Monday, 21 July 2014

Beauty Tales - Little Red Riding Lips

Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang

Knock! Knock! Knock!

"Come in!" replied the high pitched voice of her grandmother. Red pushed open the door tentatively, stepping inside with her basket clutched firmly in the crook of her arm. The house was as it should be, but there was something not quite right about it. The air smelt different. It smelt like the woods, and Granny never walked in the woods. 

Moving slowly into the bedroom, she saw her grandmother sitting upright in bed, a newspaper held in her glove covered hands, covering her face up to her...ears?

"Granny?" Red murmured. 

"Ah, Red! I've been expecting you! I-" 

"Granny" cut off. For the first time, she had peered over the top of the newspaper, her strangely yellow eyes widening at the sight of her granddaughter. 

"My dear!" she gasped, "What red lips you have!"

The inspiration for the story above is that I was wearing this lipstick at an airport once and a little girl of about six walked by, looked at me, then turned to her mother and said "Mummy, I just saw a girl wearing too much lipstick." 

Being smacked down by a small child only made me stronger, however, and to this day my Go to red lip is Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in 'Big Bang'. To me, it is the perfect red. The colour is flawless and stays that way throughout the whole day. Even when it transfers onto food or drink, my lips remain red until I choose to remove it. 

Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang Red Riding Hood

Be warned; this is a gloss, not a lipstick! For me, this is no problem as I've always liked a bit of shine on my lips, but if you like a matte finish I would say to blot with a piece of tissue. This removes the shiny residue and leaves the red stain. 

The only downside is, because it is gloss, you need a very steady hand when applying. The applicator provided with the lacquer is too big and always picks up too much product to creating the perfect line, so I use a smaller lip gloss brush to paint the shape I need.

You may only wear this on evenings out, but I love red and so this makes an appearance frequently in my day to day makeup. What's your favourite red lip product? 

I'd definitely recommend for any occasion where a red lippy is in order and a few wolves need shocking. 

Rimmel Apocalips Big Bang Red Riding Hood

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