As it is Valentine’s Day today this is the first of two special posts As RED is the colour of love and I love a red lip, I will share My Go-To Red Lip Combo. A red lip can transform a look. It is bold, dramatic and romantic. It also suits any complexion, it’s always a winner!
Before we apply any lip products let’s get those lips moisturised! I use my Carmex Lip Balm Tube which makes my lips nice and soft. I start by lining my lips with the NYX Mechanical Lip Pencil in the shade Ruby-MPL09. This is a retractable lip liner pencil which is really smooth and creamy. I picked mine up when teaching in Manchester. Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre has the first NYX stand in the UK, it is based in their Boots store. As soon as I saw it I had to pick up loads of products and this was one of them With a bold lip I tend to over line my lips to make them appear larger. You can purchase this lip liner online on the Boots website as they now sell NYX products. I am so happy NYX is available in the UK as I have seen so many tutorials on YouTube with their products included and always wanted to try them. Now we can
NYX Mechanical Lip Pencil- Ruby MPL09-Now that you have lined your lips, it is time to add that rich red colour. My absolute holy grail red lipstick is MAC’s Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick! This lipstick was my first ever MAC purchase and I will always get more if I run out. It is a blue red which makes your teeth appear a lot whiter, which is never a bad thing. You can smile the night away! It is VERY matte so you have to moisturise those lip before wearing it. The finish is the most velvety looking red lipstick. This would be perfect for a Valentine’s date or making a big statement. My advice would be, keep the eyes neutral so that the lips do all the talking. You can find it in any MAC store, although it does sell out! You can purchase it on the MAC website too.
MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick-These two products combined give you an amazing Red Lip- I LOVE it! The NYX Mechanical Lip Liner RRP £5.50, which I feel is great value. The MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick RRP £15.50.
Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope you try and enjoy this Red Lip Combo as much as I do. What is your favourite red lipstick? Do you have a Go-To Red Lip combo? Comment below and let me know