Saturday, 31 December 2011

Best of 2011 - The Best Reds

I've never been someone to do things by halves. So when I rediscovered my love of lipstick earlier this year  (having been a gloss chick for like..ever) there was only one shade on my list.
All manner of glorious reds.
I blogged about Nars and Daniel Sandler back in November - these three below I have picked up since and am currently all manner of obsessed.

My favourite red of 2011 is YSL Rouge Pur Couture in No.1 - Le Rouge. It's a true deep red, ridiculously long-lasting, non-drying and every single time I wear it I get compliments.

The middle lipstick is Make Up For Ever's Moulin Rouge. Slightly darker than the YSL this is a true 'Slut Lips' red. Again long-lasting and non-drying.
And lastly, Bourjois Sweet Kiss No. 56 Rouge Pur Mesure is more tomato red and perfect for those minimal make-up, hair in a chignon days. The colour pops brilliantly. Not quite as long-lasting as the others but that is obviously reflected in the price.

And to keep them all in place for longer? Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip in 08C - Red.

A great shade for all red lipsticks, non-drying, helps stop any bleeding and lasts ages.

Feel free to leave me a list of your favourite reds - my bank manager won't thank you but I surely will.


  1. mac - lady danger is my all time favourite red, it's very orange/coral toned though so beware if you favour more 'true' reds
    mac - ruby woo is a classic red and one i've been loving over xmas

    also really want to try the ysl rouge pur couture in 13, it's supposed to be gorgeous. loving your best of 2011 posts, must buy the samy hairspray asap

    happy new year xx

  2. Well now Red Lippie is my main colour: Korres 55, No7 Poppy King History, any reds by Chanel and for cheap n cheerful I use Elf Cheerful Cherry xx

  3. I love using the red lipliner by Bourjois just by itself, it makes a stunning, casual matte red lip. And one of my favourite lipsticks is Chanel's Rouge Coco in Cambon - definitely one of the best colours out there. Also, the OCC lip tars (Strumpet and NSFW) are lovely, but they take a bit more effort because you need to apply them with a brush so they're not an everyday thing for me.

  4. Hi.

    I love red lipsticks as well, I'm very pale though but love them all the same.

    My faves are ELF barely bitten, a lovely daytime red
    Bloom 'Ragtime', MAC lady bug. Used to love MAC slimshine in Urgent and grenadine as well.

  5. Ilaria Isabella20 April 2012 at 16:42

    A red I meant to try as it seemed to be just what I have been looking for (a pure red, no orange undertones) - runway red by MAC - and of course it has been discontinued!!

  6. Any of the shades from Besame Cosmetics. You can thank me later ;-) LOL