Date Night Red: Lipstick Review (Essence, Forever 21, Rimmel, L’Oreal)
March 3, 2017
Ever wanted to wear red lipstick but not entirely sure of what products to use? Yea, same here! The only way I have figured out which products suit me the best is by “trial and error” which takes time and not to mention… money! It gets expensive trying out new products all the time. So, seeing as though February was the month of LOVE, I have decided to fill you in on my red lipstick review in order to help you find the perfect date night red.
Essence Velvet Stick (05 Plum Perfect)
This Essencelipstick is one of my favorites as it is super easy to apply, very light on your lips and doesn’t have the nasty habit of getting on your teeth (my pet hate). The color is more like a reddish purple which makes it easier to pair with different outfits and can be worn in both summer and winter. It’s “crayon like shape” allows you to sharpen it once the top layer has come to an end. Its fun, fresh, inexpensive and leaves you with a velvet matt finish. Go and check it out, I love it!
I saw this Forever 21 red and HAD to by it. This is the perfect red and it suits pretty much anyone with a yellow undertone. This lipstick also has a matt finish, it is easy to apply but can also feel a little dry at times. I would recommend putting on some moisturizer beforehand, followed by the lipstick. It stays on for long periods of time and is definitely the lipstick to wear if you want to receive compliments! I get asked about it all the time… this one is a winner.
Apocalips by Rimmel (400 Big Bang)
This Rimmel color is on fire! It is definitely the richest out of all the lipsticks but is also very glossy. I am not a huge fan of “gloss”as I have quite voluptuous lips and bright bold colors only accentuate that, making me feel a little over the top sometimes. This lipstick is also quite thick and tends to always get on my teeth no matter how hard I try to avoid it. However, it is great quality and leaves my lips feeling moist. It also makes me feel super sexy and quite… bad-ass, yes, I just said that! One word of advice, do not wear this on date night as you won’t be able to kiss the hot hunk sitting opposite you- this lipstick goes everywhere!
L’Oreal Paris, Infallible Lip 2 Step in Captivated by Cerise (209)
This 2 step L’Oreal lipstick is the best choice for date night. It is long lasting and stays on for pretty much the entire day, not kidding! The only way to fully remove it is by using moisturizer or bio oil, otherwise it doesn’t come off. The color is a very warm red and your lips feel perfectly soft and moist, thanks to the balm that comes with the lipstick. I recommend wearing this if you have a long day out, drinking lots of wine and dancing all night! It WILL stay on, I guarantee you!
If you would like to see how the products look on me, then watch the video below… it’s awesome!
I hope that this has inspired more of you to wear red lipstick… be brave and bold, you were born to stand out, so own it! There is nothing like a lady in red, remember that.
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