Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snow White, Red Lips

Hello, dear readers,

A week from last Friday, I was shopping at Ulta with my mom. Why is this exciting, you ask? Two words: clearance bins. We had a blast searching through the clearance section, in which we've often found quite a few gems. This time I found a fantastic red lipstick for the whopping total of $0.99. Yes, you read that right.

I've been on the lookout for a great red lipstick for a long time, as the only one I have is a definite berry red. This one isn't quite a true red either, but I'm getting so much closer! It's Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in 880 Rose Passion.

I even took my own pictures this time, with my newly charged camera! It is a slightly rosy red with a definite cool tone, but it pulls much brighter on than it looks in these photos. For some reason they uploaded less bright than they look on camera and in iPhoto. However, if you click on the photos, they show up much truer to color. The first picture with the swatch is the most accurate representation. I didn't get any decent close-ups of this on, but I did get a couple full face shots, so you can get an idea of the effect.

The lipstick is super creamy and long lasting, with a sheen but no shimmer, glitter, or frost. The shine doesn't show up in the pictures of me, as it's very subtle, but you can see it in the swatch.

Another great thing about this lipstick is that I can wear it as toned down or as amped up as I want, depending, of course, upon how I apply it. These pictures show me wearing it after it was applied straight from the tube. I also like to either apply it with my finger a lip brush, or from the tube and blotted with a tissue, to make it more wearable. 

I'm a big fan of Moisture Renew lipsticks anyway, and I'm quite pleased with this one. After all, at 99 cents, how can you go wrong?

To red lips and beauty bargains.


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