"Darling!" he cries, while sweeping you into his arms. "Say you'll be mine... forever!"
Isn't that the truth?! You put on some red lipstick and the man of your dreams falls to his knees and proclaims his everlasting love!
What?? That hasn't happened to you? *giggle*
Maybe you haven't found the right red lipstick yet. That's what I'm here for poodles! To help you navigate the muddy waters of lipstick shopping and true love.
Well, at least I can help in the lipstick department. We've already covered long-wear lipsticks, now it's time for my favorite reds!
I personally do not feel that a matte lipstick is necessary to achieve an authentic vintage look. Most lipsticks in the 40s and 50s had a creamier, glossier texture. So for all you MAC "Ruby Woo" lovers out there, it might be retro, but it ain't vintage! (Like that grammar?)
My picks for best red lipsticks, are all made by Revlon. Many of their red shades have been around for over 50 years! That makes them vintage classics! And they are priced right for a frugal poodle's budget, only $4.99 a tube at Target.
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1951- "Love That Red" Bold red with a hint of pink. I think this is the shade my grandma wore.
COVERAGE: 9/10- Covers the whole lip in one swipe.
CREAMINESS: 10/10- Ooooh so creamy! Blot once and you are good to go!
CONSISTENCY:8/10- Lasts wonderfully, just don't eat! You'll end up with red rings on your fork or sandwich.
1951- "Certainly Red" A true blue based red. I wear this shade more than any other. Love it!
COVERAGE: 9/10- Awesome coverage. May need to pay extra attention to the inner, middle section of your lip.
CREAMINESS: 10/10- Feels like silk baby!
CONSISTENCY: 10/10- I have had this color last for 8 hours on me. Which is AH-MAHZING!
1952-"Fire and Ice" Super bright and gorgeous! Almost a neon red, or tomato red. One of Revlon's most famous shades. I'm sometimes afraid to wear this one on it's own and will layer it with "Certainly Red". For me, it's an evening look lipstick.
COVERAGE: 9/10- Same middle of the lip problem as above.
CREAMINESS: 10/10- Satin smooth!
CONSISTENCY: 8/10- I find that it will last a couple of hours after blotting, but then you'll need to touch-up.
1953- "Cherries in the Snow" I'm including this with the red's but really this is more of a berry pink shade. Blue based and lovely, I think this color looks like raspberries rather than cherries.
COVERAGE: 9/10- Again, only one coat of this luscious lipstick is needed.
CREAMINESS: 10/10- The same wonderful, creamy, silken feel as the others.
CONSISTENCY: 9/10- A few hours wear and then you'll need to reapply. Works great as a stain.
|From L to R: Love that Red, Certainly Red,|
Fire and Ice, and Cherries in the Snow
I lo-oo-oo-oo-ovvve these lipsticks! You can't go wrong with a Revlon ORIGINAL red lipstick!!