The Battle of the Reds

The time has come. Which red lipstick will prevail?!?! *cue dramatic music*

But seriously, a good red lipstick is hard to come by. A good red lip makes the outfit, whether it's dressing up jeans and a tee or adding the finishing touch to a formal look. But-It needs to be moisturizing, yet long-lasting. Dramatic, but not scary. Plus it doesn't hurt for the color to look awesome too. I saved up all (or most) of my reds to try in ONE BIG SHOWDOWN! These following lipsticks are from a variety of brands, drugstore to high end. Let's get ready to rumble...

  1. Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard ($8.99)
  2. Jane Irendale Play On Lip Crayon in Naughty ($18)
  3. Avon Indulgence Lip Color in Day Lily ($9)

Smooth winners: Avon + Burt's Bees were the winners when it comes to smoothness. These lipsticks felt great and my lips felt better after I had worn them.

Long-lasting winners: For long-lasting stay the winners were Josie Maran and Ciate. Now, Ciate gets a obvious win here because it is matte. Unlike other matte lips that I have tried it did not feel like I needed to reapply all the time. The Josie Maran lip stain of course stays on like a champ and the added bonus of the shine end of the tube keeps it looking fresh.

Color pop winners: I really love the shade of the Vasanti lipstick. This was not a brand I had tried out before and this color stood out to me among the bunch.

Overall winner: Josie Maran! This one is my new go-to. The stain stays on literally all day. Like, it is hard to get it off before bed. And the shine keeps it refreshed whenever you need!

What's your favorite red lip?

xo Carolyn