Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Red Lipsticks Review [MAC, YSL, Revlon]

Every girl needs at least one shade of red in her arsenal, no? I once read that it was a tradition in France to buy a Chanel Rouge Creme Lipstick N°5 Red for a newborn baby girl. I absolutely love that! Oozing glamour from day one. This blogpost will be based around the pictures with minimal words, as they speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Revlon 730 (Creme) Revlon Red

Creamy, pigmented, blue-toned red. Smears easily and lid pops off in my makeup bag regularly. Supposedly the shade used on the set of Mad Men to achieve that retro red lip! Also achieves the 'lips as red as the rose' Snow White look.

Revlon Lip Butter 035 Candy Apple

Above picture is true to colour.

Super creamy, more sheer than pigmented, doesn't smear easily. A warm bright berry red that would suit many skin tones. Perfect to slick on on the go. 

YSL Rouge Pur Lipstick SPF 8 #120

Above picture is true to colour for the YSL shade.

An orange-toned true classic red in gorgeous packaging! I've had this lipstick for ages and I've truly gotten the quality I paid for as it's still retained its creamy texture, deep pigmentation and gorgeous scent! 

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi (Lustre) LE

I bought this limited edition Viva Glam lipstick back in late 2009/early 2010 when it was launched. I LOVED it and used it for 2 months straight. I seem to have gone off it since but am hoping to love it and use it again. Being a Lustre it's super glossy and is definitely more on the sheer side. Viva Glam Cyndi is a pink toned red.

MAC Eager (Lustre) LE

I absolutely ADORE this lipstick!!!! It was released as part of a limited edition collection back when I was in high school (eep!) which means eons ago. I have kept my peepers wide open for the re-release of this baby as my lipstick is slowly but surely creeping towards its demise (SOB)! MAC, if you're reading, please PLEASE please rerelease this. Please. 

It's a Scarlett Johansson red, a bright both orange-and-blue toned red. Yep, it's possible in this baby! See for yourself in the pictures. This lipstick has got to be my all-time fave red <3 It makes me feel young, energetic, sexy, fun and bold! This is my perfect red.



  1. I love red lipstick. My current fave is MAC Brave Red:) Great post hun!!
    Sara xx

    1. Oo I'd love to swatch that when I'm at a MAC counter next! Thanks hun! xx

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