Wednesday, 9 September 2015

lipstick focus - red lips ♥

Kendall Jenner has made me obsessed with red lips - after seeing her on the red carpet recently with a very glamorous pout, I have been looking for a red lipstick that makes me look Hollywood worthy! I have been rummaging through my draws and I found these lipsticks, the most recent purchase was the Lush lipstick in Desire - I wanted to make sure that the lipsticks had a cooler undertone to them, to really suit my skin tone. As you can see from the swatches, they are all very similar when it comes to colour but the textures are all very different. 

To start with, Smooch* has been around for a good few years now and I have always been a fan of their blushers, when I tried the lipsticks I was really surprised at how glossy the formula was. The shade I have used is called Crimson Fire (the first swatch from the left). It glides on really easy and it keeps your lips moisturised for hours. It's the cheapest of the bunch and definitely the easiest to apply, lip liner would be a great tool though for making sure this particular lipstick doesn't run over your lips. You can find their products on Amazon while they redo their website! 8/10 

For the Lush lipstick, this is my joint favourite out of the four. The texture is slightly drying so I recommend using a clear moisturising balm before to make sure your lips are fresh and clean. I think the colour is perfect, it really does look lovely on cooler skin tones and I love how vibrant the shade is. I actually bought this lipstick in the Oxford Street store, they have a huge selection in there so I definitely recommend you check it out. 10/10

Runway Red is a big favourite from the MAC lipstick collections, you can see why, the colour is gorgeous and it provides subtle moisture without being too overpowering. The colour of the lipstick looks quite dark brown but once you apply it, it looks very similar to the other shades. You can't go wrong with a MAC lipstick - especially Runway Red 9/10

Finally, for the final lipstick I was lucky enough to try the Absolute New York lipstick in Burgundy* this is my joint favourite. The packaging is sleek and simple which makes the application super easy to use. The colour is very pigmented and I think it really matches Kendall's lips. I really can't fault this lipstick, it is ideal for transforming your look from day to night! 10/10 
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