Battle of The Red Lip

L-R Rimmel Apocolips, Bourjois Elixir Gloss, Rimmel Lipstick, Revlon Matte Lip Stain

Bold coloured lip products are my ultimate favourite make up accessory. I don’t tend to experiment with different eye looks on a daily basis, but I do like to switch up my lip colour. Throughout the warm summer months, my pink toned lip collection expanded rapidly with a handful of glosses, stains, balms and lipsticks being added to my collection. As we are now mid-November, the battle of the reds has begun. I have already posted a ‘black wing, red lips’ which you can check out here.

The Rimmel Apocolips ‘402 Across the Universe’ is an extremely vibrant, glossy red that can be applied neatly without the use of a lip liner. It is incredibly long lasting and once dry, sets as a matte finish. The formula is thick and opaque, and often dries from the inside, meaning re-application is necessary.

The Bourjois 3D Volume & Shine Elixir Gloss ‘90 Rouge’ can be worn alone as a lightweight, sheer cherry gloss or on top of a lipstick for an intensely glistening bold colour. Enriched with micro crystalline wax, it helps create a deep, voluminous and ultra-shiny result. I’m not sure whether I agree with the ‘8 hour wear’ stated on their packaging, but it definitely takes a lot to budge.

I highly rate all of my Rimmel lipsticks as I think they are the most affordable, yet high-end quality lip products on the market (bold statement alert).  Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick ‘170 Alarm’ is an intense, creamy and long lasting lipstick in a shade that would suit most skin tones. This lipstick has a lot of love within the blogosphere, and very rightly so.

Finally, the Revlon Balm Stain ‘250 Standout Remarquable’ is my favourite velvety matte red lip product. I like to use a lip liner alongside this lightweight stain as I find the chubby pencil a little too large to apply neatly. It can sometimes make my lips feel a dry, so I usually prep with a moisturising lip balm before application. It is extremely easily to re-apply if needed, and is retractable meaning no need to sharpen – winner.
What are your red lip favourites?


  1. I can't choose a favourite but I love red lipsticks. I'll be trying some of these shades out!

  2. The Revlon balm stain looks amazing, I would definitely try it! xx

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  3. great selection of products! i love a matte finish lipstick they are my fave

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  4. Awesome! I love wearing red lips.. so sexy and bold! I will check out these lippies soon :)

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