Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Retro Red Lipstick Feature- Make Up For Ever
Red lipstick has been one of my makeup must-haves since I was in high school. I have tried many brands from Revlon to MAC and this is my very first lipstick by Make Up For Ever. I bought shade #205 (a true, blue-based red) at my local Sephora for $19.00 USD before tax. Color 205 is not only a cherry red with blue-pink undertones, it has a brightness that is better than MAC's Ruby Woo! I used to prefer true, slightly darker reds like MAC Russian Red or Nars' Red Lizard, but in the past year, I find myself gravitating towards brighter reds like #205, MAC's Lady Danger, and Nars' Heat Wave. Whenever I see vintage ads for red lipstick, the shades look brighter, more vibrant than most reds available today. Therefore, I have been on a lipstick quest to seek out more vintage-inspired colors and Make Up For Ever #205 totally "fits the bill."
When I brought my lipstick home, I promptly put it in my freezer for about an hour. After waiting, I put on a pair of rubber gloves and gently wiggled the frozen lipstick out of its modern, black plastic tube and then I popped the it into a clean, sterilized vintage metal tube:
Here is a swatch on the back of my hand. Notice the brightness and intense color!:
This is how #205 looks on my lips and face overall:
Not only is this lipstick beautiful, it feels very silky and smooth upon application. The color just glides on! After swiping my lips with this lipstick, I blot once with tissue, and apply MAC's lip pencil in Cherry or NYX's lip pencil in Hot Red. The lipstick stays 'true' and lasts for about a couple of hours. Also, the color did not turn pink or fuchsia at all. It just stayed a nice, cherry red!
So, if you are on the hunt for a bright red with vintage flair, give Make Up For Ever #205 lipstick a try!