My 3 Valentine's Day Lipstick Picks - MAC, Sephora & Zoeva


Hey there my lovelies! Firstly, I'd just like to sincerely thank you for sticking around despite my rather lengthy leave of absence and tell you have grateful I am to have your support, especially when life isn't quite going my way. Maintaining this blog makes me incredibly happy so, although I knew stepping away for a while to figure things out within my personal life was what I needed, doing so was incredibly painful and, quite frankly, I can't bear to sit around any longer. And, in addition to that, what on earth are you guys going to do without this year's speedy Valentine's Day lipstick picks? Duty calls, duty calls...

Firstly, it is worth mentioning that, in order to look and feel amazing on Valentine's day, an actual Valentine is not necessarily a staple on the ingredients list, so if you're too busy for love at the moment (join the club), don't worry, you're still perfectly entitled to hit the streets in full glam. Now, for my picks, I've, of course, gone for 3 red shades as, it goes without saying, red is the symbol of EVERYTHING surrounding love and it will also ensure that your lippy of the day matches the annual bunch of roses that your other half has bought for you (or that you've bought for yourself, singletons). However, no two hues are ever the same when it comes to the red portion of the spectrum; I've purposefully selected three very different yet equally as beautiful red lipsticks for you to choose from so, between these three, one has simply got to take your fancy.




With a sweet, marzipanish (not a word) fragrance, this lip stain has had my heart since the very day I bought it as it's fairly daring in comparison to my regular, everyday shades. As usual with Sephora, this applies with a great level of opacity and wears incredibly comfortably throughout the day - my lips still feel nourished despite the matte formula. The colour is simply unreal and even I'm not quite articulate enough to describe it accurately; all I know is, it has a stunning orange edge to it that, for me, makes it worthy of snatching that gold medal away from any bog standard red. This shade compliments deeper skin tones to sheer perfection, even without that pesky layer of brown lip liner, but I recommend it to anyone looking to betray their go-to red in favour of something new.



Moving onto something a little on the darker side (muhahaha...), here we have Paramount, a red lippy with a brownish twist that takes it to a new level. I've used this lipstick on so many of my friends (and on myself, duh) when doing their makeup and they've all been obsessed with the soft, burgundy finish of this particular MAC bullet. The only downside to choosing this baby would be the fact that it's not a zero-transfer lipstick (nor is it meant to be) thus making it ineligible for that all important 'kiss-proof' label on Valentine's Day but, if you're not afraid of a little mess, then I'd definitely go for it; you won't find many other beautiful, good quality options like this one on the market.   



One absolutely cannot complete a red lipstick guide without including a quintessential shade that perfectly corresponds to what is expected in a red and, for this, Blue Blood was the first shade that came to mind - this lipstick literally beats the colour red at its own game. The texture of the Pure Velours Lips, being a cream/mousse, is nothing short of heaven and allows the product to glide on effortlessly and really lock the colour onto the lips. Although it's slightly too bold for me to even attempt (bar when I apply it to the centre of the lips for that ombre feel - love that), I think it would work wonders enhancing fairer skintones (you can even give everyone those Snow White vibes with a peachy blush to accompany the lipstick) - I dare you guys to throw all of your reservations in the bin and give this one a whirl.

So, there you have it - 3 lipsticks that are classed as "the same colour" but, when it comes down to it, are basically poles apart. I guarantee that, regardless of skin tone, one of this is bound to be your perfect red for Valentine's Day this year so pick your favourite and pucker up, gorgeous!



Thank you so much for reading today's blog post! I really hope you enjoyed delving into these lippies as much as I did!

Do you like Valentine's day? Which one of these lipsticks are you falling in love with?

Let me know in the comment section below as I've really missed chatting to you guys - hearing your thoughts and feedback on my content never fails to put a smile on my face. If you're new here and liked what you read (thank you!), don't forget to follow this blog so you don't miss a thing as, trust me, I have lots of juicy content on its way for the remainder of this year!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

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  1. Nice picks - really liking the MAC colour - hard to go wrong with MAC :)

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    1. Hi there Kemi, thanks for reading! Paramount is such a gorgeous shade - I've been obsessed since I got it! Mac products tend to be of amazing quality anyway, you're right, so I didn't doubt it!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  2. I really like the Zoeva makeup range. I feel like it gets overlooked but there are some really great products xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

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    1. I totally agree Gemma! Obviously they are known for their brushes but I do own 8 liquid lipsticks and 3 palettes from Zoeva and they're all, overall, phenomenal - you're spot on. xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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    2. I also think Zoeva is under-rated. I LOVE this lipstick shade.

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    3. I'm so glad you're loving it Suzy - you and Gemma are so right. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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    1. I reckon you mean Blue Blood, as it's the only true red here but they all are stunning! Blue Blood would look unreal against your skin tone Candice, I totally recommend! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  4. I'm so glad you're back posting, I've missed your content! I hope you're okay, take all the time you need lovely. I've not tried anything from Zoeva before, but I love the look of that liquid lipstick, but I think it may be too bold for me too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Awe, Han, you don't know how much that actually means to me - I've been so happy to come back and read your new content as well darling! Zoeva do some stunning makeup but, yes, I agree - I got this in a box set of 8 liquid lipsticks and I don't often wear this one unless its in the centre of the lips for an ombre effect. I'm not quite daring enough haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. I think Blue blood is my choice- love me some red lips! Thanks for linking up with #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week.

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    1. Thank you so much, it's a great linkup! Blue Blood is gorgeous and I love your confidence - I'm not yet that brave so red lips are somewhat of a rarity for me! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. Omg, these shades look amazing!

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    1. They're just gorgeous Mariya! Thanks so much for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. Hard to choose because these are all lovely shades. I'm not against Valentine's Day at all, but wish I wasn't single. Lol!!

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    1. So glad you're loving my picks - they're beautiful options for Valentine's Day! Babe, come on, you've got a stunning figure, beautiful facial features and I can tell you're witty, as it seeps through into your content - trust me, someone who can match that will come along soon! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  8. Thanks a lot :D

    awesome choices my friend!
    all colors are amazing

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    1. Thank you so much as usual Miguel - glad you enjoyed! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  9. Beautiful picks, I love the Blue blood my favorite! I love your writing btw.


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    1. Thank you so much for coming to read Dzana - I appreciate that so much and I'm glad you enjoy my writing, that makes me so happy! I LOVE Blue Blood for the centre of my lips but, as it stands, I'm not yet brave enough to use it all over the lips - it would look stunning on you though! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  10. That Zoeva lipstick in blue blood, looks gorgeous! x

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    1. Everyone seems to be loving it - it really is a true, romantic red! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. Blue blood looks so stunning and perfect red color! x

    Laura
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    1. I can see it on you now Laura - you are always so adventurous with your lip colours! Red looks gorgeous on you anyway so if you're liking the look of Blue Blood, it's so worth picking up! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Blue Blood looks absolutely amazing, Marina! What a great selection of lippies. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day xx

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Always wonderful to hear from you too Di, I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day too my love! SO glad you're loving these three - haha, it seems like Blue Blood is the favourite here! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. Glad to see you after long time Marina. Hope you are doing well. I just loved all the shades you picked. These are gorgeous and I need them in my life. hehe. :-)

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    1. Awe, it's lovely to see you too Via, I love hearing from you and reading your content! I'm so glad you're loving these three - I'm just amazed that they all fall in the 'red' category but are so different! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing and to keep your point in post. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you very much Nahid! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  15. These are all great recommendations! The "Blue Blood" shade is really calling my name - I love wearing lipsticks like that! I need to try the Sephora lip stain too, I've heard so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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    1. The Sephora lip stains are just gorgeous, I have to say - I own 4 other colours, I just can't get enough! However, the star of this post for you guys is definitely Blue Blood and I'm totally here for it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  16. Blue Blood is such a gorgeous shade, I love it so much and it would be my pick for Valentine's day!!! x

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    1. I'm stoked you'd choose Blue Blood for Valentine's darl - it's such a bold, true red and I know you'd LOVE it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. I don´t like Valentines Day, but I am falling in love with Blue Blood. Such a stunning shade!

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    1. I totally understand that feeling Anne - I just dorwn myself in lipstick regardless of anything and Blue Blood is the perfect shade to do that with haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  19. I love the Zoeva one! The shade is so me and I think the perfect pick for Valentine's Day. Loved this post! xx

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Paula! Yesss, Blue Blood is such a rich, true red that really captures the essence of Valentine's day - LOVE! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. I hear so much of Zoeva! That red is beautiful. I'm really interested in trying more out from the brand. I don't mind Valentine's Day at all, but agree it tends to be over-commercialized. My husband and I never do much except perhaps a dinner, but I think either way - celebrated or not - is totally individual!

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    1. Zoeva is definitely a brand to explore - everything makeup wise (I still haven't gotten round to trying any of their brushes - ugh) has been amazing quality so far! Absolutely, you're spot on about Valentine's Day - it's for you to spend in any way you like but, of course, be sure to spend it in style with one of these lippies haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  21. All are such great options - my favourite colour wise is the Zoeva one - sooo sooo pretty !

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    1. It is just gorgeous isn't it, Lynette! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  22. I love Sephora's coral sunset! It's a gorgeous shade. I also really like how you didn't just stick to classic reds- adds a fun touch.

    Khanak x
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    1. It is such a beautiful mixed orange/red - I'm obsessed with the formula and the shade! Awe, I just love to see what different reds are out there - it's hard to believe that these are all marketed as 'red' when they're so different! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  23. These shades are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. No, thank YOU for reading my lovely! x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  24. pretty shades! The Zoeva one is my favorite!

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    1. Thanks for reading Claire! Blue Blood really has stood out within these picks, hasn't it?! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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    1. Hi there Asli, thank you very much! I'll come over and have a little nosy over on your blog now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  26. Pretty picks! My favorite is the Zoeva Blue Blood.

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    1. Thank you very much doll - really glad you love the picks, especially the old Blue Blood! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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