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Scarlet Season: Temptalia’s Favorite Red Lipsticks & Glosses
I’m sure some of you are interested in what my favorites were–and to be sure, I included some that just had flat-out spectacular formulas and wear, even if the color wasn’t what I’d normally go for–so here’s a compilation of them. They’re, for the most part, in alphabetical order by brand.
I can still (and now with full confidence after testing so many reds!) that Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque is still my SCARLET QUEEN. Sorry to all the lovely shades of red from the Scarlet Season, but Dragon still has my heart, and I think it’s totally made away with it and is now in hiding, hoping to never have to give it back! (I am also ever-relieved every time someone tells me they purchased Dragon and love it, because sometimes I fear for the worst!)
Of course, there are still many shades that came close and gave poor Dragon a big ol’ scare, and those make up the rest that I’ve included. I do have to give some props to La Prairie for having a lipstick that really does apply like the sweetest dream and does make every lip line a little less noticeable. Urban Decay’s Revolution lipstick also had a particularly lovely formula; all smooth and moisturizing and glossy. Of course, both Dolce & Gabbana and Guerlain didn’t disappoint in their crisp, pigmented, and lip-huggin’ formulas, either. MAC is classic, and they do some fine reds. Bring back Queen’s Sin, please.
Which were your favorites?
- Row 1: Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00), Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00), Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Lipstick ($30.00)
- Row 2: Guerlain Giovanna Lipstick ($45.00), Guerlain Rouge Sultan Cashmere Lip Gloss ($28.00), Guerlain Greta Lipstick ($45.00)
- Row 3: La Prairie Rouge Clair Lipstick ($55.00), Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme Lip Gloss ($36.00), MAC Check, Please Lipglass ($14.00)
- Row 4: MAC Classic Dame Mattene ($14.50), MAC Port Red Lipstick ($14.00), MAC Queen’s Sin Lipstick ($14.00)
- Row 5: MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick ($14.00), MAC Warning Lip Varnish ($14.00), Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00)