💄Red lipsticks – the trend that keeps on giving!

Aug. 21, 2020
Red lips have often been likened to the infamous little black dress – a timeless aesthetic. In fact, the red lip look dates all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians who were known to crush semi-precious stone dust onto their lips to create a red hue. 
Ever since red lips have been proudly worn – for work and for play! That’s the beauty of a red lip, a vibrant shade can bring much needed glamour for a night out while a more subtle rosy red is the perfect partner to the white shirt you wear at work. 
As you can see there are plenty of different red lip looks you can sport – so many it can be hard to choose! To make your life a little bit easier we’ve taken the time to list our favourite red moments!
Red lips and a coating of gloss
The glossy red lip look was made famous by none other than the world’s most beautiful and glamorous woman, Marilyn Monroe. And who wouldn’t want to look like the sexy star of old Hollywood?
All you’ll need is your favourite shade of red lippie and a lip gloss to apply afterward. The gloss will take your run of the mill red lips and make them shine like a diamond. What’s more, adding some gloss will give your lips some much needed lubrication as you go about your day meaning you’re far less likely to suffer from any unsightly dry and cracked lips! We can practically feel the moisture in Instagrammer @houseofbeesublimate’s pic! 


A trusty rosy red 
We all want to look rosy. And there’s no better way of doing this than wearing a rosy red lipstick. Just look at Instagrammer @emkayglowin to see our point!


For the best results we would recommend starting off by lining your lips with a rosy red lip pencil and then filling in the rest of your lips with a lipstick. 
To achieve next level rosiness, you can even go a step further and dot some concealer onto your cupid’s bow and trace the edge of your bottom lip. 
A creamy and moisturizing red  
The beauty world at the moment seems slightly obsessed by all things matte. But it doesn’t always have to be matte for it to matter. In fact, red lipsticks formulated with a bit of cream will give your lips some much missed sheen. 
The cream will give your lips enough moisture to get through the day without you having to resort to applying gloss on top. We’re guessing Instagrammer @kayasungguh didn’t have to carry a lip gloss in her bag when she snapped this cute pic!


A vibrant matte red 
Remember how we said your red lips don’t always have to be matte? Well that doesn’t mean that matte lips aren’t a Godsend every once in a while!
Matte will allow your lips to wear the most vibrant and concentrated shades of red – giving you a bold and chic look! If you’re looking for a matte red lip we would recommend going all out and picking up a brick red colour – your lips will be so bright they might just stop traffic! Just take a look at Instagrammer @elinor_makeupartist to see what we mean!


Mix in some orange tones
We know what you’re thinking – orange isn’t for the faint hearted. But this doesn’t mean it should be excluded from your makeup bag! Orange lips are increasingly becoming popular in beauty culture and rightly so! Orange lips are particularly appealing on those with olive complexions – if that’s you then don’t waste any time, your perfect orange lipstick is waiting for you! Just look at how amazing an orange shade looks on Instagrammer @its.alix! 


An attention-grabbing Bordeaux red 
Who wouldn’t want their lipstick to match their favourite red wine? The Bordeaux red shade is guaranteed to turn heads while giving you a fun vampy vibe! It’s the perfect way to add some edge to your look without breaking the bank! Check out Instagrammer @nickysatanabis rocking the shade!


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