I love a statement red lip. Whilst contouring is way out of my comfort zone, a bold lipstick is not something I fear. Since I was a teenager I’ve loved lip products. Rather than accentuate my eyes, I’ve always preferred to concentrate on my lips. I have naturally very dark brows and dark lashes so I can get away without mascara, eyeliner and brow enhancers. And with my deep set eyes, eyeshadow is often wasted on me (though I still apply it!).
When it comes to making a makeup statement I love nothing more than getting my hands on a new lipstick. And I don’t believe a bright bold lip should be for evening time only. I like rocking a red lip to work – it brightens my day and makes me feel ready to tackle anything!
I was kindly sent two lip products from Smashbox recently. Always Sharp Lip Liner in Ruby and Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in Firecracker. These are the first two Smashbx products I’ve ever owned and I really like them. Often with red lips things can get messy – your partner ends up with red transfer on their lips (if you’re brave enough to kiss with red lips!), you get unattractive red marks on your teeth and coffee mug.
Happily the lip liner keeps your red lips nice and tidy and the lip lacquer absorbs nicely into your lips meaning there is not too much messy transfer when you dare to kiss or eat. I found the lip liner so easy to use and much nicer to use than many of the lip pencils I currently own. And no need for a sharpner! The lip lacquer is wonderfully glossy and a beautiful postbox red colour. The lip colour fades naturally and evenly during the day to a more subtle red colour, which I really like.
Do you love a red lip?