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I always use NYX Plush Res lip liner (since it’s the only red lip liner I own). For a dramatic red, I’ll use Kat Von D’s Adora, but I also have Chanel Dragon RAL now so maybe I’ll use that from now on! I don’t think either needs a gloss–it would ruin the metallic finish of Adora and Dragon pulls all its own weight.

But for an everyday easy red, I’ll just swipe a bit of Revlon Candy Apple lip butter without anything else. I love it!

MUFE’s Red Aqua Lip under Guerlain’s KissKiss Extreme in 120 Rouge Infini topped with MUFE #21 lipstick. If I want gloss I’d top it off with Bourjois 3D Effet Max in 67 Beige Sunny (melon-gold shimmer in sheer base) then finally with Hard Candy Glossaholic in Rise & Shine (iridescent flakies in clear base — think Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure for your lips).

My longtime favorite red lip combination was MAC Cherry lip pencil with one of the following on top:
MAC Boundless
MAC Embellish
MAC Fanplastico
MAC Venetian

Mac’s Cherry lip liner with Ruby Woo and Lady Danger lipsticks is my faovorite combination. I’m an NC40/42 for reference.

MAC Russian Red lipstick over MAC Cherry liner is my go-to, but tomorrow I’m opting for OPI St. Petersburgundy lipstick to match my St. Petersburgundy nails. I’m hoping it’ll look fun and a little retro.

Dragon is my favorite all time red. It’s so stunning, I feel like it shines on its own and doesn’t need a combo. I do, however, like a darker red sometimes, so I’ll mix a red lipstick like MAC’s Ruby Woo and a dark brown lipstick. Makes for a beautiful vampy lip.

NYX’s Jumbo Lip Pencil in Deep Red with Milani’s Crystal Gloss in Serendipity.

Or

Michael Todd’s Shimmer Lipstick in Heartbeat with Lorac’s Multiplex 3-D
Lip Gloss in 3D.

Its suprisingly cheap and cheerful!

Wet n Wild raunchy red lippie ontop of Asda/george red twist up lip liner, with Primark Twist up liquid red Lipstick ontop for a bit of gloss.

The asda lip liner is such a smooth lipliner, and so hydrating!

Guerlain Greta with Violine on top :3

I was about to get Gigolo at that time, but a BA there advised me to get something I would wear more often and she gave me a sample of Violine to pull more depth to it. They became my favorite red lip combo since then.

1)NYX Monte Carlo Matte Lip Cream with NYX red tint lipgloss in the center of my lips! HAUTE!(day)
2)NARS Flair+NARS Afghan Red (night)

I hadn’t used red lippies for years, since I’m really picky with shades and the ones I liked – Icon lipgloss from Hourglass (from when they first came out) and this rich, deep blue red lipstick from Face Stockholm – were both discontinued.

I’m happy now, though, because MAC Runaway Red is the red I’ve been waiting for for years! Holy Grail red lip for me and I’ve worn it non-stop since it came out in the fall. Looks great with a tan or winter pale.

I like using NYX Hot Red lipliner with WnW Stoplight Red or Red Velvet matte lipsticks. This combo lasts the whooole day for me with no smudging or awkward fading. If I’m feeling more high maintainance I’ll pair the lipliner with Chanel Dragon.

I really like MAC On hold with Nars misbehave lipgloss or MAC red enriched cremestick liner with MAC So Scarlet lipstick.

Nars Mascate with a clear liner. Sometimes I put Benetint underneath, or Tarte gloss in Danny over it (from the Sandy/Danny double ended gloss).

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