Red Wine Lipstick


Every winter I fall in love all over again with a deep red-stained lip.  It’s vampy and dramatic and there are a number of gorgeous shade variations with some leaning towards a deeper more red hue while others have a rich plum or purple base.  Either way, I can’t get enough.  So far, I’ve only tested the waters – snatching up a tube of Butter London in Le Moss – and now I’m hooked and really want to try a more matte black-red lipstick.

Have you tried a bold shade that you can’t live without?  Any and all recommendations welcomed!

A few of the colors I’m currently lusting after:


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  1. Chelsea

    I love this color! I have been trying to gradually get myself used to darker lip shades and hopefully I can work my way to this!

    • Lexi

      Ditto! I love the look but I don’t always feel brave enough to rock it!

  2. Alyssa

    I absolutely adore this color. It’s gutsy, but when worn right, it can totally up the anti of any outfit!

    • Lexi

      Ooh, I’ll have to check that one out! (I also heard Mac Diva was awesome.) Thanks, Grace!

  3. Chelsea

    I LOOOOVE this post. This color is so perfect for a sultry Valentine’s date and I’m loving how most of these shades are matte. Great job!

    Chelsea & The City

    • Lexi

      I totally agree – I may just have to surprise my hubby with vampy lips. 🙂

  4. Joelle

    I love it! I just haven’t found that perfect color yet. And it tends to get all over my teeth/face/hands somehow. I should probably try a matte instead though (I think I have a gloss). That’ll probably make a difference, thanks! xoxo

    • Lexi

      haha, I have the same problem! Matte probably is a bit better – and maybe even one of those lip primers …

  5. I think this look is so sexy, but I’m crazy pale, so I always think it’s going to make me look like a vampire. I guess I need to be a little braver!

    • Lexi

      I am super pale and I promise you can pull it off! 🙂

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