I love my make up, and was always a fan of lipstick, though I didn’t wear it that much. In my repertoire, there are over 20 lipsticks, drugstore and fancy shmancy brand name ones. I wanted to go through my red lipsticks, of which I have 7, just for fun. Most of my lipsticks are pink, and I found something very interesting, to better understand, here are the swatches:
From left to right:
GOSH in Burgundy (154);
Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Lush Red;
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate (01);
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate (12);
Milani in Mango Mambo (23);
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate (110);
Christian Dior Rouge Dior in Favori Red (752).
There is a definite trend towards Rimmel for me for two reasons, they smell great and I love their colors. I have a few other shades from them and their price is very reasonable. The trend I mentioned above is right in the picture, and I couldn’t believe it: though 7 lipsticks are swatched, 2 sets of the are basically the same colors.
GOSH in Burgundy (154) + Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Lush Red
These two are both a lovely burgundy. I actually was disappointed with the Gosh lipstick color, I loved its creamy nature, I just disliked the color. As for the Elizabeth Arden lipstick I loved the color and the finish. Now I can say that they are pretty much the same lipstick.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate (12) + Milani in Mango Mambo(23)
These two lipsticks are in the same boat with the two above, very similar. They both have smells, and I do like the scents, but the Milani one can be a bit overpowering.
My favourite of these 7 is the Christian Dior, I think its the perfect red. When I bought it, I got their universal lip liner, which is basically clear, which I sometimes use. I will be looking in to maybe trying out the Mac red lipsticks in the near future, but I am open to discovering vibrant shades of red, that might not be in the limelight of celebrities.