As soon as the sun starts to come out in Spring, I find myself reaching for summery alternatives to red lipstick. There’s three shades I keep on coming back to time and again. And as it took me years of searching to find my favourites, I’m sharing my top choices with you now to save you the job 😉
|L-r: Rimmel’s Coral Queen, Boots No7’s Gay Geranium & Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral|
|Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in 620 Coral Queen|
|Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in 750 Kiss Me Coral|
|Boots No7 Stay Perfect lipstick in 75 Gay Geranium|
I’ve left the best until last here – this is my all-time favourite retro coral shade. Which I think we can all agree, also has the best name. This is bright, completely matte and is the kind that bounces into the room before you shouting ‘Summer’s here!’. It never fails to perk my face up, even if it’s tired. But you absolutely must exfoliate your lips and put a primer on before applying – it’s a true matte and will show up every imperfection and eventually dry you out to create more if you’re not careful. Worth it, in my opinion, for such a great colour – and one I’ve never found replicated in another range so far.
What do you think – any of these worth giving up your favourite red for?