The Perfect Red Lipstick

I have searched high and low for the PERFECT red lip. I didn't want one that is too orange, too pink, too bright or too deep. As you can imagine this was pretty difficult to achieve. But I did it! I found this gorgeous red lipstick from Clinique in Flaminco #13. This is the High Impact Lip Color one. It also has an SPF of 15. And it costs €20,75.I would say this is a demi-matte lipstick. It has a bit of a creamy texture and is very comfortable to wear.

For that classic red lip I always, always, always use a concealer or a highlighter like YSL Touche Eclat around the lips and a lip brush to apply the lipstick. This creates a perfect and crisp finish. To avoid 'bleeding' around the lips I use a lip liner first. This also gives a lot more longevity to your red lip.

A rep lip can be quite scary to wear, it took me like 2 years before I wore it to a friends dinner party. If an opaque red lip is too much for you, try using some of that same lipstick straight from the tube, and buffing it in with your fingers. This will give a more wearable look.

For me, the best way to wear a red lip, is with a classic 40's/  50's Marilyn Monroe kind of look; contoured eyes with the perfect eyeliner, soft cheeks and a matte red lip. LOVE!

Do you have a favorite red lippy? Would love to know! Leave me a comment down below, love to read those : D