All About Reds: Lipstick

Hello, lovelies! I want to do a series of posts where I swatch my entire lipstick collection by color group. Seeing as we are in December, I thought the most appropriate color to start with would be red. Red lips are a classic and I truly enjoy wearing them. I'm lacking some dark vampy shades of red. If you have any that you love please recommend them. :) Or even if they're not dark reds, tell me what's your favorite red lipstick.


Tarte LipSurgence Lip Pencil in "Lust":  I love the formula of these pencils.  Similar to Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains but better.  Lust is hydrating and actually replaces a lip balm for me.  It never accentuates dryness or imperfections.  The color can be built up to a really pretty vibrant red stain.

Revlon Lip Butter in "Candy Apple":  The formula for this shade is really good.  The sheerness makes it easy to wear and appropriate for any occasion.  It can be built up to a pretty opaque tomato red color.

Revlon Lip Butter in "Red Velvet":  Another super pretty lip butter with a lovely formula.  It's a great non-intimidating way to wear a darker red.  Since it's sheer it never goes too dark or vampy.

Revlon ColorBurst in "Raspberry":  I would call this a "deep" red.  It's not dark but it isn't bright either.  It's like a safe or mature red.  It's easy to wear because it doesn't call that much attention to the lips.  The ColorBurst formula is very pigmented and moisturizing.  Not very long lasting though.

Revlon ColorBurst in "True Red":  This is a vibrant, shiny in-your-face red.  It's really gorgeous on.  I always get complements on my lipstick when I wear this one.  The formula is not that long wearing so a few reapplications are necessary. 

Revlon Super Lustrous in "Cherries in the Snow":  This is a really popular shade and with good reason.  The color is beautiful!  The lipstick is very pigmented and has a creme finish.  It's a cool toned red that leans towards pink.

Maybelline Color Sensational in "Very Cherry":  This one is gorgeous!  Very bold and bright.  The formula is very pigmented and shiny.  It's really similar to True Red except it's a little darker.  I must say, I don't like the smell of Maybelline lipsticks.  They have "the lipstick scent" that all lipsticks used to have years ago.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Dragon Girl":  This is a blue based red that looks gorgeous on and makes your teeth look super white.  The matte finish is very modern.  Dragon Girl has the best matte formula I've used.  It's a true matte, no shine whatsoever.  Yet it isn't the least bit drying, doesn't highlight imperfections, and lasts a long time on.

NARS Pure Matte in "Mascate":  This lipstick is amazing!  Great pigmentation and gorgeous color.  It's not overly dark, but the color has a depth and richness that looks great in person and in photographs.  It's a little drier than Dragon Girl but still not drying.

Which ones are my favorites?  
Cherries in the Snow, because the color is so unique.  It's pink-y/raspberry-ish and gorgeous.
Mascate, because it's my favorite red lipstick ever.  So pretty in person!
Dragon Girl, because I love mattes and I like how blue based it is.
Very Cherry, because it's a classic shiny red.  I think it would suit everyone.

39 comments

  1. Hi dear thanks for sharing such a darling red
    follow each other dear? www.beautifullflavya.blogspot.com

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  2. What a gorgeous collection. I think the last Nars one may be my favourite as it's so dark and velvety :)
    All gorgeous though :)

    xoxo

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  3. I'm loving the NARS one in Mascate!

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  4. These are my favorite vampy colours:

    -Black Cherry by NYX is super super dark and vampy, I don't slather this one on because I find building it up is easier to find the 'right' amount of color easier.

    -Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stain in Crush- super easier to wear

    -Mac Rebel, probably the easier color to wear of these 3 because it's more of a dark raspberry

    Loved this post :D I really like the look of Cherries in the Snow!

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    1. Thank you :) I'll definitely check out Black Cherry xx

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  5. red is really a great
    lipstick color.
    the products that you showcased
    here are gorgeous.

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    brushesandpens

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  6. Great red lipstick collection ^^ I'm not a fan of lipsticks but I do have a couple and among them there's this gorgeous deep red colour from NYX called Hero that I think you would like ^^ xx

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  7. You know how to drive me crazy! I've been so obsessed with RED lately! Love this post! xx

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  8. I'm loving cherries int he snow, kat emoss has some amazing deep vampy reds out in her rimmel collection at the mo ;)
    Im doing a dress giveaway and would love if you could enter :)

    x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Kate Moss Matte for Rimmel in shade 107 is a gorgeous dark vampy red, definitely worth checking out :)
    Anna x

    onthedressingtable.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for recommending. I have one the nude Kate Moss lipsticks, will check out 107. xx

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  10. ALl such gorgeous shades, Mascate and Cherries in the Snow are my favourites. I feel like I need to go lipstick shopping now, haha. xx

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  11. I see the red lipsticks are so popular this tme.
    I love raspberry and dragon girl)))

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  12. Candy Apple and Red Velvet are pretty, I was debating on whether to get them or not. I think Dragon Girl would be a good option for my sister - she loves bold reds like that. Thank you for the reviews, I'm seeing those three as another purchase soon ;)

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  13. Hi I'm a new follower, loving your posts so far. Kate Moss for rimmel has a fab vampy red in number 107. I have only just bought it so can't comment on its staying power, but on first application its a gorgeous colour and really moisturising. Super cheap too so may be worth a try!

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    1. Thank you, love. 107 seems to be very popular!

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  14. i like the look of 'cherries in the snow'!

    burgundybeauty.beauty.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  15. I love reds! I'd love to try the NARS ones.

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  16. Mascate looks amazing!!

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  17. Ooh I love red lips they look so classy and they are perfect for winter - i just wish I could pull off red lips myself!

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  18. You have some seriously beautiful shades here. xo

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  19. nice collection. i want so many of these! cherries in the snow especially since it looks so unique and i love that it's been around forever.

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  20. Great idea for a post. I'll be keeping my eye on the series. I've really gotten into lipsticks lately. Mascate looks gorgeous, so dark and rich. x

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  21. I'm a lipstick hoarder so I was delighted to see this post! I own True Red as well, and it's a pretty good match for MAC's Ruby Woo. But.. the finish is different, so I think I may end up repurchasing MAC lippies. But it's great to see your collection! RED LIPSTICK FOREVER!

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    1. Yay! I love buying tons of lipsticks. So many shades to try!

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  22. I have Raspberry and I agree it's unfortunately not very long lasting. Looks like I need Mascate!

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  23. Gorgeous swatches, thank you for sharing!

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  24. Wow these shades are gorgeous, I love the look of Mascate. Really wish I could pull reds off :(

    Charlee
    xxxx

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  25. Mascate is so intense and richly pigmented! Love Dragon Girl as well :) I have a bunch of these Revlon reds - my fav is the very wearable Cherry Tart.

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  26. Ahhh I'm in love with reds too. I tend to gravitate towards revlon lippies too. :) Great post, girl.
    <3, Melissa
    beautyTRIBUNE.com

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    1. Revlon has some really great lipsticks xx :)

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  27. Great post! I actually have a similar series of posts in the works for the new year- if you have a big lipstick collection, why not organize and swatch!? Looking forward to your upcoming installments!

    I'm a sucker for reds, and all of these look lovely! True Red, Cherries in the Snow, and Mascate are especially gorgeous- I'll have to check these out in person :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Can't wait to see your post. I love lipsticks xx

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  28. I was just thinking about doing a post just like this one. Anyways, I love the two NARS lippies the best. I can see myself wearing those.

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  29. I absolutely love Cherries in the Snow too! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  30. After finding my perfect red, inspired by this post, I wrote a poem about how much I love NARS Mysterious Red.

    Thank you for getting me to the NARS counter! Enjoy! http://violetprint.wordpress.com/

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  31. I've never considered Cherries in the Snow as a red, it always looks so hot pink on me.
    My favorite red lipstick so far is Maybelline Color Sensational in Red Revival. It makes me feel so fierce!

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