07, 02, 2017

My kinda red

As we have approached the month of love, now is also the perfect time to spruce up your look. Nothing says passion and desire more than a red lip. Don’t believe that there isn’t a red out there for you either – there’s an abundance red tones to choose from depending on your style and comfort level. I’ve personally favourited and even until now continuously like to rock out to four styles of a red lip that are the most flattering and easiest for anyone to pull off.

1. Bold Red
Starting off with the most popular of them all is of course the ever so bold red lip. Although this is quite the most talked about red, not everyone feels they can effortlessly pull it off. If you aren’t totally comfortable in your own skin, a bold red can really play around with your confidence levels. That’s why when aiming for the right bold red that suits you best, test out in stores which one makes you feel amazing before buying and ever really committing to one. And if you’re up for the challenge – a red that’ll instantly turn heads is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red.

2. Orange-Red
I could tell you a millions reasons to why I love this type of red, but I’ll keep it brief by saying that I personally find an orangey-red to be the most perfect red for everyday. Not only do your lips steal the show, but many of the orange based reds have a way of accenting your skin tone as well. If you’re complexion is looking a bit dull an orangey-red lip will quickly liven you up and give your skin a radiant glow. Everyone needs the Teeez Cosmetics Read My Lips Lipstick in Dare Devil (see me wearing it in this post).

3. Matte & Kissproof Red
If you’re highly involved in the makeup world you’d know that matte lipsticks were all the rage last year (2016 in case you’re reading this in the future…hello future person!). Tons of, if not all, makeup brands came out with their own line of liquid lipsticks. I’m a fan since they’re pretty much foolproof and resistant to coming off anytime sooner than expected. My ultimate favourite red liquid lipstick has been the Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit in Mary Jo K. It’s not only the most versatile red I’ve ever encountered, but it’s also the most universal red. Absolutely every skin colour and tone will look amazing in this one.

4. Shy Red
This is by far the most wearable red of them all. Not everyone is comfortable with wearing an, ‘in your face red’, so opting for hints of it just might be up your alley. The shy red still makes a fierce statement, yet in a very flirt and subtle way. There are many options such as tinted lip balms, lips stains, or my favourite – lipglosses. Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Cardinal brings a lot of warmth to the lips, and since it has fine reflects of glitters it makes your lips look very plumped, soft, and luscious as well.

What is your kind of red lip?

25 responses to “My kinda red”

  1. Red is definitely your color! 🙂 I’m not a fan of red on me, but maybe more of a dark, cranberry, blue undertone red. Great post darling! xoxo JNL

  2. Loving all these shades of red! Such a great colour on you too. My boyfriend hates it when I wear red lipstick haha. Typically I don’t wear it too often, but I am always on the hunt for that perfect red!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  3. Samio says:

    Oow I love a bold red and that Charlotte Tilbury one looks amazing on you!


  4. Lauren says:

    I love your blog. You look lovely! That shade is beautiful.

    Lauren x Huggled

  5. Orange reds are by far my favourite. They look so, so stunning.. every time! 🙂 x


  6. These shades are all absolutely gorgeous on you. You look fabulous in red lipstick! I struggle to find colors that really compliment me.

  7. Sheene says:

    You look gorgeous in red. Just found your blog btw 🙂

  8. I do lean more towards nude lips (by lean i mean i am obsessed with them) It’s mainly because i love doing eye shadow looks with my makeup and i just can’t seem to pull of a glam eye shadow look with a bold lip. The combination just doesn’t seem to work for me. I definitely do like wearing an orange / red lip when i am not in the mood for eye shadow though. Great post, red lipstick looks so good on you!


    • Stacey says:

      I know what you mean! I was previously a fun eyeshadow girl, but in recent years I’ve switched over to keeping my eyes pretty neutral and needed to compensate it with a bolder lip. It’s fun to change our routine every now and then!

  9. Julia says:

    Ahhh, I love red lipstick. Even when I was a child I would always try to sneak out of the house wearing it. There’s something so classy and confident about it! These days I’m more a “shy red” wearer- I just love the way it looks and feels, even on days where I’m not feeling super bold, per se. Lovely post and photos! You’re truly stunning.
    Julia || juliainbluhm.com

    • Stacey says:

      Wow, so you were fierce and confident at such a young age! Go girl! When my mom would make me wear red lipstick to a party I always rubbed it off as soon as I could hahha

  10. The Nerdy Me says:

    I adore dark, bold and matte reds! Those are the most gorgeous ones for me. Also, I want to enjoy orange red but it just doesn’t suit my skin tone :/

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Stacey says:

      I think a burnt orange-red would look stunning on you! Like you said you look best in deeper shades so I think that one would look perfect on you 😀

  11. Stunning shades, red lipstick looks absolutely stunning on you!

  12. Kathryn says:

    All of those red colors look beautiful on you! I usually go with softer lip colors, but this has inspired me to try a bold red. Thanks girl!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  13. yuka says:

    I really love red on you! I don’t pull them off quite as well as you do, but when I’m feeling daring I will experiment with a bold red lip too!


    • Stacey says:

      I’m sure you look just as beautiful in reds girl! We all just need to find the right reds to make us feel and look amazing 😀

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