Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Perfect Red Lip

Since I tend to shy away from bold makeup, achieving the perfect red lip has always been a challenge for me…until now.
I have never been a lipstick type of gal and, while I love a red gloss, it’s quite windy where I live and my hair always tends to get caught in gloss and leave unpleasant sticky streaks of colour on my cheeks.
For the past two weeks, I have been layering Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm in Rose over Benetint from Benefit. The result is a pigmented red stain that lasts for hours. The Benetint works perfectly as a base because it stays put and does not leave a harsh border on the lips. The Burt’s Bees balm is a perfect topper because it evens out the colour of the Benetint, makes the shade more vibrant, and adds non-sticky moisture to the lips. It also has a pleasant cherry scent.
I love how the combination brings a healthy, youthful glow to my complexion. Not to mention, I can add an extra layer of the balm throughout the day without needing a mirror.
What’s your perfect red lip combination?


  1. i also tend to shy away from a bold lip. i usually wear more balms than i do gloss or lipstick.


  2. I love the Benetint. I haven't used it in awhile, but I think it's such a versatile product!

    SarahSee. Beauty

  3. ooo I never thought of this, but this may just be the perfect combination for Winter here in Australia! Perhaps I can do the same with a pink tint (or lip liner? with a pink lip balm!! Need to get to it! :P

  4. red lips scare me, that burts bees balm looks perfect!

    Sophierosehearts x

  5. I don't wear bright red lips, don't think it looks good on me. I do like the more darker shades though :-)

    I have heard great things about Benetint from Benefit. I got it in a set that I ordered from Sephora. Need to try it out :-)


  6. I adore a red lip, literally don't leave the house without it!

    A little bit Unique