For this week’s Makeup Wars post we’re taking a look at one of beauty’s classics: the red lip. It is always a big trend in the fall, and I have to admit that this year I really love the red lip!
This gloss is the one I recommend to anyone wanting to try a red lip, it’s the one I wear frequently and if you saw my Google Plus Beauty Hangout with The Blush and My Beauty Bunny on Friday, it is the lippie I was wearing that day. (In case you missed it, you can watch the beauty hangout over on YouTube. Also, I pop in and out a few times… my ISP was a bit spotty and Safari kept reloading? So annoying! Next time I’m just going to use Firefox.)
This gloss is very pigmented and I actually use it as a stain a lot! I apply it once, let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then wipe it off. I then reapply a second time, and that’s the gloss I’ll wear. Applying the first layer and wiping off really does a great job of staining my lips, and makes it a lot less obvious when the lipgloss is wearing off.
The gloss is a little thicker than most glosses, really more of a lacquer. I don’t think that it’s sticky, and it doesn’t really have any flavor. Even with drinking, it lasts for a good 4-5 hours. It’s not quite a true red, I think it has a very tiny amount of blue in it, which makes it a little easier to wear. For some reason the fact that it is a gloss makes it look much more polished on me than a lipstick.
I’ve been loving red lips so much that starting today I’ll be featuring an entire month of red lippies! Now I’m off to start snapping lippie pics…In the meantime, check out the favorite red lippies of my blogging friends!