Seven Reds in Seven Days: Final Report

Seven Reds in Seven Days: Final Report

Red lipstick has the ability transform our face, our outfit, and our mood in a matter of seconds.

What’s amazing to us is how different we felt with each shade we wore. Our husband will argue that all these lipsticks look the same, but we clearly had a va-va-voominess with MAC Classic Dame (Day 1) that wasn’t there with Estée Lauder Rich Red (Day 3). However, Rich Red is the shade we felt most comfortable in—our lips were defined but we didn’t feel like they were on stage. Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover (Day 6) and Shiseido The Makeup Perfecting Lipstick in Real Red (Day 5) are the shades we think look best on our pale skin. Both have a pink undertone, with Real Red bordering on berry.

The common denominator with all these reds is most certainly the glam factor. We found ourself on the receiving end of several admiring winks this week (who cares if it was the Schwann’s delivery guy, the mailman, and our 70-year-old neighbor—a wink is a wink, right?)

There are so many other great red lipsticks on the market today and we can’t wait to try more of them this season. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on our finds.

Thanks for following along this week, it’s been fun!

Seven Reds in Seven Days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7

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  • Thanks for doing this series of Red Lipsticks! I’ve been looking forward each day to see what your red lipstick of the day would be! I think you look fabulous in all of them!

  • I’ve been following your red series with much enthusiasm. And I must say, you wear red beautifully Erika. I’ve always been one to wear nudes, browns, peaches and occasionally plums and pinks, but now I’m very tempted to try out reds too. =) It’ll probably be Day 3 red… it looks like a very nice first-timer red. Hahah.. Thanks Erika! =D

    Lisa (Reply)
  • Love it! All of them! Chanel Lover is on of my faves.

  • my fave was clinique’s,estee lauder’s and shiseido’s! It’s been fun to me too :)

    anonymous (Reply)
  • I love red lips on you! You are so beautiful and this was such a great idea! I’ve looked forward to finding out your red lip choice everyday =)

    You should also try Revlon Colorstay in Red Velvet, a gorgeous red that would look very pretty on you. Love the blog!

    Patricia (Reply)
  • My favorite red lips on you has got to be day 2 and 7! But really, all the looks are so sassy and fun. Thanks for showing all us girls that it’s easy to be red-hot! 😀

  • As always u look stunning, I think Day 7 is the best red lippie ever!!! I love it

  • Erika, You realize that you could have a second career in modeling, right?

  • Erika,

    I loved this! Great job! It was something completely different for Makeup Bag and I enjoyed following alone day to day for the new look 😉

    I can’t pick a favorite as they all looked wonderful! You, my dear, wear red so well 😉 I wish I could claim the same fame :)

  • I have so enjoyed your 7 Reds in 7 Days! You DO wear red beautifully. All the best,

  • This was so fun!!! I looked forward to seeing a new red everyday when I logged on. You are gorgeous in all of them though!

    Cheya (Reply)

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