Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and whether you’re spending it with your other half, your gal pals, or just feel like being sassy and throwing on a red lippy, we have all the options for you!
We’ve pulled out a few classics, newbies and bargains to give you some makeup inspo…
MAC Cosmetics is a brand that does excel in lipsticks, especially with the variety of formulas, you have Russian redwhich is a Matte, Ruby Woo which is a Retro Matt and Mac Red. which is part of the Satin formula range which is a personal favourite. They do a wide variety or reds , perfect for any skin tone!
Liquid lips have definitely become a huge trend over the years, Anastasia liquid Lipstick ‘Strawberry’ is a beautiful true red colour, really easy to put on, lasts really well and is not really drying on the lips!
Maybelline Made for All Lipstick ‘Red For Me’ is a newbie for me but probably been around for a while. I’ve always been a fan of the Colour sensational nude shades with Nude embrace being a ‘go to’ daily lippy. ‘Divine wine‘ is also a great shade if you fancy a more daring red/purple.
But you don’t have to wear a red! Valentines is also a day for nudes..
Charlotte tilbury’s popular lipstick ‘Pillow Talk’ is a great option! a pinky/nude that lasts well and will look good if you decide to wear something more extravagant, a neutral nude would be perfect!
Another option we recommend is Fenty Beauty’s gloss bomb universal lip luminizer If you’re wearing a red lippy go for the shade ‘glass slipper’ or ‘diamond milk’. If you are going for a nude or a pink, ‘fenty glow’ ‘fussy’ or ‘sweet mouth’ would be perfect dependant on the tone of the nude! Definitely a very universal product and worth the money!
Simplicity is key
However, as gorgeous as all these lipstick products are, simplicity is undeniably key. A simple lip balm can add a sweet shine to your lips without the annoyance of having to continually top it up.
Dr Paw Paw have lip balms suitable for all including clear as well as tinted balms. The ‘Hot Pink‘ and ‘Ultimate Red‘ balms are perfect for Valentines Day as they are multipurpose for lips and cheeks leaving a perfectly romantic, angelic look!
DR Paw Paw Shea Butter Lip/Cheek Balms – RRP £6.96
So make your choices, try something new or pull out an old favourite! No matter your plans for Valentines, you do you girl and grab a fab lipstick to complete your look.
Written by Elena Cossar