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.Scarlet; The Scarlet Kiss

Personally I own quite a few red lipsticks, to be honest, it’s much much more than ‘quite’ a few…I’ve counted seventeen!  Add to that the pink, orange and nude lippys in my personal stash and I have to question whether I have an Imelda Marcos kind of issue?

I love red lipstick!  I loved the 80s/90s Paloma Picasso make-up visual of groomed brows and mascara with a strong red lip.  The first ever cosmetic I bought was a red lipstick but it was not until many years later that I realised there are many different undertones from cool to warm.  I now choose my red lipstick depending on my mood or how I want to portray myself i.e. I feel more serious when I wear a deep blue/red.  And for all of the reasons above I think anyone can wear a red lipstick; it simply depends upon the tone, texture and coverage, so if fear is holding you back but you really want to have a go; the Christmas season is always a good time to try.

**Day or night I always add a highlighter to my cupids bow - it’s a throw back from the 80s  I’ve not managed to let go of! – it defines my lip shape.  Here are some of my personal favourites reds and many suggestions:

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1.  Glitter Lips Ruby SlippersGuilty Rose & Purple Rain  Glitter brings out the child in me — mind you I don’t have to dig too deep for that — so I was very  excited  when I was first introduced to Glitter Lips for the consumer.  I have tested its durability on numerous occasions and I can report back that it does stay all day without crumbling off (the very inner centre wore away after eating).

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2.  MAC Retro Matte Dance with Me & MAC Amplified Lipstick Neon Orange Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter Bronze When a red is too dark in tone for me but I really want to wear it I add a strong orange to the centre of my lips (apparently the yout’ dem call this ‘Ombré’ ), it brightens and warms up my whole look.  MAC Retro Matte liquids as a base with a conventional bullet lipstick on top adds staying power.  **If over applied matte liquids tend crumble.

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3.  Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Tijuana & Benefit Girl meets Pearl  I’m new (or slow) to the revolution that is Kat Von D.  She truly knows what a woman wants from a red lipstick.  I’ve found KVD do not bleed, they’re opaque and true to colour.

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4.  Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick – Wonderland UD 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Benefit Girl meets Pearl  On its own Wonderland looks like a pink-red but when placed next to a true red it does actually look pink…it lives in my red lipstick bag non the less!  I add the perfect UD darker lip pencil to create dimension. Urban Decay have fifty-one shades of lip pencils, nearly one to match every  lipstick.

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5.  Chanel LE ROUGE CRAYON DE COULEUR – N°4 – ROUGE CORAIL Benefit Girl meets Pearl  My new favourite!  I think it’s because this is a coral red which lifts my sallow complexion especially during the winter months.

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6.  Sisley Phyto Lip Twist – no.13 Poppy Benefit Girl meets Pearl  I don’t know why but I smile every time I see these Sisley Phyto Twists.  They are my go to when I want a nourishment plus pigment.  They do not dry out like a few other lip treatments tend to. This is a loverly warming red and perfect when I want a little more than a sheer.

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7.  Smashbox Legendary Liquid Lip Crimson Chrome & Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter Bronze  Pure liquid metal for lips…not for the shy or self conscious.

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Buxom ‘Big And Sexy™ Bold’ gel lipstick Burning Desire & Wildfire Matte

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Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Red Nº2 & Nº3

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Givenchy LeRouge Intense Colour 214 Rose Broderie & Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick 14 Redlight

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Kat Von D ‘Studded Kiss’ lipstick, Tijuana & Bachelorette

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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, Ruby Woo & Matte Lipstick Mangrove

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NARS Audacious Lipstick, Rita & Shirley

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Dior Rouge Double Rouge Lipstick, no.999 & Dior Rouge Double Rouge Lipstick

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Sisley Phyto Lip Twist Lipstick, 18 Mat & Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick, L29 Ruby Red

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick, Get Fired & Infrared Matte

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ROUGE PUR COUTURE THE MATS, 1 Le Rouge & 201 Orange Imagine YSL

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Zelens Extreme Velvet Lipstick, Red & Deep Red

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