Best Red Lipstick Picks

Saturate lips with lustrous colour by choosing from this must have collection of red lipstick. Let your lipstake centre stage by pairing a rouge lip with blacks, whites and grey. When wearing a bold colour like red, it’s important to not let your lipstick compete with your outfit so match your lipstick perfectly with your outfit or let your lips be your only colour.


We are loving Estee Lauder Pretty Shocking Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre which transforms lips with lustrous colour and a brilliant shine. For a sheer finish, choose SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Shine Lipstick, a nourishing formula which leaves your lips smooth and radiant for hours. We are also excited about the NEW Clinique Pop™ Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer, a weightless yet pigment-saturated formula which hugs lips with 8 hours of creamy matte comfort. The built-in primer helps smooth lips for an easy, even glide every time.

We’ve done all the hard work for you and searched for the perfect red lipstick and we know you will love this list to choose from.


How to Fix Lip Wrinkles

Nothing ages you like wrinkles around your lips but is it necessary to pay for expensive and painful lip fillers to minimise the fine lines around our mouth? Take a look at these makeup tips that can make lip wrinkles less noticeable.

Moisturise your lips
When applying your moisturiser, be sure to swipe a little cream over lips. If they are really dry, be sure to exfoliate your lips and apply a little lip balm. The moisture will immediately hydrate and soften your lips, making creases and fine lines around your mouth less noticeable.

Conceal the evidence
While applying your makeup, dot a little concealer or lip primer along the edges of your lips. This will fill in the fine lines and prevent your lipstick from bleeding into the little wrinkles. By putting a small amount of concealer on your lips, you will also help your lipstick last longer by doubling as a primer.

Define your lips
Using a lip pencil in the same or lighter colour as your lipstick. Using a lip pencil can define your lips and make them look fullier and shapelier. Once you’ve defined your lips, colour them in with the lip liner to help the lipstick adhere better and last longer. We recommend Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place lip pencil.

Choose a Softer Colour Lipstick
According to Author Charla Krupp of How Not To Look Old, Pink is the only shade of lipstick worth wearing for more mature ladies. Angelina Jolie who has the most famous pout in the world and whose lips are most requested in cosmetic surgeons’ offices is most often seen wearing a light, glossy pink lipstick. Krupp believes the reason for Angelina Jolie choosing pretty pink lipsticks is simply, dark lipsticks make you look old.

Applying your lipstick
Choose a creamy satin lipstick over a lip gloss. If your lipstick is too glossy, it can bleed into the wrinkles or highlight them when your upper lip catches the light. Also, stay away from matte lipsticks that leave your lips dry and cracked. We recommend you try Estee Lauder All Day Lipstick

Valentines Day Date Night

I know you left Valentines day cards and cheesy love teddies behind with your teens, but that doesn’t mean you need to give valentines day a miss just yet! It’s still the perfect excuse to take the night off and go out on a date night with your significant other.

Understated and elegant is always my choice for evening dinner dates. Obsessed with beautifully tailored, figure hugging cut lines, this Victoria Beckham stretch cotton-blend cady dress is the perfect combination of elegant and effortless dressing. Style it with Jimmy Choo kitten heels and a gold-tone box clutch, add a long lasting, seductive finish lipstick and you are ready for a truly memorable occasion.

~ Shop the Look ~

ESTÉE LAUDER, Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick

STELLA MCCARTNEY, Clara Whispering lace-trimmed stretch-silk balconette bra

NET-A-PORTER.COM, REPOSSI Coeur d’Antifer 18-karat gold diamond ring

VICTORIA BECKHAM, Stretch cotton-blend cady dress

JIMMY CHOO, Tide patent-leather pumps

LANVIN, Love resin and gold-tone box clutch

ROSANTICA, Calle gold-tone beaded earrings

In The Spotlight


Enjoy a day out on the harbour with this gorgeous IN THE SPOTLIGHT DRESS  tea dress paired with a stripe tote. Complete the look with a rouge lipstick to let your smile take center stage.


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Tote: Colette Hayman

LipstickESTÉE LAUDER, Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Impassioned

* Post in collaboration with ESTÉE LAUDER and Review

5 Lipstick Mistakes

You can easily be forgiven for experimenting with your makeup as a teen. With the advantage of youth on your side, makeup mistakes are less obvious and more fun. However, once you’ve celebrated your 30th birthday, its time to put bad mistakes far behind us and here a few that still make headlines.


Dark Lip Pencil

This mistake screams mutton dressed as lamb! A tragic trend of the 90’s but lets hope it never returns. As our vintage gains more value, it becomes more important to use a lip pencil to define your lips, but it should not be seen. Lip liners usually last a little longer than lipsticks, so choose a lip pencil in the same shade of your lipstick or slightly lighter. This way you can use your lip liner as a primer and never get caught with your lip liner showing once your lipstick has rubbed off.


Bright lips competing with eyes and outfit

I love a classic red lip but when choosing to wear a strong rouge lipstick, let your lips take centre stage by toning down your eye makeup and perhaps even your outfit. Sara Donaldson of Harper & Harley advice is to consider your beauty and style as a whole so they compliment rather than compete.


Too dark lipstick

A dark lipstick can make your teeth look whiter but choose carefully. Dark lipstick shades can draw attention to dark circles under the eyes and make you look old. A brown lip was so beautifully worn by Claudia Schiffer in the 90’s but if this colour is still floating around your makeup bag, its time for an update. If you are a die-hard fan then opt for more modern creamy browns or musk rose instead.


Washed out nude lip

Kendall Jenner made 2015 the year of the nude lip but this look is not for everyone. For anyone over 25, a nude lip can make you washed out and incomplete. Napoleon Perdis recommends choosing a timeless classic creamy lipstick with a pink undertone such as DÉVINE GODDESS LIPSTICK in Hess for a nude lip.


Lipstick bleeding into lip wrinkles

Be sure to read my guide to fixing lip wrinkles to ensure you don’t get caught with your lipstick bleeding into the fine lines above your lip. Nothing screams old lady like this look!