Products, of course i own plenty of other red lip products but these are my go to products that i highly recommend. Keep your eyes peeled for my Christmas day makeup look and products blog post...

What Red Lip do you prefer? A Matte, A bold Glossy Lip or a Subtle hint of Colour?

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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