Three Ways to Wear Red Lipstick I’m not a habitual red lipstick-wearer, my personal preference being a slick of tinted balm or a nude-ish lip shade, but ’tis the festive season (ugh) and I thought I’d do some jazzing up of my makeup routine. Surprisingly, I am now more than a little bit partial to some red lippie – I am currently ‘testing the waters’ by wearing it strictly behind closed doors, but once I have finished frightening the life out of Mr AMR and Ted the Kitten I shall unleash my new look upon the rest of the world!

Three variations are shown in the video below – I hope you like them. I want to say that version three is my favourite, but I’d only be saying that because I love the eye look so much (YSL’s gel liner in Bronze-Black is this month’s must-have and I think it’s on sale at Debenhams at the mo: http://tidd.ly/8621cadd). On ‘lip’ merits alone, I’d have to say that the middle makeup look is my favourite – bold, sexy, glossy, glam. The screen grab is shown at the top of the page.

(Please be warned when attempting any red lip look: you may not eat, drink, talk or move for the entire day once you have applied. If you do any of the aforementioned activities, you will have red smears all over your face, hands, clothes and teeth. To minimise these dangers, you can blot between applications or choose one of those super-duper long-lasting formulas that are out there, but I sometimes find all this a bit drying. Oooh! Just remembered, and can’t believe I didn’t put it in this video – the Pixi Lip Blush in LOVE! That would be a good option…)

All details and product links are below the video pane!

 Products:

 Nail Polish throughout is Ciaté ‘Fit for a Queen’.

 Soap and Glory Foundation in ‘A Good Light’, £11: http://tidd.ly/73b034aa

 Vichy Foundation in shade 13, £19: http://tidd.ly/5825c14a

 All for Eve red lipstick, £10.50: http://tidd.ly/7d9ecf79

 Jemma Kidd Ultimate Lipstick Duo in Scarlet, £10.50: http://tidd.ly/aa8d60ab

 Jemma Kidd Lip Line Duo in Red, £11.25: http://tidd.ly/6a215ba8

 Sue Devitt Icelandic Fjords Palette – Fenwick’s London

 Sisley Khaki Pencil, £30.50: http://tidd.ly/14fde10e

 POP Ink Outliner. £10: http://goo.gl/f92NN

 YSL Eyeliner Faux Cils in Bronze Black, reduced today from £20 to £17: http://tidd.ly/8621cadd

 YSL White ‘Le Smoking’ Tuxedo Palette, reduced from £39 to £33.15; http://tidd.ly/ba9373f

 Burberry Light Glow, Russet Blush No 01, £29: http://goo.gl/ZAQpI

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10 Responses to Three Ways to Wear Red Lipstick

  1. Alice says:

    If anyone’s interested, the ‘All For Eve’ lipstick is £5.50 at the moment on zuneta.com. The videos are so helpful by the way :) x

  2. Jamie says:

    i much prefer nude/tinted lips as well. I did try red lipstick for the first time in one of my recent holiday posts though…i think i could work it for the holidays. it’s definately more festive than regular nude lips!

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  3. Cackers says:

    Hi Ruth, this vid was so useful as I have purchased so many reds over the years but never quite found the right one. I will now try these. On look 3 you say you have had your make up on all day do you know what shadow you had on as it was a really pretty colour? Thanks, I’m off to buy some new lippie- Yipeee x

  4. Rosa says:

    Thank you so much Ruth! Also, may I ask what size you got?
    Thanks again!

  5. Rosa says:

    Hi Ruth, I have a fashion related question. I have been looking at that T bags maxi dress that you posted about earlier. Do you think it would be appropriate to wear to a wedding in January? Otherwise, what would you wear to a winter wedding?
    Thanks!

  6. Loved this vid! Actually used your look #1 for a special evening and just blogged about it :)

  7. teenee says:

    this was very helpful ruth! thank you :)

  8. Louisa says:

    Look 3 is so pretty.
    I love MAC’s See Sheer lipstick. Its described as grapefruit pink buts its more red than that and its completely wearable day-to-day, i’ve been wearing it pretty much daily since mid September.

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