But back to this post. I’m always been been drawn to red lipsticks but rarely wear them. Hence I decided to swatch my reds. Except I forgot my Shu Uemura lipsticks which are in another box. So here are swatches of the other reds I have.
From left to right:
Bobbi Brown Matte Stain For Lips – Cabernet
Julie Hewett Femme Noir
Julie Hewett Coco Noir
Julie Hewett Rouge Noir
Julie Hewett Oona Noir
Kevyn Aucoin Poppia
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Ravish Me Red
Duwop Private Red
Paul & Joe #24
From Left to Right:
Lipstick Queen Medieval
Julie Hewett Jules Bijou
Besame Besame Red
Besame Red Hot Red
Besame Red Velvet
Besame Cherry Red
Giorgio Armani Matte Silk – #15
Giorgio Armani Lipstick Mania – #9
From Left to Right:
Giorgio Armani Shine – Hollywood Red #31
Cover Girl Fire Shine
Revlon Lip Butter Candy Apple
Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge RD1
Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge RD2
Neutrogena Moistureshine Lipstick – Poppy Red
Laura Geller On Stage
Vincent Longo Gel X Lipstick – Select
Hope they will help you if you are contemplating a purchase!
** Not affiliated with any brands and all items were purchased by me.
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Forever Raisin 540 (US$6.99 to US$8.99)
Color of the tube is most accurate in the second picture.
Revlon is probably the best drugstore brand in my books. I love their colorburst lipsticks. I cannot wear their foundations (no color match & breaks me out) but I know of a number of people who swear by them. This lipglaze in my books is a winner.
This looks more like a deep rose than a raisin color to me. It looks a little orangy when it’s sheered out but that might be due to my skintone (NC25 Asian). Fairer ladies who are not used to wearing a strong lip can easily sheer this color. It does not feel sticky to me (especially after the B&BW lipgloss) & staying power is moderate. It does come off when I drink but it leaves my lips with a nice slight rosy stain.
The smell bugs me. It smells like a sugared cookie (to me) & is way too strong. 😦 Luckily the scent goes off after a few minutes or it could be my nose getting sensitized to the smell. 😛 Either the smell goes away & I am glad!
You can see this compared with some of my other glosses here.
Conclusion: It’s a pretty color & I like it enough to keep it 😀 The smell really bugs me as it’s really strong & am not a scent that I’m fond of. Wished Revlon will lose the smell or make it less scented.
* Purchased by me & can be found at any drugstore or grocery store where Revlon is sold.
Ingredients: Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyltrimethicone, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, PPG 51/SMDI Copolymer, Silica Silylate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax) (Microcrystalline Wax), Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2 Hexanediol, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370)
So I was doing a blog review of Bare Escentual Wearable Berry & Wine glosses & lipliners when I was reminded of how much I love the color of the Wearable Berry. Since I rounded up most of my glosses recently (to be reviewed/purged/kept), I decided to start swatching them 😀
As you can see, none of them is a exact dupe 😦 Revlon Colorstay Mineral LipGlaze – Forever Raisin 540 & NARS Dolce Vita probably came closest.
You are probably wondering why I want to have a dupe of a color I have already? *gives a Mona Lisa smile* I guess you just have to wait till tomorrow to know. 😀