3 red lipsticks you NEED in your life

3 red lipsticks you NEED in your life

I don’t know about you, but I love a good red lip. It’s classic, timeless and will never go out of style. Red lipstick can jazz up any makeup look and makes you feel fierce and powerful. Everyone is in search of the perfect red lip, so I thought I would share my top 3 red lipsticks I reach for when I want to rock a red lip.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream “Amsterdam”


I can’t say enough good things about the soft matte lip creams! I’ve done an entire blog post talking about these bad boys and Amsterdam is one of my favourite shades. For me, its the perfect red shade and I love how its a matte formula so it lasts much longer than a regular lipstick.

MAC “Lady Bug”

 If liquid lipsticks aren’t your thing, or you just want to mix it up, you can’t go wrong with a MAC lipstick. Russian Red and Ruby Woo are probably some of MAC’s most popular red lipsticks, however I personally have never tried them (they’re on my wishlist though!). Lady bug, on the other hand is a shade I haven’t a lot about from others in the beauty world. It’s a lustre finish, so it provides a glossy finish that can be sheered out – great for everyday wear, but it will need to be touched up.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick “Avenue”


After a deep burgundy-red? Look no further than Colourpop’s Avenue. Another matte finish, this lipstick will not budge. This one has a slight purple undertone, but I would still classify it as part of the red family. Avenue is a great vampy shade, great for winter and autumn.

What are your favourite red lipsticks?

– Karen xx





  1. July 8, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Great post! I’ve thought about trying the NYX liquid lippy but have heard mixed reviews. I’ve also not found Mac lipsticks to be very good as they come off so easily on my lips. I’m a NARS and Gerard Cosmetics girl. Gerard Cosmetics have AMAZING liquid lipsticks, I could happily use just theirs for eternity, so if you’ve not given them a go yet, you won’t be disappointed!

    Hayley 🙂

    • July 9, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you! Isn’t it funny how some products work for some but not for others?! I’ve never tried NARS or Gerard Cosmetics before, I’ve always wanted to though! x

  2. July 9, 2017 / 1:51 am

    The soft matte lip creams are AMAZING

  3. July 9, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I’ve never owned any MAC lippies, but I’m definitely eyeing a few! Great post! Xoxo

    • July 9, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Which are you eyeing? I’d definitely say go for it! X

  4. July 9, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love my Mac lipstick collection and have both ruby woo and Russian red, Russian red is my all time favourite! For a darker red my go to is Mac d for danger, I highly recommend it 💄❤

  5. July 11, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Great post love, I’m so obsessed with the Colourpop ultra mattes, and the ultra satins! Defo recommend them if you haven’t tried them! Xx


    • July 12, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you! I haven’t tried the ultra stains yet but I want to! x

  6. July 12, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I’ve never owned anything from MAC before but I absolutely love NYX

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