The Quest for the Perfect Red Lipstick

I’m continuing with my posts on the search for the perfect lipstick shades. Today it’s the turn of the reds. Meet the contestants…


Left to right:
• L’Oreal Colour Riche in Liya’s Red (reviewed here)
• Milani HD Advanced Lip Colour in Lovely Rouge (review here)
• Black Radiance Eldorado Red (reviewed here)
• Mary Kay Really Red
• Jordana Modern Matte lipstick in Style
• Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturising Balm in Rock n Rouge

I haven’t reviewed the Mary Kay, Jordana Modern Matte and Rock n Rouge yet but I’ll do so pretty soon.

On to the swatches:


Top to bottom: Liya’s red, lovely rouge, eldorado red, really red, style and rock n rouge.

For a lipstick called “Really Red”, Mary Kay is straight up orange. Really Mary Kay, does that look anything like red to you?!? I better save this rant for the actual review.

Liya’s Red is supposed to have pinky undertones but that looks more orange than pink to me. It’s no wonder it gets no love from me. If you don’t already know, it’s because I am not a fan of orange – reds.

Technically Rock n Rouge and Lovely Rouge are not lipsticks, but I included it here so folks that are interested in trying a red lip but are hesitant to go all out bold can check those out instead.

It’s pretty hard to find a red lipstick that is just what it’s supposed to be — red. Not orange red, pinky red, just straight up red. I think I probably found that in Eldorado red. It’s an ideal, black girl – friendly red lipstick.

What’s your favourite red lipstick? Any recommendations?

Love and hugs,

Beverly xx


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