Red lips ‘n Q-tips + gift card giveaway (2 winners!)

| August 9, 2012 | 320 Comments

Time for another Q-tips post and giveaway! I feel like I total crazy person for not remembering what makeup artist I heard this from (was it Sam Fine, Bobbi Brown, Tia Williams, Napoleon Perdis…who?!) but a while back I heard that dabbing red eyeshadow over red lipstick can help said lipstick last longer. Say what? And I mean, it makes complete sense. It’s one of those things that when you hear it, you’re like, “Wha?! Why didn’t I think of that?”

So of course when the time came to do another Q-tips post, I figured I’d show y’all how using Q-tips can indeed help make a red lip last longer.

First up, choose a fabulous red lipstick.

I mean, you do have some, don’t you? If not – that’s another post in itself. Hehe! I’m using Revlon’s Certainly Red. It’s been my go to red lipstick all summer. Apply said red.

Certainly Red has a semi-matte finish, which I find makes applying the eyeshadow easier. After application, I grab a red eyeshadow like NARS Emmanuelle.

Swirl a Q-tip around in the eyeshadow and gently dab on the lips. I looks as if both the Precision Tips Q-tips and regular Q-tips work just fine for applying the eyeshadow.

I find that dabbing the shadow in the middle of the lips works best as that’s the area I tend to see fade first. If you get a good amount of eyeshadow on the Q-tip, you won’t have to worry about any fuzzies. Which is fantastic! Of course this trick really only works if you don’t intend on applying lipgloss on top of your lipstick. I’m a fan of non-glossy red lips!

Pretty cool lil’ trick, uh? And yeah, I blame pregnancy hormones for making my skin break out the way it is. Could it be that I’m having a little girl who is trying to steal my beauty? Hmmm….

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  1. Joi says:

    MAC makes my favorite red shade!

  2. Zakiyyah says:

    My very favorite lipstick is MAC Russian Red

  3. Roni G says:

    My fav red lipstick is Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Red Velvet 910D.

  4. Whitney says:

    Hmmm…I’ve never tried this before. I’ve done the poweder-blot-reapply method, but I’ll have to try this.
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  5. Dee says:

    I don’t wear red lipstick very often, but when I do, I wear a shade of red from Mary Kay!

  6. Tracy W. says:

    Love Ruby Woo by MAC :)

  7. Aisha R. says:

    Love Elf Mineral Lipstick & Mac Lipglass!

  8. Alice says:

    Certainly Red is my favorite too!
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  9. Sherry B. says:

    mine is by Revlon—Revlon Red!

  10. Megan says:

    smashbox Firecracker is my fave red gloss!

  11. Kelly says:

    Favorite red? Port Red by Mac. I will be a sad sad lady when it runs out.

  12. NARS Cruella is my favorite!
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  13. Adeline says:

    OCC makes my favorite true red, their lip tar in NSFW is amazing, but my favorite dark red is NYX Snow White.
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  14. Kiss M. says:

    I have to admit its a no name brand lipstick. I got it at an HBA Conference from one of the vendors showcasing their packaging. Its the best true red I’ve ever come across.

  15. delabelle says:

    love the eyeliner!!

  16. Nioka says:

    favorite lip gloss mac cremesheen in loud and lovely

  17. Anjali says:

    Revlon lip butter in red velvet – it’s my ‘I’m working up to red lipstick ;)’

  18. Ashleigh B. says:

    I don’t have a favorite red lipstick actually. I remember back in the day, playing with my mom’s Cherries in the Snow (I think that’s Maybelline).

  19. Daintynymph says:

    I’ve done this with purpley lips before, but since I used a brush, it got all gummy. I’ll definitely try the Q-tip trick!

  20. Katie B says:

    I love Urban Decay’s new super saturated lip color gloss/stick thing! It lasts so long and is so pigmented!

  21. That blush looks amazing on you! Also, what eyeliner is that? I may have missed it in the post.

    My favorite red is Royal Red from the L’Oreal Anti-Aging color riche line.
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  22. Ashley says:

    My favorite red lippie is by Wet ‘n Wild. I love the 911D. Great dupe for MAC’s Ruby Woo.
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  23. Rachel says:

    Red is a color I really struggle with – it never looks right on me! :( If I want to do red, I really have to sheer it out o r choose a sheer lipgloss, like UD Eric. Love your eyeliner – wow! :D
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  24. Lisa says:

    L’Oreal’s Watchful Owl’s Pout. It’s from last year’s Project Runway collection.

  25. Moxie says:

    My favorite red is from Youngblood Cosmetics!

  26. Priscilla P says:

    The one I own now is Revlon, but I’d love to test out Mac or Nars!

  27. annie says:

    L’Oreal makes one that I looove! It’s part of their colour riche line I think…

  28. Annie says:

    L’Oreal makes one red lipstick that’s my HG red!

  29. Cristine says:

    I’m not a huge red wearer … but I do love Revlon Colorburst in Candy Apple! :)

  30. Stephanie says:

    I love your eyeliner in this post! As for red lipstick, I’m still on the hunt to find my perfect shade of red, and actually wear it instead of chickening out anytime I have bold lips and switching to a light gloss instead!

  31. Caitlin says:

    Love the eyeliner, here, too! Two blues! Looks very cool. I am a huuuge fan of reds, so it’s really hard for me to pick just one favorite. I really like the new Revlon Balm Stain in Adore for easy, toned down red. I also really like NYC ‘s red lipsticks. They make two that are really fab: one in brick, one in true red, and I wear them both.

  32. Caitlin says:

    Oh, and I forgot–Shiseido has a new lip laquer out that is AMAZING and you must try it, with two AMAZING reds. One of them is a bonus gift sample at Sephora right now. Get it if you can, I swear you will love!

  33. Emmy Barnes says:

    Revlon Colorstay red lipstick is soooo pretty
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  34. S says:

    I love Revlon’s “Love That Red”! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  35. TraciB says:

    I found a nice shade by Wet N Wild. Don’t ask me the number, cause I forgot! But it reminds me of the shade you are wearing in the pic (you are glowing by the way!).

  36. I’m a fan of Maybelline’s red lip gloss! Works well for me :) though I’m not a huge fan of red on myself :)
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  37. LaNeshe says:

    Jouer makes my favorite gloss.
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  38. Amy says:

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  39. beautyscraps says:

    I have a red lipgloss from Goldie that I adore! Thanks for the giveaway and the q-tip tips :)
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  40. Anne says:

    REVLON <3 my favorite drugstore brand

  41. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite red gloss is by elf, their glossy gloss line, and it is called merry cherry

  42. Crystal L. says:

    I normally don’t wear red lipstick, but so far my favorite shade is from Shiseido!

  43. Tai says:

    Ohh my favorite red is from Black Radiance…and for 1.99, one of the cheapest!

  44. My favorite red is MAC Hot tahiti!
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  45. Brittany says:

    You are such a doll! Surprisingly my favorite red lip color is by Revlon (Beauty on a Budget) lol “Fire and Ice”

  46. Jennifer A. says:

    I’m pretty scared of red lips!
    Subtle – MAC in Viva Glam Cyndi
    Sophisticated – Chanel Rouge Allure in #84 Flamboyante
    BAM! POW! – Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in #75 Dragon

  47. Nausheen says:

    Red Lipgloss! I love the shiny finish it leaves on my lips

  48. Carolyn N. says:

    The closest color to red I have is a gloss from Clinique. :)

  49. Clara N. says:

    Red lipstick is not my color. Anything bold on my lips will make me look crazy… >.>

    Thank you for the giveaway~ :D

  50. Clara N. says:

    Oh, the lipstick that I use is Revlon! The Cherry Tart lip butter. It’s not too bold at all! :D

  51. Kysbel Samaniego says:

    I don’t own many reds, but my current favorite is Dubonnet by Mac :)

  52. Elizabeth says:

    Mac’s Russian Red

  53. Melisa Edwards says:

    Clinque Long Last Lipstick: Red Red Red

  54. nataly carbonell says:

    I like red lancome lipstick :) it is very intense

  55. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    Wet’n’wild! I believe it’s called 647B or 947B… it’s their 99 cent lipstick and it suits me well. Plus it holds a special place in my heart because my first tube was bought for dance performances way back in elementary school and I was SO thrilled about having my very own lipstick to wear!

  56. Miosha says:

    my fave red lippie is Rebel by MAC

  57. Emilee says:

    Revlon has been pretty much rocking my world in terms of lipsticks recently!! But I have to admit I’m a wuss.. I’m not sure I can pull off reds. I mostly stick to pinks and neutrals!

  58. Valerie says:

    MAC Red is my favorite red lipstick!

  59. Shatira says:

    My favorite red is N45 by Make Up For Ever.

  60. Lydia says:

    Maybelline’s Red Revival is my go to red lipstick. It’s the perfect “Etta James shade of red”.

  61. Inky says:

    My favorite red is Illamasqua’s Box.

  62. Jaime James says:

    I’m really afraid of bold colors, but my favorite red is an Avon lipstick my mother owned, I just keep it because it’s hers.

  63. Paula E says:

    Estee Lauder

  64. Sheena says:

    Covergirl Hot Passion! Wooo, it’s some potent stuff!
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  65. Sade W says:

    I love all NYC and Wet N Wild red lipsticks!!!

  66. Kathy H. says:

    My Favorite is definitely Rum Raisin by Revlon. Super wearable red.

  67. Melissa says:

    My fav red lipstick is Nars Red Lizard. It’s semi-matte.

  68. My fav red lipstick is from Cover Girl.

  69. angelab says:

    I love one from NYC called Ruby. it’s just the perfect red, and it can go on sheer. plus it’s like 93 cents! I love a good bargin. thank you!!

  70. Kim says:

    NYX Bloody Mary is my current favorite lipstick!

  71. Shade' says:

    I love MAC’s Ruby Woo… I love it!
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  72. Amoure says:

    My favorite red lipstick is MichaelTodd’s Affection and Jordana’s Matte Rouge.

  73. Khara says:

    My favorite red lipstick is MAC Ruby Woo & Russian Red

  74. Shanelle says:

    My favorite red lip color is from NYX…the matte one…it’s gorgeous!!!

  75. Michelle says:

    Great post! Ruby Woo by MAC is my fave shade of Red

  76. Cynthia Thomas says:

    My favorite Red is made by MAC!

  77. Kelly says:

    Lancome makes my favorite red shade for the summer!

  78. Alisha P. says:

    My favorite red lipgloss is by NYX.

  79. Cassandra Day says:

    My absolute favorite red lipstick is Plum Brulee (750) by L’oreal. It’s gorgeous and hides the yellow in my teeth very well, which is absolutely mandatory for me!

  80. Parris says:

    My favorite red lip is MAC Ruby Woo

  81. Brittany says:

    My favorite red lipstick is Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick: 120- Red Sea Shimmer from the Exotic Escape Collection (Summer 2012).

  82. Christina R says:

    My red lipstick is from Revlon and I love it… Only shade of red I own though

  83. scarlett says:

    MAC RED, MAC Russian, and Revlon Cherries in the snow :-) Congrats on your pregnancy btw

  84. Melissa Panchoo says:

    I use this random red lip liner from wet n wild, it works great!

  85. April D. says:

    Awesome tip! I’ve only ever tried the blot & reapply method. When I am feeling that I can rock a red lip, my favorite is NYX’s Snow White.

  86. Jacqueline says:

    I’m definitely a MAC Russian Red girl. It’s my one and only!
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  87. Supriya says:

    I love new red fatale from loreal infallible gloss :)

  88. Joanna says:

    MAC Ruby Woo!!

  89. Kurls says:

    Mac ruby woo

  90. Pony says:

    My favorite red eyeshadow is Ben Nye. Brightest red ever. :)

  91. Geri says:

    My favorite red lipsticks are from MAC(Russian Red and Ruby Woo) and the ever classic Revlon(Certainly Red). It’s my old school, go to, always in stock red at every drugstore red lipstick!

  92. Judi G says:

    My favorite red is MAC Ruby Woo – but holy smokes is it dry!
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  93. Teresa says:

    I can’t wear a full-on red, but I like WnW Cinnamon. A great fall color.

  94. Cinnie says:

    Revlon’s lip butter in Cherry Tart is my new HG red lippie!
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  95. Amy Amethyst says:

    Merle Norman’s Heartthrob is my fave red. It’s so pretty and not too bright on me.
    Love the pop of blue on your eyes!

  96. Araceli says:

    WET N WILD 519!

  97. MarciaF says:

    I have an old MAC lipgloss that I bought around valentine’s day one year (it might be called V Day) that I like to wear when I want red).
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  98. Danie says:

    I love MAC’s So Scarlet. It’s not part of the regular collection, so I wear it only on special occasions and snap it up on Ebay when I find it. It’s so lovely.

  99. barbara says:

    fire and ice by revlon

    retrofuturist lime crime

    and my favorite red eyeshadow is love+

  100. Angela H says:

    Red is my signature lip color. :-)

  101. Angela H says:

    MAC has my favorite red lipstick

  102. Brenda says:

    I really enjoy rimmel’s lasting finish in red alarm, smells great, and is super bright red.

  103. Joseph G. says:

    WOOOOOOT ! Way to rock the red lipstick with the blue eyeliner :D :D !!

  104. Sarah says:

    i love the look of red lipstick but my lifestyle is so casual, i never wear it!

  105. Amy says:

    Josi Maran lip gloss. Its argan oil is fantastic.

  106. DC says:

    I absolutely adore the Revlon Colorstay lipstick in Red Velvet…and of course, it is now discontinued…Ruffian Red by MAC is a close second.

  107. Sarah says:

    Nars for sure!

  108. Jessie C. says:

    I like MAC Lustreglass Lip Gloss

  109. Abeni A says:

    I like using philosophy lip glosses that have a red tint, i find it goes well with my complexion.

  110. ktsmurf says:

    I like to pair a red lip liner with clear gloss. Nice and vibrant, but not too over the top.

  111. Anna says:

    I never wear red lipstick or eyeshadow but I do love Maybelline lipglosses!

  112. dgrrl says:

    I have not found a Red lip that I like but does the eyeshadow trick work with all colors?

  113. Rai says:

    My favorite red lipstick is the NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White.
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  114. Charla W. says:

    My fav red is MAC’s Russian Roulette.

  115. Charla W. says:

    Sorry, meant Russian *Red!

  116. Patty says:

    My favorite red eyeshadow is Sugarpill Asylum, for sure.

  117. Elena says:


  118. Enjoli says:

    I like the red in the Elf set that I have. Not sure of the name. Don’t have a favorite red lipstick yet. Still trying to find the right one to match my skin tone.

  119. Dimitrea says:

    My Fave Red would be NYC Plush Red.

  120. Kristy says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve never actually worn red lipstick! I’m so fair skinned that I just assume it’s not going to look good on me.

  121. Mariah says:

    My fav red lipstick is Rebel by MAC!

  122. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I’m kind of afraid to wear red lipstick but I do like Revlon’s lip glosses.

  123. Suri says:

    I haven’t found a red that I love yet but I’m definitely looking.

  124. Mia says:

    I am so going to try this with SugarPill’s Love+ with all of my red lipsticks. (I don’t have a favorite)
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  125. Raquel says:

    I love tarte lipsurgence natural matte lip tint in fiery. It’s so smooth.

  126. ashley says:

    My fave red lipstick would have to be the wet n wild lipstick in stoplight red…its soo beautiful

  127. Phyrra says:

    Silk Naturals makes my favorite red lipstick right now.
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  128. Diane Cristi says:

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  129. T.R. says:

    MAC MAC Red or Russian Red.

  130. angel says:

    My favorite red is Dragon Girl lip liner by NARS

  131. Kyla says:

    I like the Mary Kay bronze eyeshadow!

  132. Jill says:

    It a sheer sparkly red colorstay gloss by Revlon…so old that the name label is worn off! lol

  133. Sabrina a says:

    I’ve never tried red lipstick, but this post makes me want to!

  134. Sabrina says:

    I’ve never tried red lipstick, but this post makes me want to!

  135. Sara says:

    I like the way MAC’s Russian Red lipstick looks. :)

  136. Nikenya says:

    My favorite it actually works as a lipstick and lip balm and its the maybelline baby lips. Its something quick and easy I can grab.

  137. Aretha says:

    Mary Kay Red

  138. C R Williams says:

    My fave iipgloss is from philosophy called birthday cake

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  140. Rebecca says:

    Great tip! I usually use translucent powder and sometimes it makes the lipstick look muddy. This would work with other statement lips too I bet!

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  143. vilma says:

    My favorite lipstick is by L’Oreal, it’s the Beyonce red infallible never fail lip color. That stuff really stays on and i love it!

  144. Juliana says:

    I love MAC Ruby Woo

  145. Ivy says:

    I love Sugarpill’s Love+ eyeshadow!
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  146. Maria W says:

    Revlon is what I’ve been using! I want to get MAC’s Russian Red soon though.

  147. Abbi P. says:

    I LOVE reds and I’ve been on a quest for a bright red with no blue in it, I finally came across the perfect shade (I do mean perfect) through J-crew oddly enough called chili flake! Problem, it smelled terrible, and not a little, so much so I could’ve barfed, I had to take it off quickly and return it, so sad! Do you know of any reds that don’t have the blue but aren’t orange in direction either, something so red and bright it’s borderline obnoxious? THANKS!!

    • Brittany says:

      Hmmm, I’m on the hunt to find somethin’ for ya!

      • Abbi P. says:

        Much thanks!!!! For now I’ve been wearing Nars lip pencil in Dragon Girl, and it is def a gorgeous color with great wear, and looks good on me, but it’s just not “the one” lol, it’s not as bright really RED as my ideal dream lipstick is. And you know shopping online just only gets you so far cause the colors aren’t true to life so I’ll make a big list of things I think will fit the bill then go shopping to check them out and it’s like wow this is what I thought I loved, big diff!! OK enough rambling :)

  148. Maddie says:

    My favorite red lipstick is the Lipsurgence by Tarte in Fiery!

  149. suzanne says:

    I don’t really wear red lipstick, the only one i own is by Bite.

  150. MJ says:

    my favorite red lipstick is from rimmel

  151. Dee says:

    My favorite red lipstick is Ruby Red by MAC :)

  152. Ollie says:

    My favorite lipstick is Guerlain Rouge G garconne

  153. Sophie says:

    Real old school here, LOL. It’s Revlon Cherries in the Snow! Love it.

  154. Sophie says:

    I just love Revlon Chatelaine Red!

  155. Stacey says:

    My fav red, the one I always go to, is Resolutely Red by MAC. Sadly, I think it’s limited edition.

  156. kate says:

    “a kiss of flavor” lip balm! it’s a nice sheer red for people who (like me) aren’t brave enough to rock a full-on red lip (:

  157. kate says:

    oops, forgot to say the lip balm is made by nivea

  158. Mariam says:

    It has be Mac Russian Red. Amazing on darker skin.

  159. Danielle says:

    Revlon Really Red. Everytime I see a picture of myself wearing it, I cannot believe it came from the drugstore.

  160. Liz says:

    I really like the Nuance by Salma Hayek Color Vibrance Lipstick in Paprika.

  161. NoorinNJ says:

    I don’t have a specific brand of red lipstick that I prefer, but I rock a red lip when I can! :)

  162. Jennifer says:

    I’m just dipping my toes in the land of red lipstick, but I like the Revlon Balm Stain in Adore!

  163. Angela says:

    My favorite red lipstick is by Avon.

  164. Raven says:

    My favorite red lippy that I always fall back on (and that might just be my HG) is Avon’s ExtraLasting lipstick in ‘Eternal Flame’.

  165. Deborah K. says:

    I don’t really have any red lipsticks, but the older I get, the bolder I get, so I should be trying one soon!

  166. Catarina Teixeira says:

    My favorite red lipstick is from Boticário.
    My favorite gloss is a red from Makeup Factory.
    And my favorite eyeshadow is one from the palette Spiced Chocolate from Mac.

  167. Deanna G. says:

    I’ve never used any red lipstick, gloss or eyeshadow before. I’m a pink girl. :)

  168. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I’m a Bobbi Brown girl, but in this case, I’m going to have to go with “The Lipstick Queen” in Medieval. Or the color that she came out with for J Crew. Both are faves (and completely different from one another).

  169. Lemony Licks says:

    I have been really liking Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipstick! I think mine is in 05, and it’s not so bold that I can’t wear it everyday.

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  171. Julie says:

    I love red lipstick! My favorite is Voodoo by Urban Decay.

  172. Monica says:

    I’ll have to try that tip, especially since it’s so hard for me to pull off red eyeshadow!
    My favorite red is kind of an odd choice, Revlon Just Bitten balm stain in Romantic. I like that it’s hassle-free :)

  173. Lavendar says:

    I love Ruby Woo by MAC!

  174. Teresa says:

    Bite Beauty lip pencil in Pomegranate, for a blue based red. For warm red, Bite Beauty Apricot (and Cin Cin for the summer!)

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  176. mayuri K says:

    YSL or MAC :)

  177. Sharon Rooney says:

    Mac makes my favorite everything from moisturizer to lipstick.

  178. Janel says:

    My favorite red eyeshadow is definitely Sugarpill’s Asylum.

  179. Michelle says:

    I cannot bring myself to wear red lipstick, but my fav red lipgloss is Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Lipcolor in Stellar Sunrise. Although the formulation is kind of strange and unique, it is an amazing wearable red that almost acts as a stain. LOVE IT!

  180. Nancy S. says:

    My favorite red lipstick is MAC Ruby Woo, surprise, surprise!

  181. Daniella says:

    My favorite liplgloss is Sexy MotherPucker by Soap and Glory, and favorite lipstick is Nars Mascate. Thanks for giveaway!

  182. Sarah says:

    My favorite red eyeshadow is the red part of MAC Dangerzone Mineralize Eyeshadow Trio

  183. lesleyk says:

    I’m a total weenie when it comes to red lipstick. The first one I tried was Clinique’s Red Drama, which was lovely. I really like Buxom’s Barcelona and Urban Decay’s gloss pencil, whatever the bright red shade is called.

  184. Christiana says:

    My favorite red lipstick is Urban Decay’s F-Bomb and my favorite red eyeshadow is WTF from Kat Von D’s Candelabra palette.

  185. Valerie C. says:

    I love MAC Russian Red too. I put a little C-Thru lip glass over it to soften it a bit. Congrats on the baby :)

  186. Shannon says:

    Kat Von D makes some lovely red lipsticks

  187. Natalie says:

    I have been loving Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Romantic!

  188. Regina S says:

    to be honest I am to chicken to wear red.

  189. Kristi says:

    Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart is my ‘red’ of choice. It is red without being an over the top red.

  190. Mia D says:

    I wish I had a favorite red. I’ve never found a color that works for me without looking “off”.

  191. Kami Dumis says:

    My fav red lipstick is Ara Red by Dior! Great giveaway! I could get my lipstick and my fav mascara Diorshow!

  192. Hofken says:

    I love Lancôme mascara

  193. Emily says:

    Chanel! but I do love the Revlon Lip Butters.

  194. Pearl says:

    Yay! Love giveaways! You can bet your bottom dollar I’ll use the giftcard to go get me a red lipstick at Sephora! :D

  195. Julie says:

    Guerlain Rouge G in Garconne!

  196. Kimberly says:

    My favorite red lipstick is by YSL, it is a little expensvive but it is worth every penny to me, it is the perfect shade of red for my skin.

  197. Steffany says:

    Maybelline makes (made) my favorite red lipstick. It was from the Moisture Extreme line, which is discontinued now :(

  198. Pearl says:

    My favorite lipgloss is from MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam VI. Perfect nude with just a hint of color!

  199. Nadia Katwaru says:

    I love NYX Snow White. Also another tip I read from a magazine ( I forgot where) is after putting on a lipstick blot with a tissue and apply another layer. They say it is suppose to help with staying power.

  200. Erica says:

    The Balm makes the best glosses in my opinion :)

  201. Kristina says:

    I love MUA (makeup academy) shade 13 red lipstick!

  202. Mary says:

    I like Revlon lip colors.

  203. Jennifer says:

    Revlon’s lip butter in red velvet!

  204. Jessica says:

    What a good idea! Great giveaway :)
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  205. Themakeupism says:

    I love Geisha Red by Wet n Wild (it’s from their line they put out for Halloween) and also I have a similiar read for Clarins that I got off of Ebay.

  206. Kim Chavez says:

    I am loving Revlon Lipbutter in Candy Apple.

  207. Liz says:

    L’Oreal’s Studio Secrets Professional High Intensity Pigments Metallic Shadow in Platinum + e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color in Drama = beautiful, sparkly gray lids that pop against my brown eyes! Love :)

  208. Melanie says:

    Revlon makes my favorite red lipstick!

  209. Nicole O. says:

    ——————– My fave red lipstick is “Hot” by Covergirl.

  210. nancy y. says:

    MAC russian red

  211. Maggie says:

    Dont really have a red eyeshadow but im going to totally try this with hot pink looks!

  212. Maggie says:

    I dont own red eyeshadow but im going to try this tip
    with hot pink looks!

  213. Maggie says:

    mac ruby woo!

  214. Caitlin M says:

    I love Ruby Woo from MAC

  215. Kelly says:


  216. JMTolman says:

    My favorite reds would be MAC Rebel and MAC Runaway Red!
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  217. Melissa R says:

    I don’t have a favorite. I can never pull off wearing red, wish i could :(

  218. Abby says:

    I love Wet n Wild lipstick! And Wet n Wild everything…

  219. JC says:

    I have two favorite red lipsticks. NYC Sheer Red Ultra Moist Lipstick and Make Up For Ever #206.

    PS. Ooh, I finally figured this out!

  220. Keyana says:

    Right now I like the Red Velvet and Cherry Tart lip butters as well as Super Lustrous Raspberry Bite…all by Revlon!

  221. Yesenia G says:

    MAC’s Ruby Woo :D

  222. Diane says:

    I currently do not have a favorite. I need to find my perfect red, in the perfect formula first :(

  223. Taylor says:

    Milani Lip Flash in Flash Light. It’s easy to put on, and super vibrant.

  224. Wendy A. says:

    Favorite lip gloss is Dior 157 it really is universal.

  225. Janice says:

    Sometimes it’s the simplest tips that work the best!

  226. Sarah says:

    I love the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Romantic

  227. gelsee says:


  228. Katherine D says:

    clinique makes my favorite red lipstick

  229. Kgal says:

    I love Revlon Lip Butter’s Cherry Tart.

  230. Haley says:

    Cool tip! My favorite red is probably Nars Manhunt.

  231. Emily says:

    Wet n Wild MegaLast in 910D Red Velvet

  232. Tweakweasel says:

    Revlon’s matte lipstick in Really Red is a damn fine shade…as is Maybelline’s Color Sensational High Shine lipstick in Red Sea Shimmer…and I could go on. :-P

  233. shaina says:

    I love my red nars lipstick!

  234. Milaxx says:

    I don’t have one favorite, I have several. As mentioned upthread on twitter MAC Ruby Woo, Dubbenett & Russian Red are great lipsticks, the lipglass Love Alert is also pretty for a glossy red.
    I also have a Revlon red from one of the Gwen Stefani collections that is fabulous!

  235. Missy G says:

    Love the blog! Mary Kay makes a great red lipstick (and gloss). This technique works fabulously with lots of colors. Oh, and instead of a Q-tip (I always get strands of cotton sticking to my lips) I use the sponge applicators that come with eyeshadows.

  236. Sylvia says:

    Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart. I’ve never done a full on red lip, although I love red.

  237. Jessi M says:

    Probably Wet n Wild’s matte red lipstick. It lasts forever and the color is beautiful. Plus, it’s cheap!
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  238. Amanda says:

    Still searching for my favorite red.

  239. Tracy V says:

    Revlon makes my fav shades of red. Can’t beat the price either! :)

  240. Tory C. says:

    I love Kat Von D’s red lipsticks, especially the Everlasting Liquid lipsticks.

  241. Ellen says:

    Korres makes my favorite red lippie- their Wild Rose lip butter is awesome.

  242. Mandy says:

    Revlon’s Lip Butter in Cherry Tart is an amazing red balm that looks like a lipstick but is much more moisturizing! :) <3

  243. danielle says:

    rimmel london makes my favorite red! its more of a deep reddish brown wine kinda thing but that still counts right :)

  244. christy says:

    Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain Balms in Romantic and Adore!

  245. katie says:

    hm i think for my favourite red lipstick, i’d have to say revlon lip butter orrrrrr covergirl lip perfection.

  246. Lisa Jean-Francois says:

    My first red leaned a bit purple, it was plum fizz from Estée Lauder. This was the lipstick that made red ok for me and it remains my favorite.

  247. Taryn says:

    My favorite red lipstick has to be NYC Sheer Red.
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  248. Kinka says:

    my favorite lip gloss is nyc lipshine :)

  249. Andrea says:

    still on the hunt for the perfect red hue!

  250. Bree Madsen says:

    I’ve been really liking the NYC Red 16 hr. lipstain. It gives a really nice natural tint and really lasts.

  251. Shelly T. says:

    Great tip! Thanks!

  252. Lina says:

    My favorite red lipstick is from clinique.

  253. My favorite red lipstick is Stila longwear lipstick in Lover. It’s an amazing shade of red that looks absolutely perfect on me.
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  254. Christine says:

    This double-ended gloss-and-lipstick duo I picked up at Ulta last Christmas is just perfect. It fits my paper-white skin beautifully.

  255. Faida says:

    I want that lipstick!

  256. Valerie says:

    I’ve been wearing and loving the Revlon Lip Butter in…Candy Apple(?) I think is the name.

  257. danielle says:

    my favorite red lipstick if mac’s ruby woo!

  258. Tricia says:

    Hi! I love Clinique Angel Red and Bobbi Brown Ruby Stain. I love red lipsticks! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  259. Michelle L says:

    Wet n Wild makes the red lipstick I’ve been favouring most recently :) (The cheap 99 cent lipstick line)

  260. Sandra Olivas says:

    I have to confess…i’ve never done a red lip!

  261. Katie M says:

    Honestly, I’m 23 years old and this is the first year that I’ve even tried to wear red lipstick! I will wear ANYTHING red by Wet n Wild! They make reds that are so wearable and easy to apply. I usually try to make my reds matte just for a stain sort of effect, but I will rock any W&W red :)

  262. Angel says:

    MAC Ruby Woo…..dry as the Sahara, but I suffer through because the color is so amazing!

  263. Maria Oller says:

    too faced stiletto red!!

  264. Sue C. says:

    I have yet to find my favorite red lipstick. I’ve tried so many shades of red, so many brands but none of them look right on me. I don’t wear many red clothing items so maybe I’m not really a red person. On the other hand I have oodles of other shades of lipstick that I love so that makes me happy!

  265. Jessi says:

    I tend to avoid red lipstick and any bright or dark lipstick or gloss most of the time, but when I do feel the need to add a little color to my lips my go to brand is Urban Decay. They have such great shades and fun names.

  266. Robin says:

    MAC Russian Red lipstick has been my fave for years!

  267. MelodyJ says:

    NYX Snow White.


  268. Kate says:

    Sephora brand makes a great red lippie!

  269. Lisa says:

    I’m a little afraid of red lipstick, as I’m pale and light-haired, but I like red lip glosses. The lip gloss sticks by Tarte are my favorite, but I can’t remember the shade name.

  270. Jennifer O. says:

    My favorite red lipstick is Revlon Certainly Red. My favorite red nail polish is Zoya Sooki.

  271. Ashley says:

    I’ve got a Revlon matte that I really like, the name of which I can’t remember. My favorite red was one I wore back in college, a cherry red with a very subtle gold shimmer.

  272. heather t says:

    I’m going to have to go with MAC Russian Red:)

  273. hh says:

    My favorite red eyeshadow is Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadow in Pomegranate Punk!

  274. Beth says:

    My favorite red lipstick is any red lipstick, I can’t get enough! Great post!

  275. Kelly says:

    I have the BH Cosmetics 88 Matte pallette and the red in there is soo dark pigmented and matte it is awesome. Have you tried using a lip liner too? I have read that helps with red lipstick.

  276. Audrey says:

    I dont wear red lipstick very often, but my fav is MAC Red!

  277. Melody says:

    My all-time favorite red lippy is MAC Russian Red!

  278. Maggie says:

    I love this trick! It works so well. I especially love it for darker, vampier colors!

  279. Tessa says:

    I love NARS Heat Wave — a classic!

  280. Rachel S. says:

    I have a fabulous red from Sephora! I forgot the shade name, but it came with a crystalized top and it wonderfully vampy. Get compliments all the time.

  281. Megan says:

    Thanks for the tip! I really like Covergirl’s lipstick in Hot. :)

  282. Kathy says:

    Revlon makes my favorite red lipstick! It’s siren c:

  283. Hannah says:

    I love NYX lipsticks!

  284. Shannon says:

    My new favorite lipstick has to be Kat Von D’s everlasting lipstick in outlaw. I love it and it dries to a matte finish so it’s long lasting.

  285. Dianna says:

    Russian Red all the way!

  286. Ann says:

    Dior little red dress for red lipgloss

  287. Lindsey P says:

    I lurv my mark lip crayon in hot sauce!!
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  288. Allison says:

    I LOVE Revlon Really Red and Wet n Wild Stoplight Red. :) Thanks!

  289. Crystal says:

    My fav red lipstick is Alarm from Rimmel :)

  290. Pam says:

    Wet n Wild! They’re on sale at my local Rite Aid right now for $0.69!! I’ve bought like five :)

  291. Jana says:

    The red MAC made for their Disney Villains collection–it has Cruella DeVille on the packaging but I can’t think of the name right now–is my favorite red. And love this tip! I never wouldve thought of using eyeshadow!

  292. Helena says:

    My favorite lipstick is MAC’s Russian Red, and eyeshadow is MAC’s Basic Red pigment (actually not approved for use around the eyes, but I’ve never had adverse reactions). P.S. Napoleon Perdis had a red lipstick-and-powder set!
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  293. Tran says:

    My favorite red lipstick isn’t quite a lipstick but it’s the Revlon lip butter in cherry tart!

  294. April says:

    Gosh, the only red I have is Ripe Raisin from Clinique (it’s old). I want to find a new, sheer red that I can wear! Gonna read up all these comments to help me in my search!

    Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your pregnancy! That’s awesome :)

  295. I love The Balm Girls Mia Moore, it’s a super pigmented blue red!!
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  296. Ava says:

    I love the Revlon Lip Butters!! The have a great texture.

  297. Ju P. says:

    My favorite is tarte lipsurgence in amused

  298. Christina D says:

    Jungle Red by NARS…perfect shade.

  299. s c says:

    i love the cherry tart revlon lip butter! it has silver sparkles in it (which would normally turn me off) but they don’t show up at all once applied.

  300. Kara I. says:

    My favorite this summer has to be the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic 045.

  301. Jane says:

    My favorite red lipstick is MAC Russian Red, and my favorite red eyeshadows are Love+ and Asylum by Sugarpill. :)

  302. Mackenzie says:

    Masochist by Beaute! Though, I just gave it away to my bf who was leaving me for England :(

  303. Shelley says:

    Definitely Mac Russian Red. I have pale skin and it looks great on me.

  304. Amy says:

    Clinique Angel Red. Also loving your eyes! :)

  305. Bonnie C. says:


    I actually don’t wear really bright red lipstick very much, though I am trying to get a little bolder, :-) but I will wear a gloss so that it is a bit shearer. For me something that is really important is that it be a more blue based red, if it is too warm or orangey it just makes everything look terrible (and we don’t want that now do we?) :-) I can’t remember the exact name, but I was given an Elizabeth Arden lip stick that is the perfect fire engine red for my skin tone.


  306. Marie Howard says:

    fire and ice, revlon
    or rimmel
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  307. Briana says:

    My favorite red is Crimson by Revlon Colorstay.

  308. Emma says:

    Good idea!

  309. Julie says:

    Chanel Rouge Noir is my classic red lipstick.

  310. Bee says:

    I have never tried a red lipstick and haven’t been adventurous enough to try it. But I do love how it looks on you!

  311. JC says:

    Hi Brittany, have you announced the winners of this contest yet? Just wondering who the lucky winners are!

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