Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whether you’ve got a hot date or are rocking a solo party, red lipstick is called for!

Nothing says romance quite like the colour red and a splash on your lips will leave you feeling confident and sexy.

These are my top 5 red lipstick picks to ensure you’re looking your best this Valentines Day!

Smashbox Be Legendary in Bing

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Bing is a classic red and as a limited edition lipstick, few other girls will have quite the same shade! This is a long wearing, creamy lipstick made with lip loving ingredients including Shea butter, Vitamin C and E.  With just one swipe, you’ll be looking red hot ladies!


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

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The lipstick that literally means ‘kiss’ in Spanish, this is my favourite pick. It goes on liquid and dries matte; incredible! Beso is the perfect shade as a rich, vibrant true red. This long wearing liquid lipstick is highly pigmented and infused with vitamin E and avocado oil to keep your lips truly kissable. The creamy, non drying formula guarantees six hours of continuous wear which means you won’t have to worry how much eating, drinking or kissing you do on your date!


Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Treatment

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This truly is my go-to as the red lipstick that suits everyone! More of a lip balm type treatment for the lips, this leaves a sheer pink red stain. If you’re just starting out wearing lipstick or feel a bright red will clash with your cute V-Day outfit, then opt for Medieval! The treatment draws inspiration from medieval ages where women used the acidity of lemons to draw the blood to their lips and leave them with a natural rosy stain. Even better, after wearing this lipstick all night your lips will feel positively nourished with the addition of Vitamin E and won’t leave your date covered in red!


Lancome L’Absolue Rouge in Grand Amour Rose

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For an injection of romance into your night, opt for Lancome’s rouge! This replenishing and reshaping lip colour contains Pro-Xylane that works to create visibly fuller and smoother lips. The addition of SPF 12 sunscreen will protect against UV rays and ensure lip health. With a smooth, satin texture on the lips, this long lasting lipstick will work wonders on you and your date!


NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl


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Feel truly majestic and powerful by wearing ‘Dragon Girl’ by NARS! You’ll no doubt captivate your date by wearing this siren coloured red that will leave him transfixed with your lips. The velvet matte lip pencils are very long lasting and infused with Vitamin E to keep the lips hydrated and prevent them for cracking and drying out.


And don’t forget ladies, no one looks good with faded, cracked lipstick that has bled out away from the mouth. No matter if a lipstick is long-wearing or not, you must invest in a lip primer. Lip primers ensure a lip colour sticks to the lips as best as possible, preventing it from fading, feathering and bleeding. Go for Too Faced Lip Insurance to ensure your lips are kept in the best state!

NARS, Stila, Smashbox are available at Mecca.

Lipstick Queen is available at Kit.

Lancome is available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies.

About The Author

A Melbourne city girl through and through, Olivia is a Communications student at RMIT. After dreaming of crossing international waters her entire life, she has spent the last six months studying in Leeds, England. As cliched as it is, she believes travel really is the only thing that makes you richer and intends to spend the rest of her life exploring and discovering the world. A lover of the arts, good food and quality wine she realises the importance of being an enthusiast in life. Because honestly, lukewarm is no good for anything. Twitter: @oliviawindsor Blog:

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