Today I'm featuring just two of the red lipsticks I have in my collection. Both are drugstore brands and are very affordable.
The first is GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Lipstick in 60 Lambada. It retails for £6.49 at Superdrug, which is where I bought mine. I don't wear this often because I'm not so keen on the glossy finish, but the color itself is great. I tend to like the warmer looking reds.
The next is the e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color in Rich Red. It retails for just $3 on their website and wherever e.l.f. products are sold. I bought this under the recommendation of my friend Laura. She was raving about it and since it's super cheap, I thought I'd give it a try. This is actually a lip crayon. Now I think I'm pretty good at applying lipstick straight from the tube without lipliner, but for whatever reason, I just cannot do it with lip crayons. They bug me out for some reason, haha. This looks a little bit more "blue" on my lips which I'm not particularly fond of so I have to always mix it in with something a little warmer (Revlon's Kiss Me Coral usually does the trick).
Anyway, I wasn't really sure where I was going with this blog post. I don't even know that I can declare a real "winner" from this "battle." Just go look at the swatches. I'm tired.