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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Timeless Shades of Rouge

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow.

The classic red lip is a look that enchants timeless iconic hollywood glamour. With just a lustful stroke of rouge, a red lip can transform any given look into something that is both classy and elegant in minutes. Simple yet effective, and forever timeless, here are my five red lipstick choices that will sweep you off your feet..effortlessly of course. 

If there was a lipstick that could stand the test of time, Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo (£15.50) would definitely reign supreme. Extremely matte, highly pigmented and incredibly long lasting, this classic retro red with cool blue under tones is one of my top lipsticks to achieve that classic glamour lip. Rest assured it will linger on your lips, beautifully, all throughout the evening.

A classic red lip doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour however, as on the more affordable end of the spectrum, Natural Collections Moisture Shine Lipstick in Cherry Red (£1.99) offers a creamy, semi-matte texture with an iconic vintage finish. A true cherry red, this shade is one that is wearable, classic and won’t break the bank!

A classic glossy red is a playful yet sexy take on the look. Think Marilyn  Monroe. Rimmel’s Lasting Finish lipstick by Kate Moss in the shade #1 (£5.49) is a rich scarlett red that has a glossy texture and impressive staying power. Moisturising to the lips, its vivid hue worn by Kate Moss herself is the perfect choice to create that starlet allure.

Beloved by fashion ‘it’ girl Alexa Chung, Topshop’s Lipstick in Rio Rio (£8.00) is an orange toned red that will brighten up your complexion. With a satin matte finish and smooth application, this vibrant take on the classic red lip will add a seventies flair to your look. A trend that has adorned the catwalks in recent seasons.

A classic red lip however is not limited to pillbox reds. Those who are not so partial to the brighter tones of rouge should reach for the Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red (£6.49). I for one adore this lipstick. Sultry and sexy in it’s own right, this deeper shade of red is the ideal shade to add a classy touch to your look in the coming winter months.

Left to Right – Ruby Woo, Cherry Red, Kate Moss 1, Rio Rio, Diva Red

What is your go to red lip?

Until next time, Emma x

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