I just had my second visit to the dubloft in downtown Toronto and filmed another video with dubdub, which is always a total blast for me!
I tried out five lipsticks and walked away loving two, (almost) hating two and feeling meh on one. Not a bad day in getting to know some brands.
And with Valentine's Day coming up (probably my favourite day of the year besides Halloween) I thought it would be a great time to go into a bit more detail on these snazzy reds!
This quick drying matte lippe ended up being my top pick!
Cheerleader is a beautiful red that suited my pale skin oh so well. And because it didn't have the orange in it, made my teeth look bright & white.
Plus (real talk) I wore this bad boy home and even had a burrito and it was still on my lips. It was comfortable too, as far as matte lippies go.
Oh NARS, I had such high hopes.
This yellow-red called Mineshaft did nothing for me. It wasn't matte or opaque and didn't pack the colour that it promised! And so much transfer - certainly not a good pick if you'll be puckering up this V-Day!
Of course, I do love a gloss every now & then and maybe a more natural shade would be okay but this was certainly my least fave of the group.
I was so excited to finally try something from Kat Von D!
I think this would have been a contender for number one - but the red was just so wrong from my skin tone. Outlaw is a brick red and I think it would look amazing on anyone with darker skin than I have (okay well that's the whole world) but I prefer the bright reds! The colour was so intense though, I really want to try more of her products.
I'm very new to INGLOT and so far I am loving what I've tried (see the highlighters in action below!).
This HD Lip Tint Matte in 12 very much tied for first. Such a gorgeous red and dried very quickly with amazing pigmentation. Seriously, slight regretting not swiping this on my lips!
Okay here's the thing: this line is comfy and lovely but they are not matte! At all!
The Rebel Red is a nice cherry red with a bit more yellow in it that I would prefer bit it's not transfer proof or matte.
That being said I own Nude Thrill and I love it...but I love it as a semi-glossy type look that I know I have to re-apply all day.
Red lipsticks have always been my go-tos.
They're classic and I really think there's a red out there for everyone plus it's great to throw on when you really don't feel like doing anything else - they make you look and feel like you have your life together. It's makeup magic.
What's your favourite red lip of all time?!
(Psssst! Here's my first video with dubdub!)