Fab Five Red Lips

We’re moving towards the season of red jumpers, dresses, nails and of course lips to match! But is there ever a bad time for a good red lip? There’s a whole world of red out there but here’s my personal favourites tried and tested over the years:

Lady Bug, MAC

I love this warm, full red lip. It often comes out in winter and autumn to make a black outfit pop or at Christmas to try and bring some beauty to a hideous Christmas jumper ensemble! I have a glossy finish one which goes on easily and nicely and has a lovely shine.


Ruby Woo, Mac

This is a classic bright, orangey red, think pillar box. I have this in a matt finish so it does last although does that thing where stays around the edges comes off in the middle! So keep on reapplying even though it may be a while. This is a great one to recreate the bright look just seen across catwalks for London Fashion Week.


Shade 1, Rimmel, Lasting Finish by Kate Moss

More of a warm, berry shade, perfect for autumn! This nice, budget friendly choice is perfect for an evening. It lasts relatively well throughout cocktail drinking and lips feel nourished.

Kate Moss 3

Hot Pepper, Rouge Edition Velvet, Bourjois

Rouge Edition is quite a statement red option. Velvet by Bourjois is the ‘new era of lipsticks’. This has all the qualities of lip gloss but turns into a matt, velvety finish.  The enriched formula ensures that lips are left smooth and soft, so don’t be put off by matte – this does not mean dry! All that and as always comes at a great price.



Tell Laura, Charlotte Tilbury

This soft, orange toned choice is from the Hot Lips collection. Hot lips leaves two different finishes; one enriched with an antioxidant, a blend of special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips. The other uses a unique square-angled tip that is designed to mimic a lip brush and contains Orchid Extract, and voluminising 3D pigments for cashmere-soft lips.

Tell Laura, CT






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