Hey everyone! This is Trysh from PrairieBeautyLove and I've got the pleasure of writing a guest post for Stephanie! This month's Canadian Beauty Bloggers guest post theme is Red, White, and Pink... but I stopped reading at red because at this time of year I'm all about a red lip and I figured this was a great time to talk about my all time favorite red lip picks!
1. Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Natural in N45
This is a really sheer, glossy lip product that gives less of that punch-in-the-face red and more of a cherry popsicle kind of look to the lips. I have a couple of other lipsticks that are similar to this, but this is by far my favorite because it's really smooth, moisturizing and comfortable on the lips and it doesn't disappear in five minutes. Don't get me wrong, no one is going to call this long wearing, but I find it holds colour on my lips longer than a lot of other sheer lipstick formulas. This is really a red lip that you don't have to think too much about, you can just throw it on and go. Plus, how adorable is this little purse sized bullet?
2. Hope Girl Milky Balm Lipstick in RD 101 Chicago Red
Hope Girl is a Korean brand and is pretty hard to mistake with it's signature leopard print packaging. I received this lipstick in a Memebox last year and it has been a go to red ever since. The thing that I absolutely love about this is the comfort and creaminess of it. This lipstick glides on smooth and absolutely full colour without having to work with it. The formula has a little bit of shine to it, though I wouldn't call it glossy, and gives the lips a really full appearance. On top of that, it actually has really good wear time for a créme formula lipgloss and wears down evenly without drying the lips out at all. It could be a little bit hard to track down, since Hope Girl isn't yet one of the major Korean brands, but it's worth the hunt.
3. Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick in 01
I can very honestly say that this is the first red lipstick I ever found that really felt like my red lipstick. I think most red lipstick wearers are well aware of the struggle to find that absolutely perfect shade of red for their skintone, that brings life to their face, makes their teeth look whiter, and just shines on them. I feel like this particular shade could do that for a lot of skin tones. It's a true, neutral red that doesn't carry too much warmth or coolness in the shade, so it should flatter everyone from the very fair to the very deep skintoned. On top of that, this lipstick is incredibly pigmented and easy to apply (though I have to apply it with a brush now that mine has been in a bit of a mishap) and wears literally all night long without needing touchups. If there was one lipstick I was going to tell absolutely everyone to buy, it would be this one.
4. Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Pomegranate
Lately, I've been defaulting to Bite Beauty for all of my lip product needs, but this was actually the very first Bite product that I ever owned and I currently have two of them in my collection. This amazing blue toned red is going to particularly flatter my fellow pale girls and give absolutely everyone the whitest looking teeth ever. I would describe this shade as a classic vibrant cherry red, but it manages to stay firmly in the red family without running too pink or berry toned. These High Pigment Lip Pencils are all really creamy, easy to apply, and incredibly comfortable on the lips. I've never had any issue with wear time on these, and this particular shade does definitely leave a little bit of a bitten stain on the lips.
5. Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in 10 Rosey Nude
Of all of the lipsticks in this list, this is the one that I think will both be the most wearable and the most polarizing. This is a true matte red lip, with all of the pros and cons of a true matte formula. It's wearable because even though it's a really true, pigmented red it isn't too in your face. It's the kind of red that you can easily get away with for daytime, especially when paired with just mascara on the eyes. It's also incredibly light weight and isn't going to move or bleed once it's applied and set, giving it a lasting power that you don't have to worry about all day. The thing that I think might be polarizing is that this isn't the most comfortable lip product formula. It really sets to a matte finish, which can feel a little dry and highlight any dry patches on the lips, so you need to make sure to really prep your lips with balm before you wear it.
So there you have it, my top 5 favorite red lip products - all of which are pretty perfectly winter appropriate, if you ask me!
Thanks to Stephanie for having me and I hope you all enjoyed it!
In lieu of reviews, I made a Valentine's Day playlist of some of my favourite positive love (and lust) songs spanning from the 80s to now. I hope you enjoy!
I'm back with more skin-loving goodies from Amie! Here's a cleanser and two different kinds of makeup removers, all in colour-coded, adorable packaging:
Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash ($10, 150ml): A lovely pink cream cleanser, Morning Clear contains mayflower and elderberry meant to decongest the skin, natural sugar moisturizers, and orange blossom and raspberry which tones and refreshes. It's also 100% soap-free. I found it does its job well, preventing acne without drying out my skin. It has a nice citrus scent (probably from the orange blossom, but it also contains fragrance). It doesn't completely remove makeup though, so be sure to use a remover beforehand if you're wearing any.
Who doesn't love a good gimmick? I'm always curious, but they often fall short of their claims. The KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler ($69,96 CAD) is one of the latest products in hair curling technology. Does this "As Seen on TV" curler actually work? And does it work well? Read on...
Hey everyone! It's Stephanie from theFantasia blogging for Stephanie of Beauty Infinitum! I know, I know, you were probably thinking why I was about to guest blog on my blog!
Today, I am sharing with you the 5 things I discovered recently that has quickly made it to the top of my "Best of 2014" list! Trying to narrow down my favourites to only 5 was a monumental task, but here I am giving it a shot anyhow!
1 // The new LORAC Mega Pro palette set a lot of hearts racin' and broke a few hearts along the way (for those who were unable to get their hands on it). Don't despair though - even though I think it is a fantastic palette for the value, the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 are equally good if you're more into those shades. This palette features more colour variety which I think is fab for the holidays!
2 // The Make Up For Ever HD Primer is a must-have in my travel/everyday makeup bag, especially when I want to have my complexion to look as good in the afternoon as it did in the morning. The to-go version featured here fits easily and perfectly into any tiny purse!
3 // The Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette was exclusive to last year's Black Friday sale. I adore this palette so much for anything cheek and lip related - the colours are gorgeous, and you can control the level of pigmentation quite easily. I love how it stains the lips after it wears off!
4 // I received this Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Blush last year, but sadly it broke en route. However, it is a gloriously beautiful pink coral blush. You can control the shade of pink or coral based on how you mix the colours together. The overlay disappeared quite quickly, not that I minded because I didn't like the glitter very much.
5 // If I could have $10 for every person who mentioned why they love the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer so much, I'd be able to have so many backups of this. A fantastic full-coverage concealer that literally works double-duty (as an eyeshadow primer, brightener, etc), I think this is one of the best must-haves from MAC. It is relatively inexpensive at around $22 (last time I bought this anyway), compared to some of the Sephora stuff, and will last you quite some time.
Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette // Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Blush
Now it's your turn! Have you tried any of these products before? Which ones are your favourites? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!
Great post, Stephanie! I need to check out some of these products. You can see my guest post on my favourites of 2014 at Trysh's blog, Prairie Beauty. -Stephanie (Beauty Infinitum version!)