Wednesday 27 December 2017


Red lips made easy

May be the biggest cliche but red lip Christmas looks will forever be a favourite of mine. Red lipstick adds a classic touch to any outfit. I’ve been known to pull it off in my PJs - classy AF! Joking aside, red lips suit everyone despite the bad rep this shade gets. If I only had a penny for each time I’ve heard ‘It doesn’t suit me’! I personally don’t believe in shades being unsuitable because of complexion/hair/whatever else. Wearing red takes confidence. So put that lipstick on, smile and walk out of the door feeling like you can take on anything. Because you can! 

touchinSOL Rouge Fondue in Fondue Red* | £21.00

I’ve got to admit, my finish preference changed a lot since last year. I was all about liquid lipsticks and didn’t look at any other. Rouge Fondue offers the most buttery formula that plumps up the lips thanks to the goodness of Mango, Shea and Coconut Butter.  Could you call the finish sheer? Maybe, it definitely takes a couple of swipes to go bold but that’s what I love about it. The easiest red to wear, when you can just swipe it on your lips and get out of the house. No precision is neccesary. It reminds me of the way Alex Steinherr (my beauty guru and serious girl crush whom BLOG I've just discovered - I KNOW!) applies her lipstick, a little messy, a little blended and a lot more natural. I’ve already got a couple more shades sitting in my Cult Beauty basket and I’m sure they’ll join a family soon! 

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Swatches from left (ring light used, no flash): touchinSOL, Lancome, Sephora

Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red 01** | £10.50

Thanks to my incredible Secret Santa gift from a lovely Nishi, I’ve gained another one of Sephora Liquid Mattes. This time in stunning SHADE, it offers an opaque finish without drying my lips like some liquid lipsticks can. The finish is matte but soft and never crumbly, even if you have to top up during the day. No it won’t last a full meal, but it won’t fully go either. It’s also so classic and gorgeous I never want to stop wearing it! It’s easy to wear, definitely well lasting, perfect I’ve got couple of meetings today kinda shade as it doesn’t transfer to your hands or clothing nor does it bleed. Can’t wait to go Sephora again and pick up some more of these shades! 

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Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick in Red'y in 5 | £19.50

Ok, I couldn't not mention the absolute discovery of the year that is Lancome Matte Shakers formula. So easy to apply, sheer to almost opaque finish that’s not really matte but ultra long lasting. It won’t dry your lips either (always a bonus!). I may need to start campaigning Lancome for more shades as I have three and would love to see a better selection. This true red looks gorgeous, statement yet understated and was my most worn lipstick this year. I wore it all summer and well onto autumn. I know I shouted about it before, so excuse me if I repeat myself, but I love it! 

New red lipsticks to fall in love with


First, some apologies. I had a few posts planned for last weekend but due to unexpected health troubles, I was unable to edit/post. Sorry guys. I'm still happy with them, so I'm re-branding the content a little. It may be a little difficult to post as normal in the next few days/weeks, as I'm having troubles with my arms and hands and can't hold a camera (mostly thanks to my most amazing and oh so bloody heavy Sigma 10-20mm lens). Hope you'll understand. Love, D x

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  1. Oh, I love the red lips, PJ's combination as well! Lovely picks here, I really want to try both the LancĂ´me Matte Shaker in 5 and Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red!

  2. I love the formula of the Touch In Sol lippies, I need more shades too! xx

  3. I LOVE a red lip, my favourite is the Clinique Ruby Pop, its the one I always go back to! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. What gorgeous shades!!! I love some red this time of year, nothing shouts festive like it!
    a life of a charlotte

  5. Always red is my sisters shade, she buys it in bulk when we are in NYC. I bought a red/orange from the same line and it is incredible, I'll have to dig it out and get you the name x

  6. I love a red lip! I love that there are a variety of different types/finishes here. The Lancome one stands out to me the most x

  7. Love all these reds! Gorgeous.


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