Make-up Monday: Lush Lips- Red Lipsticks for Indian and Olive skintone

Lipstick makes a long history on its way to our vanity boxes. It has come a long way indeed. From its use by people having “apparently promiscuous profession” during the Greek and Roman empires to its everyday use by almost every girl in the 21st century, Lipstick has seen it all- from its complete abolishment (during the rise of Christanity) to  its loving social embrace in today’s world.

Today let’s talk about RED lips.  There is something innately feminine about red lips. It surely gives a  stunning makeover to you  but also add that fierce element in your persona at the same time. Love love love Red Lipsticks. So let me take you through 10 Red lipsticks that I feel are suitable for olive and Indian (tan) skintones. I am not saying they won’t work for any other skin tone and shade but I can surely promise that for tan skin tones, these shades hit home, girls !

PS: As I was swatching  a lot of lipsticks for this post, I used a lot of lip balm on my lips before applying the lipcolor and used cleaning oil for rubbing off the previous lipcolor. This somehow gives more sheer coverage for almost all lipsticks on me. However, below in the desciption for each lipstick, I have mentioned its original sheer or rich pigment character, which should hold true for normal usage.

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  1. Shade:Bourjois Rouge Velvet (Matt finish) – 15 , Red-Volution
  • Price range: Drugstore to Mid-Range  ( 14-15 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: It comes in square plastic tube, see through and clean design with  dome applicator.
  • Pigment: Richly pigmented
  • Fragrance:  Industrial- Smells like paint
  • Swatch
  1. Shade: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine- No. 45
  • Price range: High-End (51 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: beautiful metal ornate.
  • Pigment: sheer
  • Fragrance: Mix of fruity and chemical.
  • Swatch:
  1. Shade: YSL baby Doll Kiss and Blush- 06 Rouge Libertine
  • Price range: High-end (around 50 CHF/ 40 Euro)
  • Tube: Squarish glass see through tube, with dome applicator
  • Pigment: Rich, glides like a dream
  • Fragrance: Sweet and chemical
  • Swatch:
  1. Shade: Bourjois Rouge Velvet (Matt finish) – 13 , Fu(n)chsia
  • Price range: Drugstore to Mid-Range  ( 14-15 CHF )
  • Tube: It comes in square plastic tube, see through and clean design with  dome applicator.
  • Pigment: Richly pigmented
  • Fragrance:  Industrial- Smells like paint
  • Swatch
  1. Shade: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick,  F-BOMB
  • Price range: Mid-Range  ( 26 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: metal bullet, slanted top.
  • Pigment: Richly pigmented
  • Fragrance:  None
  • Swatch
  1. Shade: Wet and Wild– Hot Red (Winner of the Allure Best of Beauty Award)
  • Price range: Cheap (3 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: flimsy plastic, you get what you pay for.
  • Pigment: Sheer but buildable to rich pigment.
  • Fragrance:  typical lipstick smell, nothing offensive.
  • Swatch
  1. Shade: NYX butter Lips- Mary James
  • Price range: affordable ( 8-14 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: sturdy plastic.
  • Pigment: richly pigmented.
  • Fragrance:  mild toffee smell.
  • Swatch

8.  Shade: Chanel Rouge Allure- 102, Palpitante

  • Price range: High end ( 42 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: push-up bullet in Gold with Black lacquered top case
  • Pigment: richly pigmented.
  • Fragrance: pleasant floral smell.
  • Swatch

9.  Shade: MAC- Russian Red

  • Price range: Mid-Range ( 28 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: Black  sturdy platic with M.A.C iconic embossment
  • Pigment: richly pigmented.
  • Fragrance: pleasant milky smell.
  • Swatch:

10.  Shade: MAC- Ruby woo

  • Price range: Mid-Range ( 28 CHF in Switzerland)
  • Tube: Black  sturdy platic with M.A.C iconic embossment
  • Pigment: richly pigmented.
  • Fragrance: pleasant milky smell.
  • Swatch:

Hope you like this succint review on 10 Red lip shades for tanned skintones.

My most favourites among these are : Urban Decay Revolution: F-Bomb , MAC Ruby woo and Chanel Rouge Allure- Palpitante

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

Cheers,

Saabri

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