I know that I’ve said in the past that it can’t be Valentine’s Day without a red lip… but I’ve purposely excluded it from this post so that I can share alternatives. For my favourite red lippies look here(NARS), here(NYX) and here(REVLON).
Also, I tried to vary the brands mentioned but I own a lot of REVLON products from when I first started collecting makeup and I’ve tested them a lot so I’ve formed a pretty solid opinion. I avoid purchasing REVLON now as I am trying to make my makeup collection cruelty free.
REVLON ColorStay Ultimate Suede: 030 High Heels
This bright pink would be such a fun pop of colour for a day time date. I’ve spoken about ColorStay products before and how they’re so great at lasting all day so it would be great for such a day. It’s always good fun to wear a pink lip as it can dress up a casual outfit, and compliment day dresses beautifully.
I’ve spoken about this product briefly before in a previous post but I thought I’d mention it again because it’s a great option. Matte lipsticks have been all the rage for a couple years now, but the glosses have made a come back, and for good reason! The sheen on the lips makes them look bigger and fuller and can soften a daytime makeup look. This gloss is super pigmented which is often what glosses lack, however you can still wear it on top of another shade to alter the colour slightly. This shade is a beautiful nude that would look great with both intense eyes and subtle makeup. I also like to wear glosses when I know I’ll be eating because the gloss just wears away rather than having the colour disappear form the middle like it would with a matte lip. With a gloss it evenly disappears and you can just reapply after. This may be a disadvantage to some but I like it.
REVLON Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor: 635 Passion
I absolutely love this lip product. All of the colours that I’ve tried from the range have been great. It dries down matte without feeling drying and crusty on the lips. This is the lip product that I reach for whenever I just want a light feeling liquid lip that will still stay in place all day (unless you eat).
This colour would be so fun for Valentines Day as it’s a fun bright but still warm pink. It’s still quite wearable because it isn’t too fluro, and looks extra nice if you have this colour somewhere in your outfit or to brighten a plain outfit.
Now for something different, this matte purple liquid lip would be so fun for an evening date. Whether it’s a nice dinner or a night on the town, the purple shade will add a sexy and sultry feel to any look. I’d pair this lip with that little black dress that we all have.
REVLON ColorBurst Matte Balm: 225 Sultry Sulfureuse
This product itself isn’t anything spectacular, but the shade is phenomenal and I’ve never found anything else quite like it from any other brand. It’s not bright at all and sits somewhere between a mauve-red-pinky shade. The balm dries matte which I like but it isn’t as long wearing as a liquid lipstick. Also, the tip of the lipstick is quite wide which can make it hard for precise application but other than that I still quite like it.
I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day and maybe drew a bit of inspiration from this post.