Cool, so now let's start from the lippie closest to 12 o'clock, going clockwise.
Natio Ruby Shine
Oh god, this is my favourite of the bunch. Ruby Shine is such a beautiful deep, blue-toned red which never ceases to get me complements. The formula is creamy and not drying at all as it has a very subtle shine finish - on par with Creme finish MAC lipsticks. It lasts very well and leaves a gorgeous stain on the lips after about 5 hours of wear with eating and drinking. The best part is that this red is very manageable, meaning it doesn't slip and slide as if it has a mind of its own and is pigmented but can be build-able. I love Ruby Shine; can't recommend it enough; might even do a separate post for it later on.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms in Standout
I enjoy the colour which is not dissimilar to Ruby Shine, rather it leans slightly more warm and pink in comparison. I really like the pencil form, it allows for more precise and controlled drawing on the lips which is always helpful. The downfall of this product is that it is so dry after about 30 minutes of wear. I know it's matte, but still, I don't think I can wear this until I finish my Accutane medication. A factor which might turn some people off is the scent of this lipstick, it's a distinct peppermint thing. I don't mind it though.
L'Oreal Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary
Bloody, bloody Mary. Another blue based dark red with wonderful colour payoff. I was very impressed with the formulation of these lipsticks as they're matte but feel relatively light. I had another in Pink Valentine I think, but I'm not one to wear pink lips so I gave it away during a recent clean out. However, as I've already mentioned, I'll be shying away from any matte lipsticks until my skin becomes normal. Sigh.
Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet
I looovvveeee the Revlon Lip Butters. I use them any day I can and one of the favourite shades featured today is Red Velvet. This looks like a rich red-brown in the tube but actually applies sheer and build able to a nice midnight pout colour. All the Lip Butters are moisturising, but they are a little slippery, so this is one of the colours that I have to be careful with when applying. I adore Red Velvet though.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore
Like the previously mentioned lip pencil, I like the design of this. I find this particular shade applies a nice sheer overlay onto my lips, but it didn't last as long as I expected. I tried this everyday for a week and I'm pretty sure it increased some irritation I had on my lips from an allergy so unfortunately I am pretty hesitant to use this again; even if I do like it.
Revlon Super Lustrous in Love That Red
I haven't actually used this yet so I can't provide any honest opinion on the staying power and whatever. I got this in conjunction with the two other lipsticks (Black Cherry and Pink Cognito) that were released in the most recent Marchesa and Revlon collaboration because I liked the packaging and I had been in search of a true red to add to my red lipstick collection. It looks a little to bright for me at the moment though.
Maybelline lipstick in Red Revival
I don't actually know what line this is from, I just know it's from Maybelline. I love Red Revival. It's an amazing neutral(?) dark red that feels lovely to wear. Word on the blog-o-sphere is that Red Revival is a good dupe for MAC's Russian Red so that's awesome.
Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in 170N Sequins D'Amour
Full review here. The gist is: I love Lancome lipsticks, and Sequins D'Amour is no exception.
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
And to round up, my bright red sheer lipstick is Candy Apple. I don't like the colour as much as Red Velvet, but it makes for a lovely autumn and spring transition shade.
Stay tuned for part three everybody! Have a lovely first of September :) xx