Friday, August 17, 2012

LBS Beauty: The Perfect Red Lip

I never used to be a "bright lipstick" kind of girl. I was the friend with JUST mascara and lipgloss in her beauty arsenal. But over time, I've grown to appreciate and embrace a statement lip. I can throw on the simplest outfit and a bright red lip will pull it all together. Since starting this blog, I think that's one of the biggest beauty requests I've gotten. "What red lip shades do you use? Which should I try?" This one's for you! LoveBrownSugar Top 5 favorite red lip shades:

1. Matte Finish: MAC Ruby Woo, $15

This is hands-down my favorite red lip of all time. I used to be a non-believer. Until I tried it! Not only does it give a vibrant red color, it's matte so it stays put for long periods of time. Warning  - it can be drying! I would prep lips with moisturizer before applying it.

2. Pinky-Red: TIGI Decadent Lipstick in Luxury, $19

When I want a red that has a hint of a pink punch behind it, I go for this shade. It goes on smooth and creamy. Really perfect for summer BBQ's and daytime looks.

3. Budget-Friendly: Covergirl Lip Perfection in Hot, $6.99

Wearing Covergirl Lip Perfection in Hot
This is my day to day favorite! Why? Because I can restock with no guilt. It offers vibrance and it's a great red for a number of different skin shades. It's also moisturizing. It does smudge though, so plan to reapply throughout the day.

4. Sheer Finish: LiSi Cosmetics Cream Color Lipstick in Matinee, $6.90

When I want an orangey-bown undertone to my red lip, I spring for LiSi's lipstick in this dewy orange-red called Matinee. Also a budget-friendly pick, it offers just a sheer amount of color but just enough to make an impact.

5. Splurge: Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Warm Red, $32

Feeling special? Just-got-paid-Friday-night? Spring for this luxurious lip shade when you have a few extra coins to spare. It's offers runway-ready color payoff. Save this one for special occasions

What's your favorite red lip color? Share your picks in the comments section!

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  1. I have tried Ruby Woo and it wasnt for me. I have seen several girls rock it and they look awesome. I stick to the nudes

  2. I just purchased the Ruby Woo...but I haven't tried it on yet. i have always stayed away from red colors and stick with nudes or neutrals. So, I am interested to see how it turns out.

  3. I've been looking for the perfect red lip, def going to try the cover girl..test out the color before breaking the bank.

  4. That first colour looks immense on you. My favourite is Ruby Red from Collection 2000. Very bright, which I love but it does dry my lips out.

  5. Make Up Forever- Rouge Artist Intense is my favorite red lip although I don't wear it very often. It's so bright, but I love it for occasions. I actually really like the Cover Girl shade you chose too, so I think I'll check that out!

  6. Natural hair and red lipstick! I love your blog dear.
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