The Best Red Lipstick of All Time is Back!

A bold red lip can be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. And, I found my perfect red lipstick in 2014 when Mac launched its Prabal Gurung collection. The “Carmine Rouge” lipstick from that collection was the best red lipstick I’ve ever tried. It’s a bright, true red that’s described as matte but has a satiny finish. So, unlike Ruby Woo and other mattes, Carmine Rouge applies smoothly and even has a subtle sheen. Carmine Rouge also has cool undertones and hence doesn’t lean to that orangey-red that I don’t favor. Anyway, I’ve been rationing my one tube because the color is a limited edition color that hasn’t been back until now.

On me: Mac “Carmine Rouge” lipstick  with Mac “Kiss Me Quick” lip pencil

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I was thrilled when I saw that Carmine Rouge was back in Mac’s Colour Rocker Collection. Of course, Colour Rocker is a limited edition collection as well. So, I’ll be getting an extra one to be safe.

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Carmine Rouge from Colour Rocker Collection | My old Carmine Rouge on its last leg.


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    • January 31, 2017 / 8:59 am

      Thanks so much, Lauren! This red made me love red lipsticks.

  1. Melissa
    January 31, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love the lipstick shade.

    • January 31, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks, Janel! It really is such a rich red!

  2. Cynthia Knighton
    February 5, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I know you like Mac lipsticks, but check out Ellie Cosmetics. The colors are great and the customer service is wonderful! You won’t be disappointed.

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks for the tip, Cynthia! I’ll look into Ellie.