Spotlight: Blood Orange Lipsticks

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You know that ironic moment when you're going through your makeup collection trying to select a roundup of products and end up finding that all of them look pretty much the same? That's what happened when I was putting together this list. It was pretty defeating, ha! Anyway, here are some options (both high-end and drugstore) if you're looking for a striking blood orange lipstick ("Blood orange - she's so pretentious. Shut up, it's f-ing red!" Solid reference.)


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best blood orange lipsticks drugstore high end comparison mac lady danger zinfandel nyx morocco swatches

1. First up is one of the new Revlon Matte Balms in the color Striking. This is the lightest shade of the bunch, although the nuances between all of these are practically non-existent. The wear time for this color is average and the finish is a semi-matte/creamy matte. It's really pigmented and mint scented.

2. I have raved about the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams before because they are one of the best and most affordable liquid lipsticks in the market. Morocco is a true matte. Since the application of liquid lipsticks usually involves two layers, Morocco has buildable pigmentation.

3. An absolute classic that I hand't gotten around to trying until about two months ago, MAC's Lady Danger is the most universally flattering orange-red (in my option). It's very bright and fairly long wearing. It is more matte than Striking but still not a true matte.

4. Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Zinfandel is the color I wore to IMATS and it lasted really well. I brought it with me to reapply but never ended up doing so. It's very very creamy and glides on the lips during application. It has a very pretty satin finish. I'm usually put off by glossy lipsticks but this was enough shine for me. It's really bright and will definitely get you many compliments.

5. Purty Persimmon is the shade I've had the longest and it's probably the most orange out of all of them. I've reviewed the Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Lipsticks before (see review here). The formula is really pigmented but the tube needs "breaking in". The first time you use it it will feel somewhat dry and tug on the lips. After that you will get a creamy semi-matte finish.

P.S. I apologize that the order of the lipsticks is different in all the pictures. #fail


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  1. Beautiful! Blood Orange is such a gorgeous shade on the lips. I actually don't think I own any orangey-reds so these recs were very helpful! I really want to get my hands on the cult classic Lady Danger, though the cheaper ones seem like great alternatives!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Lady Danger is wonderful though, worth the splurge xx

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  2. Damn, they suit you so well :)

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  3. WOW!! i love this, and i love how your put the price comparison as well!!I am gonna get the Nyx and Revlon one!

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  4. I love this color lipstick . I have been wanting to buy mac lady danger for ages. Looks beautiful on you :)

    xx
    www.beautifyem.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. so glad you made this, blood orange shades are some of my favourite, definitely going to try the revlon matte balm :)

    EmmiHearts

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  6. Lady Danger looks pretty on you! I tried it in store and it appears almost neon on me! :p not a pretty look!

    http://theconsciencefund.com

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  7. "It's fucking red" is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title in my bloglovin' lol Orangey reds look beautiful on you, Coco! I have trouble wearing this kind of shade sometimes, sometimes I like it but other times I think it looks awful on me haha

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    1. Hahaha, glad you got that reference x

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  8. Lady Danger has been sitting on my wishlist! I so wanna get that shade soon! thanks for this roundup! gorgeous!

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  9. These colours are so gorgeous ! Love how you put the blog post together !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  10. Lady Danger <3 I'm a little fearful that this will be too warm for me, so I'm just mixing MAC Morange with Revlon True Red for the time being. You look so gorgeous in blood oranges, is there nothing you can't wear? ;) x

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  11. That Bite Pigment Pencil is GORGEOUS! I've been hearing so much about that brand recently - I want everything. haha.

    XO, G from grace'd

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  12. Beautiful picks! My favourite personal pick would be Inglot #103.

    RIKKI POYNTER
    // The Deaf Side of Beauty

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  13. They all look stunning! I love the finish of lady danger and the bite one, might have to add those 2 to my wish list! Thanks for doing this post, I've always struggled to find this colour as everything seems to look either too red or too orange on me!

    www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

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    1. Lady Danger is totally worth the praise. Virtually an universal orange/red x

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  14. I love the WnW lippy. I think I may need to grab this~

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  15. All of these look soo gorgeous, I especially love lady danger xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  16. They all look so good on you! I will definitely give Lady Danger a try xx

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  17. you're making me want to go out and buy a million blood orange shades! Really eyeing that Zinfandel shade now!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the Revlon matte balms, this shade is so nice. I've added Zinfandel to my wishlist (of course), it's just the type of finish that works for me! x

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  19. I really want to get my hands on lady danger

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  20. I own lady danger as well and it is so phenomenal. I completely agree that this shade works on positively everyone.

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  21. I feel you. I think I probably have 20 pinky browns, at least your hoard stash is more adventurous! LOVED the PR quote, btw! :D And you were born to rock blood orange lips, btw. Fab!

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  22. Lovely post Coco! <3 So helpful! I have Morocco and Purty Persimmon and I think I need Lady Danger next! :D

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  23. I've been contemplating on Lady Danger for a while, and I was so close on getting it but I showed my mom (oh god, I'm 21 but it's my mom you know) and she said it was too orange.

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    1. Haha, my mom used to have choice words on my fashion/makeup choices but then she say them on me and changed her mind. xx

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  24. All of them look so gorgeous on you! The Revlon and NYX are so pretty! Might have to get them soon!

    http://celineavenue.blogspot.com

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  25. These look so beautiful on your olive tan complexion! I love the wet n wild and revlon!

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  26. I haven't tried any orange leaning reds, but now I definitely think I might have to.

    Also, haha I love the reference. Christopher was one of my favorite designers from that season.

    Izzique | For beauty, DIY, and lifestyle

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  27. To be honest, these all look the same to me. Haha! I guess they all differ in formula and quality. It's nice to know there are drugstore and high-end options for lipsticks, since I tend to go nuts over them.
    By the way, when I saw the title, I was so going to link you to that reference. Good thing I spotted your link to it :P

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    1. Definitely! Like I mentioned in the first paragraph, the nuances are very subtle (darker, shinier, etc.) and I was disappointed to find that I owned so many similar lipsticks. Then again, blood orange implies an orange-red which in turn implies a warm toned red so there isn't much room for variation. Still, I'm happy I'm able to recommend this shade of lipstick to people with very different budgets.
      xx

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  28. you know i actually only have the revlon lip crayon out of this whole lineup, and i LOVE a bright orange-red lipstick, so that means the rest of these are going on my shopping list for when i hit the states. i know you made a point about them all being basically the same shade but it's an amazing shade and i can see why you own five of them in different formulas.

    little henry lee

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  29. What a gorgeous roundup, Coco! I'm such a sucker for orange reds. Was about it say that I surprisingly have none of these, when I remembered that I own Purty Persimmon! Must wear it sometime soon. All of these look stunning on you! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  30. Wow, orange lips look so amazing on you! I love how you included options for every budget!

    I haven't rocked an orange lippie as of yet, but you're making me want to!

    Hilary x | TheBeautyCollective

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  31. The color looks PERFECT on you! I never thought I could pull anything off with shades of orange, but it happens to match me. Oh, the Revlon crayon sticks are amazing, can't Iive without them!

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  32. I've always thought that blood orange was a bit too bold for me so I never really gave it a go...but I think I must try at least one!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

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  33. Lovely shades

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  34. loving the camera angles of your lips for your swatches! I absolutely love blood orange lipsticks - its pretty much my whole collection. tempted to buy mac lady danger - but like you...i probably already have something similar haha

    ♥ M&L twoplicates

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  35. You make me want the bite beauty one! Gorgeous colours on you!

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  36. All of these lipsticks are so affordable!

    Evi // Beneath The Glitter // http://evithefashionista.blogspot.ca/

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  37. Bite is such an interesting brand and I love this colour you showed !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  38. haha wow these all look VERY similar! really pretty color though

    annie | www.nouveauchique.com

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  39. Beautiful shades, the colour really suits you <3
    http://laceandpearlsxx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. I'm loving the Bite Beauty Lip Pencil. The colour is stunning!

    xo Ashley

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  41. Lady Danger is my baby! I love it!

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  42. That Bite Beauty pencil looks amazing. Think I'll be checking them out when I'm in the states next year! x

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  43. Zinfadel is definitely on my radar now. Even though I know blood orange lipsticks aren’t the most flattering for my skin tone, I can’t help but love them.

    Dejhana || Waite a Little

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  44. very helpful post! I think I'll go for NYX Morocco x

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  45. good amusement with on-line motion pictures and also tv programs. download mobdro We could view live videos.This application has the best function nice.

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