For reference, my first red lipstick post is HERE. And since then, well, I have accumulated quite a few more red lippies! I cleaned and culled my makeup case the other morning, and swatched the new ones while I was at it.
From Left to Right: Illamasqua Tramp, Secret Kisses Velvet, Secret Kisses Kiss, Sleek Vixen, MAC Red, MAC Ronnie Red, Revlon Really Red, Revlon In The Red, Gade Red Signature, Illamasqua Sangers and MUA Bring It.
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Natural light. Click for larger pics. Illamasqua Tramp, Secret Kisses Velvet, Secret Kisses Kiss, Sleek Vixen, MAC Red and MAC Ronnie Red.
Illamasqua Tramp. I purchased this at their last sale for 5 GBP, which is about the cheapest you will ever find an Illamasqua lipstick for. It's a classic tue red, but does tend to 'ball' a little on my lips.
Secret Kisses Velvet and Secret Kisses Kiss. These 2 lipsticks I wear almost daily. They are a perfect formula and long lasting. If I had to cull my lipsticks drastically, these 2 would make the cut. $14.99 RRP or on sale for $10 at times.
Sleek Vixen. An Ode to Sleek Makeup! I LOVE all things Sleek as their products are stupidly well priced for such fabulous products. Their true color lippies, like Vixen, are all insanely pigmented and bargain priced at $6.50. Vixen is leaning towards an orange more than a blue toned red and would look fab on all skintones.
MAC Red. This color I only have in a sample tube from The Body Needs. It's richly pigmented and all that we expect from MAC. I don't grab for it over Ruby Woo or Russian Red, but the sample tubes last for ages and fit nicely into small lucite purses! $3 for sample sizes.
MAC Ronnie Red. Well, I got this for the tube! (see below) As it turns out, it's a lovely pink toned red that looks fabulous with my pale skin. Not a typically vintage red but the tube graphics make it a fun red to own! Sold out online and best bet is to look on eBay for it. Averages $35+
Revlon Really Red, Revlon In The Red, Gade Red Signature, Illamasqua Sangers and MUA Bring It.
Revlon Really Red is a great color to keep in the car/extra purse/holiday travel bag. It's pigmented, matte and a rich red color. I say to keep in the car, etc, because this sells for $2 at online retailers such as Brands Exclusive, Ozsale and Buy Invite (Australia only). Otherwise, Revlon is sold at every Target/Kmart and Chemist.
Revlon In The Red is another color I picked up for $2 online. It's a brick red and not my prefered color. If this color is what rocks your boat, then it's a great pick due to it's pigmentation and formula.
Gade Red Signature is a color I got in a monthly Lust Have It box several months ago. It's a fab little compact lippie, with a push button release. It's a very bright Red, not blue toned at all and would suit a blonde haired vintage Queen. RRP unknown.
Illamasqua Sangers. Another lippie on my wishlist I crossed off on their 5 GBP sale. Your typical blue toned Red that I absolutely did not need another example off, but purchased anyway. 16 GBP RRP if you purchase non sale time.
MUA Bring It. This is my everyday, at home red. It's not insanely pigmented at first but builds up to be quite bright if you wish. I don't wish, so I leave it at a swipe. It's just a nice, not too bright or strong Red. It also comes with a glitter lipgloss which Miss 4 uses regularly! Best part? 1.50 GBP or about $2.30 AUD! Bargain!