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Looking for the perfect red

Hi! I've been looking for the BEST blue toned red lipstick out there. So far, my favourite one is the shade "Starwoman" from the Nars Powermatte collection. Any other recommendations?

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My favourite is actually a drugstore formula! NYX soft matte lip cream in โ€œAmsterdamโ€ ๐Ÿ’‹

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That's a gorgeous shade on you, @samkeaysxo . Lovely nose stud.

RE: Looking for the perfect red

The best red is the liquid lip by fenty

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These are two of my favorites, @louannerioux .

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MAC Dare You

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MAC Ruby Woo.

 

Re: Looking for the perfect red

@louannerioux you can try

MAC Ruby Woo

Pat McGrath Elson

Urban Decay Bad Blood

Nars Dragon Girl

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@louannerioux I'm another vote for Pat Mcgrath's Elson. I adore reds and that's my favorite. My first true red which I still love and recommend if you don't want a matte is Clinique Cherry Pop. It's a cream formula and absolutely gorgeous.

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Pat McGrath in Elson. I got the recommendation here and bought it and itโ€™s gorgeous.

Re: Looking for the perfect red

Here are a few swatches from my collection. I didnโ€™t include any other red liquid mattes because honestly, you already have the best one (NARS Starwoman). All my other swatches are bullets. Elson, Hi Striker, and Bad Blood are matte bullets. The rest are cream formulas. 

 

L: indirect interior light. R: brighter interior light.L: indirect interior light. R: brighter interior light.

  1. NARS Powermatte in Starwoman: included as a reference point 
  2. PAT McGRATH LABS LuxeTranceโ„ข Lipstick Donatella
  3. PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTranceโ„ข Lipstick Flesh 3 109
  4. MAC Satin in MAC Red
  5. ColourPop Lux (matte) in Hi Striker
  6. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Backtalk

 

Of those, PMG Elson and UD Bad Blood are closest to Starwoman. In terms of overall performance and comfort on the lips, Iโ€™d pick Elson over Bad Blood. Swatched against the other reds, though, you can see that there are some bluer based โ€œtrueโ€ reds to consider. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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@WinglessOne - I've heard of Starwoman, but I think this is the first swatch I've seen--it's gorgeous!  I've also heard a lot about Elson, but Major Red is doing it for me!  I have a couple of MatteTrance, what is LuxeTrance like?

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@Titian06  LuxeTrance is a cream satin formula. Comfy to wear, no bleeding/feathering (at least not the ones I have), high pigmentation, and they wear down gracefully. I like them more than MatteTrance. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@WinglessOne - Thanks!  ๐Ÿ™‚

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So tempting @WinglessOne , if I get hooked on reds, I will have you to blame. Wish you could take me shopping for reds.

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@Girly2Shoes  Heh, lipstick shopping with me is dangerous: you might end up with an armful of lipsticks instead of just one or two. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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I have many different brands of lipsticks, and shades of red. You might be able to talk me into sharing them in a PM, too chicken to post them in the threads.

Thank you, so helpful!

Thank you, so helpful!

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Happy to help @louannerioux as I have so many blue toned reds! My fav. Are you wanting brighter blue toned reds or deeper shades? So many great ones, will be tough to choose! You canโ€™t go wrong with Pat McG Elson or 35MM, TFord Stiletto, Bite Sour Cherry or Tannin, LMercier Rouge Muse or Profond , BBrown Red Velvet, Mac Ruby Woo, Shiseido Exotic Red, and any Chanel- Pirate my fav and Extreme is lovely too!! On and on! ๐Ÿ™‚ Depends on finish you want I think. So many options. Sorry I couldnโ€™t do just one! Did I help or make worse?! If I picked just one I would say Pat M I think or Chanel. Pat def has more pigment. ๐Ÿ’‹

A beautiful red for chocolate girls with a blue undertone...

A beautiful red for chocolate girls with a blue undertone is a Smashbox prayer format in the color misconduct. it is long wearing and I get a lot of compliments

Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick. Matte finish in the c...

Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick. Matte finish in the color Miss Conduct. It has a nice blue undertone, and is long wearing.

Re: Looking for the perfect red

Yea @louannerioux these guys have em covered! If you want any of my other swatches happy to help! 

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  • L: indirect interior light. R: brighter interior light.
  • Outdoor lighting- top to bottom then right side top to bottom: BB Red Velvet,TF Stiletto,Shiseido Exotic Red,*Chanel Pirate, Chanel Extreme, Pat M Sedition, Pat M Elson, *Pat M 35mm,*UD Love Drunk, UD Bad Blood,KVD *Hellbent, KVD Hexagram,Bite *Sour Cherry, Bite Tannin. Right side top to bottom: CT Red Carpet Red, LM Rouge Muse, *LM Rouge Profond
  • Same with indoor lighting
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