Hello and happy Sunday. Today I want to continue sharing my collection of lippies with you; this time we’re going to cover the pinks and reds. Let’s get started, shall we?
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This is one of my OG makeup products, and I have to admit I didn’t quite love it when I first bought it. Now that I know more about makeup, I think this product is very similar to an opaque lipgloss, and you know I love those because of their thick texture. It is the darkest shade of pink among the products I’m showing you here, but I think it can still be considered a very dark magenta.
This is my “girl boss” lip gloss. By the picture you can tell it’s quite pigmented, but it’s still sheer, which makes perfect as a pop of color to add to an everyday look. This is one of my favorite lippies, and I think its a must to have this shade in one’s makeup stash.
A couple of years ago, when my job allowed me to wear literally anything I wanted, I was very adventurous with my makeup. Back then, I loved rocking this look called the “bubblegum lips.” Have you seen the color of bubblegum? Well, this lipstick is exactly that shade. Now I honestly don’t know how I was able to pull off that look because my skin is pale, and I’m pretty sure when I applied that lipstick it must’ve looked like I had concealer on my lips. Should I give it another chance?
I think this would be the closest match to my “girl boss” lip gloss. I’m sure they weren’t intended to be companions, even if they’re from the same brand, but they go very well together. What I like about this lipstick is that it’s a hot pink without being scandalous. It is actually lighter than the lipgloss, which I think makes it more wearable in situations when I need to look professional and like I’ve got it together, but I still want my pop of color.
I’ll call this a dark watermelon pink. Swatching this lip cream, it occurred to me that it’s not a pretty as I’d always thought it was. I mean, looking at it now, it looks like nothing special, you know? It still looks nice, I just think it’s one of those “comfortable” shades you buy because you know they’re easy to match to any look.
Then there’s Prague, and this shade is what puts an edge to the everyday look. Prague is the lip cream equivalent to my other “girl boss” products, and I love it because the hot pink shade is there, and the fact that it’s matte makes the look more serious, but it’s not super intense to the point that it might look tacky.
Sienna Cosmetics Lipstick in Pink
I got this in a Colombian subscription box, and it annoys me when I get products like this that obviously aren’t going to work for me. Like, I specifically said I have pale skin, which means pale lipsticks don’t look good on me. Not only this lipstick is super light, it’s also got this kind of pearl effect and tiny specks of glitter. There’s no way I’ll wear it by itself, so occasionally when I’m trying on a “good girl” look, I’ll use this as a lip topper.
I think this is a great companion shade for the “Bubblegum lips” look. Indeed, the fact that it’s a lip gloss makes it easier to work with for me because it’s sheer, so the actual color of my lips can still be seen, and I don’t look like I have concealer lips. It’s also a great lip topper and it adds a bit of a “good girl” vibe to my looks.
Femme Couture Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in Fab Fuchsia
This lipstick is old, so I think it’s discontinued. It doesn’t look as pigmented in the swatch, but it’s your typical scandalous fuchsia. A few years ago, this was my go-to shade for going out. Now I’ve grown, and I feel more sophisticated. No, but really, this is just too much for me.
B Color Liquid Lipstick in Hot Pink
Okay, this is another Colombian product I got from (you guessed it) a Colombian subscription box. I plan on unboxing one in the future, I promise. This just infuriates me because, honestly, who will wear this shade in real life? This is not just hot pink, it’s hot pink on steroids. I mean, this is more than scandalous. Besides, the quality of the product is not even that great. This is supposed to be a liquid lipstick, but it doesn’t dry down, so it’s essentially an opaque lipgloss.
You know I’m extra when it comes to makeup, but I always have more natural options because there are days when I don’t want to spend an hour caking my face. When I feel like I want a pop of pink in my natural look, I wear this lip balm. It’s supposed to act according to my lips’ pH or something to give me “my own” kind of pink. I don’t know about that, but I love its pale shade of pink as well as the shimmer it leaves, and the feeling of hydration on my lips.
These have been around for a while, and I’d even dare to say they’re the OG tinted lip balms. It is stronger than the Maybelline one because the shade is a darker, hotter pink, but it’s still a lip balm, so its effect is pretty soft and natural compared to other products I’ve mentioned. Had I been into makeup at school, this would’ve been one of my choices.
Now, let’s finish with the reds. I honestly thought I had many more shades, but apparently I only have four. Still, let’s get started, shall we?
This is a nice orange-based red I like to wear to work on very special occasions. Now, that fancy name is just that, a name because there’s nothing gel-like about this lipstick and it’s 100% matte. It’s got a nice, powdery texture and it doesn’t need to be reapplied all the time like some other red lipsticks.
Here’s a funny story: I was planning on doing all the swatches for the posts about my lippies, but when I removed this product I discovered a rectangular stain on my arm. Yes, this ink stained my arm for a full day. This is not kiddie stuff, and if I were you, I wouldn’t try it unless I really knew what I was doing. I don’t mean to scare you, but this is ink, so it’s got a super thin texture, and it dries down really quickly, and it is dark red. This could either be a great combination of factors or a recipe for disaster, your call.
This is your true red, and I’m talking old Hollywood/ Christmas party red. Pair this with a golden smokey eye and you’re good to go. I love this shade and I love the formulation of this product. It’s smooth and easy to apply, and it does have that velvety effect, but in a good way, you know? If you’re just getting into the whole liquid lipstick/ red lipstick game, this will be your best friend.
This was my first red lipstick, and I know that next to the others I showed you, this doesn’t even look that red, which is exactly why I picked it up in the first place. You see, this is a safe shade for people getting started on makeup because it’s not flashy or overly opaque, but it’s still red. It’s a great first red lipstick.
Those were all of my pink and red lippies. Do you wear pink or red lipsticks? What is your favorite shade and why? Let me know in the comments below!
Love, Miss Camila