My Favorite Budget Red





I don’t know if it was the hot chocolate I made myself [with literally 20 marshmallows], the mini Christmas tree we put up, or that I am a little delirious from staying in and reading about administrative law all day for the past several days, but I just needed to put on red lipstick today. Do you guys have those days? All I did today was sit on my couch and study – but it was essential for me to do this wearing red lipstick. If there is such a thing as holiday fever, I’ve got it.

Said red lipstick is Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipstick in the shade 01, a gorgeous, classic red that is neither too bright nor too dark. In addition to being a lovely color, this lipstick has an incredible, creamy formula that, despite being moisturizing, is really long-lasting. My only complaint about this lipstick is that it definitely gets on things [like the mug that I was drinking hot chocolate from earlier]. To avoid this, I would suggest blotting after applying, and then setting with a translucent powder.

What are your favorite drugstore red lipsticks?

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  1. December 12, 2014 / 1:50 am

    I have a few of these lipsticks and I love them! The formula is amazing. This shade is a gorgeous red 🙂

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      December 13, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      Yes they are so nice!! I have a nude and pink shade as well – also really lovely 🙂

  2. December 12, 2014 / 3:17 am

    Wow that is such a gorgeous red! <3 I recently bought Nyx's Matte Lipstick in Alabama but have yet to try it out. 🙂

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      December 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      Ohh I’ll have to check Alabama out! I love Nyx so much – I bought a few Christmas gifts when they had 40% off of the entire site for Cyber Monday!

      • December 13, 2014 / 9:33 pm

        Yeah I remember that! Alabama is a very popular color and I can see why. You will have to let me know if you do try it out 🙂

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      December 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      Woo! Lipstick twins!

      • December 14, 2014 / 3:51 am

        lol yay!! btw, love your blog!!

  3. December 13, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    I’ve had several of these lipsticks in shade 01 and love them. My complaint is the fragrance though. I have to get over the initial 3 minutes of the strong scent before I don’t smell it anymore!
    Ting x

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      December 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      Ahh yeah I think it fades over time!

  4. December 13, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    i have a few of these in various shades and colours & find they are fab.. apart from the fact it does get everywhere… will defo use the powder on lips tip! Thanks! x

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      December 13, 2014 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you for your comment! Yeah – I think the powder will help 🙂

  5. December 13, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Looks beautiful on you! I love the Rimmel Kate lipsticks – my favorite is 107. I also love Revlon’s Really Red as a budget red lip 🙂

  6. December 13, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    I’ve always heard wonders about the Rimmel Kate range, but have never tried one myself! Will probably have to change that in the future, haha. That red looks amazing on you. 🙂

  7. December 15, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    I really like KIKO lipsticks but have so many drugstore and high end red lipsticks, really cannot choose one! Also, so glad to find someone else who is studying law who blogs about beauty =)

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