Love, Shelbey: My Top Recommendations for Red Lips

Friday, March 1, 2013

My Top Recommendations for Red Lips

Hey guys! So, I'm posting Friday's mini beauty series a little early, as I suspect I will be swamped at work with new Bare Mineral orders arriving! 

Let's talk red lips. Daring? Elegant? Vibrant? Whatever your opinion on the rid lip is, I've created some of my top choices for this classic trend. From "intense" to "sheer" I've thrown together my favorites and a couple in between for you all to try out. Enjoy!

Intense Finish:
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Intese in "Mightiest Maraschino"- I absolutely love the newest addition to the Chubby Stick family. The Chubby Intense gives the most gorgeous pigmented finish. "Mightiest Maraschino" is a rich true red. I love using these because they have a pointed tip which is perfect for lining the lips and getting in the corners! For a gorgeous true red that will moisturize your lips all day, I would highly recommend "Mightiest Maraschino"!
Dramatic Finish:
  • Wet n Wild Satin Finish Lipstick in "Cherry Frost"-Okay, so we all know Wet n Wild can be thrown under the bus as "cheap". Well, yes, they are cheap...extremely cheap. However, the quality of their satin finish lipsticks are beyond amazing. In my opinion, I think they could top any high end lipstick. "Cherry Frost" could possibly be my absolute favorite red lipstick on this earth. The creamy texture makes it so easy to apply and the vibrant scarlet red gives the most beautiful color that I can't even begin to explain. Talk about pigmentation! It does contain shimmer. However, I can barely notice it when on the lips. Seriously, do yourself a favor and spend a buck on this amazing color.
Shiny Finish:
  • Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in "Scarlet"- My obsession with Buxom lippies is on a whole new level. Scarlet is part of the Buxom "Full-Bodied" collection which still plumps the lips without the tingle feeling. This color can be worn alone for a sheer to medium shiny finish or as I would recommend, on top of a beautiful red lipstick. Once again, the color is extremely rich and pigmented!
Sheer Finish:
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in "Cherry Me"- Here's to my sheer lip gals or the ones contemplating jumping on the red lip wagon. "Cherry Me" Baby Lips by Maybelline is the cutest and most comfortable red tint I have ever seen! The color isn't necessarily "red red" but it has the slightest red hint to it. I think this product is perfect for anyone who is looking into gradually trying the red lip. One other thing, I must say that all of the baby lips are extremly buttery smooth on your lips! :)
As usual, here's a quick look on how I wear my red lip! I believe the color I wore in this specific photo was the oh-so-similar friend to the Clinique Chubby Stick, "Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain" in "Adore". The Revlon Stains are a great alternative to the Chubby Stick's if you're on a budget (nearly half the cost!)

Here I'm wearing the gorgeous "Cherry Frost" by Wet n Wild (the photo does not do the color justice!)

I hope you guys enjoyed this Friday Mini Beauty Series!


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