Ahhh, Relentlessly Red, one of my absolute favourite lipsticks! I love my challenge, I love trying new lippies, but nothing quite makes me as happy than the days I share my ultimate favourites.
I discovered this shade about a year and a half ago and it was love at first site. I adore the raspberry pink tone, and though some people find the retro matte finish drying, I just adore it for its incredible staying power.
The trick with wearing a retro matte finish is to prime your lips with a good lip primer beforehand. Once you do that, your lips should be nice and smooth, and ready for a stay-all-day look. Or if you’re not a fan of primers, you could also try a lip scrub to help pull away the dead cells and make your lips super smooth and ready to go!
The retro matte formula is dry when you apply it so having your lips as smooth as possible definitely helps to create an even colour, but I find that it blends pretty well so I wouldn’t worry about it too much if you don’t suffer from dry lips in general.
The shade itself is just perfect for this time of year, the dramatic pop will change any makeup look, and it’s a gorgeous choice for holidays too – I’ll be devastated I can’t take it off to the sun with me this year now that I’ve already worn it because usually, this one never leaves my side on holiday!
I love everything about this lippy from the pigment, the colour pay off, the coverage, the staying power; everything! I know it won’t be for everyone because of its dry texture, but if you haven’t tried it, you should definitely have a swatch of it in store to see what you think!