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Favorite Red Lipsticks

Red Lipsticks are confidence boosters. That I believe. But some go as far as to say that women who wear red lipsticks have better careers and success. Really?! I don't think so.
I'm somebody who used to have a red wallet because according to Feng Shui, red wallets attract money. I was in college and always broke, so I thought it was the best piece of information I'd ever heard and I believed in it until...I couldn't afford a bread pakora from the college canteen. Of course I didn't have enough money to begin with and I always had expensive taste, but still.

Anyways, here are my Favorite Red Lipsticks:

  • Colorbar Velvet Matte Hot Hot Hot ~ So HOT!
  • Revlon Colorburst True Red ~ Really a true red. Finish is awesome, but I don't like how wide the tip is. Not very easy to apply with.
  • Make Up For Ever Moulin Rouge ~ The most pigmented of them all
  • MAC Heartless (Venomous Villains Evil Queen) ~ I'm so glad I got this. It's superfabulous! Swatch below.
  • Shu Uemura RD 165S ~ This has silver shimmer, and I heart it coz it makes my teeth look really white.
  • MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lauper ~ I realized this isn't really red, but it belongs in the family.
  • The Balm Read My Lips Wanted ~ Has a pink undertone 


Read My Lips OR The Newspaper?

Today's newspaper highlight : 8 Bollywood babes looking cute in 'Being Human' tanks in different colors, whereas their 'middleman' Salman Khan looks like their flamboyant uncle in red pants, white t-shirt, a black vest , and sunglasses! 
Anyways, if the real newspapers bore you, how about a newspaper print lipstick? Today I'm wearing TheBalm 'Read My Lips' Lipstick. It is actually a newspaper print packaging, which was what drew me to this lipstick in the first place. Smooth, good quality paper, which can only be ruined if you mishandle it yourself (klutzes be extra careful! ;) )

I got Wanted, which is described as a 'Strawberry Red'

It looks like a statement 'in-your-face' kinda red, but I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out much subtler on the lips. Especially if you apply it minimally, it looks like a lip tint, without the dryness, because it's loaded with vitamins A&E, olive oil & jojoba oil. It feels like a lip balm.

This is a red lipstick you don't need to wait for a special occasion to wear, coz it's versatile. You can play it up or tone it down according to your mood and outfit. I like it a lot.

I bought it for about Rs.800.

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4.5/5

*Always keep the lipstick in the box it came in to prevent any damage to the paper packaging.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^