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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Red Lips -- My Top Five


As much as I love an orangey red lip, I tend to find more blue toned, purpley or pinky reds more wearable simply because they don't make your teeth look yellow. I don't even have yellow teeth but I do feel less self-conscious when wearing a more blue toned red. Anyway, without further ado here are my top five red lip shades...

Now, I suppose I have to apologise for the lack of swatching - you see, I did do it, but they all looked really bright pink no matter what I tried. I think my camera picks up pinky/blue tones way too much and it was just such a bad representation of what these look like in real life that I thought I would just scrap that. I feel like my camera picks up eyeshadow colors a lot better than lipsticks but nevermind! Although the photo above is pretty true to life so I'm just going to shut up now. I will get a new camera at some point this year for sure…

This is more of a wine, deep red but it still counts! I don't wear this all too often but it's a really versatile shade and it works really nicely as a stain if you just dab a small amount on your lips. It almost looks like a really dark purple in the stick but when you apply it it's definitely more of a deep wine shade. It's basically the perfect vampy red.

I really like Chanel lipsticks as a whole and I really like this one because similarly to Revlon Black Cherry you can either dab it on or build it up to be quite dark. I find that the staying power is pretty amazing too, although it does dry out my lips a little bit but that's to be expected with lips as dry as mine!

I absolutely love everything about this lipstick, it's not overly matte or particularly shiny so it's a nice middle ground red. Again it's a cool toned red lipstick so it makes your teeth look good. I also find that on the first swipe this is a bit sheer but it can definitely be built to make a really pretty deep raspberry lip color.

As if this is my first ever Nars lip product. I need more of these. First of all the color is absolutely stunning -- it's a perfect deep red and it's not orange but it's not too pink either. Aside from that, the formula is perfection. I can't usually wear full on matte lipsticks for long periods of time but I just find that this isn't drying at all (as long as you make sure your lips aren't too dry to start off with!) and it stays on through anything. I wore this on NYE and I ate and drank… and drank… and… you get the jist. It ain't going nowhere. This was potentially a limited edition shade (I could be totally wrong & probably am) but they have so many beautiful red shades that you have plenty of options!

This is the sheerest of the lot but it's still pretty buildable so you can really play with this one, which I like. I also find these lipsticks pretty moisturising which is good for someone like me who has really dry lips

And that's it! What are your favorite red lipsticks?

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38 comments:

  1. I definitely need to try one of those NARS pencils - everyone is raving about them and they look so darn gorgeous. Love your blog by the way :)

    Isobel x

    www.isobel-rose.com

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    1. They are so nice, I 'need' more! And thank youuu

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  2. Revlon Black Cherry is so gorgeous, I'd love to get it x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com

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    1. I rarely wear it nowadays, I should start again!

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  3. I usually hate red lipsticks but your picks got me interested. I do like bold dark red lips so I need to check out Black Cherry, immediately ;)
    Lovely blog!

    passingfancyy.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I'm definitely more of a pinky nude girl but sometimes red is nice for a bit of a change :)

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  4. I LOVE Revlon Black Cherry!!! You're right it is the perfect vampy lip color. Great post!!

    Kendra
    beautybykendrac.com
    youtube.com/beautybykendrac

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  5. I really want to try that NARS pencil, for some reason I've been hearing so much about it and it sounds amazing!
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  6. black cherry always sounds like such a good drugstore staple for a dark lip! I really love the color riche line from l'oreal! That shade sounds perfect!

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  7. Some really good picks there, I really want to try Cruella!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Cruella sounds like such a nice shade - I've seen so many good reviews, I really want to try it. I've not heard of that Dior one though, I may give that a look! I love revlon black cherry as a stain too

    Katydesu.blogspot.co.uk

    Katy xx

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  9. Lovely selection, I abslutly love the Nars Cruella lip pencil, though I did just purchase the Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso and it's amazing, it stays on forever! :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I adore read lips, you have some great picks here!
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The NARS pencil looks stunning and I wish Black Cherry suited me, it's a gorgeous colour! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  12. I need the NARS lip pencils in my life. They just sound incredible and I see so many lovely shades!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  13. I was JUST going to do a post with red lips! It really is the main focus in February because of Valentine's Day :p I own Black Cherry and LOVE it so much. My favorite red lip color (as of now) is Standout by Revlon. I really want to try a NARS matte lip pencil though, I have heard so many good things about them!

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  14. Revlon Dark Cherry is so pretty it makes me cry ;o; xx

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  15. I got my very first NARS Lip Pencil for Christmas in the shade Bolero and it's so so beautiful. I am so impressed by the formula, I can't wait to give more shades a try xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I nearly got that one yesterday!

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  16. I've heard great things about Revlon's Black Cherry, the colour looks so pretty. And I was thinking about investing in one of the Rouge Allure Velvet Matte lipsticks, possibly a darker shade like the one you have here - they are just so nice. x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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  17. Gorgeous shades I really love the deep vampy purples and reds especially during A/W :) x

    www.krystelcouture.com x

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  18. My go to red lip color will always be Nars Cruella it is just absolutely perfect.
    Casualllyawkward

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  19. Revlon Black Cherry looks like my kinda red. Must try those Nars Lip Pencils though!

    Elissa | styleaffix.com

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    1. It's fit mate - and NARS for life

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  20. I have honestly wanted to try the nars lip pencils for ages they seem amazing x

    Rose x - planetrose.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm very big on red lips atm and I really wanna get that NARS pencil! Thanks for sharing these! :D xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Nothing beats a red! You have got such amazing picks! :)
    p.s: New to your blog! Loving it! <3 Coco from The Beauty Milk sent me here! :D

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  23. Love your blog, I can't live without my red lippie!

    Love Emma xx

    www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Love the Revlon Black Cherrie!

    xx
    http://www.analeote.blogspot.com

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  25. Absolutely love this post! I just found your blog and it is fantastic :)
    Great choices for red lips!

    www.thebeautybadger.com

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  26. I've been after the Nars one for ages, I adore the colour and love how easy it would be to apply.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  27. i think black cherry is just too dark for me but somehow black berry works qutie well. cruella looks SO amazing on my friend but she's much paler than me so the red really stands out.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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