Today I'll be showing you two red lip products that I've recently had the time to test out:
1. Face Atelier lipstick
The colour I received to try was Revenge, a dark burgundy red. It would be a perfect shade for the fall.
I found the lipstick to be highly pigmented, though it has a slight tendency to emphasize dryness and gather in lip lines. Don't get me wrong though, it is still comfortable to wear. I would consider the texture to be somewhere between MAC's satin and lustre lipsticks.
The colour is more on the dramatic side, so I would probably pair this with a simple winged eyeliner look.
2. Revolution Organics Lip Gloss
The colour I tested was called Freedom, a sheer, strawberry red gloss.
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer** (natural shine enhancer), Organic Beeswax*, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides (sunflower oil derived)**, Silica***, Flavor**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (licorice root derived)**, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E)**, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil**, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*. MAY CONTAIN: Mica***, Titanium Dioxide***, Carmine**, Iron Oxides*** (mineral color)
* certified organic ** naturally-derived *** mineral
As you can see, the ingredients list sounds pretty good. It has no added fragrance, which is good for sensitive skin, though I found the smell of the gloss a bit strange (probably not used to the natural smell of the ingredients).
The gloss is not drying at all, probably due to the oils and shea butter in the formulation. The colour is slightly sheer, but because this is a more intense colour the red still shows up well on my pigmented lips.
I would consider this a great starter red for anyone looking to try a red lip look. Its also an easy way to add a pop of colour this summer without worrying about creasing eye makeup!