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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

"When in doubt, wear red."

[Inspired by this blog post :).]

Red is definitely my favourite colour :). So it's only natural that I should own a red lipstick. Or two...
Being far from natural or normal, I own nine :-P. And this list includes red lipsticks only - not glosses, balms, or even palette colours. So, here is my Red Lipsticks collection ^_^...

Pic of the lot (closed):
From left to right: L'Oreal Colour Riche in Transparent Red, L'Oreal Colour Riche Star Secrets in Penelope Cruz Red, Oriflame Matt Glam in Jean, Oriflame Matt Glam in Liz, Oriflame Power Shine in Sangria Red, Maybelline Forever Metallics in Ruby Red, Maybelline Forever Metallic Lites in Red Star, Maybelline Moisture Whip in Passion Red, and Avon Kiss 'N' Love in Sparkling Kiss.

Opened, so you can see the colours ^_^:

Same order ;). Aren't they pretty ^_^?

A few words about each coming right up ;)...

*L'Oreal Colour Riche in Transparent Red: This was my first ever L'Oreal lipstick :). I wanted something red, but sheer, but red XD. This suited my wish well - it's a sheer, goldish red with some shimmer in it, and yes, it's quite 'transparent'. I usually wear it when I want red lips, but have done my eyes up enough to make using something like Jean or Passion Red overkill ;). [More on those below.]

*L'Oreal Colour Riche Star Secrets in Penelope Cruz Red: This is very creamy, and a warm red colour. Well chosen name as well, isn't Penelope Cruz a perfect fit to advertise red lipstick ;)? I certainly think so. I'd recommend you to test this one, and I name it Best Warm Red :).

*Oriflame Matt Glam in Jean: Sadly, the Matt Glam line has been discontinued :(. And I really am sad, because this is my most used red lipstick, and I never got a second tube >:-). It's a bright blue red, quite matte (so yes, it can't really be worn on chapped or dry lips), and looks striking either by itself, or with clear gloss over. I adore this lipstick, and it's my pick for Best Cool Red :). I wish it hadn't been discontinued :(...

*Oriflame Matt Glam in Liz: From the same line as Jean. God, I love that line...The square fattish packaging isn't the best, but the colours are wonderful, and I love the Old Hollywood inspired names :). This is a darkish brick red, on the warm side. I don't quite adore it as much as Jean :-P, but it does have its moments ;).

*Oriflame Power Shine in Sangria Red: Smells and tastes tropical XD, and like all the Power Shines, is very shiny. Quite sheer, and goldishly warm. Probably a summer colour :).

*Maybelline Forever Metallics in Ruby Red: Ruby's a good description. A metallic ruby red doesn't sound very wearable XD, but I like to just throw it on when the rest of my face is bare ;).

*Maybelline Forever Metallic Lites in Red Star: A lighter, slightly rosier metallic colour, perhaps this is more of a berry than of a red. But it's called Red Star, so I thought I'd include it :-P.

*Maybelline Moisture Whip in Passion Red: My second most used red :). It's an amazing bright true red, not too blue or too warm, so I think it'd work wonders for most people who are brave enough to use it :-P ;D. In terms of texture, it's creamier than Jean, but more matte than Penelope Cruz Red. Perfect for a true red statement mouth, and my pick for Best True Red :).

*Avon Kiss 'N' Love in Sparkling Kiss: I bought this because of its shape (a heart) and its low price :-P. It's the pinkiest red of the lot, and a lot like Transparent Red when worn, except its shimmers are pinky, not warm.

Since my descriptions are probably not enough, I've also got some swatches :).

Natural light:

Electric light:

Same order as in the tube photos ;). The 2 hearts are Oriflame Colour Attraction in Cabaret Red (top) and Oriflame Midnight Colour in Midnight Red (bottom), swatched from my samples. Cabaret Red is a golder, lighter Liz, and Midnight Red is similar to Jean, but more of a true red (kind of like Maybelline Passion Red). They're not exact matches, but they're what I'd recommend getting instead of (the now discontinued) Jean and Liz.

I've just realised that I don't own any expensive reds XD! Nor do I want to, really, 'cause my three faves are perfect :). And the fact that they're all relatively cheap is just great ^_^. I hope that my blog inspired you to try red (maybe one of mine ;D), or at least that you enjoyed looking at my stuff (I know I always love Collection blogs ^_^) ;). Thanks for reading :).

P.S. The quote's apparently by Bill Blass, and I got it from a quote book called "You're The Best!" that I received as a gift from a friend a few years ago :). I agree ;). When in doubt...Do wear red ;D ^_^.

What about you? Anything to say on the subject of red lipsticks? Recommendations? Favourites? You know where to comment ;) :) ^_^.

23 comments:

Jerah197 said...

wow ... so many red lippies. i dont own a red one cause i dont think it would suit me :(

Cris said...

If you think that's many, you should see my pinks ;). Lol XD. I love lipstick :).
And there's always a perfect red for any person, I think :). It just takes some research to find it, and some guts to use it, but it's worth it in the end ^_^.

fuzkittie said...

Wow you have tons of red lippies... I don't think I have ANY at this moment.. haha..

Cris said...

None :o? I can't imagine me without red...But the nudes, pinks and peaches you use are so pretty :).
Note to everyone: I have even more pinks XD. I'm starting to feel a bit guilty now...

Ji said...

I only own one true red lipstick, eventhough I really love red lips!
Your red lipstick collection is huuuge!♥

I got Loreal color riche in tender rose (number 303), it´s a very pale frosty rose pink, as a gift...
I don´t like this color on its own, because of the frostiness, but the texture is quite nice!^^

Jess said...

I envy every lady who can wear red lipsticks. I don't think I can, so yeah.. I don't own any until now.

Cris said...

My make-up collection is huge XD. Though I've seen some much bigger than mine :o...
Oh, frosty pink :D? I've gotta swatch this next time I go shopping...Thanks :).
My L'Oreal lipsticks: Transparent Red, Star Secrets by Penelope Cruz, Gong Li, Scarlett Johansson, Aishwarya Rai, Laetitia Casta and Claudia Schiffer (the last 3, I got from my sister when she decided to stop using anything that has been tested on animals), and both Made For Me Naturals for blondes (Nude and Taffeta - btw, these are amazing) :). And I'm getting both blonde Lip Blushes some day, after Hello Kitty...Lol.

Don't envy me...I wear red 'cause it's my favourite colour, I just can't imagine myself not wearing it ;). But that doesn't make me brave or anything :-P.

VanityMakeup said...

Ooh loving the red lipsticks!
I'm not confident enough to wear red lips often but when the occaision strikes reds are the colour i go for first.

x

Askmewhats said...

wow, you got quite a lot of red lippie :) thanks for doing this! I am loving this!

~tHiAmErE~ said...

ohhhh!lots of pretty colors!

im actually not much of a lipstick collector..im more into eye makeups...but with the swatches that you made im thinking of getting a couple of those shades that you have...

soooooo pretty..now i dunno what im gonna buy..
but id definitely grab some!

thanks for this!
^_^

gingerbee said...

wow, those are a lot of red lippies! :) maybe you should do a tutorial about how to correctly apply them? ;)

Cris said...

Thank you everyone :)! It's great that my post was useful and even got people to want to buy some of these...Or should I feel bad about that XD? I know my wishlist grows like crazy after reading blogs, and sometimes I wish it didn't :-P. I'm quite disciplined though :).
Nikki, I'm so happy you liked it ^_^! You gave me the idea, after all ;) :).

I have loads more eye colours :-P, I just haven't done a post about them XD.

Hmmm...A tutorial? Should I :o? I'm definitely not confident enough to do a video (oh, and I don't have anything to film one with >:-D, unless my phone counts, and I'm not sure that would work), and would a pic tutorial work for lip instructions?
I'll think about it though.

Grayburn said...

My, many reds here! I personally like cool reds. I really enjoy reading your descriptions!

x Grayburn

Chantel Dolay said...

you have so many! i don't actually own one but i want one and this really helped me decide! thank you!

Cris said...

Thanks so much to you ^_^! I had no idea there'd be so many people reading my descriptions and posts :D! Thank you :).
I prefer cool reds as well ;). When I finish Jean (boo hoo ;_;), I might get Ruby Woo or Russian Red instead, they're both cool reds and very famous...Plus, I don't own a MAC red, and everyone should, right XD? Lol.

Gracie said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my page! I love your blogsite, wow! I do love red lippeis to and I've got quite a few in my collection. Red lippies definitely brighten up my days :)

gio said...

You have so many red lipsticks! I only have two and they'e samples. I rarely use them though cos I'm not confident enough to wear rd lips.

Je nais sais quoi said...

I can't figure out a way to use the color RED without looking like an old lady :( looking at your lippie collection has gotten me jealous!! :)

and yes, it's open to all countries ! ^^ thanks for the Cbox info ! <3

miku said...

I could never wear red. I think I'd look very strange

Cris said...

They brighten up my days too :). That's why I heart them :-P ^_^.

I'm not too 'confident' either, I just like red XD.

It is :D? Great, then I'll enter ;). I hope I've understood everything correctly XD.

Never say never ;).

Care G. said...

Red lipsticks!! oh, it looks great on you! :)
im a fan too, though I dont wear it that much here because people wont stop staring at you. and im not a fan of people starting at my face. haha

Cris said...

People stare at me here too, but it's not because of my make-up...They do it even when I don't have any on >:-). Not sure why. Maybe it's because I look different from most people, 'cause I'm blonde and pale and almost always wear oversized sweaters in bright colours - not very feminine, I know :-P, but I still love them :).

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