All my reds... :)

30. junij 2014


Hello my lovelies! I had a wonderful weekend and I'm back with a bunch of posts for you. I decided to 'open up' this week with a post about my red lipsticks. For a girl that wears red lipstick on special occasions, I sure do have a lot of them. :)




If you would ask me to wear red lipstick only a year or so ago, I would say hellz no (with three exclamation marks), but now I'm much more comfortable with it. I always wanted to wear red on my lips but I was just too afraid. Back in December though, I got invited to an event by Yves Rocher and got a bunch of goodies from them, including a beautiful red lipstick. It was that lipstick that sparked my interest in reds and got me determined to find a perfect red for myself (I do believe there is one out there for every girl). :)


L'Oreal, Smashbox, Essence, Alverde, Yves Rocher, Lime Crime, Avon, MAC

L'Oreal, Smashbox, Essence, Alverde, Yves Rocher, Lime Crime, Avon, MAC


I've managed to 'collect' quite a few red lipsticks over the last year and I really do like most of them. I still believe you can't wear red lipstick as a casual, everyday lip color - I think you really need to be put together and the makeup does have to appear quite flawless for a red lipstick. But for days when I do want a hint of red, yet don't want to go full out, I have L'Oreal's Caresse in Rebel Red or Smashbox lip gloss in Ruby - both give my lips that red tint yet are very low maintenance and allow me to forget about my lips and not have to check how everything looks every 15 minutes. :)

The only red lipstick I'm not too excited about is Essence Stay matt in Silky Red - the color is fine (though it is a very warm, almost orange-red), but the texture isn't. It is a matte lipstick so I understand it doesn't have a shine to it, but I find it looks just too flat on the lips and kind of drawn on/unnatural (if that makes sense). I love all the other lipsticks in my collection and I love the fact that none of them dry out my lips when I wear them. Aside from L'Oreal and Smashbox, I would have to say my favorites are Alverde's Velvet Kiss (such a gorgeous red shade), Lime Crime's Retrofuturist (because of the gorgeous shine and extreme long-wear/staining properties) and MAC's Viva Glam Rihanna (because of the tiny hint of shimmer it has).

Based on the pictures bellow, quite a few lipsticks seem to be very similar and some are, others not so much - try and click on the pictures to see the shades a bit better. :)


L: L'oreal Caresse (Rebel Red)    R: Smashbox lip gloss (Ruby)

L: Essence Stay matt (Silky Red)    R:Alverde lipstick (Velvet Kiss, LE)

L: Yves Rocher (Rouge Gourmand)   R: Lime Crime (Retrofuturist)

L: Avon Ultra Color (Red 2000)    R: MAC (Viva Glam Rihanna, LE)



So, are you a red lipstick kind of girl? How many red lipsticks do you have in your collection, which one is your favorite?

What do you think - can I pull off a red or not? Which ones look best to you? :)


20 komentarjev:

  1. Zadnje 3 <3 Všeč mi je od Lime Crime, da je taka 'polna' glossy tekstura, avon je pa tud zanimiv :)

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    1. Hvala! :)

      Ja, Avon pa MAC sta si po odtenku zelo podobni, samo da ima MAC-ova potem še bleščice. :)

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  2. Yves Rocher (Rouge Gourmand) mi je najlepša :) sicer pa si nam dala zelo težko izbiro :D

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    1. Hehe, ja, jih kar nekaj in kot sem rekla, izgledajo ena ob drugi precej podobne. :)

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  3. Jaz pa mislim, da ti ravno essence silky red najbolj paše :) Pa Rebel Red je adorable :)

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    1. Ja, saj odtenek je fajn, ampak tekstura mi ni všeč... Rebel Red je pa odlična za vsak dan. :)

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  4. Zelo ti pašejo rdeči odtenki:) Rdeča šminka je edina bold barva šminke, ki jo jaz rada nosim:) Essence in Lime Crime sta odlični:)

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  5. Uuu, Lime Crime me zelo mika!

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  6. Essence ti res paše, pa Alverde mi je tudi zanimiva :)

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    1. Ja, očitno lahko nosim tako tople kot hladne odtenke rdeče, samo škoda ker mi Essence ni po teksturi všeč. Alverde je pa ena najbolj nosljivih v moji kolekciji, pa še precej unikatna se mi zdi. :D

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  7. Essence ti najbolj paše- ga imam tudi sama in mi na začetku ni bil preveč všeč, potem pa vedno bolj. Je res zelo poseben odtenek, tak svetlo rdeč, upadljiv.

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    1. Hehe... vidim, da je vsem Essence všeč. Ja, saj je odtenek res super, ampak nanos je dokaj težaven na mojih velikih ustnicah in hitro izpade kot da bi si jih narisala z barvo za slikanje ali kaj podobnega... :) Saj ni sploh grozna, samo so mi druge veliko bolj všeč. :D

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  8. Fajn zbirka! :)
    Meni se tudi zdi, da ti ravno Essence najbolj paše. :)
    Pa Lime Crime je noronorohuda!<3

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    1. Ja, vse ste za Essence očitno. :D Lime Crime je fantastična in super se nosi, ker zlepa ne zbledi pa zelo obarva ustnice. :)

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  9. Tud js nosim rdeče bolj ob ''posebnih'' priložnostih, pa jih imam kar nekaj. Mi je pa zanimivo kako Rebel red izpade bolj pigmentirano in rdeče na meni :)
    Pa tisto od Avona rabim :D

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    1. Rebel Red je v primerjavi z enim drugim odtenkom, ki ga imam iz te Caresse linije, veliko bolj voskasta in manj pigmentirana, pa ne vem ali sem samo naletela na takšno ali prav je takšna...

      Avonova je huda ja, po barvi zelo podobna MAC-ovi, samo da nima nič bleščic. :)

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  10. Oooo, obožujem rdeče šminke! Tvoja zbirka je super, sploh so mi všeč te bolj pigmentirane šminkice. Kako se primerja Essence VS Limecrime?

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    1. Hvala! :D

      Essence in Lime Crime zelo težko primerjam, ker sta tako zelo drugačni - Essence je 'tekoča šminka' in ima mat učinek, Lime Crime je 'navadna', ampak da poleg močne barve tudi čudovit sijaj. Essence je veliko bolj topla (skoraj oranžno-rdeča), Lime Crime ima hladno, skoraj roza podlago. Meni osebno je Lime Crime veliko bolj všeč, tudi zato, ker močno obarva ustnice praktično takoj in imaš vedno malo barve na ustnicah, tudi če sama šminka čez dan zbledi. :)

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