You know it’s almost February when you start seeing more heart-themed deco on your Saturday morning shopping spree than is normally appropriate. Of course, with us being a beauty site, we couldn’t resist throwing our makeup bags right into the fray. Valentine’s is almost here, and to us this sounds like this perfect excuse to go out, spoil ourselves, and get all prettied up – and what better way to get into the romantic mood than with a gorgeous rouge?
Here are the ten shades we deem essential for this season, categorised by tone. (You’re welcome.)
Axiology Lipstick in Worth is a gentle red with a tangerine twist. Perfect for those finding it hard to part with their orange lipsticks from summer.
Ilia Organic’s lipstick in Perfect Day, £24 screams romantic Sunday brunch like nothing else. It’s the ideal go-to to brighten up your daytime look.
Now for those that are stepping into spring with vigour: meet Antipodes Lipstick in West Coast Sunset, a bright, warm rose red with a hint of pink.
A great all-rounder, Kjaer Weis’ lipstick in their namesake red is the classic firetruck rouge. “It’s a stand-out red that will never go out of style,” said Kjaer Weis, founder of the brand. We’re taking his word for it.
Absolution’s lipstick in Rose Franc is a pink to die for. With notably blue undertones to complement your smile, it’s the ultimate companion for any Valentine’s Day getaway – morning or night.
The true vamp red lives in Living Nature’s lipstick in Pure Passion: it’s as rich as wine and therefore the perfect accompaniment to any midnight rendezvous. Enough said.
– Jennie Lim
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.