Sunday, 23 March 2014

Betty's Blog: Red

Betty promised us a review on the best lippies out there for a vintage loving gal and here it is..

Well there certainly are copious amounts of Red lip colours on the market but which ones give us that true vintage Red that we are trying to achieve? Many of them are just too pinky, or just don't seem to have enough depth?

Something to consider is that there are certain factors which have an effect how a Red is portrayed to ourselves and others, like the fact that we all have different skin tones this can effect how a red looks on one to another, and the lighting we are seen within can play a big part too, but through many a research, trailing and testing here are a few of my all time favourites that I often choose for clients and wouldn't be without in my kit.

The ArtDeco Dita Von Teese collection, well, it says it all in the name! Colours created by Dita Von Teese, my favourite colours are 634 and 650, 650 being a darker Red. Lipsticks are £16.50 from larger Debenhams or direct at
I have 3 favourites from MAC Cosmetics. Firstly MAC's Ruby Woo, one of MAC's best selling colours! An amazing colour I do find this particular lipstick can be a little dry to apply but this can be resolved by mixing with a little lip balm. Then we have MAC's Red, Just called MAC Red, this lipstick has slightly more moisture than Ruby Woo as it is a satin formula, this vintage red has a slight cherry pin up red look to it. And lastly from MAC we have from the Viva Glam range number 1, this again is a great vintage red, a great all rounder, and as with all the viva glam range 100% of the proceeds go to the world AIDS foundation. All MAC lipsticks are £15.00 available from MAC stores or online at

And last but by far not the least is Rimmel's Kate Moss range lipstick in 001, if your not used to wearing Reds and it's something you want to try without spending a fortune, then this lipstick is a little winner, a great vintage Red and costing only £5.49 it's worth giving a try, available at Most supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug.
Does anyone use these colours? what do you think of them? or does anyone use any other Reds that they think deserve a place on the list, please let me know, it's always great to hear.

Until next time . . . . 

Vintage love 

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