I've always been a bold lip fan but my "red" lip affair evolved once my obsession with Taylor Swift began, red lips are definitely her signature, she's barely photographed without them. As an homage to Taylor and as I'm lucky enough to be traveling down to London as we speak to see her Red Tour (excited isn't a strong enough world) I thought I would show you a few of my favourite red beauty products.
Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
Topshop Velvet Matte Lipstick in Velveteen Ribbons
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Bang
Mac Russian Red Lipstick
OPI The Thrill Of Brazil
Estee Lauder Red
Finding a red lipstick that stays put was quite a task, but I think I've found a good selection that fit the bill, not to show favoritism but I do have my concert worthy lippy picked out. The Nars Matte Lip Pencil is a huge favourite of mine, but it was just a tad too dark for what I was going for today. The Topshop Velvet Matte Lipstick, while amazing, was not ideal as my lips are on the dry side at the moment, so I need something that's a bit more moisturising. The Urban Decay Bang Lip Pencil was a bit too orange for this occasion and the Mac lipstick takes a bit of time to apply, time which I probably won't have. So drum-roll please...
Enter Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso.
This lipstick is absolutely amazing! It's been 4 hours since I took that photo and it's still intact, even after a giant cup of tea and sausage roll. It's not drying on the lips, it's actually really comfortable. One coat and it's completely opaque, very impressed! I have a feeling this won't be my last..
Here are the rest swatched:
L-R Nars Cruella, Topshop Velveteen Ribbons, Urban Decay Bang, Mac Russian Red.
Now I've chosen my lipstick, it's time to pick my nail polish, uumm this might take a while haha. What are your favourite red lip products? I'm sure there will be a London post in the pipeline.