I have this weird love/hate relationship with red lipstick. I’m a neutral and subdued makeup type of girl, and I keep telling myself that I don’t wear red lipstick. But then I keep trying out darker and darker shades, and while I really just don’t look good in bright red, I do actually look OK in deeper reds. Also, despite my fear of color, red is actually a very classic shade.
The result of all of this? I will wear red lipstick around the house, but get self conscious wearing it out in public. Yeah, I know… I’m crazy….
Anyway, what this all leads up to is the fact that I recently was sent a lovely Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick to try. It came in the shade perfect brick, which is just the type of not so bright red that I like. It really is a gorgeous creamy color, with no annoying shimmer or anything of that sort to get in the way of the deep red. Basically it is a classic red shade.
The lipstick has a nice creamy texture, very good pigmentation, and lasts for quite a while–something that is pretty essential with reds. Arden’s Plump Perfect lipstick is supposed to also provide some lip plumping, but as is the case with nearly every lip plumper I have ever tried, I really didn’t notice any plumping action. But that is OK with me. This is a great lipstick on its own without any extra plumping.