Three Shades of Red, Three Looks

nedelja, september 13, 2015


Red is such a classic shade that never goes out of style. You can be bold, glamorous or even a rebel with reds on your lips and nails. I'm a huge fan of reds and because I have a neutral skin tone, I feel like I'm not restricted to wearing just warm or cool toned reds. I prepared a selection of three shades of red worn on the lips and nails so it's a bit matchy-matchy and created three different looks. I included alternatives to all these shades as well, so you'll be seeing a lot of red.

The Bold One

Orange reds are such fun shades and they make me instantly think of summer. I feel as if every time June comes around so many bloggers dig out their Lady Danger lipstick and wear it with pride. I have a little dinky sample of Lady Danger, but for this look I chose to wear Essence's Lip Cream Floral Glam, which is essentially an almost the same shade, but it was unfortunately a LE (Guerrila Gardening). On my nails I'm wearing Depend's nail polish in 036, which matches the lip colour very well. For a lip liner I chose Essence Lipliner in Femme Fatale, which admittedly isn't the best shade for this category, but it's the closest I have to an orange toned liner. 


As I said the quintessential orange red is the super popular Lady Danger, but I find a newer Mac's shade called Dangerous a little bit prettier. For those who don't want to commit to a bold pout, Bourjois' Rouge Edition Shine in 21 Rouge Making Of is a nice sheer option. The most budget choice would be MUA's lipstick in 13 that'll cost you a quid and for those who want a warm red that doesn't have such a strong orange tone try Catrice's Ultimate Colour Lipstick in MATTador. For nail polish option I also have Essence's Juicy Love in my stash, but Essence has been messing with their formulas, so I'm not sure it's the same. I also found you some alternatives/dupes for Lady Danger: Milani Matte Lipstick in Passion, Nyx Matte Indie Flick, Wet n' Wild Megalast Purty Persimmon, Maybelline Craving Coral, ...


The Glamorous One

Nothing screams glamour more than a classic blue toned red lipstick. These types of lip colour also make you teeth look more white, so it's no wonder they are so popular. My absolute favourite is L'Oreal's Colour Riche in Blake which is a part of the Collection Exclusives. The colour is stunning and the finish is matte, plus the formula is the absolute best I've tried - it's way better than the more popular Mac's lipsticks. I paired it with Catrice's Ultimate Nail Colour in Bloody Mary to go, which is a type of shade everyone should have in their collection. For a lip liner I used Catrice's Longlasting Lip Pencil in 040 …and a Cherry on the Top and I also added Ardell's Demi Wispies to bump up the glam.  


Though I stand firm that Blake is by far the best choice here, I have some alternatives. The most obvious choices are from MAC - the good old Ruby Woo, Russian Red and MAC Red. For cheaper options I have Makeup Revolution's Pro Iconic lipstick in Propoganda, Salvation Intense Lacquer in A Love Like That and Freedom Makeup's Pro Red 108 Expression, but you might know already that I'm just not feeling these three, well at least you'll still hear that soon about the last one, but they are very budget friendly. The other closest other nail polish I have is Essie's Really Red, but it's a neutral shade, so almost doesn't fit here any more.


The Vampy One

Not everyone can muster up the courage to go so dark and yet I find such shades of red the easiest to wear, especially in colder months. Classic reds look too classy for everyday and orange reds look super punchy, but with burgundies I feel much more at ease. There was a time when I wore Rimmel's Matte Lipstick in 107 every day, but I have to say that the days of that lipstick came to an end the moment I found L'Oreal's Colour Riche in Laetitia. It is everything I dreamed of a burgundy lipstick to be. It's from the same collection as Blake and it has that same gorgeous matte formula. I paired it with Essence's Colour & Go in Do You Speak Love on the nails, which Essence discontinued in this formula, but I believe the shade is still the same or possibly very similar in the new Gel Nails line. The perfect lip liner to pair up with such shades is Catrice's Longlasting Lip Pencil in Berryson Ford.


I have no shortage of burgundies in my collection, it is after all my favourite colour for autumn. For lip colour alternatives I already mentioned Rimmel's 107, others include Bourjois's Rouge Edition Velvet in 08 Grand Cru and for those who don't want to go matte, Rimmel's Apocalips in Eclipse. Nice nail polish options are OPI's Malaga Wine, Revlon's Parfumerie in Bordeaux and for those who want to amp the vamp factor go for Essie's Sole Mate.


So what's your favourite red? I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day!

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57 comments

  1. Tole je pa my kind of post :) rdeca. In srecka, vsi trije lookinti full pasejo :) pa kok se lepo potrudis s slikami :)

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    1. Se mi je zdelo, da bo tebi tale objava všeč :D Hvala <3

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  2. O moj bog kako ti paše rdeča..noro res. Sploh se ne morem odločit katera kombinacija zmags, vse so hude..ampak glamur stil je tako šik..Obožujem tisti moment ko me zamika rdeča zaradi objav kot so tvoje..in to jesen si obljubim da potrebujem več rdeče.hvala za tako fantastične objave, slike in hvala zate:);)

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    1. Hvala <3 Jaz že skoraj leto nisem kupila rdeče šminke, ampak mi jih pa stalno pošiljajo :D

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  3. Ah, I'm in love <3 Ne, ampak resno ti vse tri opcije odlično pristajajo :) Rdeča na ustnicah se pri meni tako redko znajde, ker se enostavno ne počutim dobro z njo - ampak vedno se slinim, ko vidim kako ostalim pristaja :)

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    1. Hvala <3 Kaj pa kakšna drugačna rdeča, kot npr. v stilu Macove Rellentlessly Red, ki je že roza-rdeča?

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  4. Uau, rdeča ti res paše k tvoji svetli koži in temnim lasem :) Res bi bilo super če bi zraven objavila tudi outfite :)

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    1. Hvala :) Nah, presuha sem za outfite objavljat :D Nočem še tukaj komentarjev dobivat. Pri prvi in zadnji se nosila črno skater krilo, srednja je pa cela obleka taka :)

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  5. Čisto vse rdeče ti odlično pristajajo:) You're so pretty, damn girl! <3 Čudovite fotke. Tvoje objave so kot, da gledam editoriale iz revij :). Vse pohvale za objavo :)
    Moja rdeča je itak oranžno rdeča :)

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    1. Hvala <3 Tebi veš, da najbolj paše oranžno rdeča, ampak zdaj ko sem te pri teh swatch objavah celih linij videla z vsemi vrstami odtenkov ti lahko povem, da ti pašejo vse rdeče :)

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  6. Meni je najtemnejša kombinacija top! z takšno barvo se najboljše počutim, komaj čakam da jo zdaj spet začnem nosit :) drugače ti pa vse kombinacije super pašejo!

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    1. Hvala :) Jesen ni prava brez takega odtenka šminke :D

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  7. Really glamorous and lovely post! You are looking so elegant and the lip shades are awesome:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  8. Krasna, krasna, krasna objava! :) Po poletju nude in rožnatih odtenkov, sem tudi jst na dan privlekla moje rdeče in berry toned šminke, jeej! :)

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    1. Hvala <3 Jaz temno rdeče že veselo nosim, sem pa zdaj naročila še tester Macove Rebel za pravi berry odtenek :)

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  9. Wow, I really like you in second and third version of red....;)

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  10. I love red and red lips and nails are a kind of my trademark ;) I usually wear blue-toned reds, however, I love burgundies as well. I hardly ever choose orange reds, but it sometimes happens ;)

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    1. I suspected so from your profile pic :) My orange reds are reserved for summer months, so I mostly wear blue toned and burgundy shades as well :)

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  11. Love this post! <3 I wish Blake looked as good on me as it does on you xD My favourite is a toss up between Ruby Woo and Sephora's Cream Lip Stain in 01.

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    1. Thank you :) I'm sure it looks nice on you as well ;) I'd love to try Sephora's Lip Stains.

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    2. I could send you one if you wanted :)

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  12. Fotke so top! Ti pa res pašejo vsi odtenki rdeče. Tudi jaz imam ful rada rdeče šminke, vseh barv in oblik ;)
    Xoxo, Nyx

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    1. Hvala <3 Rdeče so res taka klasika :)

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  13. I love this post, the shades are adorable! I adore the last one, with the dark cherry lips!

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    1. Thank you :) I love wearing that shade in autumn :)

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  14. Super objava, tudi meni ena izmed tvojih najljubših! :) Obožujem rdeče ustnice! Vsi videzi zgledajo super na tebi, najbolj pa mi je všeč glamurozni look :)

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    1. Hvala <3 Sem šla posebej lak kupit za ta drugi look in se prav trapasto počutim, da nisem imela že prej take barve :D

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  15. Super objava, čudovite fotke! :)

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  16. Oh waw, kakšne lepe slike. Me je prav prijelo da bi se letela našminkati z rdečo šminko!! :D No, pa se tudi bom,haha.

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  17. My lips are too big for such bold colors :( I feel like my entire face is red when I wear red lipstick, so I have to stick to nudes..

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    1. Your lips are gorgeous :) Really :) I'm sure reds suit you, your just not used to it :)

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  18. OMG! Mateja, tole je pa čudovita objava! Jaz tudi čedalje več nosim rdečo šminko in mi je super! :) Pa kako lepi odtenki lakov! Bravo! <3

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    1. Hvala <3 Ko enkrat najdeš pravi odtenek rdeče te kar malo zasvoji :D

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    2. Se strinjam. Kar se lakov tiče, od začetka nisem bila fan rdeče, ampak potem sem se ujela v enem obdobju ko je v moj stash priromalo veliko število rdečih lakov. In jih zdaj obožujem! :D

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  19. omg, prekrasna objava, Mateja ! Mislim da sem enih 10 minut gledla samo slike, potem sem se pa spravla obhjavo brat ! drugače pa rdeča ti ful pristaja, mi je pa tudi ful všeč vampy šminka, ki je res prekrasen odtenek za jesen.

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    1. Hvala <3 Vampy mi je res tako zakon, samo moraš bit kar pogumen, da jo nosiš pri nas :) Bi si res želela, da bi več punc nosilo take odtenke na ulicah :)

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  20. Se pridružujem ostalim puncam :) Me je najprej potegnil že sam naslov objave. In ja, krasni looki, res <3 Pa še srečnica, vsi ti tako pašejo in še tako lepo polt imaš, se mi zdi, da v takšnih primerih rdeče šminke najbolje pridejo do izraza. Čudovite fotke!

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    1. Hvala <3 Včasih so me dosti spraševali če sem bolna, ker sem tako bela, ampak zadnja leta se je pa plošča očitno zamenjala :)

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  21. Omg saj se sploh ne morem odločiti kateri look ti bolj paše!<3<3

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  22. Rdeča je nedvomno tvoja barva. Sploh se ne morem nagledat fotografij <3
    Pa vidim, da rabim še Blake rdečo :P

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    1. Hvala <3 Meni je fantastična in mislim,da si jo vsak zasluži imet v svoji zbirki :)

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  23. so where did you find all your products. i would also like to put my blog out there it is called http://lifeasabeautygeek.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Sophie, the coloured text are links to reviews and those have information about every product where I got it and how much it costs :)

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  24. I love wampy one and glamorous. To be honest, I love red colour, my nails are always red or slightly rose, nothing between. Also I like red dresses, shoes and everything in red colour.

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    1. I have plently of red dresses as well :) It's one of my favourite colours to wear :)

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  25. Super objava! Vsi rdeči odtenki ti res lepo pristajajo. Sliko so pa, kot vedno, prekrasne ♥

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  26. I like your products.

    http://strumfette.blogspot.ro

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  27. Waaaaaau !! <3
    Super post! Si me prav spodbudila, da bom večkrat posegla po rdeči šminki. :) Mi je ful všeč, ampak se mi zdi, da sem velikokrat premalo samozavestna, da bi jo nosila in jo malce več nosim le v hladnejših mesecih.
    Pa vsi trije looki ti fuuuuul pašejo! Sploh drugi. *.* Rdeča je kot ustvarjena zate. :P

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    1. Hvala :) Moraš se navadit nosit rdeče oz. znat spregledat čudne poglede in se ne sekirat zaradi takih stvari. Mene že čudno gledajo ko nosim nežno šminko :D Ti si še v tistih letih ko te skrbi zaradi takih svari, ampak so si malo starejši ti je tako vseeno za vse :D

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  28. Ta temna je čudovita, ful ti lepo paše. Ena A - sploh za jesen, super trendy :)

    Mikela iz www.lovingfromberlin.blogspot.com

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