Julianne's Red

Thursday, 11 December 2014

I've never been a red kind of girl. I'm either nude or the darkest available. Red is a shade that has never worked for me, ever. I've never been able to pick up a red shade and say wow this really suits me. Well that was the case until a few weeks ago, when as a spur of the moment thing I picked up a lipstick from the Pure Reds Collection by L'Oreal.

I chose the shade Julianne's Red, this was because they didn't have Blake's Red, and I think the other's were out of stock too. I'm actually quite glad they were though, as I've always felt comfortable enough to wear a dark red, but never a bright red. Julianne's Red is a bright oranged toned lipstick, and when I bought it I actually thought I'd never wear it, but as soon as I put it on I was so surprised. I actually found a bright red that suits me.

The L'Oreal Pure Reds Collection was released as a follow up of their Nudes Collection, from which I own Cheyrl's Nude. The formulation of the two collections is very different though, I found the nude collection to be very sheer and didn't last very long on the lips at all. However, Julianne's Red has a gorgeous creamy satin texture, which applies to the lips evenly and smoothly, and the staying power is great. I can wear this lipstick without worrying about it being all over the place, but it can sometimes bleed into the lip line, so a lip liner definitely helps the staying power.

The lipstick is very highly pigmented, and it only takes one swipe to achieve an opaque lip colour. I would compare these lipsticks to MAC lipsticks easily, they're a bargain at less than half the price, retailing at £6.99. I can't wait to complete the collection by picking up the other 3 reds, especially Blake's Red. Maybe I'll look as gorgeous as her then, please? 

Have you tried any of the Pure Reds Collection?


  1. Ooo love this colour, very pigmented! I need to have a look at their other shades! x


  2. Oh wow what beautiful packaging and a lovely sultry red, definitely want to nab this xx

  3. Ah I think I need this lipstick in my life!

  4. what a beautiful bright red! the packaging looks so luxurious xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  5. I picked up Julianne's Red & Liya's Red, which is a little darker. As you say, these lipsticks are so pigmented, long-lasting and feel lovely to wear.



  6. I want to try these reds out so bad! I'm so into reds at the moment xx


  7. okay, this color is stunning. And your coloring would be prefect with red but I get how difficult it can be to find the right red. Anyway, love this shade and would love to see a pic of you wearing it! xo

  8. This looks so pretty, I looked at the collection in store and I wasn't totally convinced on getting one as I wasn't too sure of the texture. However this post has slightly changed my mind, maybe I should buy one and see how it works!!

  9. The packaging to this lipstick is gorgeous! And the red is so pretty :)
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

  10. I have Blake's red and absolutely love wearing it on nights out! might have to pick this one up next :) x