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So lately, I've been sporting red lipsticks [again, since last September or so]. I was once very, very scared of red lipsticks, simply because it's just SO bold [in my opinion] for any occasion (and not to mention, I don't really like the shape of my lips to put emphasis on it).
But it's phasing in on me lately again, so I just wanted to show you some red lipsticks in my collection.
Not very much since like I said.. I never really loved red lipsticks and how many red lipsticks can an average girl [like me] own?!
My latest red lipstick is a cute, small sample size of Shiseido's Perfect Rouge in RD514. It's the darkest red lipstick out of the four I own, so I'm not sure if I'd ever be wearing it since lighter reds already stands out so much on my skin! But I love how it feels on the lips! It's very pigmented, lightweight, glossy and glides on the lips well without the slips! Love!
A Max Factor steal from the markets, yonks ago.. 715 Ruby Tuesday. It's been in my collection for a while now, but I haven't really looked into it. I did wear it sometime last week at a dress up party and I noticed a really strong scent which reminds me of my Mum's old lipsticks and a tad of something fruity. It's also very pigmented, glides on well and is moisturising and long-lasting. Nothing I don't like, except for the scent.
Sportsgirl Pout About It in Fashionista (renamed to Bombshell, I believe) has always been considered an essential for me. It's the only matte red in my collection of reds which is great to use as a tint and stain! I don't wear it as a lipstick as it's also too dark in tone for my preference. It glides on okay and is less moisturising, but definitely is long-lasting and will leave a stain on the lips. For more swatches and a more detailed review from the Pout About It range, click here.
Finally, the glossiest and brightest of the four is Australis' Moisture Intense in Saigon (my hometown!). It's VERY bright on my lips, but I love it! I think it is just amazing, though it's a shame that they are now discontinued.. This lipstick has a unique fruity smell. It's ultra moisturising and glides on well which reminds me very much of the Revlon Lip Butters, but glossier and has more slip [in comparison to the ones I've used]. If you can still find any at your local Priceline clearance, grab em! For more swatches, click here.
Here are swatches of the four together!
That's all for me!
How many red lipsticks do YOU have in your collection?
Let me know!
Loving the bold, yet classy red for Winter? Check out Tezza’s red ombre nails, Amanda’s (still growing!) collection of red lipsticks and Alice’s how-to glam up her OPI's Big Apple Red!