Happy valentines day!

I hope you have all been suitably spoiled today. If not never mind it’s all a load of bollocks anyway 😉 I’ve never been much of a lover of Valentine’s day but I am a lover of matching make-up to occasions and we all know that Valentines = Red lips!

So even though I’m not the bravest when it comes to leaving the house in any kind of super bold red lip, I am still a big fan, especially when it comes to a red lip with a neutral eye/black liquid liner combo! I just tend to go for a more toned down version.

I know I’m not alone with this so I thought I’d gather up my top 5 ‘comfort zone reds’ and share the ones I dare to wear!

MAC ‘Ruby Woo’


Starting with the most daring of the bunch. Ruby Woo is such a beautiful classic red I just love it! I tend to apply this by dabbing the colour onto my lips and blending with my finger to get more of a stained look. Applied full on from the bullet it delivers a seriously stunning matte red pout that suits pretty much everyone.


NARS Lipgloss ‘Scandal’

A gorgeous semi-sheer warm toned gloss.This is an easy one to swipe on over lipstick/tint or to wear alone for a pretty, but not in your face pop of cherry red.

Revlon Lip butter ‘Wild Watermelon’ 

A coral/pink toned red. This is so easy to apply and comfortable to wear! The colour can be swiped on from the bullet for a semi-sheer tint or built up so you can have an almost opaque glossy lip. It’s a pretty V.day red but I’m also thinking this will be amazing in Summer with a tan!

ELF luscious liquid lipstick ‘strawberry’

This one is quite similar to the NARS lipgloss although being from ELF it’s around a fifteenth of the price. colour wise it’s pretty much a dupe it’s just a teeny bit pinker and the ELF is a little more sheer and less sticky formula wise.I’d recommend picking this up though if you were thinking of splashing the cash on the NARS.



benefit ‘benetint’


I feel that this was a product bought out with Valentine’s day in mind although as I typed that I remembered it was actually originally released as a nipple tint haha oh well whatever floats your boat!

This is a classic for red lip wusses, a rosy red liquid tint that can be built up and dries leaving a gorgeous ‘just bitten’ stain and can also be worn as a cheek tint for uniformed rosiness!

I hope you find this helpful if you are looking for some subtle red lip shades.

Let me know your recommendations for easy to wear red lips.
Are any of these a favourite of yours?