Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Scarlet Season: Korres #55 Red Guava Lipstick

Korres’ Guava Lipstick is an amazing formula, albeit pricier than I feel it should be, and the red shade is a really fabulous starter-red. You know, like you’re not quite sure you’re ready for a full-stop red, so you need to work your way towards it… that’s what this shade is for. #55 Red is a soft, semi-opaque red with just a hint of pink. It’s not too bright, nor does it run orange or blue, so it’s very wearable. The formula itself is incredibly hydrating, so it even wears well and leaves lips feeling soft at the end of the day.

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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25 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: Korres #55 Red Guava Lipstick

  1. Macaddict

    Where is the comparison shot???
    Nice color.

  2. amy

    This one is so pretty, it looks like nice muted red for everyday too.

  3. tabby

    Very pretty. My hubby loves me in red lipstick, but I feel like my lips are screaming “look at my red lipstick”. You look good in almost everything. I guess that’s what makes you such a good makeup blogger. You really know how to make the colors you want to wear work for you.
    I think you do a wonderful job!

  4. BB

    I love the Korres Guava lipstick…a bit pricey but totally worth it! This shade is beautiful and actually I think for the month of October (Breast Cancaer Awareness month) they have a kit with this shade and 2 lipliners for $20 plus they have another 20% off if you enter the code GOPINK at check out. Its a very good deal plus you contribute to a good cause.

  5. I don’t own any reds. My coloring isn’t good for reds but this one interests me. Thanks!

  6. Luisafer

    you have post so many reds, all of them so pretty… I’ve never worn red lipstick, now I might

  7. I cant find Korres products in stores anywhere so I can test them :( this makes me very sad! Sephora has some products but none of the makeup…am I missing something?

  8. Hyzenthlay

    I ordered this because I loved the color of it on you – the “red but not too red” look. I would love to wear red, but every time I try it on, I get freaked out by the amount of color. I have to say this one does the same for me . . . it goes bright clown orange when I apply it. I’ll have to return it and keep looking – perhaps keep to the red glosses. I really wish that I could find a red that doesn’t go bright orange!

  9. Diane


    I bought this from sephora and it looks nothing like your photo or what you describe.

    On me it’s bright cherry red, just like what Sephora’s site says.

    Oh well, it’s going back. I wonder why it’s so different? Is yours from last year?

    • It’s from 2009… maybe a month or two before this review was posted!

      Your lips may be less pigmented or more naturally red-pigmented, which is why it went on different. We all have different lip pigmentation :)

      • Diane

        Ahhhh….. That explains it.

        Well, I still think it’s worth it to buy what looks good on you…. Provided I can return it! Lol

        • lol! If I know someone has paler skin or lighter lips, I always tell myself, “OK, take away like 40% of the pigmentation… that’s on me!” That way I don’t set myself up for this ULTRA pigmented eyeshadow and then on me it’s like… not, lol!

          • Diane

            Ah, so since I’m more pale than you, I should assume everything you wear will be ‘brighter’ /more pigmented on me? I think I’m nc20.

            That could be a good thing, right?

            • Yup, just a bit :) If you’ve ever noticed that a lipstick that looks medium on me comes out darker or MUCH darker on me, you can use that as a little comparison point. “OK, well, I like it, but it’s going to be a little brighter/darker on me… so will I still like it?”

              I’m NC25, so we’re not too different but my arm is maybe NC20, haha.

            • Diane

              Oh, so just start sampling things on your arm from now on! Har Har

            • I usually swatch on my arm, so it should be very similar on you in comparison! My face is a bit darker at NC25, and my lips are pigmented but not SUPER pigmented, but they aren’t pale either. LOL. Is that enough about me?

            • Diane

              For now….. ; )