Five Red Lipsticks to Try Now

mac red lipstick

February has me overdosing on all things red and let’ssss be honest, there’s no better time than now to rock a bold red lip! I know there are a million options out there (and trust me, I’ve tried a TON) but there are a handful of red lipsticks that I swear by! 💋 There are a few shades that I’ve been wearing for what feels like decades, and then a couple new colors that I’ve learned about more recently. Since I know a lot of you girls love a red for this season, I pulled together the best of the best red lipsticks. All 5 colors happen to be MAC – I’ve always enjoyed their texture and colors!

mac red lipstick

So here are my Top Five Favorite Red Lipsticks that I highly recommend. I pretty much ALWAYS wear a lipliner with all my lipsticks and totally feel undone if I don’t. It’s pretty genius (and SO helpful) that now they sell them in a duo so no more guessing which color to pair them with! So let’s get to it.

Ruby Woo

First up is Ruby Woo!  It was probably my first red lipstick I ever purchased for myself a million years ago and is that universal red that looks great on just about everyone.

Lady Danger

If you are looking for that POW in-your-face show-stopping red…this is it! I always get so many compliments whenever I rock this one. I tend to go for this one on special occasions or a fun girls’ night out. Definitely a great one to have in your makeup kit.


Ahhh Chili, hands down my most worn red ever. It’s a little deeper than the rest and bit more understated. It always gives me that classy Old Hollywood vibe and LOVE it! It’s also the one I’m wearing in the above photos. If I had to choose ONE it would be a tough call between this and Lady Danger but would have to go with Chili! 

Russian Red

Russian Red, another classic that you honestly just can’t go wrong with. It’s the perfect shade and looks great on everyone!

Mulling Spices

Is a newer lipstick in my kit but has been used a ton. This style of Mac Lipstick is a bit more moisturizing and the color is a bit more of an understated red – similar to Chili.

and here’s a swatch of all five of them if you girls want a closer look….

red lipstick swatches

Okay so I clearly have an addiction to Mac lipstick and know there are TONS of different reds out there from different brands. If you have a red you’re obsessed with, please share! I think I want to try one from NARS next!

I’m also giving away a lipstick goodie bag to two of you! Just leave a comment below and on my Insta post today telling me YOUR FAVORITE RED and the winners will be announced here (and on my IG post on Sunday!) 


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    February 14, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Definitely love that Chili!

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    February 14, 2018 at 5:59 am

    I love Russian Red! It was my first red lipstick!

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    February 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Bing by smashbox

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    Senia Villegas
    February 14, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Hands down, Ruby Woo is my fav

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    Rebekah Burz
    February 14, 2018 at 6:13 am

    I love Russian Red by MAC also! ♡

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    February 14, 2018 at 6:24 am

    MAC Ruby Woo!

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    Stephanie Ahoorai
    February 14, 2018 at 6:27 am

    I have a thing for red!!! Love all these … chili might be my new fav!

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    Michelle Ellis
    February 14, 2018 at 6:50 am

    I love Ruby Roo but my favorite and most unique Retro Red combo is MAC Cherry Lipliner with MAC Vegas Volt lipstick! It is Perfection! 💋

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    February 14, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Ruby Woo was my first red lipstick and is just a classic!! ❤️💋

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    February 14, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I love Ruby Woo!! If you want to try out one from Nars … I recommend you try out the velvet lip pencil in Cruella👌🏽 The formula is so velvety and comfortable on the lips ❤️ Girl!! But now I have to go out and try out all your picks!! Especially Chili😉Tnx for this post!

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    February 14, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Ruby woo always

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    Sarah King
    February 14, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Beso by Shila is amazing!!

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    February 14, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Ruby Woo looks like a red I’d love to try!

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    February 14, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Whirl and Sweet Venom By MAC 😍💕

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    February 14, 2018 at 9:09 am

    My go to is the Kat Von D matte liquid lipstick in Underage Red 🔥🔥🔥

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    Sadie scheffler
    February 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Russian Red is my red lip color! I don’t wear it often but it’s the best red for sure!!

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    Lus Pirela
    February 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Stila beso liquid lipstick is my favorite all time red. I need a new tube soon.

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    February 14, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I am not normally a res lipstick kind if girl but had bought Ruby Woo yrs ago and had a time pulling it off for me. I really like Mulling Spices which looks like a gorgeous color and love that its not so in your face kind of red!

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    Patricia Mammon
    February 14, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Mac Red 💋💄

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    February 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Love Chili and Brave Red!

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    Brooke Buscio
    February 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Ruby Woo!

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    Allison A.
    February 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I’ll admit that I have only worn red lipstick once in my life. I’ve always struggled with which red to wear. You look amazing with red lipstick Andee! I need to be more bold on a night out and try maybe Ruby Woo or Chili! My hubby would probably like it, too.

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    Krystle Reavy
    February 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Mac True Loves Kiss (Maleficent Collection) Best red everrrrr and unavailable now 😩

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    February 14, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t actually have a favorite-I’m a red lipstick virgin! But I really want to try “chili”, it looks gorgeous!

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    February 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Russian Red & Ruby woo are always my go to 💋

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    February 14, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    My favorite red is Strawberry by Anastasia Beverly Hills! I love wearing a liquid red so it doesn’t smear and stays on all night

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    February 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I love Russian Red, but Lady Danger looks like it could be fun in the summer!

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    Dawn P
    February 14, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Oh, I love them all. Definitely feeling the Chili shade.

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    Brittany Wright
    February 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Love the ruby red

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    February 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I love a high/low combo… so my two faves are Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Carina’s Love & Revlon lipstick in Love That’s Red!!

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    Evely Strang
    February 14, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I mean red lips means sexy time for the husband lol, plus it’s classic and gorgeous! Love the tips
    Thank you!!
    Also side note did the valentines breakfast for my kids! They enjoyed it SO much!

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    February 14, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I loe Russian Red and Ruby Woo. Also like Ladybug which is a sheer red but looks great with the Redd lipliner from MAC. Definitely try the lipstains from Stila in Beso and Fiery. Both colors are gorgeous reds. Not drying at all and can easily be applied without a lipliner.

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    Katie Bendersky
    February 14, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I love red anything!! Chili is so pretty!! ❤️ Happy Galentines day!!

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    Yolanda Apodaca
    February 14, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Russian Red!

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    Heather Mitchell
    February 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm


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    February 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Mac hot Tahiti is my fav!

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    Cheryl Dolfo
    February 14, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve always stuck with Ruby Woo (pretty sure I purchased because of your recommendation YEARS ago)! But I’d love to try Chili! Xo

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    February 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I am so scared to try red lipstick (silly, I know) but I do love Mulling Spices!

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    Whitney Kastner-Besneatte
    February 14, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    My favorite red EVER is GloMinerals Suede Matte Crayon in Bombshell (so comfortable to wear and lasts forever). Closely followed by Ofra Liquid Lipsticks in Atlantic City and Ultimate Red (a bit drier but won’t move all day). Love your MAC choices as well!

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    February 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I have a red by mabelline that I love and just can’t find anything that looks as good!

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    Stephanie Anderson
    February 14, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    I love MAC retro matte liquid lipcolour in “Dance With Me” and my very favorite red is NARS “jungle red” ❤️… gonna try Lady Danger, though.

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    February 14, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Love the Mulling Spices!

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    February 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    My go-to red is Mac’s Russian Red, but when i want more of a “wine” color, i go for Urban Decay’s Bad Blood. I definitely would like to try Ruby Woo!

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    Jessica Preisner
    February 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I love NARS Red Lizard!

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    Shatha miller
    February 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Mac ruby woo and Russian red!

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    Angie Chisholm
    February 14, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I love Ruby Woo but I may have to try Chili now 😉

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    Ruth L
    February 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    AHhh! Need to try the Chili! And of course YOU look amazing in red lips!

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    February 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Ruby woo is my go to red! Chili and mulling spices look gorgeous!

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    February 14, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I love the Russian Red!

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    February 14, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Will need to try some of these colors! I’m a huge fan of the NARS Audrey lipstick. Creamy matte perfection!

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    February 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I love Russian red! 💕

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    February 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Love that Chili color and mulling spices bc I tend to find Mac dries my lips out! Already added to cart!

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    February 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    The chili lip combo is gorg girl!!! Definitely going to go get myself that combo! Thanks for the recommendation! 😀 XO p.s. giveaway checklist completed!!

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      February 23, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      congrats babe you are one of my winners please contact me with red lipstick winner in subject line so i can ship your goodies!

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    February 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Definitely Chili because I wear it too! Another recent fave is Under My Thumb from NARS. It’s a liquid matte and the best kind I have EVER tried! Long lasting and non-drying in the least! Feels like a regular lippie! It’s a stunning berry-maroon-red.

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      February 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      congrats babe you are one of my winners! please email me (red lipstick winner in subject line) so i can ship your goodies! xo

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    February 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I use red lipstick only for special occasions and I have just one witch is Tom Ford’s Cherry Lush 🙂

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    February 14, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Can’t go wrong with Chili! I personally do not wear many reds but this color is making me reconsider!!

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    Mary Miles
    February 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    A liquid lip from Gerard cosmetics, I can’t remember the name

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    February 14, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Mac Russian Red is my first and only red!

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    Yadira Arellano
    February 14, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Love them all! But my favorite is Russian Red! And also I don’t have an instagram, but I follow your blog!

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    February 14, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I’m a Russian Red fan 🙌🏼

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    Tiffany of Rattles and Pearls
    February 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    The MAC Ruby Woo has been a favorite of mine for a while!!

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    Diana O'Grady
    February 15, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Love me some NARS MATTE PENCIL in Red Square

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    February 15, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Ruby Woo , my first MAC ever

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    February 15, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Ruby woo!!

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    February 15, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Russian red fan

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    February 15, 2018 at 5:14 am

    I have never tried Mac lipstick before. The all the reds are pretty. The ruby woo is stunning!!!

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    Elizabeth taylor
    February 15, 2018 at 5:37 am

    I have never tried Mac before. I would love to try the ruby woo!!!

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    February 15, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I’d try Russian Red

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    February 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Love the MAC line viva glam!!

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      February 18, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      *specifically viva la glam 3 💋

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    Monique E.
    February 16, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Wow! Thanks for these. My fave is Ruby Woo but my makeup artist during my wedding highly recommends Lady Danger. I’ll make sure to use a lip liner next time.

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    Livy S
    February 16, 2018 at 3:40 am

    MAC Ruby Woo!

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    February 16, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Ruby Woo and Mulling Spices

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    Linda sanchez
    February 17, 2018 at 4:29 am

    I love Bobbi Brown Harlow red!

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    February 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I love the lady danger lipstick! 💄💄💄💋

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    Janna Kampmeyer
    February 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    The ruby woo is gorgeous!

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    February 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Love all of these ❤️

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    February 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I love Russian Red🙌🏻🔥

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    February 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    That chili has got me feeling fire 🔥💋😍

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    February 19, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I absolutely love Russian Red! I love how it can be fierce and feminine all at once.

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    February 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I personally don’t wear a red lip very often! But ruby woo! 😍😍 hubby likes it too!

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    February 19, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Ruby woo! And creeper from color pop!! Love love your blog mama!!

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    Angela Soler
    February 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Reds are my favs!

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      Angela Soler
      February 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      And yes MAC Ruby Woo is amazing!

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    Zera Lefkowitz
    February 19, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    I’m usually sooo into neutrals but Russian red is that perfect red classic!

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    February 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Chili looks like a color I will have to try, love that classic understated look!!

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    Madi P
    February 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Russian Red is my fave!

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    February 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    I never wear red but after reading this post I may have to give it a try! Thanks!

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    Janine Markham
    February 19, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I have two reds I’m obsessed with. Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in Outlaw and Smashbox’s Legendary lipstick in Legendary.

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    Tiffany R.
    February 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Love a pretty red lip 🍷💄💋pick me – it’s my birthday! 💃🏻🎈🍷

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    Renee P.
    February 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    I haven’t had too much experience with reds quite yet, but Ruby Woo is absolutely stunning 😍

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    Elise Handley
    February 20, 2018 at 3:45 am

    I love the Russian Red! ❤️💋

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    Nicolette Chavarriaga
    February 20, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Love “Chili”! Love your blog and insta stories. I have been following along since Ava was solo 😉😘 Beautiful family!

    Insta- @nicolette_chava

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      February 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Congrats babe you’re one of my winners! Email me at (red lip winner in subject line) so I can ship you your goodies!! xo

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    February 20, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Love a good red lip 💋 Thanks for the giveaway 🙌🏻

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    February 20, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Chili 🌶 💋 & ruby woo 🙌🏼😍

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    Dishti Dave
    February 20, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I think RED is just a perfect colour for any occasion My favourite us RUSSIAN RED .❤

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    February 21, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Ruby Woo is my all time fave red! 😍❤️😍

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    February 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    CONGRATS @NICOLETTECHAVA and CHRISTINE and ALYSHA! (please check your comment here to see that i’ve commented beneath it incase there are people with the same name!) You girls are my winners! Please email me at so i can ship your goodies! xoxo

    THANKS so much to all you girls that entered and I plan on doing more of these for you girls!

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    Kasey Hickey
    February 24, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    How do you choose?! I’d have to go with Mulling Spices! Gorgeous!!! ❤️

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    July 12, 2018 at 1:24 am

    I’m going to have to try the Chili. Have never been able to find a great red.

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    December 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Ruby Woo is all time favorite!

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