Post # 1
Just wondering what your favourite red lipstick is?
Do you dare to wear red often? Do you have any recommendations?
I have incredibly incredibly pale skin (MAC NW10- could be NW05 if there was such a thing), dark dark brown hair and green eyes.
I have one MAC lipstick- Absolute Power that I really quite like but like most things MAC it was limited edition. If I can find some online I may stock up.
As a side note- If any Make Up addicts out there have ever stocked up on a favourite may I ask How many did you buy? I don’t wear red lips all that often and am worried if I buy too many that they might expire.
Looking forward to any recommendations!
Post # 3
@justjade: what are you looking for? a matte lipstick? cream? glossy?
Post # 4
@MASPA: I would prefer something more matte than glossy. I’m looking for something quite opaque too!
Post # 5
@justjade: MAC Ruby Woo or Russian Red
I also like a Chanel one but it isnt matte. There is also a Stila one…dont remember the name of the product but it is very opaque and matte and the color is called “Beso.”
Post # 6
Matte = MAC Ruby Woo. I love it but it is sooooooo drying. I think I lost my tube 🙁
Post # 7
@justjade: I wore a matte red at my weddinhg that never needed touching up, its amazing! It’s Kevyn Aucoin matte color in everlasting. But its a true matte, you need a brush to apply it. Then I have a cream in cherry tart by Revlon Colorburst lip butter. Its very smooth and longevity is ok. Its a good cream for the price.
Post # 8
The French Kiss shade is my favorite. It’s not harsh against my fair skin like most reds are.
Post # 9
I’ve heard great things about MAC Viva Glam 1 (the original). I haven’t had the chance to try it yet. It’s a deeper, brown red so it’s not “in your face” like a really bright red. Ive also heard that it looks great on every skin tone. Bonus, all the proceeds from buying Viva Glam lipsticks go to a HIV/AIDS foundation!
Post # 10
@justjade: I have an obsession with lipstick…..I have oh around 90 some…not lying. I have pretty fair skin as well which is why I do not wear MAC foundation. It is too dark. But for lipsticks I like MAC, Elizabeth Arden and YSL. I really like everything actually. Some of my favorites are Simply Red- EA, Wild Winterberry- EA, Geranium Shimmer- EA, Lush Life-MAC, Everyday diva-MAC, Russian Red-MAC, New Temptation-MAC. I like all reds except sure orange reds. I find I look better with blue reds and pink reds.
Post # 11
There was a bee on here who posted in Beauty; I think she was wearing MAC Russian Red and it looked absolutely beautiful!
I love Chanel lipsticks; right now my favorite red is Pirate but there are a bunch in creme and more sparkly formulations. It’s hard for me to pull off matte well because I have full lips that dry out easily.
Post # 13
I have very pale skin as well, and I absolutely love Rouge Dior 752 (Red Premiere but I believe it’s been renamed Red Favori). I have blue undertones in my skin, and this is a cooler shade of red so it compliments my skin. But if you have more pink undertones in your skin, I would suggest trying on a couple of YSL shades (my mum’s more pink and she loves YSL lippy). If you don’t wear red lips too much, I would say just buy 2 because you won’t go through it as fast as you would your everyday go to lipstick. But if you end up liking the Rouge Dior 752, I wouldn’t worry about how many to get because it’s supposed to be one of their permanent colors (I think, don’t quote me on it).
Post # 15
I don’t always wear red, but when I do, it’s Ruby Woo.
Post # 16
If you’re looking for something cheaper, Revlon Really Red is pretty similar to the Mac shades.