My Best Red’s – Tried & Tested

There is something incredibly satisfying about buying a new lipstick, It always feels like a real treat. With so many new lip products on the market claiming to be ‘long wearing’ it can be tricky knowing what to pick. I tend to always be more drawn to a traditional lipstick, I have an overwhelming love for the classic lipstick – from the packaging to twisting the lipstick up to reveal a perfectly sculptured lippy.


Here are my three favourite red lipsticks, they are similar in colour and all have a matte finish – I have pale skin and all three of these suit my skin tone.

A red lip can automatically dress an outfit up and lets face it who doesn’t feel sassy rocking a red lip?!

So in no particular order here they are………

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick in Shade 347 Haute Rouge

This red feels moisturising on the lips and is rich in colour. The black and gold packaging is sleek and pleasing to the eye. £7.99


Rimmel Only 1 Matte Lipstick in Shade ‘500 Take The Stage’

The ‘Only 1’ lipstick has massive colour payoff for a small price, this glides onto the lips. The packaging is simple and what I’d expect from a Rimmel lipstick. £6.99


Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Shade ‘Underage Red’

This is my favourite Red, it’s lighter than a classic red with a slight pink undertone. This lipstick is vibrant and doesn’t feel drying on my lips. Underage red is described as a ‘Matte Fire Engine Red’. I absolutely adore this studded black packaging – I’m a sucker for packaging like this! This lipstick also smells amazing.



All these lipsticks have great staying power and I don’t find them drying at all. I do need to touch up after eating but these lipsticks can all reapply nicely without having to start all over again!

From left to right: Rimmel, Loreal, Kat Von D.


Top to bottom: Kat Von D, Loreal, Rimmel.


Matte lipstick tips:

1. Exfoliate – whether you make your own lip scrub or buy one, keep it next to your toothbrush to remind yourself.

2. Lip balm – moisturizer your lips regularly – I don’t apply lip balm just prior to lipstick application because that sometimes makes the lipstick move around my lips too much.

3. Liner – Barry M have a fantastic colour range of really great liners for just £2.99 – you don’t have to match your liner brand to your lipstick brand.

4. Don’t rub your lips together after application – matte lipsticks don’t work the same as sheer. Use a lip brush to even out lipstick if needed.

I hope you have found this helpful – let me know what you think.

Do you have a favourite matte red lipstick?

Thanks for popping by

Vicky xx

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