I know most of you are preparing for the V-Day since it’s just a matter of days. Most have come up with valentine inspired makeups, outfits and the likes. Some might even suggest a good place to spend an evening whether to dine or simply cherish this wonderful time. For me, it’s a great way of posting my top three red lipstick with still valentines in mind. Even thinking of it as I write makes me giggle in the inside, I feel that it’s pretty lame of an idea but hey, I’m still going to push it anyway.
First, let me just share you what my curiosity for red lead me to. Aside from the fact that it’s my favorite shade of lipstick for obvious reason, I wonder what mainly attracts men to woman wearing red. Most for this time of the year, Valentines. My initial thought was because it’s correlated to hearts so they pretty much follow it as a rule. For a girl spending this day with a date, somewhere in her ensemble there just got to be red. Forgive me but I still haven’t experience that impact when you wear red on a date. Is it really effective? Okay, no going on details why I don’t. All I know is the second looks that I got when I wear my red lipsticks. Is it similar to that? Anyways, from what I read, men are primitive in nature. The same signals a “chimpanzee reddened conspicously when nearing ovulation, sending a clear sexual signal to attract male” (Psychological Study Reveals that Red Enhances Men Attraction to Women) Being synonymous to primates, men demonstrates the same response to red. Oh, Okay. With now fully educated why we are chased when in red, let us now go to the main reason of what I’m being chased for .*wink*
There is really a big difficulty of chosing my top three picks because honestly, I all do love them. So I decided to just categorized them on the number of cat calls that I recieve when I wear them. Kidding! I ranked them according to mainly the color payoff. For me a good red is just a swipe away. My main three consists of a creme lipstick, a local brand and a dupe. Let’s start.
Colourette by FnF in Helena
It’s a local brand only available here in the Philippines and gained it’s popularity through Instagram. Just like Melt cosmetics and the likes who reached fandom on this social site, this I should say is our version. I’m really impressed on how pigmented their lipsticks are, literally just one swipe. (for in depth review, see my Naughty or Nice Review here)
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Grand Cru
Bourjois is produced with the same manufacturer of Channel. I first learned of it from Fivezero, (my wonderful nailpolish expert who houses a vast library of nail polishes in her blog) Unfortunately, it’s not available here in my country. I was just lucky enough to have my brother purchase it for me in Singapore. This is a Wow! Red for me. It’s kind a bit on a vampy side but I love it just the same. Really bold with a matte finish. ( I applied lip balm here because of the endless swatches, hence the glossy look) It’s creamy, applies like a dream and it’s light. (review coming up soon!)
Me Now Pro Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick in #013
Yes, this is the dupe that I’m talking about. Only for Php 149 ($3.13) and guess what lipstick color is this similar to? It’s a dupe for Ruby Woo which makes it an instant hit. It’s always a sold out here where aside from the two impressive attributes is also a one-swipe-true-to-it’s-color lipstick that I love. It’s matte, affordable and a MAC dupe so what more could I ask for?
There you have it ladies, my three code reds that I love not only for the Valentines but also the rest of the year. Be sure to wear something red this coming V-day to wow your man. Enjoy!
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