Julianne's Red

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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?








10 comments

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

    gillmclaughlin.blogspot.com

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

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  3. Ah I think I need this lipstick in my life!
    Sophie
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  4. what a beautiful bright red! the packaging looks so luxurious xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  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.

    www.alicegracebeauty.com

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

    www.vanillabeautyx.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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!!

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

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

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