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5 Shades of Red

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Red lip is the eternal classic. A pop of red on the lip and your whole look is immediately elevated. It was until recently that I’ve started to wear more and more red on my lip. Before, I was a pinky lip kind of girl, red just does not look right on me – like I am wearing my mom’s lipstick. But now, I guess I am at the age that I have to be more like a grown up (though in my heart I still feel like a 18 year old);  red lip becomes what I go for everyday and I am addicted. So here they are – my favorite 5 shades of red.

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1. Charlotte Tilburry Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame: I was amazed by the quality of CT’s matte lipsticks – creamy, non-drying, long lasting (like for real) finish with great color payoff. The best matte lipstick I’ve ever used. Walk of shame is a rusty red that  makes you look really chic in autumn or winter . My boyfriend, who does not like bright lip colors, compliments me whenever I wear this one.

2. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella: A classic loved by so many bloggers -ViviannaDoesMakeup mentioned Cruella maybe 100+ times in her blog…So of course I can’t resist trying it out. Cruella is a scarlet red -the wintery red, a really beautiful color. I would not say the formula is my favorite, the color payoff is great, but it’s drying and not as long lasting as the Charlotte Tiburry one. This is definitely a more high-maintenance red.

3. YSL Vernis À Lèvres Pop Water Glossy Stain in No.9: It’s glossy – the non-sticky kind of watery gloss. It’s as high-pigmented as a lipstick. It’s long-lasting and non-drying. Even after it fades off, you are left with a light stain so you still look semi-decent. No.9  is a true red with a orange undertone – a spring/summer red.

5 shades of red - color swatches

4.Tom Ford Lip Color in Cherry Lush: Silky, lush color and long wearing – of course it is, it’s Tom Ford. I wear this red whenever I have a big event to attend to, this luxe lippie is just the right one to wear.

5.Burberry Kisses Gloss in Military Red: It was a gift from my colleague. And oh boy, I have never used a lip gloss like this one before. It’s so light, moisturizing (yeah really!) and non-sticky but still very pigmented. Therefore the name, Kisses Gloss…ah hah!


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