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The Perfect Red Lipstick

(20 Posts)
LulaPalooza Thu 20-Mar-14 21:32:19

I think I may have posted about this before but I'm still looking for the perfect red lipstick

I would like a blue toned red... does that even make sense? I don't know much about 'tones'. Ok, I don't know anything about tones but I do know that orangey reds don't suit me. I would like something Hollywood glam-ish. The first lipstick I ever owned was Paloma Picasso Mon Rouge but I'm pretty sure it has been discontinued.

Can anyone please recommend a lipstick for me? I don't care which brand.


coffeeinbed Thu 20-Mar-14 21:36:06

Get yourself to a Chanel counter and try some on.
Tell them you want a blue based one and they will find you one.
My perfect reds are Nars Flaming Dust and Gypsy and Revlon Romantic.

It's all trial and error.

LulaPalooza Thu 20-Mar-14 21:41:55

I might try that tomorrow, thanks. I have a voucher for HoF burning a hole in my wallet and I like Chanel products

jimjamspam Thu 20-Mar-14 21:42:06

Mac Russian Red

LulaPalooza Thu 20-Mar-14 21:44:06

NARS Gipsy sounds good but is it sheer? Just Google Imaged it

Thank you for your help, much appreciated

LulaPalooza Thu 20-Mar-14 21:44:56

Ta, will check Mac too!

coffeeinbed Thu 20-Mar-14 21:48:05

Gypsy is sheer, very easy to wear.

Manhunt is also nice, it's very true poppy red.
Gypsy is warmer.

ZacharyQuack Thu 20-Mar-14 22:42:37

Revlon Really Red and Maybelline Red Revival.

Nars Fire Down Below - just for the name!

LulaPalooza Thu 20-Mar-14 23:41:09

These are all great suggestions, ladies. Thank you

Puddles1234 Thu 20-Mar-14 23:46:52

I love:

MAC Ruby Woo
Chanel Pirate
DIOR Trafalgar
Tom Ford Scarlet Rouge (My everyday Red)
Tom Ford Cherry Lush

coffeeinbed Fri 21-Mar-14 07:50:23

I read somewhere grazia that Rachel Khoo uses Cherry Lush.
Looks lovely on her

Furzella Fri 21-Mar-14 08:01:39

Laura Mercier Healthy Lips - most flattering one I've ever found and a tiny bit blue-red, certainly not orange-red or brown-red.

MadBusLady Fri 21-Mar-14 08:32:16

I keep going back to the Rimmel Kate Moss shade 01. I would say it is perfectly pitched between bluey and orangey, a true red.

VillaVillekulla Fri 21-Mar-14 09:00:10

MAC Russian Red
Revlon Fire and Ice
Revlon Cherries in the Snow for a somewhere between fuschia and bright blue toned red.
I have a nice Elizabeth Arden one. I think it's called Perfect Red and it's lovely.
I also recently got one of those Revlon pencils in a shade called Standout and it's a nice deep red.

SundaySimmons Fri 21-Mar-14 09:12:25

They've changed Mac, I now find them very drying.

I like NYX as they are not drying and have loads of lovely shades

NYX Sparkling red.

NYX Chic red (round lipstick)

daylily Fri 21-Mar-14 09:37:33

Have you seen this?
I found this useful.

slug Fri 21-Mar-14 10:58:34

Pricey, but I find the veleet rope collection from the Lipstick Queen gives a really good red. Black tie is a darker, more berry red and Private Party is that full on, glam red I always wanted.

LulaPalooza Sat 22-Mar-14 01:06:53

Wowsers! Thank you so much everyone and especially daililly for the link xx

MissBartlett Sat 22-Mar-14 07:57:23

Second Chanel. They found my perfect red - Gabrielle I my case - which makes my face light up. A colleague who trained as a make up artist said they're the best lipsticks in her opinionsmile

Lottapianos Sat 22-Mar-14 09:04:17

I need blue toned reds too and at the moment I live Diva Lady by Rimmel, its in their Moisture Renew range. Great colour, not drying and lasts pretty well - all for about 6 quid!

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