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Top 5: New Year’s Eve Red Lipsticks

December 31, 2015

Red Lipsticks for New Years' party: From right to left: TheBalm Mia Moore, Armani Rouge in 400, Nyx Soft Matte in Amsterdam, Mac Russian Red, Clinique Cherry Pop, Revlon Matte Balm Sultry


Hello everyone! My apologies for going missing for the last week. Christmas turned out to be a really busy time which really didn’t allow me to think much about makeup and blogging, but hey, I’m back now with some recommendations for bold lipsticks for your New Year’s Eve party! I know that Christmas is now gone, but I think that NYE is a great time to go all out with the glitter and red lipsticks so here are my top 5 for the occasion (plus an extra one because I couldn’t help myself!).

  1. The Balm BalmGirl Lipstick in Mia Moore (£13.50)

This one is my newest addition to an obsessive red lipstick collection and it has probably become one of my favorite reds ever. I do not currently own Ruby Woo but I feel like this is a close dupe. It’s a pure red that turns slightly more orange and blue based depending on your undertone. Personally I am fairly neutral, more olive-y so it looks pretty true red on me. I just love its creaminess and how well it lasts on the lips considering how hydrating it is.

From top to bottom: TheBalm Mia Moore, Armani Rouge 406, Nyx Soft Matte in Amsterdam, Mac Russian Red, Clinique Cherry Pop, Revlon Matte Balm Sultry

From top to bottom: TheBalm Mia Moore, Armani Rouge in 406, Nyx Soft Matte in Amsterdam, Mac Russian Red, Clinique Cherry Pop, Revlon Matte Balm Sultry

2. Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 406 (£27 )

I was very lucky  to pick this bad boy up  in a sample sale by L’Oreal and I have never looked back. It’s a beautiful dark red, almost berry but not really. Out of all thse lipsticks, this is the most long lasting, as it leaves a very strong stain behind. Also this is the kind of red that would suit absolutely anyone.

 

3. Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam (£5.50)

If you like the matte lipstick trend that are going around lately, but you have very dry lips or generally do not enjoy the way those feel on the lips, this is a great option for you. Amsterdam is a bright red that would last for maybe 2-4 h after which it would be to be reapplied. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful red that is very easy to work with.

 

4. Mac Matte Lipstick in Russian Red ( £15.50)

Need I say more? Russian Red is probably in my top 5 favorite lipsticks of all times as it’s very matte yet it doesn’t drag on the lips or crack, plus it lasts for a very long time, rivaling some new liquid lipsticks out there. It has a beautiful blue undertone which makes teeth whiter and automatically makes any look more put together and adds sophistication. Simply put: you need this in your collection!

From top to bottom: TheBalm Mia Moore, Armani Rouge in 406, Nyx Soft Matte in Amsterdam, Mac Russian Red, Clinique Cherry Pop, Revlon Matte Balm Sultry

From top to bottom: TheBalm Mia Moore, Armani Rouge in 406, Nyx Soft Matte in Amsterdam, Mac Russian Red, Clinique Cherry Pop, Revlon Matte Balm Sultry

5. Clinique Pop Lip Colour in Cherry Pop (£16 full size)

I got this one few months back with a magazine and besides the fact that it’s super cute in its small packaging, it actually  is a really great lipstick. I want to say that this is for the person that is not ready for a strong red lipstick or is looking for something softer, as it has a more pinkish hue to it, as well as a demi-matte finish. This is the type of colour that you could wear with minimal makeup and would add a lot of radiance and brightness to the skin.

Special mention:

Revlon Matte Balm in Striking (£7.99)

I wanted to mention this one as an easy throw it on type of option. As the name suggests, this is a jumbo crayon type of stain which offers hydration as well as colour. It has a slight tingle and menthol feeling to it, which makes it a nice refreshing option. This is, in my opinion, one to put on the morning after, when you can’t be bothered to reapply a lipstick, but you still want to look great. Also it’s so easy to apply that you don’t even necessarily need a mirror with this one.

From right to left: TheBalm Mia Moore, Armani Rouge in 400, Nyx Soft Matte in Amsterdam, Mac Russian Red, Clinique Cherry Pop, Revlon Matte Balm Sultry

I hope you enjoyed my red lip recommendations and let me know what other red lipsticks are your favorites ! Hope you all have a great beginning of the New Year and thank you for reading this :)

 

Lots of love,

Claudia xxxxxx

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Charlotte January 1, 2016 at 21:12

    Brilliant swatch image! I wish I had them all!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  • Reply Emily January 1, 2016 at 21:29

    I love these shades of red!! The MAC matte lipsticks are so nice!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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