At risk of wrath similar to Miranda Priestly’s much GIFed – “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking!” I am talking about red lipstick… AND ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

If I want to feel fancy – I wear a red lip. Qualifiers? An important meeting, a milestone celebration, a wedding or date night with Troy. Fanciness aside, if I am feeling low in the company of absolutely no body I’ll also slick on red lipstick, direct from the bullet. It’s a sure fire way to boost my confidence and shoot a super casual outfit up a wrung on the dress-code ladder.

With that in mind, if you’re currently curled up on the lounge on this Valentine’s night watching the notebook while ‘spooning’ a family-size bowl of popcorn, give it a go! What do you have to lose? And If you’re about to head out on a date with someone special, I’m also all for a statement lip. Life’s too short, and all that.

Some good ones:

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red

Clinique Chubby Stick Mositurizing Lip Balm in Two Ton Tomato

Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte in light red

M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Mind Control 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte FX Lip Colour

NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red

M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg

Did I forget your favourite? Share your choice red lipstick in the comments below..

Written by Chloe Brinklow

Photography by Simon Taylor X TOMBOY Beauty