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Best red lipstick

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superlambanana Mon 29-Jul-13 20:36:02

I'm after a proper, not at all pink, fire engine / pillar box / Hollywood red. Preferably one that will last more than a couple of hours. I tried a revlon one called Hollywood Red but it is disappointingly pink and not bright. I'm after full on red! Think Imelda May / Caro Emerald (was going to suggest 40s star but then realised I've only seen their black and white films...).

Any suggestions? If it doesn't cost £25 that'd be even better!

LaurieFairyCake Mon 29-Jul-13 20:39:16

Mac Russian red.

Chanel is fabulous for reds but they're too drying for me.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Jul-13 20:48:33

i tried the kate moss rimmel one that is a kovelyred but very drying
same with a couple of body shop ones

that's the downside with reds though, they need the staying power so the glossier ones tend to slide off.

though i look like a drag queen in red, so not the best to ask grin

excuse the non-capitals, i'm single handed typing because my daughter's guinea-pig is mn-etting with me.
though he knows nothing about fashion. he wears fur 24/7

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Jul-13 20:50:29

what about 'all for eve'

mamalovesmojitos Mon 29-Jul-13 20:55:35

Kate moss for rimmel is what you're looking for. I don't find it too drying and at that price you can risk it smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Jul-13 21:04:00

There's a Rimmel pen (like a fibre tip) with a balm at the other end (1000 Kisses IIRC). They have a red.
I've used as a base then a No7 wine red lippie on top (to avoid the Drag Queen look blush )

Bexicles Mon 29-Jul-13 21:06:55

Revlons "Cherries in the snow" my go to red lipstick for nights out, makes your teeth love very white and lasts all night.

MrsCocoa Mon 29-Jul-13 21:08:32

Red lipstick recommendation from Salli Hughes (Guardian Beauty Columnist):

Bexicles Mon 29-Jul-13 21:16:08

Thought of another Vixen by Sleek, not too pinky.

monkeynuts123 Mon 29-Jul-13 21:19:11


70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Jul-13 21:24:45

I bought a lip pallette to take on holiday (in the Boots sale after Christmas, 75% off)
IIRC 'Soap and Glory.
Not used it yet, but you cou;d mix your own shade?
Or do you want the uber-glam lipstick case to whisk out of your bag?

MAC "Ruby Woo" is gorgeous though it could be a little too matte for what you're after.

Havingkittens Mon 29-Jul-13 21:32:44

I love Cherries in the Snow, but it's very pink IMO.

My favourite true red lipstick is Roulette Red/Rouge Bingo by Dior. I'm afraid it probably is around £20-25 though. It stays on really well and is the one red lipstick that never bleeds on me. It's one of Dita Von Tees' favourites too!

That with MAC Cherry lip liner.

Sl1nkyMalinki Mon 29-Jul-13 21:37:54

Mac Ruby Woo. Gorgeous bright matte red, lasts for hours!

doineedhelp Mon 29-Jul-13 21:46:13

I have a fab one from rockalily, smells gorgeous too... £14 I think

dontyouwantmebaby Mon 29-Jul-13 22:43:09

another vote for Mac Russian Red - the best true red out there, I use it with Mac lip liner in red. lasts forever. lovely.

Lipstick Queen gets good review, Saint Red (lovely colour) but the packaging lets it down IMO. Sinner Red is matted.

Mac Ruby Woo lovely but I find a bit orange-y after a while and its v.drying (on me).

dontyouwantmebaby Mon 29-Jul-13 22:45:18

oops meant to say matte (not matted) for Lipstick Queen Sinner Red

apparently Lipstick Queen medieval is the red that suit everyone, not tried it outside of the shop.

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Mon 29-Jul-13 22:52:01

Watching this thread with interest. How hard can it be to find a red lipstick? confused

superlambanana Mon 29-Jul-13 23:24:58

That's what I thought MyChild!

After trying and failing I thought it better to bow to the superior knowledge of MN smile

Helish Mon 29-Jul-13 23:29:09

Mac's Ramblas red if you want a blue toned red. It's quite matt but stays on forever

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 29-Jul-13 23:29:38

Aaaaaaaah I was looking at the QVC reviews for Lipstick Queen don'tyouwant
There's a red called Queen Jean or something. And the Saint or Sinner

Seems to be a love it or hate it going by the reviews

kickassangel Mon 29-Jul-13 23:29:43

Dh and I once spent an hour in Sephora at Times Square and he agreed with me that not one red suited.

But when I do find one it looks great.

I am going to a wedding on Saturday and want to wear red lipstick, but have an hour max for shopping before then.

So, what is a good make, and I will play with the color.

dontyouwantmebaby Mon 29-Jul-13 23:50:47

to those asking 'who hard can it be to find a red liptstick'?

well, yeah I hear you...but I know people still searching for that perfect nude, I think red is pretty much in the same category here. once you find the one that suits you, thats it grin

70isa I tried the katemoss rimmel one but wasn't put off by colour, it was the perfume-y smell, maybe am too difficult to please!!! wink

dontputaringonit Mon 29-Jul-13 23:50:54

MAC Red by MAC. Same colour as Ruby Woo but not as dry.

dontyouwantmebaby Mon 29-Jul-13 23:51:18

how not who!!

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