Red Lipstick


red lipstick

Right now I am so into wearing bright colours and Red lipstick is just one of those shades that has that wow factor, makes you look fresh and awake and also can make you look younger. Often when I am looking tired I reach for my red lippie and my face is transformed.

Its a big trend colour year on year and a big trend with celebrities for the red carpet, and looks amazing with a dewy face, some contouring and lashings of mascara.

Here are a few of my favourite reds:

1) Mac just know how to create iconic amazing lipsticks with beautiful textures that most pro makeup artists have in their kit. My first favourite is Mac Ruby Woo, it’s a matt bright red that looks amazing on and has great staying power.

2) Elizabeth Arden is a brand that has taken me by surprise, the Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Red Door Red has a beautiful sheen to the lips and is super hydrating with ingredients like Shea Butter, Vitamin A, C and E.

3) Revlon Matt lipsticks are definitely a big fav of mine and the Revlon Really Red is a beautiful matt bright lipstick that won’t break the bank and looks amazing on.

4) Chanel has to be included in the list cause you got to have a Chanel lippie in your makeup bag right? I do love a matt lip its more modern and your lipstick lasts longer. I absolutely love the Chanel Rouge Velvet in 317 La Precieuse. Its a bit of a cherry red that looks amazing on most skin tones.

5) Lastly the Mac Russian Red, its a bold matt red that lasts for hours and its just amazing on especially on dark skin tones.

What’s your favourite red lipstick?

Shahnaz x

Chanel Christmas 2013 Makeup Collection

As you know I am a big fan of anything Chanel and when I received  some items from the Christmas Collection you can imagine I was pretty happy. Thanks so much Sarah from The Prestige Cosmetics Group.

The Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel is all about seduction and sensuality. The passionate red shades for the lipstick and nail polish tinges the entire collection with boldness and seduction. Eyes are sculpted with sensual shadows with shades of chocolates and twinkle with glints of Illusion D’Ombre and glamour extends to the tips with the Cils Scintillants (mascara). On the lips the Rouge Allure unfurls in radiant colours in a velvet or satin version and then the Poudre Universelle Libre Moon Light is the unique beauty secret which illuminates the face and neck in a pearl shimmer.

I got my hands on a beautiful red velvet lipstick the Rouge Allure Velvet in no 317 La Precieuse, a bronze liquid liner in no 117, a cream shadow Illusion D’Ombre in no 827 Initation and a bronze mascara Bronze Platine to add a little glitter to the lashes.

I absolutely love the lipstick it glides on and even though is matt it doesn’t dry the lips at all and is highly pigmented. If you are a lover of red lipstick then this is a great one to have.

The Illusion D’Ombre cream eyeshados are a favourite of mine and I already have a few in my pro kit. They can be worn on their own straight onto the lid or added on top of a powder eyeshadow to make the eye really pop or used in in the inner corner of the eyes. When applying onto the lid take a flat brush and push the product up to crease then blend the crease with a blending brush and in this image below I added a taupe shade into the crease to create definition. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

The liquid liner is a beautiful shimmery bronze liner and glides on beautifully. Again this product can be worn on its own or with the eyeshadow like you see in the picture below and the bronze mascara adds a beautiful shimmer to the lashes. You can either wear on its own or add a black mascara and then go over with this mascara to make the lashes really shimmer.

Here is the look:

Chanel get the look

The new collection also includes a beautiful eyeshadow palette with colours from beige to plum so gorgeous evening smokey rich colours. Chanel have also included another Illusion D’Ombre shadow called Fatal which is a violet plum shade.

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For the lips in the Rouge Allure Velvet there is another shade in the collection La Desiree which is an intense burgundy and then in the satin lipstick Radieuse is a blush pink shade which is meant to be very feminine.

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The collection also includes a highlighting powder and a blush. The highlighting powder Poure Universelle Libre called Moon Light shimmers with bronze and golden pearlizers adds the final touch to the look. I will definitely be going to buy me one of these as I am a massive fan of a highlighter. The blush Joues Contraste is a universal rosy beige shadow with small pink and golden pearlizers that subtly revive the skin tone.

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Lastly the nail polish is a beautiful red called Rouge Rubis which is a scarlet polish that matches the rich beautiful shades of the rest of the collection. There is nothing more feminine than a red lip matched with a red nail.

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So if you are a fan of anything like Chanel you need to check out this collection it launches today in SA.

Hope you enjoyed the post. x

Red lips are timeless and on trend every season. There are a few key tips on creating the perfect red lip to ensure you are rocking the trend  this season.

  • Exfoliate your lips
  • Make sure they are hydrated use some lip balm
  • Ensure you choose the right red for your skin tone. For porcelian skin opt for a a more orange or cherry red, for fair skin try a deep red, for olive skin tone a bright red looks amazing and the darker skin most colours work. Try before you buy is really the key.
  • To stop your lipstick from bleeding apply either a red or nude lip liner and it will make it easier to apply your lipstick.
  • Don’t worry if you make a mess just take a cotton bud dip it in moisturiser and clean up.
  • To make your lip pop add a touch of highlighter to your  cupids bow.
  • Keep your make up really fresh and apply lots of mascara to finish off your look.

Hope you enjoyed my post. x

In my recent shoots I have been asked to do a red lip. Red lips are always on trend and we pretty much see them in every season. I have way too many lipsticks but I feel never enough red lipstick as there are so many shades to choose from from a traffic red to a deep red. Not all colours will suit you so remember to try before you buy.

For the porcelain a more orange based or cherry red like Lady Danger by Mac, for fair skin tone a cooler red works best but you can get away with a brigher red, for a medium skin tone a brighter red like a Mac Russian Red looks amazing and for Olive skin tones you can get away with most of the reds but a bolder red like Ruby from Stila would be perfect and for dark skin I am a fan of Russian Red but again this skin tone can wear most shades. I am a big fan of Mac when it comes to lipsticks as they really cover all the colours and the red lip editorial palette is a winner for me.  So here are my picks and definitely key in my kit and  I really can’t live without:

1) Ruby Woo by Mac

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2) Russian Red by Mac

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3) Ruby by Stila

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4) Lady Danger by Mac

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5) Lady Bug by Mac

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6) Really Red Revlon Matt Lipstick

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