Red Lipsticks For Occassion Wear

Red Lipsticks For Occasion Wear

I am partial to a red lip every now and then, especially when I’m going out somewhere, but the question: is out of all the options which red do you choose? So this post aims to help that dilemma get solved, enjoy!

Red Tinted Lip Balms

The Wash Of Colour

Not everyone is a fan of the bright, in your face reds, and not everyones lips can deal with having a matte drying lipstick on them. This is why tinted balms and sheer moisturising lipsticks are your friends! The two I have here are the Makeup Gallery Colour Moisture Lipstick in Deep Red and also Benefit’s Benebalm. The Makeup Gallery lipstick gives an amazing wash of sheer red colour, without a large price tag as this lipstick retails for £1. Benebalm is a gorgeous moisturising red lip balm, with quite a high price at £14.50, but the packaging is cute and pocket sized, perfect for if you need a moisture boost.

Red Tinted Lip Balm Swatches

Rimmel Provocalips

The Last All Day

Rimmel recently, well I say recently, it was a while ago, released a new long lasting lip range: Provocalips. I ended up getting two shades Play With Fire and Kiss Me You Fool, which I got as a Christmas gift.  Both are stunning reds. Play With Fire is a bright in your face red and Kiss Me You Fool is a darker blue toned red, which looks stunning on paler skin. When I say these are the ‘last all day’ I mean it, I wrote a post about its amazing staying power, I had to invest in an oil based makeup remover just to get it off at the end of the night!

Rimmel Provocalips Swatches

Illamasqua Sangers

The Matte Red

I love, love, love this lipstick! You have no idea how much. I am not a matte lipstick person, my lips are constantly dry and usually they cannot stand any non moisturising products, but Illamasqua’s Sangers, they can stand. This is such a perfect product, it packs such a punch of colour in one swipe and is quite long lasting. Though it does transfer and needs a top up every now and then, I would definitely wear this out because it’s such a nice lipstick.

Illamasqua Sangers Swatches

Bright Red Lipsticks

The Brights

If you’re looking for another couple of reds that pack a punch, these two certainly do that. BellaPierre Ruby and Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang are the definition of that. Ruby is a bright blue toned red, it has a creamy texture which glides on to the lips so easily. Big Bang is along the same lines, but is a liquid lipstick and has a much more glossy finish, definitely the one to choose of you want a glossy almost liquid lip look.

Bright Red Lipstick Swatches

If you’re going somewhere and were thinking whether or not to wear a red lip, I hope this helped! I’d love to know if it did. Do you like the reds I featured? Was I missing any?


    • Beth D
      July 21, 2015 / 10:31 am

      And there goes another lipstick onto my wishlist!xx

  1. Jenny
    July 20, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    I always love a good red lip and even for everyday wear if I'm feeling bold 😀 I love the Illamasqua shade swatch and currently use the Nars Annabella lipstick and really want to try the new Burberry Military red shade xxJenny | Krystel Couture ♥

    • Beth D
      July 21, 2015 / 10:36 am

      Military Red does look beautiful, but I'll have to save for a while!xx

  2. Jordan Hathaway
    July 20, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I love red lips on other people but I'm never brave enough to wear it myself! xJordan Alice

    • Beth D
      July 21, 2015 / 10:41 am

      I used to be the same but then I took the plunge and now I love red lips xx

  3. Alice Elizabeth
    July 21, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Love every shade you mentioned, my go to is Ruby Woo by MAC!Alice | Sheer Beautiful | Bloglovin' x

    • Beth D
      July 23, 2015 / 11:00 am

      I've had my eye on Ruby Woo but so many people say it's quite drying and I don't think my lips could handle it xx

  4. Beth Griffiths
    August 9, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    I love Red lipsticks. They are usually my go to colour. At the moment my favourite is Loreals Blake lipstickBeth xMermaid in Disguise

    • Beth D
      August 11, 2015 / 1:36 pm

      I'd love to try that it's been on my wish list for a while xx

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