Rebecca’s Top Five Red Lipsticks

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My Top Five Red Lipsticks

Disclosure: I was sent some of these items (Marc Jacobs Oh!, Miley & Coloured Raine Vanity Raine) but I bought the other lipsticks myself. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Today I wanted to share my favorite red lipsticks. Who doesn’t like a red lip? Since red is a color I reach for rather often, I figured I’d share with you what I consider my top five reds. Also, if you’re looking to try out a red lip but don’t know where to start, check out my tutorial on caring for your lips and how to apply lipstick!

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  1. NARS Cruella

This is a lovely, blue based matte red lipstick. I really like the texture of this NARS Matte Velvet Pencil since it’s matte but not quite as dry as Mac Ruby Woo. I wish the pencil was a twist-up instead of one you need to sharpen, but the pencil packaging does make it easy to throw into a handbag.  It’s also in the Sephora birthday gift this year so I am sure many of you will be able to try it out. Overall, this is one of my favorite reds. The cool undertones will flatter cool and neutral undertones as well as really pop on those with warmer completions.

  1. Bite Sherry

This Cashmere Lip Cream by Bite is a fun, warm, bright red. I really enjoy the texture which has almost a soft creamy feel, much like the NYX soft matte lip creams, but it has a longer wear time. This is a much bolder red on my fair skin, but with its bright, warm undertones and full opacity this will complement deeper skin tones and those on the warm side, as well.

  1. Marc Jacobs Oh Miley! Le Marc Lip Creme

This is a new one for me but has fast become a favorite. It’s a creamy, blue based red. It’s the most comfortable to wear of these five since it has a cream finish, instead of a matte. It has a long wear time for a cream, about seven hours. This is a bit lighter shade of red than the others, so it works well for light or fair skin tones and will be very bold on deeper complexions.

  1. Coloured Raine Vanity Raine Liquid Lipstick

This is a liquid-to-matte lipstick that is a balanced red. This is a lipstick where your lips need to be in shape to wear, since it’s a liquid-to-matte, but it will stay on your lips until you use an oil remover. This is also a color that will work for a range of undertones, as it is a balanced red. It’s neither too blue or too yellow, so if you’re unsure what red would be best for you, go for this balanced red.

  1. Mac Ruby Woo Retro Matte Lipstick

This is the first red lipstick I really loved. I had owned a few reds before, but they were never colors I really felt confident wearing. Ruby Woo has strong blue undertones which makes your teeth look very white, and for being such a rich red it still complements fair skin as a statement lip. The texture is very dry, so you will want to wear a primer first and make sure your lips are well hydrated and exfoliated. With such a dry texture you get a long wear time (6-8 hours), so it’s worth it.

I hope you all liked hearing my favorite reds. Let me know what other “top lists” you’d like to see by posting down in the comments & also what your favorite red lip is!

-Rebecca

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Disclosure: I was sent some of these items (Marc Jacobs Oh! Miley & Coloured Raine Vanity Raine), but I bought the other lipsticks myself. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I curated these lipsticks myself and no one asked me to post about it. Read my full disclosure statement for more information.

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Easy, Everyday Beauty Matte Burgundy Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Paula’s Choice Skincare Review

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Paula’s Choice Skincare Review

This review is brought to you by Paula’s Choice and Pretty In My Pocket.

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I’ve been using these Paula’s Choice products for the past two months and will be sharing my thoughts and experience with you all. Paula’s Choice is a new brand for me, so to begin I had a consultation over the phone with a Paula’s Choice skincare consultant. This was very nice since they carry a lot of products and she was able to help me pick what products would work best for me. The lady I spoke with asked about my skin concerns and what my skin was like and then put together a routine for me. I have combination skin (oily t-zone with normal cheeks and dry patches by nose and eyes) that is also sensitive (I avoid sodium lauryl sulfate and chemical sunblocks) and my concerns are brightening, evening tone and anti-aging. I liked that the consultant suggested products from different categories to fit my unique skin type instead of simply recommending one of their kits that would only address some of my issues. Their products include a little booklet with all the information on when to use what, as well as stickers so you can stick on a “step 2 day” sticker on a product and always know when to use it if you’re not a skincare junkie. Now, let’s go over the products I’ve been using and how they’re working for me.

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Here’s a look at the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Cremes! I received seven reds and I’ve swatched them so you can find your perfect red. I have a Youtube video up with more of my thoughts as well as lip swatches if you want to check that out as well.

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Basic Matte Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial

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 Here is a pretty basic matte smokey eyeshadow tutorial using one palette, the Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Pallette by Paula’s Choice. This is an easy look to do, it just takes some layering of shadows and a lot of blending. Follow along if you’d like to see how I achieved this look!

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