These six reds are rad!
It’s hard to pick a favorite from among the six $8.99 red lipsticks in the new line, but if you said, “Karen, you have to pick one!” first I would say, “Curses! Why you gotta be so cruel?” then I’d say 402 Blake’s Red, which you may remember from the 5 Fabulously Affordable Fall Lipstick post earlier this week. It’s neutral, so I could wear it with warm and cool looks (and I bet it would look great on most skin tones).
I don’t think you can really go wrong with any of these shades, though. They’re really, REALLY good reds, and all of them are completely opaque. They also feel nice and creamy and have a velvety matte finish that makes lips look plump, luscious and elegant.
With reds like these I picture film noir heroines saying, “Kiss me, you fool!” while sipping martinis and shooting sharp glances across dark rooms.
I should point out that all six colors have that strong, classic L’Oreal lipstick scent (like the standard lipstick-y scent taken to an extreme). You’re either not going to mind it, or it’s going to make you gag. I don’t mind it, because, weirdly enough, it makes me feel like a “lady.” It takes me back to my childhood when my granny would wear lipsticks that smelled just like these, and every time I caught a whiff on her I’d think, “Ooh! That’s what grownup ladies smell like.” 🙂
Ah, the logic of a four-year-old girl… So funny!
Do yourself a solid next time you’re at a drugstore, and pick one of them up.
What magic is this?!
I’m starting to think that witchcraft is involved in making those Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Whenever I finish one, I feel intense, overwhelming joy. 🙂 They are THE BEST THINGS EVER.
Nothing can stop me from having another one tomorrow, mwahahahaa! I’m already looking forward to it (one more sleep till PSL!).
Anyone else addicted to these?? PSLs 4 life!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,