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5 Favorite Red Lipsticks


5 Favorite Red Lipsticks

…at least at the moment! I find it so difficult to choose favorite reds, because there are so many that I enjoy. Chanel Dragon has been and still remains my favorite, as it suits me the best, but there are many other reds I wear, too.

  1. Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Lacque
  2. Giorgio Armani #404 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick
  3. Illamasqua Sangers Lipstick
  4. Make Up For Ever #21 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
  5. Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick
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Recently, I was very much drawn to the aesthetic of Benefit’s new skin care range – there was something about it that was cute without being silly, spa-like without being pretentious.  I love the look of Burberry and Guerlain’s lines overall but hate how they gather fingerprints so they’re just not perfect.

— Christine

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Revlon Carnation ColorBurst Lipstick


Revlon Carnation (025) ColorBurst Lipstick

Revlon Carnation ColorBurst Lipstick

Revlon Carnation (025) ColorBurst Lipstick ($8.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium-dark, blue-based pink with a soft, frosted finish and subtle fuchsia-magenta shimmer. It’s nearly opaque in color, and it doesn’t feel heavy to wear, despite the creaminess and pigmented formula.

my thoughts on the formula: Revlon’s ColorBurst lipsticks glide on easily, have decent color pay off (inevitably, pigmentation does vary from shade to shade–some are semi-sheer, others more opaque), and are scent-free. They are comfortable to wear without clinging to lips, though I don’t find them moisturizing. The biggest downside is they only last two to three hours (lipsticks wear an average of four hours on me), so the wear time could be improved.

The lipstick is packaged in a matte black case with a quilted pattern on the front and the Revlon logo/print embellished on the lipstick itself.  I like the matte finish, because it doesn’t hold fingerprints, and because it’s not rubberized (like NARS), it doesn’t hold onto dust and powder remnants either.

Revlon Colorburst Lipcolor Carnation
Carnation
Carnation
B-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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