Friday, 27 March 2015

Lip Stash by Hue: The Neutral to Cool Reds

Hi, everyone- happy Friday! To those of you who thought my Lip Stash by Hue series was over, have no fear! I have several more colour families to share with you; just thought I'd break the monotony a bit along the way. In terms of what would be next up, I knew it had to be the cooler-toned reds. First, I hadn't showcased any red shades yet, so it was about time! Second, the boyfriend and I recently watched 101 Dalmatians, so I had to get NARS Cruella up on the blog, pronto! 

So here they are, the neutral to cool-toned red lip colours in my stash. Those shades of cherry and ruby that evoke a touch of 1950s glamour: 



Here are the neutral to slightly cool lip shades in my collection:


Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Coque d'Or #120
Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red
MAC Lipglass in Russian Red
MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red
Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon in Reddy for Me
Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick in Retrofuturist


And the deeper cool lipsticks in my stash: 


Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in NSFW
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #43 Moulin Rouge
Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon
Ulta3 Lipstick in Cherry Wine


Here are the lip products all lined up, followed by swatches of each in the same order:


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And each of the lip colours in the context of a completed makeup look:

Guerlain Rouge Automatique in #120 Coque d'Or

Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red

MAC Lip Glass in Russian Red

MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red

Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon in Reddy for Me

Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick in Retrofuturist

Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

OCC Lip Tar in NSFW

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in Moulin Rouge #43

Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon

Ulta3 Lipstick in Cherry Wine

So there we have it, my first installment of reds! I have to say that swatching and removing each of these took a toll on my lips, but it was worth it- I felt like quite the bombshell in the process! My favourites among the lot have to be Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon (one of the original matte liquid lipsticks), NARS Cruella (a villainous, but wearable deep red), and Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red (the shade and formula truly are perfection). I also have to credit Lime Crime Retrofuturist for being the quintessential Snow White red and give a shout out to Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover- it was one of my first-ever high end lipsticks about 8 years ago. It will always have a special place in my heart! 

Stay tuned for additional red swatches in the weeks to come- I'll have separate posts for my orange reds as well as my muted and brown-toned reds. I definitely have more red lippies in my stash than originally thought!

What are your go-to blue-based reds? Which of the lipsticks above is your favourite?

Thanks for dropping by! xo

15 comments:

  1. Mmmm so many beautiful reds! Have you tried the Sephora Matte Lip Creams? They have an amazing red that I can't get enough of.

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  2. Seriously... I almost feel like I need to avoid these posts because my shopping list just keeps growing... and growing...

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  3. I love red lipstick and you have some amazing shades! You should try Lime Crime Velvetines!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  4. Love these colors, they look great on you

    check out my newest post
    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  5. The Matte Nars one is my absolute favorite!
    They all look stunning on you regardless :)

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  6. Lovely post! Kiss
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  7. Before I got down to the last part of your text I was thinking, "Oh man, swatching all these colors would kill my lips!" Thank you for doing so. This is really interesting to me because unless it says it on the packaging or on the product website (which is usually never), I cannot differentiate undertones in lipsticks.. or blushes, foundations, etc. I can't see them. I do have crap eyes, and have never been able to really tell the difference in blues/purples. I'm just gonna send my questions about product undertones your way the next time I buy anything :)
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  8. OMG, I want all these colors, I love red lips. *__*
    Have a beautiful weekend...

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  9. Love the "Great Swatch Fest" going around the blog-o-sphere! I'm not a huge fan of reds because I don't think I pull it off well, but you have such an enviable collection!
    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  10. The NARS & Burberry shades look great on you.
    Love red lipstick... they are so sexy-classy ;)
    Nice post!

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  11. I love your blog
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    Kisses.

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  12. I love all of these red options!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  13. Wait a minute, how is Guerlain Coque d'Or so read on you??? On me it's definitely not even half as intense or red! Still, I love it! It's my first Rouge Automatique, and as you can see I have grown to be really obsessed with the formula :)

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  14. I just had a heart attack seeing this post!!! LOVE all the reds here - I can't pick out a favorite! I love the look of HG Icon and Burberry Military Red the most, though. But you wear them all very well. AHHH Jen! You are a beaute!

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  15. All of these choices just look incredible. Haha my revival for wanting Russian Red has begun again...haha.

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