Thursday, 10 December 2015

5 Affordable Red Lipsticks


We all know a red lip is perfect for this time of year. Finding your perfect shade of red can be hard, but it makes things a little easier when you're searching for lipsticks that are affordable and won't break the bank. As much as I love my high end reds, I think there are equally as good lipsticks and formulas in the drugstores (Boots and Superdrug for us UK readers and Walgreens and CVS for the US readers!)

I've gone through my red lipstick collection and found the best formulas and colours that are universally suitable for all skin types. 

This is my Number.1 when it comes to an affordable red lipstick. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick is a perfect deep red which looks stunning on the lips and photographs beautifully. The formula of this lipstick goes on like butter and stays on the lips throughout the day. I first saw my friend wearing this with a minimal eye make up look and when she told me her lipstick was this Rimmel one, I was shocked. The quality is extremely good and the pigmented lasts on the lips - an all around great red lipstick that every girl should own. At £5.49 you really can't go wrong with this lipstick!

I first came across these L'oreal lipsticks when I was looking at their nude and pink shades. I immediately swatched Blake's Red and I couldn't get over the colour. This one is brighter than the Rimmel one, and it's matte which is one of my favourite formulas for lipsticks. This collaboration may not be around for long so I'd definitely recommend getting your hands on one before they're gone!

Maybelline's lipstick in Red Revival is the newest addition to my red lipsticks. This formula is different from any other red lipsticks I own as it's moisturising and sits well with the lips and doesn't dry them out. Sometimes when my lips are feeling dry, matte lipsticks aren't the best formula's to go for so this is why I recommend checking this one out during the Winter. I love that the colour is quite pigmented but if you apply it like you're almost blotting it on the lips it'll give a leave a beautiful rosy finish that's almost like a stain. Definitely one to check out!

Really Red is a cool toned matte red lipstick. This goes on smooth and stays on (I wore this at dinner last week and it was still on my lips after eating and drinking!) I would say this Revlon lipstick is an exact dupe for Mac's Russian Red Lipstick. The colour is one of my favourites out of my red lipstick collection as it looks extremely flattering and goes with any make up look.

L'oreal are probably one of the best brands at the drugstore and there's a reason for that. They're lipsticks are always ones I've loved and kept repurchasing. True Red is exactly what the name describes: a true, beautiful red. This lipstick is the show stopper of my red lipsticks as it's the one that stands out the most on my lips. It reminds me of Nars' Jungle Red lipstick, an almost fiery red that is perfect for a festive look. I think this would look stunning if you were to create a smokey eye with golds. Not to mention, this lipstick has been featured by Allure as one of the best affordable red lipsticks.

What are some of your favourite affordable red lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below. A xx



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