When in doubt, wear red

This month we thought we’d get a little more personal and share some staff picks! In light of Valentine’s Day, we’re all going to tell you what our favourite brands and shades of red lipstick are. Everyone took their own picture of their lipstick so you could see everyone’s different creative sides!


“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick”

- Gwyneth Paltrow


instagram: @allana_elixirhair

My go-to red is the Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in shade 01 Rouge Tatouage. It lasts all day without getting dry or flaky and I always feel chic-badass when I wear it! I usually couple it with leopard print or a black on black outfit. It’s very vibrant and the size makes it easy to travel anywhere with.



instagram: @leannaslovelylocks

My go-to red is the MAC Amplified Lipstick in Dubonnet. This deeper red shade gives my face the “pop” it needs when I want a more dramatic look, as I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup. The creme sheen finish leaves my lips soft and nourished and the brightness of dubonnet really makes my green eyes stand out!



instagram: @hairxmayson

My go-to red is the MAC Ruby Woo matte finish lipstick. I love it because it’s a classic, old-school rich and bright red. I like the matte finish too of course! I pair this colour with all black when I’m feeling bold.



instagram: @morganskyebeauty

My go-to red lipstick is this matte liquid lipstick. It’s the Kylie Cosmetics Mary Jo K. When prepped with a little moisturizer, it lasts on my lips all day no matter what I’m doing! I usually decide to wear it when I want my look to be a bit more bold, or if I just want my makeup to be the focal point of a simple look.



instagram: @maadii_d

My go-to red lipstick is the NYX matte lipstick in the shade Bloody Mary. I like this lipstick because even though it’s matte, it’s very moisturizing and has a very reasonable price point. I usually only wear this when I’m heading out on the town and want a little something extra!



instagram: @lashesbyshae.yeg

My go-to red is the tarte Tarteist Matte Lip Paint in the shade Bae. It’s also my only red since I don’t normally go for very bold looks on myself. It truly is a stain as it will last ALL day, and the colour is a bright, true red with a velvety finish. If you know me, you know I’m a die-hard tarte fan so I wouldn’t be picking any other brand!