‘When in Doubt;Wear Red’- An absolutely true statement!!
Red is one shade you can carry to any occasion.However,the intensity and finish of the color does matter.Below I have 4 Reds from my stack that can fulfill the need of all occasions!!
Ruby In gold-Revlon Striking-Avon Cherry Red-Etude Crazy In Love
Mini review and pics of the shades are as follows:
Avon Ultra Moisture Gold Shine Lipstick Ruby in Gold (rs.469 for 4 gm) :Ruby in Gold is a gorgeous pink based red.It like deep strawberry red shade that gives a juicy look to lips.The shade is loaded with ‘Gold’ aka golden shimmer that are very obvious on lips.
left: single swipe;Right: Double swipe
The lipstick has a soft creamy texture that glides on smoothly.It applies well but the shimmer present can be felt.The shade stays for about 4 hours fading evenly but the shimmer settles in the lip lines and stays afterwards too.The shade is decently pigmented providing medium to full coverage.It will suit all skin tones.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Striking(240) : Priced at rs.800,Striking is a stunning shade of red with warm undertones.It is very wearable and not OTT.
The texture of the lip balm is very smooth and velvety soft. It glides on easily without any tugging or pulling. The lip color has a satin matte finish on initial application which soon settles to matte. Though, it is matte but it is very comfortable. It doesn’t settle in the lip lines either accentuate them. The shade is decently pigmented.It provides medium to buildable coverage and covers pigmented lips very well.I love the finish that provides a classy look to the face.It stays for about 5 hours on me leaving a very mild stain behind.
Avon Simply Pretty ColorBliss lipstick Cherry Red (Rs 169 for 3.5 gms.) : Cherry Red is a stunning red shade.It ha s minor blue undertones that aren’t much visible.I like such reds as it can be called a true deep red.It has a slight sheen and not matte.
The texture of the lipstick is smooth and it glides on easily.The formula isn’t hydrating but it isn’t drying as well.However,one should exfoliate the lips prior applying it as it is a deep shade and it definitely stains.It can accentuate dry flaky lips.The shade is insanely pigmented and one swipe is all that is need.I only do the pin-up look when I use this as it itself is a statement shade.The shade stays for 5 hours leaving a reddish stain behind that goes with proper cleansing.
Etude House Vivid Pop Stick #8-Crazy In Love ($11) : Crazy in Love is a crazily pigmented pink undertoned red.The shade is very stunning and brightening.It brightens up my face and makes me look all the more fairer.The shade is sans any shimmer or shimmer.It is a classy matte.
It is easy to apply without any pulling or tugging.The formula is creamy and settles to a matte finish.It isn’t very matte that is dries up the lips but comfortable enough.The formula is light weight and very comfortable in wear.It doesn’t accentuate dry lips but it does settle int he lip lines. The shade stays for about 6-7 hours intact with meal included and the n it leaves a stain behind which too stays and goes away with a cleanser.It is water resistant.It provides full coverage in one swipe with minor touching around the lip corners.
Sometimes,I do mix Striking and Crazy In love to get a shade that us a mixture of both and it looks great too.Ruby In gold is a shade that is more suitable for special occasions,parties.Striking is a great Red for office wear,or lunch out with friends.Cherry Red and Crazy in love are the bolder shades that add oomph and can be used as a statement lipcolor when you keep rest of the look minimal and let the lipcolor do the talking!!
I have MAC Dangerous and MAC Ruby woo as well which I love flaunting.Will post a review and look on the these shades soon!!