This is my go-to lippie when it comes to dark red hues. It also compliments my skin tone :) when it comes to partying at night I just swipe this on my lips and I'm ready to party all night!
My palette for makeup is really starting to expand. I would normally never be one for vampy anything, but first vampy nail polish sneak into my life...followed by eyeshadow...and finally lipstick. For some reason I decided I loved that modern 90's dark lip look this year and I just had to embrace it and welcome it into my wardrobe and vanity.
Dubonnet is a really nice dark, warm red. It isn't orangey and it isn't shy. I usually pair this bold lipstick with a very minimal, very neutral eye. I have greenish-blue eyes and combined with this lipstick and a good coat of mascara and a little bit of neutral shimmer my eyes POP! I always get really great compliments from my guy friend at nursing school when I wear this lipstick. So on a side-note be sort of prepared for vulgar comments or thoughts to come from men you know. There is something very sexual to some of them about a dark, bold lipstick. I of course don't mind that added bonus! :)
I really enjoy this lipstick. It is a great color for my fair skin and light eyes. Really makes a statement, but still manages to be sensual and elegant. Doesn't have the greatest wear time, but I'm sure a lip pencil would help prolong the life of this lipstick....either that or don't drink soda every two seconds like me. Definitely leaves a stain behind, but it is pretty. I don't mind touching up and it does not feel gummy like some lipsticks can after reapplication. I am very thankful for the lovely makeup artist that suggested this color. I will be using it a TON this fall and winter season. :)
Beautiful darker red that will make your teeth look super white. Great finish, too, doesn't dry lips out and feels nice and creamy. Worth the money!
Basically the same as Revlon's Blackberry to me; I'm not sure there's anything about the product that makes it worth paying twice as much. But it's a nice formula (although it comes off easily on drinks, as does the Revlon one) and a great color so if you prefer MAC there's no reason not to buy. I only said no because I'd probably go back to Revlon instead of repurchasing.
This is the best red lipstick I ever found. Its creamy but I find it matte on application. This is so old Hollywood red. Great to get into the mood for Oscar season.
Let's talk about red lipsticks, or rather, how my OCD brain attempts to understand them. Everyone has probably already heard of "blue reds" "orange reds" "brown reds" etc etc, but I take a slightly different approach, more like:
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I could write pages and pages going over the various nuances of each, and perhaps I will, someday. But for the sake of reviewing, I'll try to get right to the point. Everyone has their own feelings about red lips and whether they think they can pull them off. Make-up aficionados love to say that everyone can wear red, and technically they're right, but whether you WANT to wear red or not (and to which degree of red) is ultimately up to you. I feel like red lipstick is such a personal opinion, to make a really honest review its best to offer a little bit of insight at What Red Means To You.
I wanted a Red. Maybe bordering slightly on the edge of Red! is alright. I wasn't looking for a RED at the moment because I wanted it to still be just a little subdued and restrained, something for going out at on a weeknight where I could look more dressy and sophisticated rather than "Showgirl". Don't get me wrong, Showgirl RED is beautiful and I love it, but there's a specific time and place for it, I was craving a Red that could be a little more versatile.
Dubonnet is Red. It's richness and slightly deep tone steers it towards Red! especially if layered on, but a light coat still puts it firmly in Red territory. Even used minimally, you're not going to get ...red? It's amplified finish makes it much too intense for that. I wouldn't consider this a "red" either, there is some brown, yes, but all it does is soften the point of REDness. I was concerned that a shade like this might be a "red" on me and go more brown, or,what is more likely to happen in my experience, have it go more "red" on me in the fucshia variety. I'm happy to report such is not the case, and I'm glad to confirm Dubonnet as a great Red.
Dubonnet's been part of the MAC lineup probably since the company began, for good reason. It's a brown-red that's bold but not glaring. I'm surprised by all the reviews that call it very red and the photos here too; on me (NW 25), it's definitely a rusty brown. It's a great Fall color.
When I heard from a makeup artist that Dubonnet was Gwen Stefaniís most purchased lipstick from MAC, I had to try it! It is a brick red color with brown undertones. I always receive compliments when I wear this one! Much more so than my favorite red lipstick, Russian Red. I think this one adds a certain sophistication to the wearer. It always lasts at least 6 hours before needing to be touched up. It is comfortable to wear with an amplified creme finish. I highly recommend this lipstick!
I've been in search of the perfect shade of red lipstick for many years and was so glad I found this shade after reading the reviews here. This is the perfect red for those with medium warm skin tones. It's not cool at all so it gives your skin a beautiful warmth. I've received many compliments when I've worn this lipstick. A little goes a long way so I'll probably have this tube for a while, but will definitely repurchase when I run out.
My "office" red. A blue red that has enough brown in it to make it not scream RED at the office. Wears beautifully. For more drama, I go with a different shade (and texture of red). This is just a lovely, classic red.