I’m a firm believer in the power of red lipstick. It’s a confidence giver, a day-brightener, and a great way to distract from a less-than-perfect skin day (providing that the spots/red patches aren’t around your mouth). Whilst I like a slightly darker red for the evening, a bright, pinky, blue-toned red feels less daunting for daytime and only needs a fair amount of mascara and some highlighter to look great.
My current favourite combo of products for this are Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl and Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer in Cherry Pop. They’re a really similar tone but the Nars is matte and the Clinique is really rather moisturising. Although I like them separately too, together they provide really long-lasting colour and an almost satin finish; the Nars acts as an all-over lip pencil so as the Clinique wears off, you’re left with a great stain underneath.
How do you feel about red lips? Strictly for the evening or suitable to any place, any time?- Any product marked with an '*' is a PR sample. All reviews are 100% honest regardless of whether I bought the item myself or was sent it. Links may be affiliate, which means that I get a small commission if you use them -