Monday, July 26, 2010

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick - 090 True Red

I purchased Revlon's Colorburst lipstick in 090 True Red on a recent shopping trip to Boots. It was only 6 pounds!
Revlon make some amazing lipstick shades and this is no exception.
This lovely pink based red, can be worn as a wash of colour or layered for a more intense look.
The printed Revlon logo on the lipstick bullet is similar to Chanel's Rouge Coco range. Nice product at a very reasonable price.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Face Stockholm Lip Liner - Inger

Face Stockholm's lip Liner in Inger is a fantastic bright warm red. Although the shade is impressive, I found it to be a little dry in consistency and it initially left little bits of product on the lips. I'd recommend wearing it with a moisturising lipstick or applying it after your lipstick as it blends well with a little help. I've been teaming it up with my Diorific Lipstick in 014 Dolce Vita Red and love it. Face Stockholm's colour palette is impressive and it certainly makes choosing one pretty much impossible.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Face Stockholm Matte Lipstick - Rouge

I just spent four glorious days in Stockholm (Sweden). Stockholm is an absolutely stunning city.
I managed to fit in a visit to Face Stockholm which has an incredible range of red lipsticks. I purchased two matte shades in Rouge and Stunning and am very impressed with both.

Matte Rouge (as swatched) is bright and bold - the pigment is intense. Although the consistency is matte these lipsticks are not drying. The case is slim line, silver and minimal.

Lovely additions to my red lipstick family :P

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 - Ellis Red

I recently purchased Ellis Faas's Creamy Lips - L101 Ellis Red. Ellis states on her website that she was "able to reproduce the colour that Snow White's mother wished for the lips of her child: blood-red. This red is probably the most 'human' of all the colours – and therefore the most versatile".
Fairy tales have intrigued me about as much as red lipstick itself so it was difficult to resist buying this product.

Ellis's creamy lips come packaged in a modern silver wand with a sponge tip applicator and click end that you turn to release the colour.

As described, L101 Ellis Red is a true blood red with minimal sign of any pink or orange undertones. It wears well and despite going on in liquid and glossy form, is creamy once on the lips.
You can amp up the intensity of this shade with a few coats or wear sheer - personally I found it lovely either way.