My Top Five Budget Red Lipsticks

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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This time last year I was just finding my confidence with wearing red lipstick in the daytime, after previously seeing it as a 'nights out only' kind of shade. However this year it's full steam ahead and I'm thoroughly embracing the trend; Ruby Woo and Rebel have already been ordered from Mac and should be flying through my letterbox any day now, and I've been rifling through my current red lipsticks deciding what my favourites are for the colder months ahead. Although it's practically been autumn in blog land ever since the end of August (you autumn-holics just can't wait for boots, coats and pumpkin spice lattes) it officially starts next Sunday- so time for a bit of a makeup switch around. Here are five of my favourite red lipsticks for autumn!


Kate Moss by Rimmel Shade 107 
If you don't own this yet, get yourself to Superdrug and make it happen- you wont regret it! In my opinion if you're going to try out just one darker lip colour this year it should be this one. The slight berry tone makes it easier to wear than the others, and although this is marketed as a matte collection it's not drying in the slightest and very comfortable to wear.

Rimmel Colour Show Off in Red Fever
This is similar in texture to Kate shade 107, but obviously a lot brighter. Whether or not the shiny pink packaging is your kinda thing (although I'll shamelessly admit I love it!) the product itself is such great quality. I reviewed some of the other shades in this post, there are a couple of other reds in the collection if you prefer something less vibrant.

Revlon Love That Red
This is probably the boldest of the bunch, a gorgeous true red. Unlike the previous two in line, this is a standard creme lipstick giving it a glossy finish. While the staying power isn't the best, it's not so slippery that you end up with it all over your face after five minutes either, and it fades evenly to a nice stain. The perfect classic red lipstick.

Dainty Doll Saucy Sailor
I'm a huge fan of the Dainty Doll lipsticks, you can't go wrong now that they're down to £2 from £14. I haven't seen Dainty Doll lipsticks on Fragrance Direct for a while but no doubt they'll be back, when they are I'd definitely recommend snapping them up. I swatched some other shades in the collection here.

Barry M Cranberry Moisturising Lip Paint
This is an old favourite from last year, it's the deepest of the five and such a pretty berry/red colour. I do find that the application isn't the nicest as the bullet drags on your lips, but it's fine applied with a lip brush. The burgundy tones are perfect for this time of year, and because it's from their 'moisturising lipstick' range it's not half as drying as shades from the regular Barry M lip paint line.

What's your favourite red lipstick?
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35 comments

  1. I love the Dainty Doll shade! I have yet to try any of their products but I think a lipstick is the safest bet as a first time buy :)

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  2. Love Rimmel and Revlon lipsticks! Both brands are afordable and great quality!

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  3. Oof that Kate Moss shade is beautiful! x

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  4. I love the look of Cranberry by Barry M, any moisturising lippy is a friend of mine! x

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  5. I have chills thinking about fall lipsticks! I have to say, I'm loving the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso right now. Matte finish, bright red, and is true to its name!

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  6. I really like the Dainty Doll shade, too! And I'm not even a lipstick person lol.

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  7. I love Barry M Cranberry, I love dark coloured lipsticks, especially for Autumn. I'll really need to pick this one up. It's a shame that it can drag on the lips though. I love the look of the Dainty Doll one too, so I hope it does come back on Fragrance Direct.

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  8. Oh the cranberry one is gorgeous. Do you know if it's available in the United States?

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  9. I love the look of that Revlon one! Great choices!

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  10. The Dainty Doll shade is stunning. Great post :)
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  11. I love Barry M and Kate Moss shade 1070. Really great Winter 2013 colors.

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  12. Ooh i love all of these, i recently bought Macs russian red, im in love with it its a gorgeous matt red perfect for christmas!

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  13. Totally agree with you about the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107, defo a great Autumn shade! Raspberrykiss xo

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  14. I already own the Kate Moss 107 :) Barry M Cranberry looks gorgeous! So does the Dainty Doll one, can you only buy them online?

    Alexandra
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  16. I love all of these days! Kate Moss is definitely a must have buy, everyone is loving this shade! I haven't brought it yet but I have a lipstick from her which I'm in impressed with.

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  17. Lovely swatches Hun, I could never get away with red xx


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  18. These are all so gorgeous, and different. I am just not brave enough to pull of red, wouldn't suit me either!

    Belle x
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  19. Love the colour of the Barry M lipstick! Perfect for autumn :)

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  20. I love the colour of the Revlon *-*

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  21. Such lovely colours, i really like that dainty doll one!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  22. The Dainty Doll one looks gorgeous, never seen their lipsticks before!
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  23. i adore dainty doll saucy sailor! i need to remember to wear it more! thanks for sharing these - you have such a lovely blog, it's so pretty :)

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  24. I've tried the Dainty Doll, Kate Moss and Revlon lipsticks before but that Barry M one is a beautiful colour! I'll admit I'm so glad Autumn is finally upon us! Autumn/Winter are my favourite seasons!

    xx

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  25. Great choices. I love red lipsticks. I will try these out.

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  26. i love the Rimmel and Barry M lippies! red lipsticks are my favs!

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  27. These are all super gorgeous shades of red. I personally prefer blue-toned reds for any season. :)

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  28. Those are beautiful shades of red!

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  29. I've just ordered the Rimmel lipstick in 107 - I couldn't ignore it any longer! xx

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  30. Revlon's Love That Red and Rimmel Red Fever look alike. Stunning choices for fall!! May have to purchase Rimmel Kate Moss in #107 and Revlon Love That Red.

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  31. I need to start wearing more bold colors for fall :) THat's for sure. I would def try the Love That Red :D

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  32. I love the Barry M. Cranberry (may have to pick that one up!), but my favorite red lipstick this fall is BH Cosmetics's Moody Merlot: http://www.bhcosmetics.com/products/lips/lip-stick :)

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