Sunday, 13 November 2016

New from Oribe - and Red Lips - Current Favourites - November 2016

If you saw my 'In The Bathroom Part 2' video with Sali Hughes, you'll have seen that although I wear two types of lip products, a strong red lipstick and a baby pink lip gloss - I have approx 372 of each type. Where my house is showroom clean with bleach, I reserve my right to hoard a lippy. I don't mind about price, I love some Rimmel and L'Oreal Reds, and I equally covet the higher end of the market. Having said that, I have avoided the Louboutin craze thus far. My background just can't get its head around a £65.00 lipstick, no matter how exquisitely packaged. 
Oribe, however, have just jumped to the top of my price tree with their new Lip Lust Creme Lipsticks, three intensely pigmented colours that are paraben and mineral oil free, as well as being vegan and cruelty free. All the niceties aside, this lipstick has the instant gratification of the gorgeous packaging, the 'clunk-click' of the lid and the beautiful, deep yet bright of the red. The smooth, satin feel is on a par with a Tom Ford or Chanel and the colour lasts well.

Oribe Lip Lust will be £32.00 and the Oribe Beauty Waitlist is open now and available here: - I'll update as they go live. Get involved. Gorgeous.

Dior Rouge 999 is one of my favourites, and now I have my hands on the matte version too. Happy Days. Perfect for 'bun days' with a scarf and a nice handbag, although I'll still be in my Adidas. ;)

Dior Rouge Dior 999 is currently £23.85 from and they're $35.00 from 

I think MAC have surpassed themselves with these two reds. On the left, from The Nutcracker Sweet, is So Good For You, technically a matte, but it's not drying or 'flat, and is possibly the best red for me that I have seen in a while. Still available from for £17.00.
From the Selena Collection on the right, Como La Flor is more sheer, but a perfect 'lip red' colour, and still available online via MAC here, probably because she wasn't as well known in the UK, which is the only reason I can think of that these colours haven't already sold out.

'Fashion Legacy' is the perfect name for the last red on this week's face*. This one is a heavy-duty 'suede' feel that glides on like silk.
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours are now £17.50 and available from Selfridges and Mac online.

As an aside, MAC are in the process of lowering their prices across the board, so keep an eye out for the extra few quid in your pocket.

*These reds will be on my face throughout the next few weeks via my Instagram (No vlog this week, work too busy).

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  1. I am loving the make up posts! My fav reds are Charlotte tilbury love bite, Tom ford ruby rush and any of the bobbi brown red nourishing lip colours
    Side note: any recs for masks for sensitive skin?
    Thanks x

  2. You are inspiring real lust in me! Quick question: I have noticed in the past year, to my horror, that my lipstick tends to bleed now. I love my reds, but a lot of times I worry so much about ending up looking like Miranda Sings that I go for a more subtle lippy. Do you use any specific products to prevent this? I really can't be doing with a liner when I'm on the go...

    1. I'd be interested in this too for exactly the same reasons. In fact I still end up with hideous lipstick bleed even with liner!

    2. I've got 2 solutions:

      1) waxy invisible liner outside of lip & over lips

      2) even better: eye primer. Seriously. Dot around & over lips then dab with your finger to blend into skin and over lips. Let it set. Then draw on lip with liner.

      Always add reds in thin layers, pressing off excess with Kleenex. This builds up the pigment whilst wiping off excess oils. I've found this really helps.

  3. Why are mac lowering their prices? I noticed they reduced the prices of their liquid lipsticks but I didn't realise they'd be doing the same for other products!

  4. Wow all these reds are gorgeous, I swear MAC's lipstick prices are going up though! x

  5. It's nice to know I am not the only gal on the planet with a million and one red lipsticks. These are all gorgeous reds. I find the new Dior Rouge Dior lipsticks too scented for me to wear comfortably. Since I have a whole Muji drawer full of Tom Ford lipsticks I think I will pass for now on the Oribe lipstick.

  6. Love those mac ones, especially the look of the last one. I've just brought a new matte red lippy from Rimmel which I've yet to try out. Very excited to wear it though as red is definitely a staple for my lips during December.

  7. Love the Dior and Oribe selection, the Chanel Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet have to be my all time favourite formulations so everything which compare to this goes directly into my wishlist! Really enjoyed reading the introduction with which I couldn't agree more: I love my drugstore lipsticks but I also love the 'instant gratification' of a nice, high end lipstick!

  8. these red lipsticks are gorgeous ! i really love the MAC one ! but i always have a problem with red lipsticks and it is that they do bleed on me :(

    Claire From

  9. I think I own about 20 different red lipsticks, and I really need all of them! Mr. Loca will never understand...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking