I find inspiration in the strangest places.
This past week, I had to attend trade show for high school kids, in order to promote a scholarship we offer at my work. One of the high school girls was wearing the most gorgeous bordeaux colored red lipstick. It was absolutely stunning on her and sent me on a mad dash to find that exact color as my local drugstores (yes, plural, because I only buy on sale!). Here's what I came up with!
I tried to find the deepest reds, without leaning too much towards a wine color. It wasn't an easy task! My picks ended up being the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux (HA!) 124, the Marcelle Rouge Xpression in 851 Obsession, and the Revlon Lip Butter in 040 Red Velvet.
Here they are swatched on my hand.
And on ma face!
Well, my favorite was definitely Revlon's Lip Butter in Red Velvet. It's so pigmented! It was smooth on application and the color is stunning. However, Rimmel's Bordeaux is the closest match to the color I was looking for - the color is stunning on. It was also the easiest lipstick to apply because the formula wasn't slippery at all. But it was a bit drying. My least favorite is the Marcelle Xpression out of the three. The formula was a bit dry, and not what I expect of the Xpression line which I'm already a fan of. It also applied a bit patchy.
If you're looking for a drugstore lipstick of the bordeaux variety, I highly suggest the Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet. The Rimmel lipstick was also quite good!
What is your favorite drugstore lipstick? Do you find any line particularly moisturizing?
I hope you had a great weekend! I spent most of mine trying to finalize a light box for the blog since daylight is sparse these days! And then the rest of it pretty much relaxing. It was good!
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