Monday, 3 February 2014

Valentine Reds

Dior Ange Blue, Mua Power pout in runway, Mac Ruby woo, Nars Cruella, Mac Relentlessly red.
Top -Dior Ange Bleu, Mac Relentlessly Red. Middle - Mac Ruby Woo. Bottom - Nars Cruella, Mua Power Pout in Runway.

Valentines Day in nearly upon us and what better time to dust off those Christmas red lippy's then now.

There's a red lip to suit nearly everyone and I was one of those people up until recently would shy away from the bold red lip. If you want to keep it subtle, Mua Power Pout in Runway is a nice muted red with a glossy finish. The gloss makes it more wearable, not as bold or as drying as some of the matte colours, leaving your lips soft and kissable but still with a slight stain.

If you're more of a Mac girl there are loads of colours to choose from. The two I have are.. Relentlessly Red , a matte formula with hints of pink, a fuchsia red if you like. Ruby woo is also matte but this time is more of a true red, deep and rich and perfect for this occasion. These colours once on don't budge, so if you're gonna be kissing a lot this Valentines day these are your man!

If you want something with more of a sheen but the lastly power of a fully matte lip Dior's Ange Blue from the Diorific collection is a fab contender. Bold, sexy and a perfect addition to your little black dress.

Feel like vamping it up slightly?  Nars Velvet Matte lip crayon in Cruella would be just up your street. This deeper take on a red lip can finish off a smokey eye or rev up a natural eye in seconds. Again a matte finish so you can kiss away without the fear of smudging!

If lips aren't your thing and your not brave enough to wear them then a nice coat of your favourite red nail polish can do the trick. The two I have are Bourjois Rouge Diva, a deep raspberry red and Nail Inc Holly Bush Vale, a more orangey red. Both are your classic reds and a one coat wonder, perfect for the day dedicated to LOovvve.

What are your Valentines Day make up essentials?


  1. I love red lips so this is my kinda post :) I love Nars Cruella, will definitely have to swatch that the next time I'm at a counter!

    Lauren |


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