When you’re something of a red lipstickhoarder collector, picking your Top 10 will have you on the floor either weeping uncontrollably or laughing hysterically (in the manic sense). Do you know I seriously felt bad about not including my other reds?! Who has feelings like that?!
For this weeks Top 10 Tuesday I broke down and chose my Top 10 High-End Red Lipsticks.
In no particular order…
Cle de Peau Beaute 311 Extra Rich Lipstick Velvet. So this one… is ridiculously expensive. More-so than I thought when I purchased. The lipstick itself is $40 then you have to buy the casing which is $25. I never (and I mean never) finish a lipstick, so, while the casing is refillable, that’s just not economical for me. That being said… I don’t regret this purchase in any way, shape or form. It’s a stunning shade of excellent quality and if I had to pick my top 3 red lippies this would, without a moments hesitation, be in that group.
Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque. This was actually featured as my favorite red lipstick in Makeup Wars circa 2012 and it’s still in my top 3 to this day. There’s something so perfect about the color that makes it an unstoppable, power red.
NARS Future Red Cinematic Lipstick. Cinematic is a new formula for NARS and it’s basically 10,000 shades of awesome. Highly pigmented and so glossy! Future Red was a part of the controversial Holiday 2013 Guy Bourdin Collection.
MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick. I just recently reviewed this one, but of course it landed on my faves! A frost finish that doesn’t look icy or trashy?! Sign me up!
MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick. RiRi Woo is based off of Ruby Woo but in an even better Retro Matte formula. It released several times throughout 2013 within the Rihanna Collections and it was a huge favorite each time. What this means is that Rihanna can do no wrong in terms of a red lip from collections she collaborates on.
Dior Lady Lipstick. While there were three beautiful red shades that I purchased from the Dior 2012 Holiday Collection, Lady is my favorite. She’s a muted, dusty red that carries oodles of pigment and is wonderfully wearable.
LUSH Santa Baby Lip Tint. Maybe this one isn’t really a “lipstick” or “designer” per se, but it’s beautiful and gives my lips that perfect red tint without going pink. Love it, couldn’t leave it out!
Cailyn Big Apple Tinted Lip Balm. I got this one in my September 2013 ipsy Glam Bag. Again, not exactly a “lipstick” but a great tint! It’s a little deeper than Santa Baby and just as beautiful!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge 8 Iconic Red. When something is made in collaboration with Madonna’s makeup artist, Gina Brooke, you know it’s good. Aqua Rouge does.not.budge. You’ll be hard pressed to get it off with even a hard core makeup remover. Love this line!
And, as per usual on a Top 10 Tuesday, I cheated and managed to smuggle in my Top 5 High-End Red Lip Glosses as well. Just kidding, no idea how these got here, I swear.
Marc Jacobs No Regrets Lust for Lacquer. A juicy, strawberry red that works perfect alone or on top of any red shade that needs a little shine. If there were such a thing as a neutral red, this would be it.
NARS 413 BLKR Larger Than Life Lipgloss. This is a fiery, siren red that features a teeny, tiny brush to get that precise application that you need for all red lip shades. Super pigmented and super glossy!
Lise Watier Rouge Catwalk Haute Couleur. I got my first Lise Watier products in my August 2013 Wantable Box. I’d been dying to try out the brand and was not disappointed! This shade is another juicy sort of red that is almost opaque and has an awesome shine.
Le Metier de Beaute Red Velvet Lip Creme. This was actually a GWP item back in 2012. It’s an extremely vibrant and opaque fire engine red cream. It just melts onto the lips and even leaves behind a nice stain after eating/drinking.
MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass. While this red isn’t opaque by any means, the shimmer gives off a great dimension to any creamy red lipsticks that you feel might be falling flat or just need funned up!
What Red Lipstick (or Lip Gloss!) is your favorite? Click the links below to see what the other Top 10 Bloggers have listed!
Our skin changes so much throughout the seasons, which means our makeup should as well. For most, Summer-time requires only a light amount of coverage with a light BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. In the colder weather I need to transition into something heavier with at least a medium coverage. For this Top 10 Tuesday we’re featuring our favorite products to Correct & Conceal (in any season)!
To begin your cold weather face prep, Pixi Beauty offers three products that will aid you in becoming flawless this Fall!
1. Redness Reducing Primer($28.00) – Even though it’s green in color, fear not! This primer is exactly what you need to reduce the appearance of the redness in your skin and also help prevent it from happening so much in the future. While normally I’m not a fan of using a skin primer, this works wonders in the cold weather for keeping my skin tone even as my makeup fades a bit throughout the day.
2. Crayon Combo in Wide Awake($18.00) – Now that we all have the Katy Perry song permanently in our heads, use this waterproof crayon to open up your eyes by lining the inner rim and also blending around the eyes, thus concealing how exhausted you are.
3. Eye Bright Kit in Fair/Medium($25.00) – This travel friendly kit contains four shades to fix flaws fast (and on-the-go!). Included are an eye brightener, a cover-up duo and a multi-purpose cream highlighter. Hide the imperfections and dark circles while absorbing anti-aging treatment ingredients. I’m so obsessed with hiding wrinkles around my eyes. I only turned 33 about a week ago, but that anxiety came with it. Totally weird!
I’m constantly switching out my face products based on seasons and type of event/day I’ll be having. Here are 7 more of my favorite products to use on my face throughout the year to help hide imperfections:
Top 10 Palettes can be such a broad subject. After all, there are so many! For this post, I want to take you back. We’re talking old school-ish. To the palettes you may have forgotten about, but that still hold a special place in your heart.
In no particular order:
Midnight Hour Eye Shadow Palette. This was from the Disney Reigning Beauties Collection from Sephora, the Cinderella Edition. While all of the princess collections were to die for, this particular palette was probably my fave. I reach for it quite a bit when I want something understated but not too boring. Word is these collections are over… but I really hope minds change and we see more.
Le Metier de Beaute Penelope Kaleidoscope Eye Kit. Penelope was my first eye kit from LMdB and remains one of my go-to fave palettes to this day. Every time I go somewhere, it travels with me. Every time I’m at a loss for what to do with my look, I reach for Penelope. She’s from 2011 but she’s like a best friend that I’ll never let leave my side!
Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows. Well, if this isn’t a blast from the past I don’t know what is. This one takes us back to 2010. Back to which was, IMO, the very best thing Urban Decay ever released. It doesn’t even matter that the shades weren’t “new” shades. They had new, theme appropriate names and the artwork was incredible.
Tarte for True Blood Eyeshadow Palette. Of course True Blood fans lost their damn minds when this collection came out in 2011. You could transform yourself via looks into your favorite True Blood characters and perhaps attract your own Eric Northman. Or Bill Compton, but not the Bill Compton from last season… you’re better than that.
MAC Festive Frost Face Kit. I wish I reached for this more, because the shades are to die for, especially for the holiday season. This palette released with MAC Holiday 2011 and was a Nordstrom exclusive.
MAC 5 Neutral Eyes Holiday Eye Kit. This one is only about a year old, releasing with Holiday 2012, but it creates the best smokey eye you’ve ever laid eyes on. You’re insane if you don’t love this.
Illamasqua Complement Eye Shadow Palette. Complement is also only around a year old, but I adore the shades and the eye look they create together. It’s not a palette you’d think would be wearable for multiple occasions, but in these colder months it totally is.
Okay, so maybe some of these aren’t too old school. I feel like in the life of a beauty blogger we see so much that a year or two can feel old school. Also, the Urban Decay and Tarte palettes are from several years ago. Boom. Justified.
What is your favorite old school beauty palette? I can’t wait to see what everyone else has come up with! Click the icons below to check them out!