One makeup staple is red lipstick. Every girl I know seems to stock up on them and is always on the hunt for the perfect red that is long wearing and not too drying. Red lipstick just feels glamorous and sexy and is the easiest way to dress up your look.
I pulled out my own makeup drawer to show you some of my favorite red lipsticks of the moment and share some tips for making it long wearing. Plus, I explain what it means to have a blue or orange-based lipstick.
Almost every girl I know is always on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick. Every time I hear of a new long-lasting lipstick, I want to try it and the first color I buy is red. Well ladies, I think I finally found my perfect red.
While at the PHAMExpo last week, I purchased a number of Stila products, one of them was their Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in the color Beso.
I was pleasantly surprised when I applied it. Drying to a velvety matte finish, the color is a deep, true red and highly pigmented. I applied a little bit of Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Cherry Crush underneath to keep lips red but I don’t know that it was necessary because the lipstick stayed strong for hours. And a bonus, it doesn’t transfer! That means I can give my boyfriend (light) kisses and not get red all over him!
However, because it’s matte, it might feel a little dry to some. I applied some lip gloss over it and I have found most other matte lipsticks break down and get gummy or slide off when you do this. Not my Beso, the color seemed to rejuvenate and kept going!
A tip on application – a little goes a long way and the sponge wand applicator isn’t the best way to go. Dab a little on the back of your hand or a palette (I use a small plastic plate from Target) and use a lip brush. The lipstick is thick enough to line your lips with, but I like using a separate liner. I found Sephora’s Real Red Liner to be a perfect match.