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Spring 2014 Lip Series - Seeing Red

Press Samples/Purchased By Me

This feature is part of our Spring 2014 Lip Series. Stay tuned for future features that will focus on other shades and products!


Spring 2014 Lips - Seeing Red Lipstick, Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

This spring I'm seeing red! 

Red is one of those colors I personally think is always on-trend and with the recent release of so many fabulous reds, I think it's a perfect lip shade to wear this spring! Red can come in many shades and finishes and this year I feel as though I've seen a wider variety of red lippies released during the spring than usual. I've compiled a collection of some of the hottest reds I've personally come across thus far this season. Hopefully this will help you get a better idea of what's out there and which red(s) you want to sport as the weather grows warmer. 


lipstick queen jungle queen swatch and review
Lipstick Queen lipstick in Jungle Queen 

lorac lip luxe true red swatch and review
Lorac Lip Luxe in True Red

mac patentpolish lip pencil berry bold review and swatch
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Berry Bold

mac proenza schouler mangrove swatch and review
MAC Proenza Schouler lipstick in Mangrove

milani lip intense liquid color 01 red extreme swatch and review
Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in 01 Red Extreme

pacifica coconut kiss creamy lip butter lava swatch and review
Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter in Lava

shu uemura tint in gelato 01 AT classic red
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip & Cheek Color in 01 Cassis Delight

urban decay revolution lipstick 69 swatch and review
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69


Spring 2014 Lips - Seeing Red Lipstick, Lip Gloss Review

I've fully reviewed all of the shades swatched above. Hopefully this will help you not only find a shade and finish you like, but a formula that suits you as well!

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick Review

lipstick queen jungle queen swatch and review

Product Type: Lipstick

Shade: bright coral-red

Finish: semi-matte

On the Lips: Amazing signature Lipstick Queen formula--creamy, smooth, hydrating, light on the lips.

Price: $22 retail

Where to Buy: This can be purchased through LipstickQueen.com and SpaceNK.com

My Thoughts: I absolutely love this shade! While I could see it being categorized as a red or deep coral, I think for those that want a fresh take on red this is red-toned enough to fit the bill. The formula is amazing to wear and pigmentation is amazing.


Lorac Lip Luxe True Red Review

lorac lip luxe true red swatch and review

Product Type: long-wear lipstick meant to wear for up to 8 hours

Shade: pink-red

Finish: satin

On the Lips: This formula was pigmented, but best when applied in 2 coats. Very light-weight, non-drying and super smooth. 

Price: $16 retail

Where to Buy: This is available directly through Loraccosmetics.com and Ulta/Ulta.com 

My Thoughts: I really liked this formula and found it very comfortable to wear. I did have issues with the tube this came in--it refused to screw all the way down and broke the lipstick when I attempted to twist it. I am not sure if this is a general problem with this packaging or if this was a fluke. I have other shades that will be featured later on so I will have a greater opportunity to test the packaging as this lip series progresses. I was a little surprised that this shade was definitely more pink-red than "true red" on my super un-pigmented lips, but I think the color is actually quite lovely and I've seen quite a few pink-reds this season so it's definitely worth a try if you prefer that hue or aren't quite comfortable wearing red yet!


MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil Berry Bold Review

mac patentpolish lip pencil berry bold swatch and review

Product Type: glossy lip pencil; like a hybrid of MAC Huggables and Revlon Balm Stain

Shade: semi-opaque, warm red

Finish: glossy

On the Lips: Gel-like, slightly tacky. Very comfortable and not drying.

Applicator: These have a self-sharpening, chubby pencil tube. Easy to use and worked well.

Price: $20 retail

Where to Buy: Available through MAC/Maccosmetics.com (as of the time of this post)

My Thoughts: I previously reviewed 8 of MAC's Patentpolish pencil, so I recommend checking out that review if you're interested in this particular formula. Overall, I like them and found Berry Bold to be a fun take on a red lip. Definitely great for those who want a less bold, but super gloss, red lip.


Limited Edition MAC x Proenza Schouler Mangrove Review

mac proenza schouler mangrove swatch and review
My tube unfortunately came damaged so I was unable to take a picture of the lipstick bullet itself, but the pretty packaging is certainly worth showing off!

Product Type: lipstick

Shade: coral-red

Finish: semi-matte

On the Lips: Slightly drying on my sensitive lips with wear, but not horribly by any means. Amazing pigmentation and very light-weight on the lips. The formula has a suede-like feel to it.

Price: $22 retail

Where to Buy: Currently available through MAC/Maccosmetics.com (as of the time of this post still available online and launched today in-store)

My Thoughts: This color is phenomenal and one I knew I had to have as soon as I saw swatches prior to the collection's release. The packaging is also beautiful. Definitely grab it before it's sold out!


Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color 01 Red Extreme Review

milani lip intense liquid color 01 extreme red review and swatch

Product Type: cruelty-free liquid lipstick

Shade: true red

Finish: semi-glossy

On the Lips: Light-weight and extremely pigmented. It has a strange fragrance that's almost caramel-y, but not--I've found this formula all have it. Non-drying.

Applicator: This has a straight doe foot applicator that I'm personally not a fan of. I tend to use my favorite lip brushes instead for precise application.

Price: $6.49 retail

Where to Buy: Available through Milanicosmetics.com and select retailers that carry Milani

My Thoughts: These Lip Intense Liquid Colors are amazing and this red is to die for! If you want a pin up pout, grab this red. 


Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter Laval Review

pacifica coconut kiss creamy lip butter laval swatch and review

Product Type: paraben-free, cruelty-free, petroleum-free, vegan, hydrating lip butter

Shade: transparent red

Finish: glossy

On the Lips: This formula is amazingly creamy and gel-like! Super hydrating and pleasant on the lips. It has a slightly fruity scent. 

Price: $10 retail

Where to Buy: This is available through Pacificaperfume.com 

My Thoughts: This feels amazing on the lips! While it's not a super pigmented red, it's pretty and perfect if your lips need a hydrating break.


Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip & Cheek Color 01 Cassis Delight Review

shu uemura tint in gelato lip and cheek color 01 cassis delight review and swatch

Product Type: creamy liquid lip and cheek color

Shade: primary red

Finish: semi-matte

On the Lips: This formula is amazing--super well-pigmented, comfortable on the lips. Beautiful finish.

Applicator: Shu Uemura's applicator is oval in shape. It's incredibly soft and feels like a teeny suede pillow on the lips while applying product!

Price: $28 retail

Where to Buy: Available through Shuuemura-usa.com

My Thoughts: This is absolutely fantastic as a lip product! I can't say enough about it--wears well, super pigmented and feels great on the lips. Definitely worth grabbing if you want a vibrant red pout!


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 69 Review

urban decay revolution lipstick 69 swatch and review

Product Type: cruelty-free, long-wear lipstick

Shade: pink-toned red

Finish: satin

On the Lips: UD's Revolution Lipstick formula is one of my favorites--wears well, light on the lips, non-drying. I do find these are very long wearing despite the fact I rarely get more than 1-2 hours wear with any lip product without liner and proper prep. 

Price: $22 retail

Where to Buy: This is available through UrbanDecay.com and other retailers that carry Urban Decay.

My Thoughts: This is a phenomenal formula and a beautiful shade. It's vibrant and absolutely stunning. If you're looking for a modern take on a classic shade, this is a must!


Which of these reds are your favorite? Do you have a different favorite red this spring?

Check back soon for additional Spring 2014 beauty musts!

Note: Some of the products in this post were provided by PR/the brand for consideration. All opinions above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

6 comments :

  1. I love me some red lipsticks! <3 These are ALL your color! :)

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    1. Thank you! Red is so fabulous on everyone imo ;)

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  2. LOVE these shades! They look amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you!!! I think they'd suit a lot of different skin tones as well!

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  3. That Mac Proenza is my favorite I think!

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    1. It is absolutely lovely! Definitely worth it imo ;)

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