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Red lipstick report

topic posted Sat, July 11, 2009 - 6:00 PM by  RD
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Is it just me, or is great red lipstick hard to find?

I've been looking for a natural looking but true red lipstick forever. And I think I found one.

I'm a natural blonde, fair skin. Red lipsticks tend to turn hot pink on me. Brick brown lipsticks tend to be reddish. But I recently tried NYC Sheer Red and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It is matte, red and layerable...a little looks nicely natural, a lot looks nicely red. With clear lipgloss it really looks great...going out for the evening red! And, I bot it at Target for $0.94 !!

Another one, if you can find it is Watermelon Lipgloss by Mary Kay... a nice sweet glossy red, but red nonetheless.
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  • Re: Red lipstick report

    Sun, July 12, 2009 - 4:07 PM
    If you bought it for only $0.94 - then it's probably on clearance because it's being phased out. If you love it that much, I'd recommend going back & buying as many as they have. They probably won't be there when you'd go back for a new one.

    My favorite red is a Lord & Berry lip pencil -- #3204, Sunset
  • Re: Red lipstick report

    Wed, July 15, 2009 - 10:24 AM
    Speaking of Drugstore Lipstick: I just found my perfect inexpensive red for everyday:
    Loreal Color Riche #302 Sunset Red

    & gloss topper:
    Loreal Color Riche Lip Gloss #300 Rich Red

    Both are creamy, almost milky red with a touch of terra cotta. Gloss is not too shiny. No sparkle/mica or hard crystalline shine. Goes great with my strawberry blond hair, fair skin & blue eyes.
  • Re: Red lipstick report

    Mon, July 27, 2009 - 5:49 PM
    My favourite is by Besame, Cherry Red. I'm cool toned and this is the perfect 1940's red on me.
    • Re: Red lipstick report

      Sat, August 8, 2009 - 10:28 AM
      I have very dark hair, green-gray eyes, & fair skin, edging towards almost medium in summer. Classic high-contrast vampy coloring, a natural for dramatic looks, especially on the goth side.
      At 50, my skin tone is changing, & I now have a few burgundy highlights covering most of the silver streaks, softening my natural black hair quite bit. I've found that except for theatrical purposes, my makeup is now more flattering softened a bit, too.

      The deep almost plummy cool crimsons, & intense scarlets that once worked well, can look a little harsh & aging now, especially for day. My new go-tos for day: sheer lipstains one or 2 shades lighter than I used to wear, or the more intense ones applied sparingly, & quickly blotted just to leave a sheer wash of color, especially if I go for the deep purplely tints.
      I use a neutral lipliner just about the same color or a shade darker than my natural lip- I like Revlon Timeliner Sheer pencils-to keep it from bleeding, fill in any gaps. Then just a swipe w/ a good lip balm- I like Paula's Choice w/ SPF15, or Montana Emu Oil's unscented stick.. If I want some tint, I'll use one of Burt's Bee's tinted lip balms.I like Raisin or Merlot.

      My new go-to red lipsticks, all of which work well over lipstains for lasting power & more intensity:
      Clinque Berry Cider- a soft neutral red, that works on most skin tones, moist but lasts pretty well. It's like my natural lip tone, but a couple of shades darker. My recent favorite for day- goes w/ almost any clothes & makeup.
      Clinque Angel Red- sheer, but color -intense, a fairly neutral deeper red w/ a touch of warm earthiness- but not enough to sway it from being in the neutral spectrum.
      For a gloss, I like Revlon's sheer lasting gloss in a tube w/ a wand- there's a wine red that's always in my purse for a little glam.

      We have to change our makeup some as we move into different ages, or we end up looking oddly masked, even harsh.
  • Re: Red lipstick report

    Thu, September 10, 2009 - 11:24 AM
    Just to post this here too, I just read this article today... :{

    safecosmetics.org//article.php
    • Re: Red lipstick report

      Thu, September 10, 2009 - 7:42 PM
      Thanks so much for sharing this Sandi......

      I just read this and talk about irritating! I had been planning to go through my make-up to clean out stuff and toss things that I've had for two long....now I wonder whats safe in my "tackle-box-o-face-paint"???




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        Re: Red lipstick report

        Wed, September 16, 2009 - 12:45 AM
        i, do not put lipstick on, hee hee, but i was in one of my towns little hippy co ops, and i found a rack of these funky but cool, odd, little red clay pots, bigger than a silver dollar, but not by much. I could'nt read the arabic, i think it was, but the english said it was a berber mineral lip stain pot. they had a sampler one open, and i licked my finger (i know, hygeine. but i did it for the ladies) and rubbed it in. Wow! it was a brilliant vermillion colored stain, that had incredible staying strength (rubbed some on my hand), much more so than any lipstick ive seen people use. And it was that nice true red. they ran about 17$ for one. it looked as if it would go a long way. anyways....
        • Re: Red lipstick report

          Mon, September 21, 2009 - 7:53 PM
          Benefit has a lip tint called Bene-tint and I've been using it for a few years now.

          I LOVE it. No gooey lipcolor, you can wear whatever balm you like over it, and it gives my lips a natural looking shade. A $32 bottle lasts forever!

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