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Lipstick Playground

Hello there my fellow lipstick junkies!


This thread is a playground for all lipstick junkies out there. A place where we can share anything about our darlings. Because... c'mon! We need our personal space to play, right? Smiley Wink Please, feel free to share anything and everything about your lovelies: hand/lip swatches, your staples, must haves, loved ones, not so loved ones, "fails", nasty lil buggers, lipstick of the day, new acquisitions, old flames, experiments, creative stuff, thoughts on lippies, challenges... lots and lots of photos, of course... You get the picture...  "Anything goes!"


Post, share, discus, and the most important thing - have fun!


I declare our lippie playground officially open! Smiley Happy




Lippie junkies united!!! Smiley Wink


New, Spring 2017 Lipstick Challenge is here:



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don't toss it! i agree w/ everyone else--this looks great on you. i wear liquid lipsticks often and i still have bad days where i can't seem to apply it nicely. p.s. your garden is lovely

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All lipsticks are hard for me to apply.  My hands shake.  This is much prettier than I imagined it.  Can't wait to try it.  This looks so beautiful on you.

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This is a beautiful shade on you!

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I really really like it. Doesn't look too orange at all to me.

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Such a gorgeous shade on you!

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Whoa! Now, that's a gorgeous red on you! Absolutely stunning. Well, I'd say you wear orange-based shades quite well yourself, missy. Smiley Wink 


Yep. Liquid lipsticks are a pain to apply for me, too. I hate them, and love them, at the same time ( I hate application, but love everything else about them ( usually they're long wearing, and I'm a sucker for those! ) ). Most of the time I avoid them because of that lil detail. Ain't nobody got time fo dat! Smiley Tongue 

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Thanks Lyra. Do you happen to know a good match for this that isn't a liquid lipstick? I'd prefer this color in a bullet. Maybe Besame Red Hot Red as Anne mentioned.

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How about NARS Audacious Carmen?



( beautybycarmz )



( bubblymichelle )


Gotta run, but there may be something else, too.... Later. Smiley Wink

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Maybe even Rita?




Maybe some of these?



Tom Ford's Ruby Rush? But, I think it's not as orange based.








 I ( personally ) would go with Carmen. Smiley Wink But, that's just me.

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Thanks Lyra. I will have to look into these. I just read Temptalia's review of #400 and she says that #400 is a blue-based red. I could have sworn I saw some orange in it and on me. Weird.


I appreciate the effort you put into researching and pulling together swatches.

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No problem. Smiley Happy


I thought it looked "blue" on you, as well. But, I know how photos are sometimes deceiving and not true to the real deal ( lighting, shades, this, that ), so I went with your description. If it is really blue, I think there are even more options out there.


Now that you say it is blue, I'd recommend Ruby Woo... But, I don't think you'd like the formula. It's a metro rat. Smiley Wink




Check TF Ruby Rush, Cherry Lush, NARS Dragon Girl, MAC Russian Red and MAC Red, Besame Red as it looks "bluer" than Red Hot Red. If something else pop up in mind, will let you know. 


Anyway... Now I need Carmen!!!

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If only I looked as beautiful with wet hair, no makeup and a lipstick color that I thought was too warm Smiley Happy

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I really like this shade on you! I think this is a fun punch of colour that brightens up your whole face Smiley Happy

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What?? No way, this is soooooo pretty!! One of my favorites I've seen on you. 

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This is my favourite red on you yet!

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Really? Hmmm..... well thanks GC. Maybe I need to rethink some of the reds that I've been ignoring....

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This reminds me of Besame Red Hot Red; so bright & fun!

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Thanks! That color wasn't on my Besame list because I thought it was too warm/orange.

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This looks marvelous on you, it is nice and contrasty. From the looks of it I think you were spot on with your bow. They never really dry if they have no or little silicone in the formula to become matte.

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Thanks SQ. I've missed seeing you around--hope all is well. (Maybe I haven't been on the same threads as you lately.) I hadn't thought about the contrast aspect. I know I can't go too orange as that's just odd looking, although I can wear orange blush. That's good to know about this formula not really drying. I accidentally brushed my hand against my lips and it got stained! I'll have to make sure my cat doesn't accidentally run her tail near my lips--she did that the other day and got some lipstick on her tail. LOL This one would be much messier to remove!

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Upswings in personal and work life have me being very careful, but I couldn't leave behind the what's new thread where I spend my time to do the most good.

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