Saturday 11 February 2017

5 of the Best Lipsticks for Valentine's Day

I wanted to call this list '5 of the Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine's Day', but I know that red lipstick isn't for everyone. I hardly wear red lipstick, myself, as I find that it makes me look older, it's too easy for me to get the shade wrong, and not to mention embarrassing red-stained teeth - so I've included just two of my favourite red lipsticks on this list. The rest are for those of you (of which I'm sure there are many) who prefer a pink or nude/brown lip!


theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Adoring, £15

The first red shade on this list, theBalm's Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick is the perfect red wine tone - perfect for a vampy look. The minty vanilla flavour leaves a little bit of a tingling sensation when applied on the lips, and the texture doesn't dry out the skin. Although this is described as a 'long lasting' lipstick, I wouldn't say it's kiss-proof; so if you're planning on doing a lot of lip-locking this Valentine's Day, maybe give this one a miss.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Smooch, £17

This delicate light pink shade is emphasised with a chalky matte texture which stays on throughout the day, and comes off with an oil-based makeup remover. You'll need to apply this twice for full opacity, but thanks to its lightweight formula it doesn't feel all cakey on your lips. This lipstick has a really subtle vanilla scent, and a non-tacky texture!

Lime Crime Matte Velvetine in Buffy, £15.98

Inspired by rose petals, the vegan and cruelty-free Velvetine lipsticks feature a matte, velvety texture. This is a little heavier than the bareMinerals lipstick, but you only need one application as the opacity is already very high. Buffy is a toffee brown shade, for those who love a mid-brown lip - it's not too dark, and it's warm enough to avoid making you look 'dead'.

Lord & Berry Timess Liquid Lipstick in Bazaar, £15

Another matte liquid lipstick, this nourishes lips rather than drying them out, with three different oils keeping lips nice and moist. I found that this is super easy to apply, as it has an angled tip, and the colour is super intense. Bazaar is an absolutely beautiful deep pink shade - combined with the chalky matte texture of this lipstick, this has to be one of my all time favourites.

Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Wildfire, $22

The second red shade on this list, Buxom's Big & Sexy Lipstick is nothing short of amazing. Although it has a flat top, and thus needs a lipliner to trace the outline of the lips prior to application, the extra fuss is definitely worth it. I only needed one layer to get the full richness of this formula - and the colour, described as an orange red on the website (although compared to my other orange reds this came out as more of a true red on me), this shade is truly showstopping. Expect some head-turns when you're wearing this!

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