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#1 newmumandexcited

Posted 16 October 2019 - 11:59 AM

I’m keen to wear red lipstick to an event - like a bold red. I can pull it off as I do it occasionally but not for long periods.

What product actually lasts and doesn’t dry or flake off and half disappear?! How do you do it?!


#2 Mands09

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:05 PM

I use MAC lipstick and lipliner when I wear red. Put the lip liner on and use it to colour the whole lip. Then use the lipstick over the top. Lasted well for the fancy event I went to, eating drinking etc didn’t even need a touch up during the night.

#3 missminx

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:09 PM

I second Mac lipstick - Ruby Woo is a gorgeous shade of red.

Also check out Besame, they have beautiful vintage lipstick colours.

#4 newmumandexcited

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:18 PM

View PostMands09, on 16 October 2019 - 12:05 PM, said:

I use MAC lipstick and lipliner when I wear red. Put the lip liner on and use it to colour the whole lip. Then use the lipstick over the top. Lasted well for the fancy event I went to, eating drinking etc didn’t even need a touch up during the night.

Thank you! What colour do you use? Ruby woo also? Are their lipsticks matte or kinda shiny?

#5 kitkatswing

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:25 PM

Maybelline Superstay is awesome, their red is divine and stays on for a loooooong time. Not flaky or drying either.

#6 darcswan

Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:28 PM

Ruby Woo is a matte (and a classic).

I really like the Nars velvet matte lip pencils - they are matte, lightweight and fade well. Cruella and Dragon Girl are my faves.

I also really like the revlon kissable balm stain in Adore - but its not a bold classic red.

I don't like using any lip tattoo type product, I find they crack and peel. I would rather remove my lipstick part way through the night and reapply.

#7 Let-it-go

Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:05 PM

I do find with any dark lipstick, a lip liner of some type is essential otherwise it feathers or bleeds into my......ummmm.....wrinkles.  I did have this great clear one that work d a treat but I lost it.  I did notice Sephora does one.

Edited by Let-it-go, 16 October 2019 - 01:06 PM.

#8 Liz Lemon

Posted 16 October 2019 - 03:14 PM

I find with the matte ones your application has to be spot on as they’re quite hard to remove if you stuff it up.  (I could be doing it wrong though.  I don’t use liner ever (don’t own one)).

I wear only red lipstick 5 days a week (at work) and much prefer the creamier ones - because even after all this time I sometimes botch it.

My favourites are Christian Dior Rouge 999 (a classic that supposedly suits all skin tones) and L’Oreal Colour Riche 335 Carmin St Germain.

I also quite liked a red Aldi Lacura one I had but I think they discontinued it.

I have dark hair and eyes and a faded olive skin tone.

Sorry I should add - I reapply about twice a day - so perhaps my input is not that helpful!

Edited by Liz Lemon, 16 October 2019 - 03:15 PM.

#9 nom_de_plume

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:49 PM

For a traditional bullet lipstick formula my favourite (and incidentally everyday lipstick) is MAC - Ruby Woo. It’s a cult classic along with Lady Danger and Russian Red. You can try their shades at a MAC counter to find which one suits you.

For a drugstore option, I like Rimmel Lasting Finish in 170 Alarm.

For a liquid formula I like Stila Stay All Day in the shade Beso.

#10 Kelly Davatari

Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:15 PM

I find Ruby Woo waaay too dry.
I like 714 by Urban Decay as well as Revlon Ultra HD Matte in Love.

I think the key is careful application and blotting. If I do that it lasts most of the day.

Edited by Kelly Davatari, 16 October 2019 - 07:17 PM.

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