I have a lot of red lipsticks. This is Ruby Woo by MAC.
It is a blue-ish red, which I do like because it makes your teeth look whiter 🙂 The formula is very matte though, very drying and that’s not flattering.
I thought I’d do a week of red lipsticks to do a compare and contrast of all of my red shades. Might help me work out which I should repurchase and hopefully reminder me that I have a huge backlog to get through before I do repurchase any! hahah
Just a reminder that the comparison swatches are here.
I love the look of these – Designer brands are doing a chubby lipstick crayon that seems ‘inspired’ by the Clinique chubbys.
The colours. left to right, are dollface, guava kiss, kiss and tell and enchanted kiss. Dollface and enchanted kiss are my favourites, but guava kiss is a very ‘now’ orange. The texture is lovely – somewhere between balm and lipstick.
They don’t seem to be a direct dupe for Clinique, both in texture, the heavier colour coverage and smaller colour range but it’s a nice addition. Also for the price difference ($7.99 vs $35) where the designer brands are a distinct winner!!!
And now we start to move onto to the slightly more excessive areas *ahem*. My regular lipsticks are the colourstay revlon liquid lipsticks. I’ll do a review at some point, but I freaking love them. They do stay and stay and stay. My base makeup look is the Revlon Colourstay Liquid Lipstick (in premium pink shade), benetint and great lash mascara. I bought the colourburst because I’ve heard great thing about them…. and never used. I also bought a pack of stila lip glazes with the intention of giving as Christmas gifts and never actually did. Maybe a blog giveaway if I get some followers?
I can also see some lipglosses I layer over the quite drying long last lipsticks, one clear sparkly one by nutrimetics that is the bomb. You can wear it over any lipstick and it looks lux. Of course, I don’t think they make it anymore. Also a napolean perdis pink one which looks very vivid but is not so bad on… I think this one was actually a freebie on the front of a magazine at some point?
Then I have the more ‘out there’ colours that I do wear some times – red. It’s not a loyal relationship as I have Revlon Colourstay Liquid Lipstick Top Tomato, a Maybelline Red that I love because how retro is that case… you feel like your nanna applying it, another 2 Revlon reds and a Dior one in rouge. I get a boost of confidence from a strong red lip so I like to wear to work and I have a mental picture of myself as a retro diva wearing it, Katherine Hepburn via Working Girl.
I also have some bright BRIGHT pinks like the Rimmel lipstick in pink flame. I was a little inspired by RiRi and Lady Gaga wearing the MAC Snob colour. It looks nothing like it on me but is quite fun if I’m doing a mod makeup look. This is more of a going out look to be honest, which is rare-ish these days.
So the bottom line = this is $110 in revlon lippies, a $30 stila pack, $40 dior lipstick and I’ll say $20ish for the maybelline/rimmel/boots lipsticks and the assorted lip glosses. I suspect this is a an underestimation. This is running total of $610 in cosmetics. I’m starting to see why I can’t afford that camera I really want!
Not pictured – a MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo (which I’m searching for like mad… WHERE ARE YOU RUBY WOO), a Revlon neutral that was a gift with purchase and a clinique one I quite like in a neutral pink as well. I think the colour is called kissyfit. I’m not assigning these any value.
This is easily a years worth of lipsticks, although again usually changes depending on mood.