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Wedding Wednesday: The Engagement Party

Engagement Tea Party – Saturday 19th September 2015 Last Saturday we held our engagement party at our house, we spent the day with around ...



Red lipstick is one of my favourite things, it always has been, I've never been scared to just throw some on and go with the flow. I think it's because I watched Snow White so many times when I was younger lol. But yes I think red lippie is such a versatile thing, can be dressed up or down, it instantly makes an outfit chic and dramatically changes the way that your face looks. Completely effortless. And there is a shade for everyone, I think that because I'm so pale I can get away with quite a few different tones of red, maybe not the orangey reds too much though. My collection of red lipsticks ranges from coral to deep burgundy/plum but for years I just wore Barry M Pillar Box Red, which is still my favourite to this day and such a bargain at £4.25.

I thought I'd do some swatches of the red lipsticks that are in my collection at the moment (Sadly no Barry M, I used mine up over Christmas and haven't repurchased yet!)
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From Left to Right:

  • 17 Lasting Fix - New Black
  • YSL Rouge Pur - 140 - Purple Velvet
  • Stila Lip Colour - Charlotte
  • Revlon Colorburst - True Red
  • Eyeko Liptastik - Lip Lover
  • MAC - Ruby Woo (Matte)
  • MAC - Toxic Tale (Satin)
  • Urban Decay Pocket Rocket - Eric
  • Revlon Colorstay Lipliner - Red
I also bought Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Colour in Fire and Ice, but it was hiding in my bag when I swatched the others but you can see it in action here.

If you would like to know more about any of these lipsticks and see pictures of them on my lips just let me know in the comments below and I'll be happy to :)

Amy xx


  1. Gosh you have a lot, i just have one!! I only go "in-to" the red lippy thing about 3 months ago..and im still a bit scared to wear red !! lol... i guess i just have to ween myself onto it. I really like your collection - especially Revlon Colorburst - True Red :)

    happy new year!

    If you haven’t already, come and enter my first giveaway if you like...
    xx Christie

  2. I really like it too! Although I am a little scared to wear it sometimes (I get a little paranoid that it will smudge and just be a nightmare).
    I do really love Revlon 'Cherries in the Snow' though, although I guess thats more of a pink.

  3. @Christie - I used to only have the Barry M one which I wore for years, since I was about 16 I think (I'm 22 now), but now I seem to have an illness as everytime I wander round Boots I pick up a new one! I'll be sure to enter your giveaway! Happy New Year! xx

    @Carly - I have that same fear but I normally just pop a bit of Lipcote on and do lots of layers and blot between them, maybe i'll do a post on how I apply my lipstick to make it stay on all day. I recommend Ruby Woo though as it stays put for hours, I think it's because it's matte (still have the swatch on my arm even after 2 showers!)

    I'll have to check out 'Cherries in the Snow' it sounds lovely from the name lol, is it just me or does the name of something encourage you to buy things? probably just me being a shopaholic lol xx

  4. Wow you really do have a lot! I love that you have so many different shades, I only just built up the courage about a month ago and have two but will def check out the Barry M one.


  5. @The Dandizette - You wait until you see my pink lipstick collection lol, I have loads of pinks too!

    But yes do check out the Barry M, I definitely need to go repurchase it when I'm next in town


  6. Wow you really do have a lot! I love that you have so many different shades, I only just built up the courage about a month ago and have two but will def check out the Barry M one.



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