Beauty 411: My top 5 favorite red lipsticks.
I'm one picky girl when it comes to red lipstick. I've tried dozens and there are two criteria a good red lipstick must meet: staying power + matte. Perfect skin wouldn't hurt either which is why I'm currently using a Dermablend foundation to even out my complexion. Today I'm hoping to save you a bit of cash and share my top red lipsticks in my arsenal.
It should be noted that NYX is still my favorite but all five are swoon-worthy from vampy red to the perfect cherry red depending on the occasion. See below for the exact color and shopping link. I'd love to hear your favorites, too!
Happy shopping! xo
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I've never been all too loyal to one particular beauty brand. That's changed quite a bit in 2017. I find myself reaching for the staples pretty frequently these days. Let's just say I've figured out who makes the best concealer. I know which matte lipstick stays on the longest and yes, it's worth your precious dollars to spend a little bit more when it comes to these items. Took me 39 years to figure it out but hey - better late than never.