Monday, April 28th, 2014

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What lipstick (or gloss) do you wear when you want to feel powerful? Share!

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63 thoughts on “What lipstick (or gloss) do you wear when you want to feel powerful?

  1. Black! It’s a fussy color, but it’s my absolute favorite.

  2. I like going for a matte red for a power lip – namely, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso :)

  3. Clio

    MAC Viva Glam I

  4. Something really out there like Melt Blow, Ka’oir Pool Party, or MyBeautyAddiction Indigo.
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  5. A. Mar

    NARS Terre de Feu. Reds! Always reds!

  6. MUFE Rouge Artist Intense in 21 would probably be my first choice, although I like it even better with a sparkly gold lipgloss on top.

  7. xamyx

    When I want to feel empowered, I feel it’s all about the eyes/eye contact, so I prefer my lips to not pull focus. Therefore, I tend to go with a nude or soft MLBB shade.

  8. I would wear natural or hot red, without a doubt.

  9. Anabel

    Urban Decay’s Jilted.

  10. I don’t have one lipstick in particular, but I usually go for burgundy or dark berry shades to feel powerful!
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  11. Kris

    Mac rubywoo, rocker or lady danger!

  12. Maybelline hot plum or my Barry M fuschia lip pencil!

  13. Han

    UD lipstick in buzzkill(old formula)

  14. Manic Panic Vampire Red Lipstick
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  15. Estée Lauder Rich Red or Fuchsia Frenzy! Pretty much anything super bold and bright, I’d say! :-)
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  16. Ida

    Chanel Dragon, MAC Ruby Woo and MAC Impassioned!

  17. MAC Red Dwarf, Red Necessity or Dubonnet. Bite Beauty VIB Rouge is a newer “powerful woman” lipstick but I don’t rely on it as much as I do my 3 “old favourites”.

  18. Chanel Pirate! My go to super duper pretty red!
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  19. WendyM

    Right now, I reach for Illmasqua Glissade. I wasn’t going to purchase this one since the regular Illmasqua formula gives me desert lips, but the new formula works perfectly and I get great wear. I love the matte finish and this particular colour is just glorious, enlivens my complexion, makes me feel just great.

  20. It would have to be a red… probably Theisah Lipstick in Matador Red, and I love topping a red with a black lipgloss. One of my favourite dramatic lip looks.

  21. MAC Smoked Purple lipstick. It’s my favorite lipstick I own. I just feel badass wearing it, especially when it’s not in season to rock dark lips. ;D

  22. Chiara

    Rouge d’Armani 400 <3

  23. kim

    Either MAC Viva Glam I or Lady Danger!!

  24. Veronica

    Either Guerlain Gigolo or Armani Maestro #201. Big, bold, red-berry lips that scream, “LOOK UPON THE FACE OF YOUR DESTROYER.”

  25. Chris

    MAC – MAC Red or Ruby Roo

  26. NARS Mysterious Red or YSL Belle de Rose.

  27. lipgloss: Chanel Glossimer in Savage Grace

    lipstick: Burberry Lip Cover in Bright Plum, Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir, Guerlain Rouge G in Gigolo or Gisela, Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Orgueil, Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum or Wild Ginger

  28. Definitely a red! My go to right now is Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick
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  29. Black Metal Dahlia and Role Play from OCC. Both begin metallic and richly pigmented make me feel like I can kick some ass. lol
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  30. Sephora Lip Cream in Always Red! It’s the most intense matte red I have ever seen. It’s a pain to put on because every mistake shows, but when done right it’s gorgeous.

  31. Jaclyn

    vampy makes me feel powerful! My favorite go-to lipstick would be Mac’s Instigator.

  32. I don’t really have a power color, but maybe MAC’s Russian Red would be my pick.

  33. Joanne

    MAC Relentlessly Red

  34. LU

    My first choice is MAC Dubonnet because the darkness in this red really draws me to it, then Bite Beauty Vib Rouge (Red), MAC Russian Red or Russian Red + Venetian Lipgloss.

  35. NARS Lodhi or MAC Dubonnet

  36. Lee

    I don’t know if I have a specific power color but I like dark bright pinks and fuschias with opaque coverage and good staying power (hard to feel powerful when you’re worrying about your lipstick wearing off). MAC’s Daddy’s Girl from the Archie collection would be a good example.

  37. Alisha

    Ruby F#@king Woo 😉

  38. It’s probably a tie between MAC Ruby Woo and Milani Black Cherry

  39. Nainika

    MAC Russian Red!

  40. Nikki J.

    I like a red lip when I want to feel empowered, so I reach for Buxom Scoundrel Lipstick or MAC RiRi Woo Lipglass.

  41. Laura Mercier, Bing Cherry.

  42. Hez

    Oh Russian Red for sure. 😉

  43. Lesley

    Urban Decay Bang

  44. Andrea

    MAC Satin Germain

  45. A blue or a teal or something like MAC Cyber/NARS Train Bleu etc!

  46. Revlon Black Cherry or Cherries in the Snow for lipsticks and for gloss it’s certainly NARS Strawberry Fields.
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  47. Bobbi Brown Twilight, Clinique Moon Violet, or MUFE (can’t read name, it is in an old round container containing a built in brush, but is a brilliant dark blue based red) I’m basically going a shade darker and brighter than my own, which really makes them stand out. They’re pretty big, so I often don’t like to draw attention to them and have learned how to time down their natural medium/deep plum cherry color so that I feel more comfortable. I guess that as I aged I’ve lost that oomph to do anything on any given day, as I once did, but I still try to work it I’m a more wearable way. (If that makes sense) 😀

  48. Dua

    M.A.C. Russian Red

  49. Jessa

    Red is definitely my power color! The ones I reach for the most when I really want to make a statement are Urban Decay F-Bomb or Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Silence. Comfortable, long-lasting (and I’m pretty sure my lips just repel color), and really intense!

  50. Red, for sure. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso or MAC’s Lady Danger!
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  51. Melt Bane or MAC Ruby Woo ^_^

  52. Melle

    The shade that helps to push me above the rest….Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lip in La Diva!!

  53. smeegal9

    Urban Decay Gash is my power lip! Wish they would bring it back with the new Revolution formulation.

  54. Sophia B.

    Revlon iced amethyst

  55. Gotta be Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover. It was a gift so the added sentiment makes it even more of a favorite when I need a boost of confidence.

  56. CdP Black Baccara or Red Abundance

  57. Trudy

    Absolute Power, Russian Red

  58. kastehelmi

    Maybelline Midnight Plum, Wet n’ Wild Vamp it Up, MAC Rebel, Revlon Va Va Violet, Bobbi Brown Wine…

  59. Kete

    MAC RUBY WOO- it is the reddest of reds and my fav in my opinion!

  60. Baby A

    Chanel Pirate!