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Monday, December 07, 2015

What's Your Go To Festive Red Lipstick?

What's Your Go To Festive Red Lipstick?

December somewhat sneaked up on me; it almost feels like one moment ago it was April, I blinked and now we are in the season of good tidings. Like most things in life I am utterly unprepared for the big day and don't even know where to begin with seasonal make up - a first world problem if ever there was one.

After years of shying away from red lipsticks and only applying them in the comfort of my bathroom to quickly remove should the doorbell ring, I am now ready to embrace the trend but the problem is I have yet to find my perfect red. They say that there is a Wine out there for everyone but you may need to suffer many a hangover and lost Friday night finding it, something I'm sure most of us are okay with. My theory is red lipstick has to be the same - well minus the overinflated alcohol ego and loosing my keys. Somewhere out, there, like a lost Prince my dream red lipstick is waiting to be found - I just haven't got off my ass and began the search. Dabbled would be the best way to describe my relationship with red lipstick.

I've half heartedly worn MAC Cherry Lip Liner but find the shade to be a little too blue based and dare I say drying. I've also tried on MAC Ruby Woo several times and as pretty as the shade is the formulation is unbearable: drying, tacky to the touch and heavy - or maybe I am being a little too precious. The only other red that stands out in my mind as somewhat making a mark (on glasses, on clothes but not my affections) is YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Orange - a bright, glossy, orange tinged red that is apparently Kourtney Kardashian's go to red.

Before I begin to ask you for recommendations, let me tell you what my expectations are - you know to help narrow down the search possibility. First of all it has to be matte, I'm not against glossy shades per say but do favour matte lipsticks - they wear better which mean I have more time at parties to chat and eat (I wish I was joking). I'm also holding out for a bright, in your face almost neon red that leans more orange than it does blue and if it could be easily found on the high street (the price doesn't really matter, for the perfect shade I will loosen the purse strings) that would also be great. I'm not asking for much am I ha!

Forget what I want (I am open to suggestions) and tell me what is your go to festive red lipstick, what shade can you rely on all December? I'm ready with a notebook and pen, waiting to become a red lipstick enthusiast...or at the very least find one shade I like.
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29 comments:

  1. I love dark/bold lips! This Red is lovely! I honestly never wear them though because I find them a nightmare to keep up all day! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

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  2. I'm really liking the Stila Liquid Lipstick in 'Fiery'


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  3. I'm really liking Desire by Lily Lolo, I've been wearing it a lot lately :)
    But more along the lines of what you're looking for are:
    LUSH - Decisive (stays on for ages)
    NYX - Amsterdam
    and maybe Barr M - Pillar Box Red.
    I can swatch for you if you like
    XX
    Aviv @ sammysanscruelty.wordpress.com

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  4. I can't recommend the bourjois rouge edition velvet lipsticks enough! I have 6 of the shades and I love every one. The reds I have are grand crumb a deep berry/red shade and hot pepper a bright orange/red. I think grand cru would be perfect for you as they aren't too drying and long lasting. I'm picky too when it comes to lipstick and these are now my obsession! Good luck on your journey to the perfect red!

    Mill xox

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  5. I am a red lip girl. Every day all day!!! I love my liquid lipsticks. I love that they are safe you can wear them all day with minimal retouch, smudge proof. I do tend to shy away of those orange based ones. My skin tone goes best with blue undertone. From Stila I love Beso and fiery, from limecrime, the velvetiness in Red and wiked, from Kat Von D Outlaw, ABH American doll, Sephora always red lip stain

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  6. I got a lip crayon in my ipsy box by treStique in the shade Chile Red and it's amazing!!!

    www.lippiesandlillies.com

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  7. I suck with Red lipsticks, all I can think is "YOU HAVE A TASH!" everytime I wear one, ach the joys of having a hairy face lol. When I do go for it it tends to be a Limited Edition MAC called Opera from earlier this year, which is basically Ruby Woo but less dry. I have been tempted by a NARS pencil though Cruella is supposed to be fantastic for all day wear!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  8. I do like Ruby Woo but definitely agree with you on how drying it is. I'm using ABH Bloodline liquid lipstick at the moment, it's so good!

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  9. I am a red lipstick FIEND. Some of my faves on rotate:

    1. Chanel Rouge Allure Coromandel
    2. Chanel Rouge Allure Incandescente
    3. Chanel Rouge Allure Inimitable (this one has micro-goldish glitter in it, so I'm not sure that you'd like it based on your requirements)
    4. Lord & Berry Red. My girlfriend got this for me as part of a set off Asos a few years ago and to this day, still the best true blue-toned royal red I've ever gotten.
    5. Milani LE Amore Matte Lip Cream in Desire

    Hope one of these works for you!

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  10. Mac Lady Danger is an almost neon orangey red its beautiful and for a more budget friendly bright neutral red that doesn't lean too blue or orange you cannot beat Revlon Fire and Ice IMO Its the one that never fails to look good that I always go back to hope you find one you like it took me a long time too.

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  11. Haha when I read the bit about trying them on in the bathroom I laughed out loud! because I used to do that loads with red lipstick as I was too shy to wear bold colours.

    I'm also on the hunt for this perfect red and I'm loving the 'red' which I got from Ted Baker at Christmas last year I have a picture of me wearing this if you're interested? and I do love the Bourjois Velvet Rouge lipsticks

    Leanne | www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I really enjoy MAC's Really Red or Colour Pop's Fighter they both pack a punch :)
    Beauty Wanderer

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  13. My go to orange red is Nars Heat Wave. I also like the Nars Red Square Pencil, Dior Trafalgar, Dolce & Gabbana Fire. For high street Revlon Fire and Ice. Though it's more blue based L'Oreal Blakes's Red is great. Good luck!

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  14. Nars Dragon Girl! I mean the name alone sold me. It's a matte that so very comfortable to wear - I mean I love Ruby Woo but it's too high maintenance for someone as lazy as me!

    Asmaa x

    Asmaa || AsmaaWrites

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  15. Red is so perfect for Christmas. My fave red is at the moment Rouge Dior 999 :) love love love it! <3
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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  16. My favourite is YSL Rouge Pur Couture 1 Le Rouge. I got it last year during Christmas time and have worn it lots. It doesn't budge but it isn't drying either.

    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

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  17. I really love my MAC Ramblas Red, it is a great color with a blue undertone and it gives me that instant Christmas feeling. A little more yellow based and not so opaque is the Rouge Coco 440 Arthur. Love them both!!

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  18. Love a red lip for the festive season! The Loreal Eva one is my favourite, it's incredible for the price and just doesn't budge.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

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  19. I recently bought MAC - Russian Red and I can see it being my go-to festive lipstick from now on!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  20. MAC Russian Red is fantastic. It feels like all the good points of ruby woo with added moisture and smoothness! It is blue toned though, so although it makes your teeth look really white it might not be one for you if you feel Cherry Lipliner is too blue :)
    Bethany xx

    bethanygraceo.blogspot.dk

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  21. I'm having the same problem! Looking for a red that I like for a Christmas party has been difficult, but reading these suggestions in the comments has been helpful!
    Jenna x
    jennaconradie.blogspot.co.za

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  22. I'm having the same problem! Looking for a red that I like for a Christmas party has been difficult, but reading these suggestions in the comments has been helpful!
    Jenna x
    jennaconradie.blogspot.co.za

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  23. Red is my go to lip colour so I hope I can help! Chanel Amant is an amazing matte red lipstick that leans towards the orange. I rarely find reds last all day on me as a smoker but this last longer than most and if you don't have that bad habit I can imagine it would be a long laster.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  24. Chanel Rouge Allure in Coromandel sounds like a good choice for you: it's bright and more towards the orange side of red, matte and feels great on the lips. Also, the packaging is beautiful. http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fragrance-beauty/makeup/lips/lipsticks/rouge-allure-luminous-intense-lip-colour-p160110.html?sku=0160980#page-1

    I will be using Rouge Coco in either Gabrielle or Emilienne this xmas :)

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  25. Revlon Really Red is great; affordable, matte but not horribly dry, lovely colour and fragrance free. It's not a super bright red though, it's rather like MAC Russian Red. Revlon's Revlon Red is a brighter red that's really nice but it's in the creme rather than matte formula.

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  26. Revlon Really Red is great; affordable, matte but not horribly dry, lovely colour and fragrance free. It's not a super bright red though, it's rather like MAC Russian Red. Revlon's Revlon Red is a brighter red that's really nice but it's in the creme rather than matte formula.

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  27. Try the new Dita Von Teese red from MAC? It's bright red but leans more towards tomato-ey red I believe

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  28. Red Rum by Jeffree Star is the most beautiful red I own and I own a lot. Nars Red Square is also lovely and quite orange

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