This holiday season I wore a lot of rich lipstick shades from bright reds to dark maroons. I’ve always shied away from wearing red lipstick, because I found the color quite intimidating. It turns out I just prefer matte lipstick instead of glossy. Finding the perfect shade of red can be overwhelming with so many colors and brands to choose from, so I thought I would share my favorite shades of red that are perfect for an everyday wear or special occasion like Valentine’s Day.
I recently tried out a few lipstick brands like NYX, Smashbox, Bobbie Brown and Loreal. NYX is a current favorite, because they have a large variety of colors, and the price point is pretty inexpensive. While I don’t wear lipstick everyday, I love adding a pop of color on a special occasion. I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try some bold lipstick this season. If you’re not sure how you’ll like wearing a bold lipstick, NYX retails for $7 and is a great starter brand. They have a large selection of matte and glossy lipsticks.
NYX Sandstorm is a luscious nude that’s perfect for an everyday look. I started wearing this color before I got into the darker shades of red.
NYX Club Hopper is a plum red with a hint of brown. This is another one of my favorite everyday colors.
NYX Cherry Skies is a perfect red with some orange undertones. It’s a versatile red lipstick that you’ll wear long after Valentine’s Day next month.
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