Fifty shades of Caitlin: RED RAYS

Every girl has that one guilty pleasure, that guilty pleasure for me is lipstick. To me there is a PERFECT shade for every occasion, every emotion and every outfit. I’m never fully dressed and ready to face the day without my lippy on. I’m constantly being asked what lipstick colour I’m wearing and complimented on my lipstick, which has enticed me to start my “fifty shades of Caitlin” posts. It’s completely self indulgent, but I’m going to share with you 50 of my favourite shades of lipstick, one post at a time.

Lipstick is the confidence boost every girl needs in her life; it’s her pick-me-up, her backbone and her charm. You can’t feel ugly when you have colourful lips – true fact.

Everyone’s getting engaged and having babies, meanwhile I’m here just  trying to sort out my lips. So yeah, I have my priorities sorted. Having the right shade of lipstick on everyday makes me feel like I have my shit together. It makes passing those ugly lighted mirrors all that little bit easier, and it makes all those embarrassing moments a little easier to laugh off.

So without further a do, let me introduce to you my first shade of choice…. Shade No 1: Maybelline super stay 14 hr lipstick in RED RAYS (575)

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This is one of my newer purchases and I love it! It is so easy to apply and not to smudgy, so if your anything like me – a clutse – than you’ll love it. This lipstick always makes my lips look really full and puckered, which is what I love. I would describe the colour as a matte coral, it’s extremely bold and daring. Personally I usually wear this when I’m feeling really plain or feel as though it’s going to be a day of snap chatting and selfies. It does say 14hr, and to my delight it doesn’t wear off quickly. However I do usually re-apply every 4 or so hours if I’m out, to keep the coat looking fresh.

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Every time I try to take a selfie that does this colour justice, my head just seems to ruin it. But in most of my photo’s it appears more redish than it actually is. So I decided I’d smear it along my hand to try and give you an idea of the colour and texture in comparison to one of my classic Red Rimmel lipsticks. As you can see from the photo,  The Maybelline Red Rays is smeared on the right side –  in comparison to the Red Rimmel lipstick (left) it has a less glossy finish and applies more as a matte lipstick. It’s also not as rich of a red, the red rays is almost a more neon red colour, which makes it really pop.

This colour for me is just a little bit flirtatious, bubbly and fun. It comes with a “don’t rain on my parade” kind of attitude and it’s definitely one to turn heads.

Anyway, give it a go for yourself and let me know what you think, OR if you have tried it, let me know your thoughts?
More shades to come….