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Reader review: red hot reds!
There’s nothing hotter right now than red lips. Teamed with fluttering black lashes and porcelain skin – or worn alone – a red lip is a classic look that always comes back into style.
With a host of gorgeous reds, eye-popping to subtle, on the market, PSi decided to do some testing and let our moderator team loose on some ruby lipsticks:
Cindy tried Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in 12. ‘I really liked the smell of this lipstick,’ Cindy told PSi. ‘It reminded me of the scented erasers that I used to have at school!
‘It was smooth to apply and didn’t have an oily taste to it. The lipstick seemed to last quite well, however it did need reapplying after eating. It did not stain the lips or have a drying feel to it.’
Lorraine tried Essence 48 in Red Carpet. ‘The Essence red lipstick has a really nice feel,’ she says.
‘The colour was great. It lasted until lunch then I had to reapply, but I would buy from the range.’
Rebecca tried YSL Rouge Pur Couture In 41 Rouge Madras. She isn’t a fan of the red lip look, so passed her lippie onto a colleague who loved it.
‘She said it stayed on well, felt it had moisture in it and loved the colour.’
Danni tried Max Factor Lipfinity in 120 Hot. ‘I don’t wear lipstick often as it never stays on or if it does, it is too drying,’ she admits.
But ‘the Max Factor is definitely worth investing in! Even the colour had glamour written all over it.
‘Worth the extra application time, as it has a beautiful finish, stays on and lips feel moisturised.’
Lin tried Mirenèsse Lip Bomb in #2. ‘The lipstick has great staying power and did not bleed,’ she says. ‘I also liked the taste.’
Bec tried Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 60. ‘The Rimmel red lipstick is a really nice colour and almost has a pink tinge to it, which I like. However, it’s a bit extravagant for me during the day at work, so I’ve chosen to wear it tonight to a 21st party!
‘It looks great and stays on really well even after eating. It feels moist and doesn’t dry out my lips like I find some lipsticks do.’