Valentine's Day Red Lip Guide | Prep to Perfection
$5 Flat Rate Shipping within the U.S. or Free U.S. Shipping On Orders of $75 & Over!

Valentine's Day Red Lip Guide | Prep to Perfection

Posted on February 01 2016


It seems that everytime Valentine's Day rolls around, brands are pushing the red lip colors. With so many options out there, we know it can be overwhelming and hard to know which one to choose! We've searched and swatched till our hands were red (literally) to find your perfect shade of red. Whether you like a warm or cool red, an intense matte, or a super shiny gloss, or are scared of red all together-- we got you girl. ;)



(Our Belle Stephanie is wearing Lipstick Queen Scarlet Red Sinner, see below)


Perfect red lips start with prep! We'll take you step by step from prep to perfection! Let's go.


1. PREP - Exfoliate and Hydrate

Start by exfoliating your lips with the Sara Happ lip scrub. This will get rid of any flaky skin and leave your lips super soft and smooth-- ready for some red! We love these lip scrubs because they smell amazing and are made from natural ingredients.

How to use: Massage onto lips using a firm, circular motion. Wipe away with a tissue.

Follow up with a good lip balm. We love the Skin & Lip Balm from RMS. Named "best lip balm" by Allure in 2010.



Line and fill in your lips with a red lip liner to create a crisp edge, and long lasting base. Lipstick Queen has great options to match any red, cool or warm.

  • Red - works with true/cool reds
  • Fire Red- works with warm/orangey reds



Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to red lips. Some like a super intense bold matte color, and some want a barely there bitten look. And depending on your skin tone, you'll look best in either a blue based or orange based red. We've broken it down by formula and picked a cool and warm shade in each. Whatever your style is, we've got a red for you!


2. Smashbox Bing- classic cool red
Lipstick Queen Fire Red Sinner- a bright matte orangey red
-A red anyone can wear! Medieval is purely Vitamin E and pigment. It's the perfect alternative to lip gloss without being a full-coverage lipstick.
-Sheer, sexy hint of flattering red looks great on all skin tones
-Lips look and feel healthy with super-moisturizing vitamin E  
Lipstick Queen Saint Scarlet Red  - A sheer bright red with a subtle warm undertone.
Long Lasting
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Lipstain in Velvet
*We had to mention the Lipstick Queen Cupids Bow in Desire- a true red that works for anyone!
Butter London Lippy Gloss in Come to Bed Red - a bright pigmented red with a slight blue undertone
Lipstick Queen Seven Deadly Sins Gloss in Anger - a fiery coral-red. This formula is high pigment, moisturizing and non sticky! 
Barely There Balm
RMS Lip 2 Cheek Tint in Beloved -  Created with nourishing organic ingredients, each unique shade can vary from a youthful sheer to a more densely colored stain. 


Now that we've found your perfect red, grab your man or call up your girlfriends and rock it this Valentine's Day! Tag us on Instagram @belleandblush so we can see! 


The Belles

Pin It

Recent Posts