Although, like most people, my first thought when it comes to a red lip is the festive season, I also love to rock a red lipstick in summer. Whilst it definitely has a completely different vibe to a Christmas red, and I often opt for brighter, more coral toned colours in summer, I do like to use the same lipsticks and just change up the rest of the look to take it from cold, Christmas shopping winter vibes to feelings of relaxed warm days spent in the sun.
I thought I’d share my top products for creating a summer red lip look. I obviously haven’t had too much of a chance to wear this look out and about recently – I think it’s perhaps a bit too much for a trip to Tesco or a walk around the block – but with pubs and restaurants slowly opening up, maybe it’ll finally get it’s time to shine!
The main thing I try to do when creating a red lip look in summer is to up the bronze and up the glow! For me, that’s what separates it from a winter look. My favourite highlighter is the Becca highlighter in Champagne Pop as it adds a delicate glow. I love to use a glowy golden eyeshadow too, so I can bring the two elements together. The Urban Decay Naked Honey palette is my absolute favourite; it has all the perfect brown and golden tones, both matte and shimmers.
I much prefer a bright red lip for summer. Around Christmas, I prefer a more berry toned red, or a deep, rich red. For summer, the vivid tones of MAC’s Ruby Woo are my favourite, paired with the matching liner. Its very matte, which I like for summer; in my experience, it’s much less likely to slip and slide across your face in the heat!
Primer – L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mattifying Base
Foundation – YSL All Hours in BD25
Concealer – Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair
Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in Transluscent
Brows – Maybelline Brow Definer in Deep Brown
Bronzer – Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Blusher – Rimmel Maxi Blush in Third Base
Highlighter – Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
Eyes – Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette – shades ‘Swarm’, ‘Hive’ and ‘Golden’.
Lashes – Eylure Naturals No. 35
Lip Liner – MAC Lip Pencil in ‘Ruby Woo’
Lipstick – MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’
What make-up looks do you like for summer? Do you like a red lip look too?