Monday, February 17th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your power red (as in lip color)? Share the red that makes you feel most confident!

Temptalia's AnswerChanel Dragon :)

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111 thoughts on “What’s your power red (as in lip color)?

  1. Thanks Christine! ;-) My power red is MAC’s Russian Red with Cherry lip pencil.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michele Michele

    Buxom Scoundrel! It’s my perfect red, and I feel like I can conquer the world when I wear it!

    • Nikki

      I’ve been itching to find a red lipstick to add to my arsenal (because I feel no makeup collection is complete without at least one red lipstick), so I’ve been eyeing Buxom Scoundrel. I’ve read several reviews on it, and it seems to combine everything I desire in lip color: opacity, shine, and moisture! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  3. Zara

    Nars dragon girl! hands down. Ruby Woo is bit too dry for my taste :/

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    NYX Snow White. It’s red but not “here come Julie’s lips” red. Plus I love the name!

  5. Chrissi

    I have a few that I really love.

    My Red of Reds is Be A Bombshell’s lipgloss in Hot Mess. I also really love BAB’s lipgloss in Vixen (a darker, more sparkly red).

    My other big reds are an accidental theme. Red Velvet Velvetines by Lime Crime is a good matte lipgloss; Red Velvet Lip Butter by Revlon is my every day red lippie; and Red Velvet Butter Lip Balm by NYX is the one I wear most often at home for a little color and some moisturizing.

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    Maybelline Red Revival. It’s not perfect, but it’s the only one currently on the market I feel isn’t too pink, too orange, etc… I’ve had several over the years by Shiseido, L’Oréal, & Borghese, and I have yet to find replacements…

  7. I like the discontinued Chanel Marilyn lipstick a light red. I own a lot of red lipsticks but I always feel pretty in Loreal’s British red lipstick.

  8. I love red lipstick. I’m not sure I could pick one because it drastically depends on my mood. My fave’s in no order are: MAC Russian Red, MAC Lady Danger, Bite Beauty Rouge, Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Maraschino, OCC Lip Tar in NSFW and most recently I’m super impressed with Elf’s Matte Lip Color in Rich Red. If I included my ‘almost red’ pinks and burgundies my list would be much longer. I could never choose just one!
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  9. MAC Ruby Woo and Senegence Blu-Red

  10. YSL Glossy Stain in 20! It is AMAZING-definitely a HG product for me. It’s cool toned but leans quite neutral on me. I really loved the shade of Hourglass’ Icon Liquid lipstick, but unfortunately it only lasts about an hour in the center of my lips and wears away unevenly. If the formula was better I’d definitely call Icon a power red for me, as well.
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    Nars Terre de Feu.

  12. Mine would have to be Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in Palpitante or Guerlain Rouge G in Gisela. :)

  13. Ney

    MAC’s Ruby Woo!

  14. Tom Ford Diabolique! It’s strange how I always go back to that one!

  15. Diane

    MAC Dubonnet for sure

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    Kat Von D Underage Red, Illamasqua Box, MAC Marcel Wanders Gesina, NARS Dragon Girl, MAC Ruby Woo, MAC RiRi Woo, MAC Ronnie Red. There’s probably more but that’s the main “strong red lipstick” arsenal, LOL. I also have a “Saturday red” category (the red lipstick you put on Saturday to go out and do errands) but that’s for another time!

  17. Definitely Viva Glam I. Love of my life. <3

  18. Probably Estee Lauder’s Rich Red. If I *really* want to make a statement, I’ll go for Revlon’s Fire and Ice!
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  19. Soren

    NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Red Square… I can only wear matte lipsticks because glossy ones make me look like complete trash. so I’m super thankful that this line of lippy exists!

  20. Ann

    MAC Lady Danger

  21. Sandy

    Nars Dragon girl

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    MAC Russian Red

  23. It was the BareMinerals Pretty Amazing in Strength but I’ve been really digging the matte look so I just ordered Ruby Woo. Let’s hope I can handle the dryness! I’ll just chant my mantra, “Pain is beauty, pain is beauty, pain is beauty…”
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  24. I don’t actually tend to wear red lipsticks as they don’t suit me. But I have been leaning towards Revlon Fire gloss which seems to be a good shade for me.

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    Chanel Dragon, MAC Ruby Woo and Giorgio Armani 400 Lip Maestro!

  26. Occ lip tar in NSFW!! I’m actually planning on wearing it tomorrow!

  27. Urban decay Gash lip liner (discontinued) with Smashbox Infrared lipstick on top. It stay put perfectly for hours and is a beautiful deep red.

  28. Tori

    Hourglass Raven. :)

  29. Sarah M

    MAC RiRi Woo

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    Mac Viva Glam 1 :)

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    Revlon’s Red Laquer(orange-red :D most say it’s a bit sheer but on me it’s almost opaque and buildable as I’m pale…on others it looks more orange and non-bright; the problem with it is that it’s a frost finish and altho it has no frost in it, it gets dry on the lips after a while just like frosts do…at first it looks creamy and juicy…I wish it was made in cream)

  32. grlnxdor

    Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple.

  33. Lately it’s been Bite Beauty’s VIB Rouge (my first Bite lipstick and I am so pleased I will probably order the full size). But in general, it’s probably Clarins Red Wine, which is a gorgeous,wearable red with a lovely texture.

  34. Baby A

    Chanel Pirate!

  35. LMM

    Urban Decay’s F-Bomb.

  36. MAC Russian Red. It’s such a beautiful colour.

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ace Ace

    Ruby Woo – a recent discovery. For the longest time it was Viva Glam 1

  38. Beauty UK’s Naughty, which is a vivid red-orange! :)

  39. zainab

    MAC Lady Danger, it’s always fun to wear and attention grabbing.

  40. Russian Red by MAC or Fiery by Stila

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    Clinique Red.

  42. esther

    YSL Rouge Pur Couture #01

  43. Recently it’s been MAC Lady Danger, and I’m probably going to wear it again tomorrow night!

  44. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn keG

    Any red makes a statement, and is powerful. Personally, there is nothing better than a matte red. I love MAC’s Chili because it’s so understated but i also love a MAC’s Russian Red because it’s such a bold red.

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    Russian Red. it’s also my everyday red, my night-time red… SIIIGH. RUSSIAN RED, YOU’RE MY FOREVER GIRL.

  46. Jill

    NARS Red Square. It was my first bright lipstick purchase and also the lipstick that led me to discover I look better in warm tones than in cool ones.

  47. Riri Woo by MAC is a statement of power for me!

  48. Nars Mascate, sometimes with MAC Russian Red gloss over it to add some shine. I just ordered Urban Decay F-Bomb pencil and 69 liner during the sale and can’t wait to try those!

  49. Chanel

    Mac riri woo I looooveeee itttt! In my opinion its darker then ruby woo and that color is best for my dark skin

  50. kelly

    Red red? Riri woo

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    Shu Uemura’s Mon Shu Red but it has been discontinued and I can’t find a dupe.

  52. I definitely don’t have one power red, but the shade that really springs to mind first is MAC Russian Red. Although, there are many others that I absolutely love.

  53. Mac Russian Red!!

    I wanted to buy Chanel Dragon last year but it was discontinued :(

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    MAC Viva Glam I

  55. My power reds keep getting discontinued. :( First it was Avon Wonder Wine, then MAC Charred Red, then Revlon Mulled Wine. My current power red is NARS Red Lizard.

  56. Holly

    I collect red lipcolors, but POWER red? My take-no-prisoners, I-am-queen-of-all-I-see, I-dare-you red would have to be OCC NSFW.

  57. Definitely MAC Riri Woo, with the Driven by Love lipglass!

  58. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren Schroer

    Rimmel Kate Moss in 107! A deeper matte red, I love it!

  59. Jessi

    MAC Runaway Red is #1 for me.

    Also, MAC Scarlet Ibis, Ronnie Red and Absolute Power

    I think I’m covered for reds :D

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anna Anna

    Hourglass Icon! If I apply a lip pencil underneath, I only need to reapply after eating something oily :) But it fades evenly and is such a powerful color on me!

  61. Anu

    Chanel hydrabase lipstick in fire .

  62. Rouge d’armani 400. It’s the perfect color and formula for me. Even better is that my husband picked it out!

  63. Mac Relentlessly Red, Mac All Fired Up, and Mac Russian Red.

  64. Melissa

    Nars Red Lizard and OCC NSFW.

  65. Ms

    Chanel dragon
    May belling red revival. Best drugstore red ever and so underrated it’s upsetting, pretty close to dragon I think

  66. Nikki

    My current power red is MAC RiRi Woo lipglass. I’m also infatuated with MAC Driven By Love lipglass.

  67. Denise

    After years and years of buying red lipsticks from various cosmetic companies only to find that i’d stuffed up yet again and ended up binning them, I believe that Giorgio Armani #401 is THE one. I’ve worn it several times now over a 3 month period and I still love the way it looks on me each time. Its a keeper!

  68. Suzanne

    Icon from Hourglass with 999 lip liner by Dior!

  69. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Debra Debra Brownstein

    Besame’s Cherry Red or Crimson Rouge

  70. I love matte reds so Stila’s Fiery and Beso are my faves.
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  71. Rosie

    I luv riri woo and lady danger

  72. Absolute Power by MAC

  73. Absolute Power and Russian Red by MAC

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    When I put on Ruby Woo, I turn into a matte velvet super hero.

  75. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristine Kristine

    Urban Decay F-Bomb!

  76. I’m not much of a red gal but my favorite is Mac Love Goddes because of the pinky undertone
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  77. Ade

    Since Chanel Dragon being discontinued, I’d go with Hourglass Icon Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick!
    This is the bluest & darkest red without being pinky or vampy red! I haven’t found the dupe in traditional lipstick form, the same shade in Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick are somehow a bit different in color.

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    i’ve never worn red lipstick and i never will

  79. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren

    MAC Russian Red

  80. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maggie Maggie

    NARS Cruella. OR Buxom Scoundrel on top of Urban Decay 69 24/7 Pencil. Or NARS Damned.

  81. Rosana Sayuri

    Bourjois – Lovely Brille Corail des Mers.
    You can never go wrong with sheer lipcolour *^.^*

  82. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Karen Karen

    I wore only reds for years so I have tried many. When you mention “power” red I think of something that will stay put, eliminating my daily favorite glosses, balms and lip butters i.e. Buxom, MAC, Revlon. That leaves us with OCC Lip Tar in NSFW & NARS Cruella Velvet Matte pencil. There a bunch of other great reds like MAC Charmed I’m Sure, Ruby Woo, RiRi Woo & Ronnie Red, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 502, UD 69 & Gash that are always good too.

  83. Marissa

    Mac ruby woo without a doubt!

  84. I am crazyyyyy for red lip colors ( aahhhhhhh how many times i repeat this ? )
    my fav and first love is – mac cherry lip pencil with mac russian red lipstick ( absolute fav )
    after this NARS cruella and fire down below followed by REVLON fire and ICE .
    i have way too many reds but these are the first few I love the most and they are not being discontinued :D

    • and i recently tried CHANEL PIRATE from sample card which was there with me for past 1 yr .. and i want a full tube of that shade after reading it is fav of soooo many readers :D

  85. CourtneyK

    I agree with Chanel Dragon. I often wear Illamasqua’s Succubus gloss as well.

  86. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jackie Jackie T

    MAC Prepare for Pleasure

  87. JG

    Ulta lipstick in Chili Pepper (#203)! The most beautiful deep red that lasts foreverrrr.

  88. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alla Alla

    I have so many! Chanel pirate is up there, as is Dior 999. But there are so many occasions for which Mac Viva Glam 1 or Russian Red or Ruby Woo are perfect ( Ruby Woo doesn’t dry out my lips…go ahead and hate me ;) And I can’t not mention Mac’s All Fired Up (a near perfect dupe of Nars Dragon Girl as far as I’m concerned). So, yes, I love red lipstick and I’ve fallen down the Mac rabbit hole :)

  89. It’s a toss up between MAC’s Russian Red and MAC’s Kanga Rouge from Holiday 2011. I have a backup as well :-)

    Special mention goes to NARS’ Jungle Red.
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  90. Janet Hester

    Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Toast!

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    Rimmel 107 from Kate Collection.