The Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipsticks are a new range of lip colours available in 24 shades, and the most gloriously kitsch packaging I have possibly ever come across in commercial beauty! I really love the fact that they’re brand relevant and 3D versions of the infamous Elizabeth Arden Red Door. As luck would have it, my goody bag from a recent Arden event contained this new lipstick in the shade Red Door Red, so I really am fully embracing all things Red Door.
I really like the texture of this lipstick, as it’s definitely moisturising, but there’s still a very decent colour payoff and the colour stays well too. Often when the word ‘moisturising’ (or moisturizing, grrr) is added to a description of a lip product, it can come at a detriment of colour pigmentation, but the balance has been carefully struck with this new formulation to allow for plenty of colour and moisture. Don’t expect a buttery, glossy, balm-like texture though, as this is very much a lipstick with a creamy – rather than glossy – finish.
Red Door Red is a true, vibrant red that won’t be too forgiving if your application technique isn’t up to scratch! It’s a Hollywood red that doesn’t lean too far one way or another, and should suit most skin tones I think. All the big name shades are covered in the 24 new colours, including plenty of takes on red, pink and plum, so there’s definitely something for everyone’s everyday make-up kit. There’s also a few token nude shades dropped in, and I’m particularly interested in the pink shades (I know, what a shocker!) especially Pretty Pink which looks to be right up my street – to have a look at the full shade range, head here – link. The Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipsticks are £19.50 each, putting them at the higher end of the mid-range market, but you do get the most glorious case holding the lipstick, so it’s worth picking up one even if it’s just for that! Available at all Elizabeth Arden stockists including Boots here – link.