Statement Scarlet Lip: Blake’s Pure Red

I have recently taken the plunge and purchased a beautiful red lipstick. Strange how a single piece of makeup can make you feel chic and sophisticated. The Loreal Collection Exclusive Pure Red had several stunning colors and I settled on Blake’s Pure Red, a pure ruby red. The packaging has is very pretty, a combination of gold and matte black with a delicate jaguar pattern which makes the lipstick look much more expensive then it actually is.

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The lipstick has a great matte finish and is not drying on the lips. Like any red lipstick, it does require touch ups throughout the day but is surprisingly transfer resistant: I managed to drink a cup of tea without smearing it all over the cup ;). I have only worn it a couple of times, but is is very strange how different it makes you feel. To quote the amazing Sali Hughes: “Red is so much more than a color. Its a state of mind.” (page 212 from her must have book on beauty: Pretty Honest).


Een paar weken terug heb ik (eindelijk) een mooie rode lippenstift aangeschaft. Geen enkel ander makeup artikel zorgt meteen voor zo’n chic en elegant gevoel. De Loreal Collection Exclusive Pure Red bestaat uit een aantal geweldige tinten en ik heb gekozen voor Blake’s Pure Red, een robijnrode kleur. De verpakking is heel mooi, een combinatie van goud en mat zwart met een fijn jaguar patroon, en zorgt ervoor dat de lipstick er een stuk duurder uitziet dan hij eigenlijk is.

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De lipstick heeft een mooi mat effect en is niet uitdrogend voor de lippen. Elke rode lipstick moet gedurende de dag worden bijgewerkt, maar deze blijft redelijk zitten: een kopje thee drinken lukt prima ;). Ik heb deze kleur nog maar een paar keer gedragen, maar het is heel raar hoe anders je je erdoor voelt. Om de geweldige Sali Hughes te citeren: ”Rood is zoveel meer dan een kleur. Het is een gemoedstoestand.” (bladzijde 212 van haar boek over schoonheid dat je echt nodig hebt: Pretty Honest).

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24 thoughts on “Statement Scarlet Lip: Blake’s Pure Red

  1. gemmaalison December 16, 2014 / 1:15 am

    I wish I had the confidence to wear red. That quote gets me excited for a christmas present I am due off Santa

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    • Anne December 16, 2014 / 10:09 am

      I have always been a bit of a chicken about it, so just go for it!!
      And the book is absolutely amazing, such a great read πŸ™‚

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    • Anne December 16, 2014 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Amy πŸ™‚

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  2. beauty2dcore December 15, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Beautiful red colour! It’s very flattering too. I like that quote, very true!

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    • Anne December 16, 2014 / 10:12 am

      It is a very neutral red, I can see how it would work on many people πŸ™‚
      Sali Hughes is my beauty guru: always funny but true!

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  3. Amelia Vesper December 15, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Great quote! I love red lipstick–it’s totally transformative πŸ™‚

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  4. Karen Rees December 15, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    *Twit twoo* that was supposed to be a whistle not an owl Anne!!! lol Gorgeous colour, you really suit it – looking fab πŸ™‚ Karen Xo

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    • Anne December 15, 2014 / 3:55 pm

      I happen to like owls Karen, so either is fine πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for the compliment πŸ™‚

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    • Anne December 15, 2014 / 3:54 pm

      They are much longer lasting then I had imagined πŸ™‚

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  5. V December 15, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Beautiful!

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    • Anne December 15, 2014 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks V!

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    • Anne December 15, 2014 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you Nadine! Now I just need to get over myself and wear it more often πŸ™‚

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      • Nadine December 15, 2014 / 5:47 pm

        That’s how I feel about my red lipstick. It’s my favourite of my entire collection but I wear it the least because I am scared. It’s quite daunting to wear a dark colour. πŸ˜€

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        • Anne December 16, 2014 / 10:14 am

          Absolutely, I still feel very aware of my mouth whenever I step out with it. I have been told by various people that you get used to it though, you just have to get over it and wear it!

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          • Nadine December 16, 2014 / 9:05 pm

            I think we should both just start rocking red lips more often. It’s such a beautiful colour! πŸ˜€

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  6. Mary B December 15, 2014 / 11:23 am

    very nice lipstick colour, suits you great:)
    beautytruuth.wordpress.com

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