I absolutely love the idea of these ‘shop my stash’ posts and being able to rediscover old favourites and products you don’t end up using often because you forget you have them. *oops* Lip products are my weakness and I’m starting to get to the point where I have to tell myself not to buy anymore until I’ve used up some of my others first. I thought it might be nice to take you through the bulk of my lip collection by colour and today I am starting with oranges and reds.
1. Revlon – Tutti Frutti
I was a few years late to the Revlon lip butter train but last year I purchased four shades off eBay and Tutti Frutti was one of them. Orange is not a colour I’d considered wearing on my lips until then as I thought it would clash with my hair, but the risk paid off. Tutti Frutti reminds me of Morange by MAC which is another reason I purchased it. The lip butters are so comfortable to wear and the pigmentation is incredible! You can wear them built up or apply a light layer for a wash of colour. I am actually wearing Tutti Frutti in my Twitter profile picture.
2. Tanya Burr – I Found Nemo
Apart from this lipgloss having one of the CUTEST names ever, it is also a beautiful orange/coral shade. This is slightly less pigmented than Tutti Frutti but I purchased this product for it’s glossy texture. I Found Nemo will be absolutely lovely in summer and it’s one of those products I can see myself wearing a lot because it’s so easy to wear and apply. I try to wear all shades all year round and be fair but this lipgloss screams summer to me and makes me think of balmy skin, hot days and long nights.
3. Revlon – Fire and Ice
This lipstick is very special as it was the first red lipstick that I owned. This shade is one of Revlon’s oldest and most iconic and dates back to the 1950s. Fire and Ice is such an appropriate name because it is a cool toned and warm toned red at the same time. It’s a cross between tomato red and fire engine red and is such a vibrant colour. Fire and Ice is one of Revlon’s Super Lustrous lipsticks and has a crème finish; it provides moisture while still delivering high pigment colour.
4. Rimmel 107
I have mentioned this lipstick many times on my blog and I’m sure you know how much of a cult favourite it is by now! I’ll be the first to admit this is one shade I stick to wearing mostly in the autumn/winter. I might bring it out in the evening or if I’m going for a vampy look but this lipstick epitomises winter for me. The wine/plum tones bring an added warmth to the lips and it is my favourite red for the cooler months.
5. Revlon – Wild Watermelon
I experimented with red-ish shades a lot in 2015 and this is the result of that. This is one of the lip butters I purchased off eBay along with Tutti Frutti and I was not prepared for how nice this shade would be. Wild Watermleon has hints of pink in it which takes it up a notch from your classic bright red and it doesn’t look as bright as the bullet makes out. This applies like a dream and fades into a gorgeous, light melon colour as it wears. I can’t measure the staying power on anyone else’s lips but this can last for 5+ hours on me.
6. MAC – Ruby Woo
When I talk about classic bright red lipsticks, this is the type of shade I’m referring to. Ruby Woo is another favourite among bloggers and another shade I have talked about on numerous occasions. If you only want one red lipstick in your collection, this is it! Ruby Woo is the kind of red that’s universally flattering and will suit everybody. You may have to apply balm underneath to prevent your lips chapping and drying out but the colour payoff and longevity is worth it!
Do you own any of these lip products? Let me know if you enjoyed this post and would like to see this turned into a series!