friday favourites: burning red

red beauty

Happy Friday! I have been all about red nails and lips lately so I wanted to share what I have been wearing! I feel like there is something so classic and chic about red and it’s surprisingly neutral. I think this is one of the easiest ways to look put together on the fly too so just in time for the weekend, kick up your heels and maybe throw on one of my faves below!

1. MAC Lipstick in Rubywoo
this lipstick lives up to its name! the ruby shade of red is gorgeous, I can’t get enough of it! the formula is definitely on the matte side so I make sure to use a scrub then hydrate my lips before applying or I keep a rose-coloured Burt’s Bees lip balm on hand for in between applications

2.Essie Polish in Really Red
my go-to classic red nail polish, which to be honest I only tried after I read that its Olivia Palermo’s fave, and she knows a good red! it has become a must-have of mine

3. Essie Polish in A List
I found a shade of red that I loved last holiday season by OPI, it was part of the Mariah Carey collection called ‘All I want for Christmas is you’, even the name is the cutest! I have been trying to find a similar colour and this is it! it is a gorgeous rich shade of red

4. MAC Lipstick in Ladybug
this was one of the first red lipsticks I bought, I find it to be an orange shade of red with a creamy finish! I love it when I want a more natural shade of red that is still a little dramatic, it can also be layered for a more intense shade!

5. MAC Lipstick in Diva
this is an amazing vampy shade of red that I adore! this one is very matte as well and can be drying but the shade is so amazing, its worth the extra work! (see my tips above to help with this)

6. Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in Wildberry Wink
don’t let the name fool you, this shade of stain is a cherry red! sometimes I don’t have the patience for a lip liner so I use these on the go! this gives you a template and makes easier to apply lipstick plus your lips look more defined

7. Benefit Benetint Cheek and Lipstain
I love this multifunctional stain! I usually use this product on my cheeks for a pretty, rose glow that looks so natural you could actually almost get away with saying ‘I woke up like this’

8. Annabelle Lipliner in Cherry
like I was getting at above, lip liner’s feel like a step I would rather go without but I figure its always good to keep one handy. that being said I’m definitely not splurging on an item I rarely use so I tried this drug store lip liner and I had great results, plus the shade works with any of my red lipsticks

9. Covergirl Lipstick in Tempt
I had been searching for a raspberry shade of red for a while when I found this one and I immediately loved it, I wear Covergirl Lipstain underneath for a more intense look for evening (see above)

10. Mac Mineralize Rich Lipstick in So Good
this poppy shade of red has blue undertones and is great if you love a creamy almost sheer finish that isn’t drastic! I love how moisturizing these lipsticks are too!

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