Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentine's Day Red Lips

So, it's Valentine's Day tomorrow.  This means that flowers are suddenly worth three times what they were before, restaurants are all booked up, and the entire world seems to be adorned with red hearts.  Not that I'm cynical or anything.

In keeping with the theme, I thought I'd highlight a few of my favourite red lipsticks.

Bourjois Rouge Edition in Rouge Podium.  Combining a lovely buttery texture with long wear and great pigmentation, I'm hugely impressed with Bourjois' latest lipstick line, and at £7.99 they won't break the bank.  This particular red is a more subtle, less shouty shade - it's red, but it isn't too in your face.

Rockalily Lipstick in Sailors Beware.  Intensely, richly red; incredible grippy wear with even fading, this lipstick is as close to my perfect red I've ever found, at a very reasonable £13.50.  Shame ReeRee Rockette changed her focus to running a hair salon instead of producing lipstick, but these do crop up sometimes on her site...

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Rouge Philtre.  Needs reapplying every three hours or so if you want to maintain that glossy sheen, this Glossy Stain eventually wears down to a more subtle flush on the lips.  Relatively comfortable, requires careful application, but oh so luxe at £22.50.

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in F Bomb.  Incredible shine from such a high pigment lip colour, this combines the best of gloss and lipstick AND it sticks lasts surprisingly well for something with such a shiny finish.  Oh, and it's called F Bomb.  £14.

Dita von Teese for Art Deco in Maitresse.  A lovely rich ruby red with a comfortable formula which lasts and lasts, with a slight sheen to the finish.  It's a little expensive at £17.50.

What's your favourite red lipstick?


  1. All of those are gorgeous but I must say the first is my favourite, it looks like a strawberry!

    1. It's definitely the most easy wearing of the set! Have you tried Rouge Edition?


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