Red and dark vampy lippies really aren't my thing. I like the more au naturale look and when you're rocking a red lip, thats kinda hard to manage haha. But change is good and I kinda like to switch things up every now and then and end up reaching for these two tubes of awesomeness!
1. Rimmels Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm 170- More of a bright but classic red with excellent pigmentation. It doesn't require many coats, apply a single layer and you're good to go! Alarm doesn't feather or bleed, can be blotted and turned into a lovely bright stain that brightens up the complexion.This lippie applies like a dream and has a good staying power, 3-4 hours easily I'd say with a semi-matte finish.
2. Maybelline's Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Real Raisin 230-Absolutely divine color with a semi-matte finish, what you see in the tube is the color you get on your lips. Suits my Asian skin tone really well and I can see it working for both color and warmer toned skins. The texture is extremely soft and moisturizing but this doesn't end up bleeding or feathering. The lasting power is that of a typical lipstick but it fades wonderfully after you've had food/drinks so there isn't a need for constant touch ups.
In the picture above I'm wearing a single coat of Real Raisin. How amazing is that! Both these lippies are easily available in Pakistan and internationally, so if you want some great reds for a bargain, I'd recommend these highly!
Are you a fan of bolder lipsticks or would you rather stick to neutrals? Let me know in the comments below :) Don't forget to enter my international giveaway featuring goodies from Victoria's Secret, Revlon, ELF and Wet n Wild by clicking here!
Until next time, tc.