As many of you will of noticed I usually favour a nude lip, pale pinks or red lipstick. By far the easiest of the lot I would say is the red lip, this may come as a bit of a suprise to most but for me - matte is the way forward. Matte colours tend to adhere to the lips and therefore have less movement, last longer and in my opinion - attract less attention and require less maintenance. Ideal!
This is the combination I sported recently on a night out in town and to Latitude festival, I really feel like colourful lips add a touch of drama to your make-up when you don't have time/are too lazy to focus on the rest of the face. My two favourite products for a perfect matte red lip is NYX lip pencil in 'Cabaret' and ELF lip stain in 'red carpet' - which also has a gloss on the end if you feel you need it. Both are affordable and great quality, the liner allows you to get a precise shape - I always emphasize the cupids bow - and the lip stain I use to fill in as an all over colour.