Saturday, February 22

| Red Alert | Favourite Red Lipsticks | Lancome | MAC | Revlon | Arbonne | [Photo Heavy]

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the amazing feedback on my previous Valentine's inspired vintage makeup post. I love getting feedback from you!

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I hope you all enjoyed a special Valentine's Day. Single or smitten, I hope you were showered with love. I enjoyed a delicious & relaxed dinner with Mr W at our favourite restaurant (where we went on our first date). We sat alfresco and were able to enjoy the cool evening breeze. A pleasure after the heatwave we have been experiencing in South Australia of late. I'm very much looking forward to autumn weather.

Today's post is a feature ALL about my Favourite Red Lipsticks. In fact, it was inspired by the vibrant yet deep red tones of the roses I received on Valentine's Day! As soon as I lay eyes upon my roses, my mind instantly thought - Ruby Woo! MAC Ruby Woo lipstick is a deep, cool toned matte red & one of my most favourite reds of all time.

                          What are your favourite red lipsticks?

*Lancome Color Fever Avant Garde Red 151

♡ MAC Ruby Woo

*Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Fire & Ice 720 

*Arbonne Runway Rouge

Left - Right: Lancome Avant Garde Red 151 / MAC Ruby Woo / Revlon Fire & Ice / Arbonne Runway Rouge.

Breaking into the red rouge world can be daunting......

Here are 6 simple steps to help get started:

  • Be precise - Red lipstick should never be applied casually. Unless it's an ultra sheer formula, like a Revlon Lip Butter. A top precision tip is to use a fine-tip lipstick brush. A steady hand, and patience is a must.
  • Accentuate eyes OR lips NOT both - Although it may seem a good idea at the time, you may end up looking over-done. Keep it simple by choosing eyes OR lips as the focus of your makeup look.
  • Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips - Deep shades of red accentuate the look of fine lips. Instead use a sheer red lipstick in cherry or coral red for a flattering shade. Even better, add shine and plumpness to lips with some gloss over lipstick. 
  • Prevent lipstick "bleeding" - Using lip pencil prior to applying lipstick is your best chance at preventing "bleeding". A final touch of concealer around the border of your mouth will also accentuate lip colour and create a crisp line.
  • Consider the lighting - Pick a sheerer shade for daytime or the outdoors. In the evening, go bold and bright.
  • Co-ordinate your look - Complete your makeup look by dotting and blending a little of your lipstick colour on the apples of your cheeks for a youthful appearance. But remember to blend blend blend.
  • Avoid lipstick on your teeth - After lipstick application, put your finger in your mouth, form your lips around your finger, then slowly remove finger to shed excess lipstick colour.
Feeling bold?

Left - Right: Lancome Avant Garde Red 151 / MAC Ruby Woo / Revlon Fire & Ice / Arbonne Runway Rouge.

The Swatches

Swatches in Natural Lighting Bottom to Top: Lancome Avant Garde Red 151 / MAC Ruby Woo / Revlon Fire & Ice / Arbonne Runway Rouge.

Swatches in Artificial Lighting Bottom to Top: Lancome Avant Garde Red 151 / MAC Ruby Woo / Revlon Fire & Ice / Arbonne Runway Rouge.

Lancome Color Fever Avant Garde Red 151

  • Availability: Hard to find. 
  • Finish: Matte
  • Color: Red
  • Undertone: Cool
  • Price: $39 AUD 

"Long wearing with no discolouring, this lipstick delivers a matte finish for a more natural look. It is enriched with jojoba oil which helps the lips feel moist after hours of wear." 

MAC Ruby Woo

  • Availability: Permanent MAC line
  • Finish: Matte
  • Color: Red
  • Undertone: Cool
  • Price: $36 AUD 

"Ruby Woo is a blue-based red with a matte finish and nearly opaque colour coverage. It’s one of the driest lipsticks I’ve ever used. It does pull and drag slightly, but it wears beautifully. Is drying after a few hours of wear - a lip treatment will be needed after wearing this one. But sadly, I think it is worth it!" :)

Revlon Fire & Ice

  • Availability: Permanent in the Revlon Super Lustrous line
  • Finish: Creme
  • Color: Red
  • Undertone: Warm (Coral-Red)
  • Price: $21.95 (Priceline)

"A very creamy orangey- red lipstick. It is very bright and feels moisturising on my lips. I think everyone should try Fire and Ice at least once! It's so accessible, wallet-friendly, and it's fun to have a lipstick that changes colour depending on the wearer & their skin tone." 

Arbonne Runway Rouge

  • Availability: Permanent Arbonne lipstick line
  • Finish: Satin
  • Color: Red
  • Undertone: Warm (coral-red)
  • Price: $37 AUD 

A previous post featuring swatches and a full review can be seen via this link:

"Runway Rouge is a ravishing coral red. This lipstick can be worn sheerly, or built up to an intense colour. It has a slight sparkle that is visible when you remove the lipstick. Runways Rouge is easy to apply, moisturising and doesn't feather on the lips."

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  1. Love all the colors K! I would love to try the colors but I have to pass now lol. I thought being a lilac is easy but not realising that I cant put on any kind of lipstick color now. haha sad but true. But I must say, Orangy red tone suits you well hun xx

    1. Hi Hana - thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. Cheers for your kind words :) Your lilac hair is gorgeous, I think you could pull off a blue based cool red :P

  2. I'm a sucker for a good red lipstick so I really enjoyed this post. I do have Ruby Woo but find it's a bit too strong for me nowadays - lately I've been wearing MAC Ladybug a lot :)

    1. Hi Christina - thanks for visiting PF :) I've heard fantastic things about MAC's Ladybug. Great alternative to Ruby Woo and more moisturising for the lips. Cheers for your comment :) take care.



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